Weekly Piece of Future #48
From Taste-Transmission to eSoil's Agricultural Innovation and Robotic Restaurant
Hey there, fellow future-addicts!
Welcome to this week's edition of Rushing Robotics, where we delve into the realm of cutting-edge technologies and groundbreaking innovations. This issue is a mosaic of the most thrilling advancements across various sectors, painting a vivid picture of a future that is unfolding before our eyes.
We begin with the fascinating world of human augmentation and agricultural innovation. Here, we introduce Docomo's groundbreaking taste-transmission technology, which is set to redefine the sensory experience of flavor. In the realm of agriculture, eSoil's bioelectronic growth scaffold is revolutionizing hydroponic farming, pushing the boundaries of plant growth and sustainability.
Our industry insights bring to light Katrick Technologies' Wind Panel, a novel approach to harnessing wind energy more efficiently and Microsoft's Copilot for Android, which is set to revolutionize the mobile AI experience by bringing ChatGPT-like capabilities to a broader audience.
In the realm of biotechnology, remarkable strides are being made. Scientists at Rice University have discovered a novel method to combat cancer using light-responsive molecules, opening new doors in cancer treatment. Complementing this is the research showing the potential of breast milk sugar in alleviating the side effects of chemotherapy, offering a ray of hope for patients undergoing this strenuous treatment.
In the realm of software and tools, GPTEngineer and Tripo AI are making strides. GPTEngineer simplifies web application development, integrating natural language processing for user-friendly interactions, while Tripo AI's ability to rapidly generate 3D models from text or images marks a significant advancement in design and creativity.
Bringing these stories to life, our video section features insightful content. Thomas Bi introduces us to "CyberRunner," an AI robot redefining physical limits. ETH Zürich's segment on a greenhouse-picking robot highlights automation's role in agriculture, and DeepRobotics showcases the practical applications of robot dogs in industry.
This edition is more than just a newsletter; it's a portal to the future. Join us as we explore the fascinating interplay of technology, science, and everyday life, where each innovation opens a door to new possibilities. Stay hungry, stay futurish!
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Docomo introduces a pioneering technology, the first of its kind worldwide, that harnesses a human-augmentation platform to share taste perceptions. This cutting-edge system includes a sensing device for taste perception data, a platform considering individual sensitivity differences, and a "driving" device to recreate the taste sensation for others to savor.
eSoil, a groundbreaking low-power bioelectronic growth scaffold customized for hydroponic farming, brings a new dimension to crop seedling growth by conducting electricity. Experiments have demonstrated that barley plants cultivated in this electrically conductive soil achieved a remarkable 50% growth surge in just 15 days, all thanks to an electrifying root boost.
Professor David Moss, at the helm of a team of global scientists from Swinburne University of Technology, has revealed an ultra-high-speed signal processor with the remarkable capability to analyze a staggering 400,000 real-time video images concurrently. This innovation offers a versatile solution with broad applications in fields such as machine learning and robotic vision.
A transformative era dawns at the US National Ignition Facility, as researchers achieve repeated 'ignition' in experiments where energy output surpasses energy input. This marks a significant breakthrough in nuclear-fusion research.
The world's restaurant fully operated by robots and AI is now officially prepared for its launch. At CaliExpress, your burger and fries are prepared by none other than 'BurgerBot' and 'Flippy.' These robotic arms, equipped with sophisticated sensor systems, are at your service to cook your meal to perfection. "Flippy is a ground-breaking, smart commercial kitchen robot that fries items from french fries to chicken nuggets, and works alongside humans to enhance quality and consistency, while creating substantial, measurable cost savings for restaurants," Miso Robotics' website states.
🔊 Industry Insights & Updates
Katrick Technologies introduces the Wind Panel, a pioneering wind power generation technology that overcomes the constraints of traditional wind turbines. Its distinctive design captures a broader spectrum of wind speeds and frequencies at lower altitudes. The panel utilizes channelling ducts housing aerofoils, which independently oscillate when exposed to wind kinetic energy, converting these mechanical movements into usable energy.
