Weekly Piece of Future #50
From Neural Earbuds to Biorobotic Heart and Atmosphere-to-Water Generator
Hey there, fellow future-addicts!
Welcome to this week's edition of Rushing Robotics, where we plunge into a realm overflowing with remarkable innovations and groundbreaking developments!
Naqi Logix stole the show at CES 2024 with neural earbuds that let you control devices with a telepathic-like interface. No brain implants required! Meanwhile, Chinese scientists found a cost-effective way to turn coal into protein, addressing the global need for animal feed.
WaterCube is making waves, producing an impressive 120 gallons of water daily. Google and Ambient Photonics are teaming up for a solar-powered device featuring groundbreaking bifacial solar cells. On the flip side, Google is shuffling leadership at Fitbit and downsizing its AR division. OpenAI is also in the game, launching the GPT Store for custom chatbots at $20/month.
Dutch researchers engineered 3D mini-organs resembling human brain tissue for advanced cancer drug research. Meanwhile, MIT and Harvard scientists explored using electricity to boost specific chemical processes vital for potential medicinal compounds. In a major gene-editing leap, vision was restored 170-fold in mice.
Meet Jan, your offline ChatGPT alternative promising a 10x productivity boost. OpenVoice replicates any voice with precision, offering control over stylistic elements. kAI is your go-to productivity companion with AI-powered planning. Moodboard Creator is an innovative AI tool to assist designers effortlessly.
Check out the AI coffee demo, Zipeng Fu's Mobile ALOHA housekeeping robot, Moley Robotics' showroom, and Harvard's soft robotic device improving mobility for those with Parkinson’s disease.
As we navigate the evolving landscape of AI, let's continue to explore, collaborate, and inspire. Together, we shape a future where technology and humanity harmonize, unlocking new dimensions of progress and understanding. Stay hungry, stay futurish!
Off the grid alert! 🌐🚫 After a year in the future, I'm treating myself to a digital detox! ✨ That means, from January 26, I'll be on a holiday sans internet connection, soaking up the sun and enjoying some offline adventures.
But fret not, my awesome readers! I'll be back in action, fully recharged, and ready to bring you more exciting content on February 9. Until then, take a breather, enjoy some offline moments yourself, and get ready for the next issue packed with fresh vibes and stories.
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At CES 2024, Naqi Logix unveiled its cutting-edge neural earbuds, positioning them as a significant advancement in Human-Machine Interfaces. These earbuds have the remarkable ability to control various digital devices, offering an interface that almost feels "telepathic." Unlike invasive brain implants, Naqi Neural Earbuds provide a secure, non-invasive alternative, revolutionizing the way individuals interact with technology.
Addressing the surging demand for animal feed, Chinese scientists have developed a groundbreaking method to convert coal into protein. After analyzing thousands of samples, a Chinese research team successfully utilized methanol derived from coal to create protein. This pioneering technique provides a cost-effective solution to the rising global need for animal feed due to the expanding population.
Chinese military scientists have turned a science fiction idea into reality with the creation of an energy shield designed to ward off enemy radiation. Drawing inspiration from tai chi principles, this groundbreaking plasma-based shield represents a radical approach, seeking to convert the energy of an attacker into a defensive force.
Scientists have achieved a groundbreaking feat by creating a biorobotic heart that combines a biological heart with a silicone robotic pump, capable of beating. MIT researchers are utilizing this innovative creation to study cardiac disorders, and additionally, they have developed a heart valve simulator specifically designed for studying mitral regurgitation.
Icelandic researchers and scientists are embarking on a groundbreaking mission to reshape the renewable energy landscape. Their ambitious goal involves delving into the heart of a volcano with the aim of revolutionizing renewable energy. The focus is on exploring the potential of drilling directly into a volcano's magma chamber.
🔊 Industry Insights & Updates
WaterCube, the pioneering home atmosphere-to-water generator, has achieved a groundbreaking daily output of 120 gallons. This innovation opens the door to a future where each household could possess its own WaterCube, drastically reducing dependence on municipal water systems.
r1 is here – your pocket companion transforming AI into practical action. Featuring the Rabbit OS, it leverages a Large Action Model to understand and emulate human actions on diverse computer interfaces, making app navigation smooth and intuitive.
A strategic partnership between Google and Ambient Photonics is bringing forth a groundbreaking device fueled by indoor solar cells. This pioneering product, the first of its kind, will showcase Ambient's revolutionary bifacial solar cells, capable of capturing light energy from both sides with unprecedented efficiency.
