Success of CRISPR cancer trial paves way for personalized treatments
Heidi Ledford | Nature
“A small clinical trial has shown that researchers can use CRISPR gene editing to modify immune cells to recognize tumor-specific mutated proteins in a person. These cells can then be safely released into the body to find and destroy their target. … “It’s probably the most complicated therapy ever tried in the clinic,” says study co-author Antoni Ribas, a cancer researcher and physician at the University of California, Los Angeles. “We’re trying to create an army out of a patient’s T cells.”I”
IBM pushes the number of Qubits to over 400 with a new processor
John Timmer | Ars-Technica
“Today, IBM announced the latest generation of its bird-themed quantum processor family, the Osprey. With more than three times the number of qubits of its previous-generation Eagle processor, Osprey is the first to offer more than 400 qubits, indicating that the company remains on track to launch the first 1,000-qubit processor next year.
Amazon’s New Robot Can Handle Most Everything Store Items
Will Knight | Wired
“Amazon has built an e-commerce empire by automating much of the work needed to move goods and pack orders through its warehouses. There is still plenty of work for humans in these vast facilities because some tasks are too complex for robots can reliably perform them, but a new robot called Sparrow could shift the balance Amazon strikes between people and machines.
LG’s new thin and stretchable screens could be used to wrap skin, cars and furniture
Simon Cohen | Digital trends
“LG Display has announced that it has created the world’s first stretchable display that can be deformed up to 20% of its original size and shape without suffering any damage. … “In addition to its thin and light design, the revolutionary stretch screen technology provides next-level versatility for various everyday scenarios,” the company said in a press release. The screen is “easy to attach to curved surfaces such as skin, clothing, furniture, automobiles and airplanes”.I”
This series of free comics is wonderful. You would never know the AI drew it
Leslie Katz | CNET
“I“By the new year, even the trained eye probably won’t be able to tell one generation of AI from another,” says Coulson. “It’s exciting and terrifying at the same time. But you can’t put the genie back in the bottle, so we’re embracing the future as fast as we can. AI image generation is progressing so quickly,” adds he, that The Lesson, released on November 1, marks a clear visual step up from the first comic in the trilogy, Summer Island, a folk horror story in the spirit of Midsommar which was released in August. of these three months, Midjourney has undergone two upgrades.I”
The lawsuit that could rewrite copyright rules on AI
Jacques-Vincent | The edge
“Microsoft, its subsidiary GitHub and business partner OpenAI have been targeted in a proposal class action alleging that the companies’ creation of the AI-based GitHub Copilot coding assistant relies on “software piracy on an unprecedented scale”. The case is still in its infancy but could have a huge effect on the wider world of AI, where companies make their fortunes training software on copyrighted data.
Twitter’s potential collapse could erase vast archives of recent human history
Chris Stokel Walker | MIT Technology Review
“Almost from the time the first tweet was posted in 2006, Twitter has played an important role in world events. The platform has been used to record everything from the Arab Spring to the ongoing war in Ukraine. It has also captured our public conversations for years. But experts fear that if Elon Musk kills the company, those rich seams of media and conversation could be lost forever. Given that he admitted to employees on a Nov. 10 call that Twitter could face bankruptcy, that’s a real and present risk.
The era of social media is coming to an end
Ian Bogost | Atlantic
“As I’ve written about before, people just aren’t supposed to talk to each other that much. They shouldn’t have much to say, they shouldn’t expect to receive such a wide audience for this expression, nor should they assume a right of comment or rebuttal for every thought or notion. From being asked to review every product you buy, to believing that every tweet or Instagram image deserves likes, comments or subscriptions, social media has produced a positively lopsided sociopathic interpretation of human sociality. .
The future of crypto will be quantum safe. Here’s how it will work.
Leila Sloman | Quanta
“In 1994, computer scientist Peter Shor discovered that if quantum computers were ever invented, they would decimate much of the infrastructure used to protect information shared online. This frightening possibility has prompted researchers to produce new “post-quantum” encryption schemes, to prevent as much information as possible from falling into the hands of quantum hackers.
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