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AI gives a paralysed woman her voice back.
In a groundbreaking achievement, AI helped restore the voice of a paralysed woman, marking a monumental stride in tech-empowered rehabilitation. Meanwhile, China has tightened its control over rare metals crucial for semiconductor production, introducing strict regulations on the export of gallium and germanium.
New research harnessed quantum computing to slow chemical reactions by a factor of 100 billion, while smart contact lenses are now possible following the innovation of ultra-thin saline powered batteries.
Dive deeper into these topics and more — from state-of-the-art code tools, AI meteorologists, and video-game neuroscience — in the CogX Must Reads
CogX Must Reads of the week
AI breakthrough allows paralysed woman to speak again
AI has given Ann her voice back, after a severe brainstem stroke left her paralysed. Researchers were able to synthesise speech from brain signals and transcribe at natural pace, plus they’ve created a personalised avatar to mimic Ann's facial expressions.
China increases tensions in the global chip war
Beijing has imposed strict export licensing restrictions on gallium and germanium, rare metals crucial for semiconductor production. China dominates the global market for these metals, controlling production of 98% of gallium and 68% of germanium.
Llama: Meta’s state-of-the-art code tool
The cutting-edge LLM understands and produces both code and text. Code Llama is currently state-of-the-art of the publicly accessible LLMs for coding. It promises to streamline workflows for developers and simplify the learning curve for coding newcomers.
Ginkgo and Google announce bio-AI partnership
The five-year strategic partnership will advance AI tools for biology and biosecurity, creating LLMs for applications in genomics, protein function, and synthetic biology. The work will support sectors ranging from drug discovery and agriculture, to biosecurity.
Video game algorithms aide molecular research
Researchers at the University of Queensland Brain Institute have repurposed combat video game algorithms for tracking bullet trajectories to accurately track molecules within cells. The technique offers a deeper understanding to how molecules cluster and function within brain cells, opening up new avenues in neuroscience research.
Smart contact lenses powered by saline
Researchers have developed a battery as thin as the human cornea that powers up when immersed in saline solution – or human tears – paving the way for smart contact lenses. The lenses display information directly on the wearer's cornea, offering augmented reality experiences, health monitoring, and more.
AI Tools of the Week
Implement healthy habits, straight from YouTube
Enhance your learning with AI: Share a YouTube link or snap a picture of a habit you want to create, and let Intentional AI guide you in setting relevant goals and habits.
Use AI to stay out of the rain
Stay ahead of bad weather with Rainbow.ai: An AI-driven weather app offering very precise forecasts for your exact location.
Technical Tip of the Week
Set up Auto-GPT from scratch - an autonomous AI agent that can self-produce every prompt necessary to complete a task.
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