Archive for the ‘innovation’ category

Nov 30, 2023

Collecting debris in outer space

Posted by in categories: innovation, satellites

Old rocket parts, broken satellites, lost screws and other space debris have been floating near Earth’s orbit for more than 50 years. Innovative solutions are needed to remedy this dangerous situation.

Nov 30, 2023

Revolutionizing Cancer Treatment with Enterome’s OncoMimics: A 2D Animation

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Life Science Animation presents a groundbreaking 2D video animation that delves into the world of peptide-based cancer immunotherapies. In collaboration with Micropep, we explore Enterome’s OncoMimics platform, a novel approach to activating pre-existing memory T cell immunity for a more robust anti-tumor response.

Current immunotherapies often fall short as they only stimulate naïve T cell responses, leading to limited efficacy. Enterome’s innovative solution utilizes bacterial peptides, known as OncoMimics, that mimic tumor antigens. These OncoMimics are derived from common microbiome bacteria and are naturally tolerated by the human body.

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Nov 29, 2023

The US is racing ahead in its bid to control artificial intelligence — why is the EU so far behind?

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

Washington is laying down rules for the use of seemingly mundane AI that could, in fact, be incredibly dangerous.

Between fancy global summits, OpenAI’s boardroom drama and rumoured technical breakthroughs, the world has recently been paying close attention to the frontiers of AI research.

Nov 27, 2023

StreamingLLM gives language models unlimited context

Posted by in category: innovation

StreamingLLM is an innovative framework that allows large language models to handle text of infinite length without the need for finetuning. This technique preserves attention sinks to maintain a near-normal attention score distribution. When the sequence of the conversation with the LLM surpasses the model’s context length, retains the KV cache for the attention sink tokens—four initial tokens are sufficient—and discards subsequent tokens to make room for the sliding window tokens. This approach enables the model to extend its context and stabilize its performance without having to recompute the entire KV values.

“The introduction of four initial tokens, as attention sinks, suffices to restore the LLM’s performance,” the researchers write. “In contrast, adding just one or two doesn’t achieve full recovery. We believe this pattern emerges because these models didn’t include a consistent starting token across all input samples during pre-training.”

Under the framework, the KV cache comprises the attention sinks and the rolling KV cache that retains the most recent tokens vital for language modeling. The researchers emphasize the versatility of, stating, design is versatile and can be seamlessly incorporated into any autoregressive language model that employs relative positional encoding.”

Nov 27, 2023

Exploring the Heart of the Milky Way: Webb Telescope’s Breakthrough Observations

Posted by in categories: cosmology, innovation

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) recently used its powerful Near-Infrared Camera (NIRCam) to peer into the very center of our Milky Way Galaxy, revealing stunning details in a star-forming region known as Sagittarius C (Sgr C) like never before, which includes approximately 500,000 in this single image. Sgr C is located approximately 300 light-years from the exact center of the Milky Way known as Sagittarius A*, which is a supermassive black hole. For context, the Milky Way is approximately 105,000 light-years across, so Sgr C being only 300 light-years from the center of the Milky Way is extremely close.

“The galactic center is a crowded, tumultuous place. There are turbulent, magnetized gas clouds that are forming stars, which then impact the surrounding gas with their outflowing winds, jets, and radiation,” said Dr. Rubén Fedriani, who is a Juan de la Cierva Postdoctoral Fellow at the Instituto Astrofísica de Andalucía in Spain and a co-investigator of the project. “Webb has provided us with a ton of data on this extreme environment, and we are just starting to dig into it.”

Nov 26, 2023

About That Mysterious AI Breakthrough Known As Q* By OpenAI That Allegedly Attains True AI Or Is On The Path Toward Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

In today’s column, I am going to walk you through a prominent AI-mystery that has caused quite a stir leading to an incessant buzz across much of social media and garnering outsized headlines in the mass media.

I make use of detective work to try and figure out what the alleged AI breakthrough was at OpenAI and has been claimed to be called Q*, leading supposedly toward AGI.

Nov 26, 2023

Man spends millions to attempt to reverse aging

Posted by in categories: innovation, life extension

Bryan Johnson, 45, is using his life as a science experiment to see how long he can live and to reverse signs of aging as he goes. NBC News’ Gadi Schwartz reports.

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Nov 25, 2023

Can AI Outperform Human Creativity? Research Suggests Machines Are More Capable Than We Thought

Posted by in categories: innovation, robotics/AI

Picture this: You’re in a conference room, surrounded by a mix of designers, engineers and strategists, all eager to brainstorm your company’s next big innovation. Could a machine be more effective at guiding this brainstorming session than your human team? It may sound counterintuitive, but AI is not only catching up to human creativity — it’s excelling in ways that could redefine how we approach innovation.

Related: How To Use Entrepreneurial Creativity For Innovation

Nov 25, 2023

NASA mission achieves most distant demo of laser communications across space

Posted by in categories: cosmology, innovation

An innovative experiment flying aboard NASA’s Psyche mission just hit its first major milestone by successfully carrying out the most distant demonstration of laser communications. The tech demo could one day help NASA missions probe deeper into space and uncover more discoveries about the origin of the universe.

Launched in mid-October, Psyche is currently en route to catch humanity’s first glimpse of a metal asteroid between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. The spacecraft will spend the next six years traveling about 2.2 billion miles (3.6 billion kilometers) to reach its namesake, located in the outer part of the main asteroid belt.

Along for the ride is the Deep Space Optical Communications technology demonstration, or DSOC, which is carrying out a mission of its own during the first two years of the journey.

Nov 24, 2023

Gravity Industries unveils Predator-style shoulder guns for jetpack

Posted by in categories: innovation, military

Gravity Industries founder Richard Browning has released an interesting video on TikTok showing off a new gun harness for the company’s innovative Daedalus jetpack.

In the video, the pilot, presumably Browning, can be seen aiming a pair of pistols using head-tracking technology and firing them remotely using a trigger. Possibly inspired by the shoulder cannon from the Predator franchise, the shoulder-mounted guns are designed to help protect the pilot during kinetic engagements.

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