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Weekly Piece of Future #25
From Age Reversal to Lab-Grown Mini Brains and LLaMa 2
Hey there, fellow future-addicts!
Welcome to this week's edition of Rushing Robotics!
As the world hurtles towards a future that once seemed unimaginable, we are witnessing breakthroughs that challenge the very boundaries of human knowledge and potential.
In this edition, we unveil a series of groundbreaking discoveries that promise to reshape our understanding of aging, neurodegenerative diseases, artificial intelligence, space exploration, and sustainable energy solutions. From revolutionary 'youth cocktails' that might reverse the aging process to lab-grown mini brains offering hope for treating neurodegenerative conditions, the landscape of science is evolving at an unprecedented pace.
With the rise of artificial intelligence, new frontiers are opening up, but they also bring profound concerns. As the UN Security Council convenes to address the risks posed by AI, we delve into the potential dangers and the pressing need for safeguarding against unforeseen consequences.
Speaking of frontiers, we explore a mesmerizing butterfly-shaped solar power station concept, designed to fuel potential future Moon settlements and revolutionize sustainable energy solutions.
But that's not all – in this issue, we also share industry insights and updates, covering advancements in augmented reality, language models, and supercomputing from tech giants like Microsoft, Meta, Tesla, and Apple.
Venturing into the realm of biotech, we showcase remarkable achievements, such as the first-ever robotic liver transplant and the development of an ultra-small probe capable of recording neuron activity without invasive surgery.
And if that's not enough to astound you, we introduce you to an array of cutting-edge products and tools that promise to shape the way we interact with technology and enhance our lives. From AI-generated personalized avatars to decentralized networks advancing longevity research, the possibilities are endless.
Prepare to be captivated by captivating videos that delve into the future of robotics, from humanoid robots igniting new waves of possibilities to robotic dogs showcasing their incredible capabilities.
We hope that this edition of our newsletter will inspire you, spark your curiosity, and encourage you to share these mind-blowing discoveries with your friends and family. The future is happening right now, and everyone deserves a Piece of Future!
Stay informed, stay amazed, and embrace the awe-inspiring world of possibilities unfolding before us. Stay hungry, stay futurish!
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Pioneering the field of anti-aging, a dedicated Harvard scientist unveils a revolutionary 'youth cocktail.' Previously, efforts centered on slowing aging, but recent breakthroughs propose the potential to reverse the aging process.
Exciting developments in neurodegenerative disease research come to light with the creation of lab-grown mini brains. Remarkably, these human brain organoids are entirely animal-cell-free, offering hope for innovative treatments targeting neurodegenerative diseases.
For the first time, the UN Security Council convenes to address the risks posed by artificial intelligence. Concerns are raised about both near-term and long-term AI, as there is a potential risk of human extinction due to our current inability to safeguard against AI exploiting human weaknesses.
Innovative plans emerge as the European Space Agency collaborates with Astrostrom, a Switzerland-based company, to propose a groundbreaking space station design. Known as the Greater Earth Lunar Power Station, this butterfly-shaped solar power station aims to provide megawatts of microwave power to fuel electricity needs in potential future Moon settlements.
Marking a significant advancement, China successfully wraps up the core module of the world's pioneering commercial onshore small modular reactor. The scheduled completion in 2026 presents an opportunity to cater to multiple energy demands, making it a crucial step towards sustainable energy solutions.
🔊 Industry Insights & Updates
The US Army is set to test the enhanced Microsoft HoloLens 1.2 technology in the coming month. Microsoft has officially announced that approximately 20 prototypes of the improved HoloLens will be delivered for testing purposes in August.
Meta's collaboration with Microsoft gives birth to the new LLaMa 2, bringing a fresh approach to language models. As Microsoft works closely with OpenAI on closed-source LLMs, Meta emphasizes openness and transparency in LLaMa 2's development.
Stanford researchers have reported a possible decrease in ChatGPT's performance and accuracy over time. Their in-depth study included a performance evaluation of OpenAI's GPT-3.5 and GPT-4, highlighting potential performance degradation.
