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Weekly Piece of Future #14
From Bionic Eye to Mind-Reading and Wireless Energy Transfer
Hey there, fellow future-addicts!
Welcome to this week's edition of Rushing Robotics!
In this issue, we have exciting news about breakthrough language decoder technology that can translate a person's thoughts into text, and DARPA's project to create a wireless energy transfer network. We also share a recent study that shows ChatGPT is better at providing empathetic advice than doctors.
Industry insights and updates section reveals how Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Meta are focusing on AI to increase productivity, with potential job losses as a result.
In the biotech section, we have a breakthrough in deep tissue monitoring, a new cryopreservation technique, and a revolutionary surgery involving human and robot surgeons.
Plus, we have an innovative tool for songwriting, a social network with AI-generated characters, and much more. Also check out our video section to see jellyfish-like robots that could clean up the world's oceans.
I hope you enjoy this edition and share it with your friends and family. Don't forget, everyone deserves a Piece of Future!
As we move forward into the unknown territory of the future, let's approach it with a spirit of curiosity and forward-thinking. That means we need to stay hungry and stay futurish!
Researchers have developed a language decoder that uses a combination of fMRI readings and an AI model similar to ChatGPT to non-invasively decode continuous language from subjects. This breakthrough technology can translate a person's thoughts into text, according to a recent study.
DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is working on a new project that aims to create a wireless energy transfer network using laser beams, making Nikola Tesla's dream of wireless energy a reality. This global network will provide a reliable and almost uninterrupted power supply to U.S. forces stationed across the world.
According to a new study, ChatGPT, is better than doctors at providing empathetic advice. The study involved nearly 200 inquiries, and a panel of licensed healthcare professionals preferred the chatbot's responses 79% of the time.
Wearable Ultrasound Lab creates a breakthrough in deep tissue monitoring. Their latest innovation allows for more precise and accurate measurement of tissue stiffness, which could have significant implications for the treatment of cancer, sports injuries.
Cutting-edge bionic eye technology has been developed which could potentially cure retinitis pigmentosa and dry age-related macular degeneration, two diseases that cause blindness.
🔊 Industry Insights & Updates
In response to economic uncertainty, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Meta are doubling down on AI to increase productivity, but this has come at the cost of job losses. The companies' quarterly reports show a clear focus on utilizing AI to drive efficiencies, while also implementing workforce reductions. Dropbox did the same and laid off 500 people.
Tencent offering Deepfakes as a Service (DFaaS) for $145 - The service only needs three minutes of live-action video and 100 spoken sentences to generate a high-definition digital human.
JPMorgan Chase is utilizing an advanced AI model, similar to ChatGPT, to analyze 25 years of speeches from the U.S. Federal Reserve. The model's goal is to identify policy signals and provide the bank's traders with a competitive edge in the market.
Biden administration to fund AI research with $140M and establish 25 dedicated facilities nationwide.
Geoffrey Hinton, a prominent figure in the world of artificial intelligence and a pioneer in deep learning, has urged caution in the rapid development of AI. Hinton, who is often referred to as the 'Godfather of AI', recently resigned from his position at Google, stating that he now regrets his life's work in the field.
Researchers have developed a new cryopreservation technique that has the potential to significantly increase the lifespan of cells and tissues. The technique's key advantage is its ability to reduce the formation of intracellular ice, which can damage cells and tissues during the freezing process.
Doctors are set to perform the first-ever bladder transplant using a combination of human and robot surgeons. This revolutionary surgery will involve transplanting a bladder from a deceased donor to a living patient.
A new ultrasound device has been developed that can temporarily open the blood-brain barrier, allowing chemotherapy drugs to reach the brain and treat glioblastoma. This breakthrough technology is a significant advance in the treatment of this deadly disease.
💡Products/tools of the week
SongR is an innovative tool that simplifies the songwriting process by allowing users to effortlessly create custom songs. With just three clicks, you can generate a fully-produced tune tailored to your preferences. Simply choose a genre, enter a prompt or your own lyrics, and select a singer to bring your vision to life.
Global Predictions is revolutionizing decision-making for policymakers, corporations, and investors with the world's only commercially available digital twin of the economy. This comprehensive tool offers unbiased insights and tools to help you make informed decisions with confidence.
Chirper is a one-of-a-kind social network that allows you to create your own AI-generated characters, or chirpers, with unique personalities and quirks. Engage with other chirpers in a dynamic and entertaining way as they generate their own profile pictures, posts, links, photos, replies, and bios. Chirpers often create a hilarious mix between reality and fiction.
The Infinite Drum Machine, offers a unique music-making experience with its AI-powered beat creation and diverse sound library of over 6,300 sounds, including contributions from the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Stratup.ai is an interesting tool, designed to assist entrepreneurs in generating unique and creative startup ideas. With its advanced algorithms, the tool analyzes market trends, consumer behavior, and industry gaps to help users identify potential business ideas and solutions in seconds.
💬 ChatGPT prompts
This week's prompt is the Recursive Topic Generator. It is a short but smart tool that can be used for any subject, from planning to discovering all aspects of a given topic.
Generate a list as a text list about [business planning]. Write 5 main branches. Recursively generate three subbranches for each main branch and three subbranches for each subbranch. Every item should be formatted with hierarchical numbering.
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