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Apr 18, 2024

Amazon Is Taking Spammers’ Money to Serve Ads for AI-Generated Books on Kindle Lock Screens

Posted by in categories: economics, robotics/AI

By paying Amazon for lock screen ads, the AI-generated book scammers intend to make money by abusing the Kindle Unlimited program.

Apr 18, 2024

AI could gobble up a quarter of all electricity in the U.S. by 2030 if it doesn’t break its energy addiction, says Arm Holdings exec

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, robotics/AI

Right now generative AI has an “insatiable demand” for electricity to power the tens of thousands of compute clusters needed to operate large language models like OpenAI’s GPT-4, warned chief marketing officer Ami Badani of chip design firm Arm Holdings.

If generative AI is ever going to be able to run on every mobile device from a laptop and tablet to a smartphone, it will have to be able to scale without overwhelming the electricity grid at the same time.

“We won’t be able to continue the advancements of AI without addressing power,” Badani told the Fortune Brainstorm AI conference in London on Monday. “ChatGPT requires 15 times more energy than a traditional web search.”

Apr 18, 2024

A24 Admits Those Ads for “Civil War” Were AI-Generated

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

A24 released a series of realistic apocalyptic scenes on Instagram promoting the Civil War movie, but the images are AI generated.

Apr 18, 2024

Farewell to metals in industry forever: the material that science fiction predicted and has just been produced

Posted by in categories: futurism, materials

A new, microscopic material will end with metals in industry: this is the new futuristic alternative that you will see from now on.

Apr 18, 2024

Reductionism vs. emergence: Are you “nothing but” your atoms?

Posted by in categories: particle physics, space

Reductionism offers a narrow view of the Universe that fails to explain reality.

Apr 18, 2024

Never-Before-Seen Quantum Hybrid State Discovered on Arsenic Surface

Posted by in categories: mathematics, particle physics, quantum physics

Physicists have just found something no one expected, lurking on the surface of an arsenic crystal.

While undertaking a study of quantum topology – the wave-like behavior of particles combined with the mathematics of geometry – a team found a strange hybrid of two quantum states, each describing a different means of current.

“This finding was completely unexpected,” says physicist M. Zahid Hasan of Princeton University. “Nobody predicted it in theory before its observation.”

Apr 18, 2024

Why Elon Musk’s Neuralink brain implant reframes our ideas of self-identity

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, neuroscience

The extended mind — For decades, philosophers have debated the borders of personhood: where does our mind end, and the external world begin? On a simple level, you might assume that our minds rest within our brains and bodies. However, some philosophers have proposed that it’s more complicated than that.


When we merge mind and machine, the traditional borders of the self dissipate, says philosopher Dvija Mehta.

Apr 18, 2024

The AI Dilemma: Tesla’s FSD and the Loss of Human Creativity

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Dr. Know-it-all Knows it all.

Apr 18, 2024

Boston Dynamics Unveils New Electric Humanoid Robot in Partnership with Hyundai

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

Brighter with Herbert.

Apr 18, 2024

This hellish exoplanet’s skies rain iron and create a rainbow-like effect

Posted by in categories: particle physics, space

If the effect is confirmed to be happening over WASP-76b, it could reveal a great deal about this strange and extreme exoplanet — a world unlike anything seen in our stellar domain.

Related: Ultra-hot exoplanet has an atmosphere of vaporized rock

“There’s a reason no glory has been seen before outside our Solar System – it requires very peculiar conditions,” Olivier Demangeon, team leader and an astronomer at the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences in Portugal, said in a statement. “First, you need atmospheric particles that are close-to-perfectly spherical, completely uniform and stable enough to be observed over a long time. The planet’s nearby star needs to shine directly at it, with the observer — here CHEOPS — at just the right orientation.”

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