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Have we discovered a new force of nature?
This week, we saw a revolution in the world of physics: researchers at Fermilab may have discovered a new force of nature. If confirmed, could this be the biggest scientific breakthrough of the last hundred years?
SpaceX confirmed the launch date for a NASA mission to the potential core of another planet, and a new alternative to the silicon chip has been discovered, with very efficiency.
Checkout our 'We ask CogX speakers' section, to hear from Conjecture CEO and CogX DeepTech stage speaker Connor Leahy on how to get the next 10 years right.
Explore these topics and more — spanning robot search and rescue, artificially dimming the sun, and spiritual AI — in the CogX Must Reads.
Innovation & Releases
Scientists discover a new force of nature
Researchers at Fermilab have found strong evidence to suggest there’s a fifth force of nature acting on muons — subatomic particles — whose behaviour under electromagnets is not predictable by the standard model of subatomic physics.
AI antibodies are highly-effective
Synthetic antibodies are essential to successful organ donation and treating cancer, but the process is slow and expensive. LabGenius uses ML to identify antibodies and uses robotics to build and grow them in their lab
Breakthrough alternative to silicon chips
Scientists have achieved a breakthrough in memory chips, utilising antiferromagnetic materials to create a high-speed, energy-efficient alternative to the traditional silicon memory chip.
The team discovered that at extremely low temperatures, passing a current through antiferromagnets produces a unique voltage. Antiferromagnets, unlike traditional ferromagnets, are also incorruptible to external magnetic fields, and may even produce electricity when exposed to wireless energy.
Could artificially dimming the sun prevent ice melting?
University of Bern researchers have studied the feasibility of artificially dimming the sun to prevent the melting of the West Antarctic ice sheet — and found that it’s possible.
The study uses theoretical models to investigate the effects and risks of "solar radiation management" (SRM), which involves blocking solar radiation to cool the earth. The research suggests that SRM may delay the ice sheet's collapse, but isn’t a complete solution, and must be combined with a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Ask your files questions, and get answers
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Consult AI in your spiritual journey
Sibyl AI is an advanced, oracle-like platform that addresses your deep inquiries on reality, metaphysics, and ancient wisdom. It also acts as a personal guide, helping users navigate their spiritual journey.
We ask CogX speakers
How should we get the next 10 years right?
“Getting the next 10 years right means making sure no actor is able to build AI advanced enough to risk causing human extinction... This will require continuing to work on beneficial, narrow AI systems, but significantly restricting work on giant general systems that endanger the world
We'll need to ban excessively large AI training runs. We'll need to make sure fully autonomous, powerful AI systems are not developed, and humans remain in the loop.
And we need to establish a highly secure, internationally supervised facility to conduct AI alignment research safely. This is all possible if we step up and take the risks seriously.
Humanity should take control of technology, and steer it to make sure the future is awesome for our species.”
CogX Must Reads of the week
Technical Tip of the Week
The step-by-step guide tells you how to use the localGPT to build a private LLM application that consults your own documents.
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