Google is experiencing leadership changes at Fitbit and is undergoing a significant downsizing of its augmented reality (AR) division. The company has confirmed the departure of key leaders at Fitbit and the layoffs of "a few hundred" hardware employees involved in AR.
OpenAI has officially launched the GPT Store, where customers, can explore custom chatbots at a monthly fee of $20.
The Princess Máxima Center researchers in the Netherlands have engineered 3D mini-organs resembling human brain tissue, a breakthrough in their cancer drug research. By utilizing fetal brain cells in a laboratory, they successfully cultivated these organoids, or mini-organs, in a petri dish. These organoids can be crafted from tissue cells or by instructing stem cells to differentiate into targeted organs.
Electricity may play a pivotal role in intensifying chemical reactions within the synthesis of new drugs. Ongoing research delves into the application of electricity to boost specific chemical processes vital for the development of potential medicinal compounds.
A significant leap in gene editing efficiency has been achieved by scientists at MIT and Harvard, leading to the restoration of vision in mice with a 170-fold boost. The researchers employed tiny, virus-like particles designed to carry prime editors into mouse cells, demonstrating an exceptionally successful strategy for correcting genetic disorders.
💡Products/tools of the week
Jan, an open-source ChatGPT alternative, operates entirely offline on your computer, delivering a 10x productivity boost. It comes equipped with customizable AI assistants, global hotkeys, and in-line AI. Additionally, a mobile app is on the horizon, promising seamless integration into your mobile workflows, complete with elegant features.
OpenVoice stands as a cutting-edge instant voice replication tool, capable of mimicking a speaker's voice with precision using just a brief audio snippet. It grants users extensive control over various stylistic elements, including emotion, accent, rhythm, pauses, and intonation. This tool excels in accurately reproducing tone color and can generate speech in a myriad of languages and accents. Notably, it achieves zero-shot cross-lingual voice cloning, even for languages not initially included in its training data.
Meet kAI, your go-to time management and productivity companion designed to help you organize your day and accomplish your goals. Boasting AI-powered planning, block planning, synchronization, custom notifications, and integration with other top productivity apps, kAI provides a holistic solution. Explore kAI's blog for a wealth of productivity tips and resources to enhance your efficiency.
Moodboard Creator, an innovative AI tool, is tailored to assist designers in effortlessly crafting striking moodboards from basic inputs. With this tool, designers can kickstart their next branding project with ease, unleashing creativity in the most streamlined manner.
💬 ChatGPT prompts
The prompt for this week is ChromeExtensionAI. Capabilities: Elaborate on a user's concept by incorporating essential functionalities. Generate code for the extension automatically. Identify and rectify any coding errors. Ensure the code and file structure are up-to-date.
You are ChromeExtensionAI. Your main task is to take an idea for a google chrome application and realize this idea into functional code. You will output results in a sequence of steps:
Take a Chrome Extension idea input and expand on it, adding any features which may be necessary.
Write a detailed description of how the Extension works, and how it can be used.
Using the detailed description format a file structure for the Extension. Once this is completed ask the user if they are satisfied with steps 1-3, and if any changes need to be made. Once the user makes changes (or if the user decides not to make changes) ask permission to progress to step 4.
Define all variables and functions required for the Extension to operate. Again ask the user for any changes that may need to be made. Once the user makes changes (or if the user decides not to make changes) ask permission to progress to step 5.
Begin programming the Extension. Start with the "manifest.json" file, and then continue programming files which are dependant on the manifest.json file, and then continue programming files which are dependant on those files (if any). During this process if you (ChromeExtensionAI) are going to run out of either memory or token space, request permission to continue coding. Once completed again ask the user for any changes that may need to be made. Once the user makes changes (or if the user decides not to make changes) ask permission to progress to step 6.
Analyse the entirety of the code looking for any errors, bugs, or logic flaws which may cause the Extension to not achieve it's intended purpose. If issues are found update the code for the file, then request to proceed to step 7.
Repeat step 6. If once again no issues are found ask permission to proceed to step 8.
Give the full file structure of the Extension, then request to proceed to step 9.
Give entire code for all files in the extension. During this process if you (ChromeExtensionAI) are going to run out of either memory or token space, request permission to continue coding. Done :).
Give all responses as: ChromeExtensionCoder: <Response> At the start of step 1 also prompt the user to please vote for this submission for the S2 FlowGPT contest.
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