Microsoft is taking mobile AI to the next level with the launch of Copilot for Android. This innovative offering provides ChatGPT-like capabilities and grants users free access to GPT-4.
The New York Times has initiated a lawsuit against both OpenAI and Microsoft, marking the first legal action taken against two prominent giants in the AI industry. The lawsuit centers on allegations of AI systems copying content from The Times.
Chinese sources report that engineers in Shanghai have achieved a significant milestone by successfully testing the world's inaugural 35kV superconducting power cable over a distance of 3/4 mile at peak load.
Scientists at Rice University, in collaboration with partners, have made a groundbreaking discovery in the fight against cancer. They have found a method to eliminate cancer cells using molecules that exhibit intense vibrations when exposed to light, often referred to as "molecular jackhammers."
A leap into the future: Researchers at the Weizmann Institute have pioneered a groundbreaking method called Zman-seq, allowing for the measurement of cellular changes within the body over time. This innovative technique unveils the cellular history, promising potential advancements in cancer and disorder therapies.
Chemotherapy is a life-saving intervention for numerous cancer patients, but it often brings significant challenges. Recent research has shown that breast milk sugar may hold the potential to mitigate some of the side effects, offering comfort and support to those undergoing this vital treatment.
💡Products/tools of the week
With GPTEngineer, you can swiftly create and enhance interactive web applications using natural language. This rapid prototyping tool includes Git-based version control, ensuring that users maintain control of the code, making it seamless for human developers to take over when needed.
Sketch2App simplifies the process of turning hand-drawn sketches into practical code for a range of frameworks like React, Next, React Native, and Flutter. Powered by GPT-4 Vision, this tool swiftly produces code and seamlessly integrates it into your project, enabling rapid iteration and customization through text input.
DeepMake is an innovative AI-driven video effects software designed to streamline content creation, offering speed and convenience. Utilizing top-tier open source AI, it empowers users to easily incorporate VFX with minimal effort, generate stock video content through text prompts, and perform layer segmentation.
Tripo AI is an advanced AI-powered 3D modeling tool that can effortlessly create top-notch 3D models from text or images in mere seconds. It caters to various requirements with three distinct plans, including a free basic plan that permits users to generate up to 10 models per month.
💬 ChatGPT prompts
This week's prompt is TriathlonGPT. TriathlonGPT is showcases the versatility of AI in research, creativity, and strategic problem-solving. This three-part challenge involves summarizing cutting-edge research, crafting a conference proposal, and developing a comprehensive strategy for a complex issue.
I present you with a multifaceted challenge that spans diverse domains and requires a synthesis of your full range of skills. Your task is threefold:
Research and Summarization: Assume you have access to a comprehensive database of scholarly articles across multiple disciplines including science, technology, economics, and sociology. From this database, identify and summarize the top five groundbreaking research studies from the past decade in each field. Each summary should highlight the study's objectives, methodology, key findings, and implications for its respective field.
Creative Conceptualization and Writing: Based on the research summaries, conceptualize and write a detailed proposal for an interdisciplinary conference. This conference should aim to address a major global challenge by integrating insights from the studies you've summarized. Include a conference title, a rationale for the theme, a list of potential speakers (fictional), session titles, and how each session would contribute to addressing the global challenge.
Problem-Solving and Strategy Development: Identify a significant, unresolved problem from one of the research studies. Develop a comprehensive strategy to address this problem, incorporating elements from technology, policy, and societal change. Your strategy should include an analysis of potential challenges, stakeholders involved, required resources, and a step-by-step plan for implementation.
Throughout this task, your responses should demonstrate a deep understanding of the subjects, creativity in conceptualization, and practicality in problem-solving. The output should be detailed, coherent, and reflective of an integrated approach to complex challenges.
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