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Feb 7, 2023

Potential therapeutic target for schizophrenia identified

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, neuroscience

Targeting calcium signaling in neurons represents a promising therapeutic approach for treating a rare form of schizophrenia, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Biological Psychiatry.

“This is the first time that human are made and characterized from with the 16p11.2 duplication, one of the most prominent genetic risk factors in schizophrenia, and the first time that signaling is found as a central abnormality in schizophrenia neurons,” said Peter Penzes, Ph.D., the Ruth and Evelyn Dunbar Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and senior author of the study.

Schizophrenia is characterized by auditory and visual hallucinations, delusions, and trouble with forming and sorting thoughts, which severely impacts productivity and overall quality of life. The disease, which affects roughly one percent of the , has strong genetic associations, however the exact genes involved are unknown.

Feb 7, 2023

Google Unveils Bard, Its ChatGPT Rival for AI-Powered Conversation

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

With a Microsoft event Tuesday expected to center on ChatGPT, the AI chatbot war is heating up.

Feb 7, 2023

Dubai’s Crypto Regulator Plans to Quadruple Headcount

Posted by in category: finance

Dubai’s crypto regulator plans to quadruple its headcount over the next few months to handle hundreds of license applications after drawing up new rules to attract industry players to the Middle Eastern financial hub.

Feb 7, 2023

AI’s ‘big brass ring’ will be worth trillions, ex-Meta executive predicts

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

It’s only a matter of time before AI can achieve AGI, or “artificial general intelligence,” John Carmack said, which would be a massive breakthrough.

Feb 7, 2023

Gen-1: The Next Step Forward for Generative AI

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Use words and images to generate new videos out of existing ones.

Realistically and consistently synthesize new videos by applying the composition and style of an image or text prompt to the structure of your source video. It’s like filming something new, without filming anything at all. No lights. No cameras. All action.

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Feb 7, 2023

Phil Newman at Rejuvenation Startup Summit 2022

Posted by in category: life extension

Phil Newman, Founder and CEO, Longevity. Technology at Rejuvenation Startup Summit 2022.

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Feb 7, 2023

N-Electron Valence Perturbation Theory with Reference Wave Functions from Quantum Computing: Application to the Relative Stability of Hydroxide Anion and Hydroxyl Radical

Posted by in categories: computing, information science, quantum physics

Quantum simulations of the hydroxide anion and hydroxyl radical are reported, employing variational quantum algorithms for near-term quantum devices. The energy of each species is calculated along the dissociation curve, to obtain information about the stability of the molecular species being investigated. It is shown that simulations restricted to valence spaces incorrectly predict the hydroxyl radical to be more stable than the hydroxide anion. Inclusion of dynamical electron correlation from nonvalence orbitals is demonstrated, through the integration of the variational quantum eigensolver and quantum subspace expansion methods in the workflow of N-electron valence perturbation theory, and shown to correctly predict the hydroxide anion to be more stable than the hydroxyl radical, provided that basis sets with diffuse orbitals are also employed.

Feb 7, 2023

Tricky alien worlds easier to find when humans and machines team up

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space

A combination of citizen science and machine learning is a promising new technique for astronomers looking for exoplanets.

Feb 7, 2023

Chinese tech giant launches ChatGPT-style tool, sending shares soaring

Posted by in categories: internet, robotics/AI

The ERNIE bot could be China’s most notable entry in the race to create lifelike AI bots.

One of the world’s biggest AI (artificial intelligence) and internet firms, Baidu, had its shares skyrocket more than 14 percent on Tuesday after the Beijing-based search engine titan announced it would launch its own ChatGPT-style service.

What is ERNIE?

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Feb 7, 2023

Switzerland installs 5,000 solar panels on Europe’s highest dam

Posted by in categories: nuclear energy, solar power, sustainability

It will produce three times more energy in winter months.

AlpinSolar, a joint venture between three Swiss companies, has successfully completed installing 5,000 solar panels on the Lake Muttsee Dam in Switzerland, Reuters.

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