Day: January 20, 2024

The First AI Medical Device That Can Detect All Major Skin Cancers Just Received FDA Approval

  With over 5 million cases flagged annually in the U.S., accurately diagnosing this disease is critical to patient survival. DermaSensor, an AI-powered medical marvel is primed to change the way skin cancer is diagnosed. On January 17, 2024, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave its nod to DermaSensor, making it the first […]

Yann LeCun, chief AI scientist at Meta: ‘Human-level artificial intelligence is going to take a long time’

The generative artificial intelligence (AI) revolution took center stage at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, with discussions focusing on the potential and risks associated with this technological advancement. Meta, Facebook’s parent company, is at the forefront of this revolution, drawing attention due to its notable capacity in the AI sector and its […]

The Global Project to Make a General Robotic Brain

Tthe RT-X project aims to enable general-purpose robots by pooling data from diverse robotic experiences. The project has achieved significant breakthroughs, including the creation of a generalist robot that can control various types of robots and the integration of internet-scale knowledge to enhance its reasoning capabilities.

AlphaFold found thousands of possible psychedelics. Will its predictions help drug discovery?

The protein-structure-prediction tool AlphaFold has been used to identify potential new psychedelic molecules, showing promise in drug discovery and development.AlphaFold’s ability to predict protein structures quickly and accurately has the potential to revolutionize drug design and discovery, significantly shortening the time needed for drug development.   The development of AlphaFold and its potential impact on […]

OpenAI’s Sam Altman says human-level AI is coming but will change world much less than we think

At the Hope Global Forums annual meeting in Atlanta, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman addressed concerns about the potential disruptive impact of artificial general intelligence (AGI) on the world and jobs. He expressed his belief that AGI will change the world and jobs much less than anticipated, and suggested that it could be developed in the […]

Bill Gates explains how AI will change our lives in 5 years

Bill Gates, a prominent advocate for artificial intelligence (AI), believes that AI will transform people’s lives within the next five years. He anticipates AI will create new opportunities and job categories, similar to the impact of past technological advancements like agricultural productivity in 1900. Gates foresees AI streamlining processes, particularly in the medical and educational […]

Pinecone: New vector database architecture a ‘breakthrough’ to curb AI hallucinations

In 2023, Pinecone, a vector database company, made waves in the market by raising $100 million and unveiling a revolutionary serverless vector database architecture. Pinecone, a New York City-based startup, announced a groundbreaking serverless vector database architecture that promises up to 50x cost reductions and eliminates infrastructure hassles, aiming to bring better AI applications to […]

The tech sector is pouring billions of dollars into AI. But it keeps laying off humans

The tech industry has seen a surge in job cuts while simultaneously doubling down on investments in artificial intelligence (AI). While not all job cuts are directly linked to AI, many companies have cited AI as a reason for restructuring their workforces. Major tech firms like Google, Amazon, Discord, and Unity Software have announced significant […]

GTA 5 actor goes nuclear on AI company that made a voice chatbot of him: ‘I’m not worried about being replaced… I just hate these f**kers’

Ned Luke, the actor famous for his role as Michael De Santa in Grand Theft Auto 5, expressed intense dissatisfaction with an AI company, WAME, for creating an unlicensed voice chatbot based on his character. Luke passionately called out the company on Twitter, expressing his frustration and concern about the unethical use of his voice […]

Sam Altman Stumped When Asked What Humans Will Do Better Than AI

In a thought-provoking discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria challenged OpenAI CEO Sam Altman to define the core competence of human beings in the face of advancing artificial intelligence.   Altman’s vague response failed to convincingly delineate human uniqueness from AI capabilities, particularly in terms of emotional intelligence and […]

DeepMind Co-Founder: AI Is Fundamentally a “Labor Replacing Tool”

The founder of Google’s DeepMind, Mustafa Suleyman, acknowledged during an interview at the World Economic Forum that AI is fundamentally a “labor replacing tool.” This stance has become increasingly evident through recent deployment and the associated job losses.

Forrester study finds retailers struggling to adopt AI despite enthusiasm

Retailers are keen on implementing AI to enhance operations and drive revenue, but face hurdles due to inadequate data management practices and technical expertise. A research study commissioned by Epicor found that while 70% of retailers recognize the importance of an AI-powered retail management system, only a small percentage currently leverage advanced AI, with data […]

AI Meets Ballet – A Fake Ad Spot

An experimental ad for a fictional fragrance brand. I came up with this idea to practice working with generative AI and visual story telling, to see how quickly I could produce a short narrative. It took me about 3-4 from start to finish. This short video features ballerinas visualized through the power of AI, using […]

Sister of Battle – Warhammer | An AI video showcasing the latest on consumer grade AI video generation technology

  Join us as we follow Leora’s transformation from a young aspirant into a fierce Sister of Battle, a devoted warrior of the Adepta Sororitas. Her journey from the trials of the Schola Progenium to her ascension as a defender of the God-Emperor is a tale of faith, resilience, and unyielding courage. However, as cool […]

As Google Pivots to AI, CEO Warns He Will Fire Even More Staff

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced more layoffs as the company continues its pivot towards AI. The layoffs affect various departments, including advertising, customer sales, Google Assistant, Fitbit, and hardware verticals. The company aims to simplify execution and drive velocity by removing layers. This move follows Google’s tumultuous 2023 and swift pivot to AI in response […]

The Rabbit R1 will receive live info from Perplexity’s AI ‘answer engine’

CES 2024 is buzzing with excitement over the latest announcement from Rabbit, a $199 AI gadget designed by Teenage Engineering. The partnership with Perplexity promises to revolutionize the device by providing live, up-to-date answers without any knowledge cutoff. The collaboration aims to offer a seamless user experience, with the first 100,000 purchases of the Rabbit […]

OpenAI partners with Arizona State University to use ChatGPT in classrooms

Arizona State University (ASU) has partnered with OpenAI to bring ChatGPT into its classrooms, focusing on enhancing student success, innovative research, and streamlining organizational processes. ASU faculty members with expertise in AI will guide the usage of generative AI on campus. The partnership marks OpenAI’s first collaboration with an educational institution and signifies a growing […]

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