Synthetic Minds: the AI-driven, disruptive future of everything
'Synthetic Minds', formerly known as the f(x)=e^x, serves as a mirror to the multifaceted, synthetic elements that are beginning to weave into the fabric of our society. The name acknowledges the blend of artificial and human intelligence that will shape our collective future, posing incredible opportunities and ethical dilemmas.
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Quick, curated insights to feed your quest for a better understanding of our evolving synthetic future.
1. Skyscraper salads: China's AI-driven farm reaches new heights.
China's latest agricultural marvel is a 20-story vertical farm in Chengdu, which masters the art of urban agriculture using AI. Think robotic farmers and a symphony of red, blue, and ultraviolet light, all playing a part in growing lettuces faster than you can say "salad". This high-rise haven of greenery challenges traditional farming norms and promises a bountiful future for cities, turning wastelands and deserts into potential veggie patches. (Interesting Engineering)
2. Quantum leap: IBM's race to error-free quantum computing.
IBM's quantum computing saga is less about quantum leap and more about quantum steps, with their new heron chip leading the charge. It's not about stuffing more qubits into a chip but making each qubit count—like a high-stakes game of quantum Tetris. By 2029, they're betting on a fault-tolerant quantum computer that might not break the internet's encryption just yet but will definitely make a quantum impact. (Singularity Hub)
3. Future gadgets 2053: sci-fi today, reality tomorrow?
Envisaging 2053's tech landscape is like trying to nail jelly to a wall—fascinating but fraught with uncertainty. Imagine TVs as ubiquitous as stars in the sky, phones that think faster than we do, and headphones so smart they could run a small country. We'll be tracking our health with the precision of a NASA mission while our disaster response teams look like they've walked off a sci-fi movie set. Cars? They might just fly but don't bet your bottom dollar on it. In this future, tech is not just part of life; it's the architect of our daily existence—assuming, of course, it all goes according to plan. (Wired)
4. Metaverse mania: China's 3-year digital dive.
China's dipping its toes into the metaverse with a three-year action plan that's part tech revolution, part digital déjà vu. Picture VR tours in museums and virtual experiences in education and entertainment, all while Beijing juggles digital job creation and attracts global metaverse moguls. But it's not all virtual roses: there's a whiff of big brother in the air with digital IDs tracking metaverse mischief. It's an ambitious blend of innovation and regulation—China's crafting a virtual playground while keeping a tight grip on the rules. (Coingeek)
Google's new Gemini moves into reasoning
Google has finally unveiled their much hyped answer to ChatGPT and according to the above promotional video it is pretty amazing. It is capable to look at an image and reason what it 'thinks' it is seeing, something that other LLMs have not yet shown to be capable of. I especially liked its reasoning about the blue duck! (Google)
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