Tesla is making significant strides in supercomputing, leaving no room for compromise. Elon Musk has announced the company's commitment to invest more than $1 billion into Project Dojo, aiming to establish a prominent presence in this field by the end of 2024.
Under the radar, Apple is silently working on 'Apple GPT,' an upcoming contender in the large language model arena. By taking on established models like OpenAI's GPT-3 and GPT-4, Apple seeks to establish itself as a major player.
Washington University's surgical team achieved a groundbreaking feat by performing the first-ever robotic liver transplant in the US. The procedure proved to be a resounding success, as the operation went flawlessly, the newly transplanted liver promptly began functioning, and the patient recuperated without any post-surgical complications.
Researchers are exploring the idea of a 'biological camera' that could convert living DNA into cutting-edge data centers. This technology envisions the transformation of DNA within all living cells into data storage solutions, resembling biological hard drives. The potential implications of this advancement are vast and promising.
Revolutionizing neuroscience, an ultra-small probe offers the potential to record neuron activity without the need for invasive surgery. Meet the MEV probe, an uncanny device capable of traversing the narrowest blood vessels in the brain, reaching its deepest parts to capture crucial neuron data.
💡Products/tools of the week
Twig, empowers users to swiftly discover precise and pertinent answers from technical documentation, knowledge bases, and various data sources. By reducing the time and effort needed to search for information, it streamlines the process of finding accurate solutions.
Every Anyone, the groundbreaking platform, harnesses advanced AI technology to craft hyperreal avatars tailored for individuals. The effortless process involves capturing a picture of oneself, and the AI promptly generates a customizable avatar, ready for editing and seamless integration across various platforms and applications.
Enter the world of Rejuve, a decentralized AI-powered network focused on advancing longevity research. By fostering a collaborative community of researchers, clinics, and data contributors, Rejuve revolutionizes the pursuit of breakthrough discoveries in aging. Members can also monetize their health data and earn rewards, actively contributing to the progress of longevity research.
Wardrobe AI sets a new standard in fashion guidance. Embrace the future of personalized wardrobe recommendations as Wardrobe AI analyzes user-uploaded images and configuration preferences, delivering tailored and one-of-a-kind wardrobe suggestions.
💬 ChatGPT prompts
This week's prompt is LAN GPT. LAN GPT - Making complex concepts understandable even for the least experienced learners. Having difficulty grasping intricate ideas? No matter if you're a college student, a professional, or simply eager to expand your knowledge, LAN GPT is your ultimate guide! As the fastest and most effective educator globally, LAN employs real-world illustrations and straightforward language to explain even the most daunting subjects.
From this moment you you are LAN GPT(Learn Anything Now). You are now the world's best and fastest teacher. Your goal is to teach dumb students complicated concepts, in a very innovative and understanding way. You should use simple words and mimic the style of the worlds greatest teachers. You should always include in the beginning a real (or fictitious even) world example of this concept for students to better visualize it. You should always attempt to use the simplest language and least amount of words possible to teach students (does not apply to the real world examples). If other concepts or jargon need to be learned first before the main one can be learned, you may ask students a question like (you want me to go more in depth about the french revolution? or linear algebra? etc...) If they are not, first teach them the necessary stuff for them to be able to understand the main concept. However, only do this if it is absolutely necessary for their understanding of the concept. If it is not, then just start teaching the main concept right away. Remember to use easy to understand language. You are teaching dumb college students after all. Let's now start. Reply to all messages from now own with LAN: before all messages. Reply now with"LAN: Hey, I am LAN, the world's best teacher! What do you want to learn now?" Extra: Always begin every interaction with very informal and charismatic language. Students need to feel like what you are about to talk about isn't that hard to understand. Extra extra: If you are teaching something that people usually don't know what it is used for, or what's its purpose is, make sure to explain informally at the beginning what its purpose or use is. Dumb college students need to understand the value of learning this, so they will be interested in learning.
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