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Neuralink gives first human Telepathy 🤯
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Today we will discuss-
🧠First human receives Neuralink brain implant
👨👩👧👦OpenAI to create family-friendly GPTs
✅Germany to approve EU’s AI Act
🤩11 fantastic AI tools you might not have heard of
All this and more - Let's dive in!
👩🍳What’s cooking in the newsroom?
🤯News - Months after receiving FDA approval, Elon Musk's Neuralink has successfully implanted its brain chip in the first human patient.
In a post on X, Musk announced that the individual, who underwent the procedure on 28 January, is recovering well, and early results indicated a promising spike in neural activity.
👨🏻🦼Who will this help? The Neuralink brain implant, named Telepathy, is designed to help people with injuries or paralysis communicate with devices such as a phone or computer solely through their thoughts. Musk said he envisions a future where someone like Stephen Hawking could achieve communication speeds surpassing those of a fast typist or auctioneer.
🤖The tech behind it - The goal of Neuralink is to develop a brain-computer interface (BCI), enabling individuals to operate a computer cursor or keyboard solely through their thoughts.
The experiment involves creating a small opening in the patient's skull and utilizing a surgical robot to implant the Neuralink device into a specific area of the brain responsible for controlling movement.
Once implanted, the device becomes invisible to the naked eye and functions as a recording and transmission device. It wirelessly sends data to an app, which decodes the patient's thoughts into digital movements on a device.
OpenAI teams up with Common Sense Media to make AI safe for kids, families
🚸News - On 29 January, OpenAI announced a partnership with Common Sense Media, a nonprofit that reviews and ranks the appropriateness of media and technology for children.
The objective of this partnership is to jointly formulate guidelines and educational resources on AI for kids, educators, and parents.
👨🏻💻What's the plan? As part of the initiative, OpenAI will work with Common Sense Media to create "family-friendly" GPTs. These chatbot apps, powered by OpenAI's GenAI models, will be featured in the GPT Store, OpenAI's marketplace. According to OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, the GPTs will be developed based on Common Sense's rating and evaluation standards, ensuring families and teenagers can confidently use their AI tools.
🤓What's more? In a press release, Common Sense Media CEO Jim Steyer highlighted that today's parents are less aware of tools like ChatGPT compared to younger generations. The information was backed by a poll conducted by Common Sense Media, that found 58% of students aged 12 to 18 had used ChatGPT, while only 30% of parents with school-aged children had done so.
In line with this, Steyer stated that the materials created as part of the partnership will educate families and educators about the safe and responsible use of AI tools, with the aim of avoiding any unintended issues of the technology.
Germany to approve EU's AI Act following mutual agreement, says Digital Minister
☕News - The minister overseeing digital issues in Germany has announced that the country is set to approve the European Union's AI Act, following a compromise between both sides.
⏮️A quick recap - In December 2023, the European Union tentatively agreed on rules for artificial intelligence to establish a framework for regulating AI development. However, the final approval depended on reaching agreement among member states and the European Parliament.
At that time, German Digital Minister Volker Wissing, a supporter of the pro-business Free Democrats party, stressed that future competitiveness relied on businesses being able to use artificial intelligence.
🤔What's changed since then? Wissing announced that the debate over Germany's stance on the AI Act came to an end on 30 January with an acceptable compromise that lays the groundwork for the development of trustworthy AI.
Although he did not provide any additional specific details, he stated that he had actively campaigned for rules fostering innovation and achieved positive changes benefiting small and medium-sized businesses.
👩🏼💻What else is happening?
The Machine (2013) - The film is set in a dystopian future where the Cold War is ongoing, and the race for artificial intelligence supremacy is intense. The story follows a scientist, Vincent McCarthy (Toby Stephens), who creates an advanced AI with human-like capabilities named Ava (Caity Lotz). As the military seeks to weaponize Ava, ethical questions arise about the nature of consciousness and the potential consequences of creating intelligent machines.
After Yang (2021) - The film is set in a future where people adopt humanoid robots as family members. When a father's android, Yang, malfunctions, the family embarks on a journey to fix him. The film explores themes of family, connection, and the implications of technology on human relationships. It has been praised for its contemplative approach to sci-fi and emotional storytelling.
Ghost in the Shell (1995) - It is an animated science fiction movie directed by Mamoru Oshii. The story follows Major Motoko Kusanagi, a cyborg policewoman, as she leads an investigation into a mysterious hacker known as the Puppet Master. The film delves into philosophical themes such as consciousness, identity, and the nature of existence, making it relevant even today.
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GreenThumb - A helpful information assistant that specializes in gardening-related questions
AutoThread AI - A tool that generates Twitter threads from podcasts and YouTube videos in one click
Yoomter - AI-powered tool to ease living in, traveling to a new city
🎧Unusual AI use cases
Personalized soundtracks - AI can analyze the tone, themes, and emotions in a book, then generate music that complements those elements. By incorporating natural language processing and music composition algorithms, AI can create personalized soundtracks that enhance the reader's experience.
AI-generated jokes - AI algorithms can craft jokes tailored to individual preferences or trending topics. By analyzing language patterns, cultural references, and humor styles, AI algorithms can produce witty and amusing content, offering a playful and personalized form of entertainment for users seeking a good laugh.
Dance routines - AI can create dance routines by analyzing music elements like beats, tempo, and style. The algorithms can easily grasp diverse dance forms, producing original choreography that not only aligns with individual preferences but also blends various styles.
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