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Jun 6, 2023

Pro eater James Webb devours nearly SIXTY donuts in eight minutes

Posted by in category: futurism

Proof that there are still important things that humans can do but AIs can’t!

He might not be running on Dunkin’ anytime soon, but Australia’s James Webb set a new world record after devouring 59 and a half donuts in eight minutes at a competition in San Diego on Friday.

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Jun 6, 2023

Crypto exchange Binance hit by outflows of $780 million in last 24 hours

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LONDON, June 6 (Reuters) — Investors have pulled around $780 million from crypto exchange Binance in the last 24 hours, data firm Nansen said on Tuesday, a day after the world’s biggest crypto exchange was sued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


Binance’s U.S. affiliate exchange registered net outflows of $13 million in the same period, Nansen said. Neither Binance nor Binance. US immediately responded to a request for comment.

Jun 6, 2023

CRISPR, Cures, and the New World of Gene Editing

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical

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Jun 6, 2023

Throw Forward Thursday: CRISPR

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, chemistry, education, ethics, food

The 2020 Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded to Dr. Jennifer Doudna and Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier for their work on the gene editing technique known as CRISPR-Cas9. This gives us the ability to change the DNA of any living thing, from plants and animals to humans.

The applications are enormous, from improving farming to curing diseases. A decade or so from now, CRISPR will no doubt be taught in High Schools, and be a basic building block of medicine and agriculture. It is going to change everything.

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Jun 6, 2023

Nanofabricators: a “Star Trek” vision of the future

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Nanofabricators could create the Star Trek version of the future. Though they are physically plausible, can they actually be created?

Jun 6, 2023

Making CRISPR-Cas9 work in the brain

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Nishiyama et al. “Virus-Mediated Genome Editing via Homology-Directed Repair in Mitotic and Postmitotic Cells in Mammalian Brain.” Neuron (2017). doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2017.10.

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Jun 6, 2023

Details of cellular process which stops cancer developing revealed

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

Researchers have for the first time characterised the molecular mechanism of the early stages of programmed cell death or apoptosis, a process which plays a crucial role in the prevention of cancer.

The study, published today (2 June) in Science Advances, was led by Dr Luke Clifton at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) ISIS Neutron and Muon Source (ISIS) in Oxfordshire. They worked alongside partners at the University of Umea and European Spallation Source in Sweden.

It is the most recent in a series of research collaborations by this team, investigating the cellular proteins responsible for apoptosis.

Jun 6, 2023

Intelligence Explosion — Part 2/3

Posted by in categories: big data, computing, disruptive technology, evolution, futurism, innovation, internet, machine learning, robotics/AI, singularity, supercomputing


Can “hallucinations” generate an alternate world, prophesying falsehood?

As I write this article, NVIDIA( is surpassing Wall Street’s expectations. The company, headquartered in Santa Clara, California, has just joined the exclusive club of only five companies in the world valued at over a trillion dollars [Apple (2.7T), Microsoft (2.4T), Saudi Aramco (2T), Alphabet/Google (1.5T), and Amazon (1.2T)], as its shares rose nearly 25% in a single day! A clear sign of how the widespread use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) can dramatically reshape the technology sector.

Intel has announced an ambitious plan to develop scientific generative AIs designed with one trillion parameters. These models will be trained on various types of data, including general texts, code, and scientific information. In comparison, OpenAI’s GPT-3 has 175 billion parameters (the size of GPT-4 has not yet been disclosed by OpenAI). The semiconductor company’s main focus is to apply these AIs in the study of areas such as biology, medicine, climate, cosmology, chemistry, and the development of new materials. To achieve this goal, Intel plans to launch a new supercomputer called Aurora, with processing capacity exceeding two EXAFLOPS(*, later this year.

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Jun 6, 2023

Nigerian-born data analyst appointed as board member of UK AI centre

Posted by in categories: economics, education, robotics/AI, sustainability

On his appointment, he said, It is really a great honour and privilege to be part of the Board of the Data Lab Scotland’s Artificial Intelligence and data to help contribute and provide strategic direction to the leadership of the Lab.

I am deeply humbled for this opportunity to contribute and help unlock the rich opportunities for AI and data, not just in Scotland, UK and across the world, by bringing industry, academia and public sector to harness opportunities, connect people and ideas, develop knowledge and expertise for the good of humanity and society-creating a better and sustainable economy and society.

The Nigerian-British man stressed his love for data and AI, saying, I am deeply passionate and intentional about data, AI, transformation, innovation, education, technology, inclusion, social and global mobility.

Jun 6, 2023

This robot chef learns to mimic salad recipes just by watching videos

Posted by in categories: information science, robotics/AI

The team used publicly available neural network algorithms to program the robotic chef to pick up recipes.

Robots are the future of many industries. Robots are being trained all over the world to perform a wide range of tasks more meticulously — be it cleaning or playing football.

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