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Google steps up it’s AI text to image game to fight off the competition

Google steps up it’s AI text to image game to fight off the competition

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Google has a fantastic AI bench, but it’s being outgunned and out marketed by you know who and that’s freaking them out.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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Jetopera’s bladeless eVTOL aircraft targets 0.8 Mach

Jetopera’s bladeless eVTOL aircraft targets 0.8 Mach

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Bladeless VTOL aircraft make a lot more sense than prop based ones, but getting the technology right is very hard.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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China’s CSSC unveils a wind turbine so big it can power 89,000 homes

China’s CSSC unveils a wind turbine so big it can power 89,000 homes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are lots of reasons why bigger wind turbines are better, but as they get bigger soon the blades could be supersonic …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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This new self-healing semiconductor can withstand the radiation of a hundred Suns

This new self-healing semiconductor can withstand the radiation of a hundred Suns

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Radiation destroys electronics, but what if they could heal themselves to run forever?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A few years ago I talked...

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Microsoft’s VALL-E AI can clone your voice in just three seconds

Microsoft’s VALL-E AI can clone your voice in just three seconds

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Imagine all the times you use your voice, now imagine what would happen if people could clone it – for good and bad …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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Researchers teleported energy and created negative energy for the first time

Researchers teleported energy and created negative energy for the first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to literally teleport energy could eliminate the need for energy infrastructure … in about the year 2300!   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Meta’s AI became an expert in Diplomacy and human gamers weren’t the wiser

Meta’s AI became an expert in Diplomacy and human gamers weren’t the wiser

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Slowly but surely AI is mastering increasingly complex simulations and games, boosting its potential.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has mastered...

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Cyber crooks turn ChatGPT into an unwilling accomplice to create new malware and bots

Cyber crooks turn ChatGPT into an unwilling accomplice to create new malware and bots

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF ChatGPT automates, and therefore makes it easier, to create sophisticated scam bots and new kinds of malware, and this problem’s just getting started.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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ChatGPT is almost acing the hardest USMLE medical exams in the USA

ChatGPT is almost acing the hardest USMLE medical exams in the USA

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As teachers increasingly worry about how students will use new powerful AI’s to cheat they’re finding out their concerns are justified, and worse.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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Researchers used a quantum computer to invent a new cooling material

Researchers used a quantum computer to invent a new cooling material

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum computers will one day help us invent and design new things, from materials and drugs, to entire systems, in seconds thereby rapidly accelerating the rate of global innovation and change.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Thanks to AI your WiFi can now sense when you’re struggling to breathe

Thanks to AI your WiFi can now sense when you’re struggling to breathe

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Often some of the best breakthroughs, but also the oddest in terms of “privacy invasion” come from odd sources …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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This new water based computer chip brings Terahertz computing in reach

This new water based computer chip brings Terahertz computing in reach

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Terahertz computing is a long held ambition for computing companies, and now this POC brings it in reach … eventually   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Europe is about to get its first home grown Exascale computer

Europe is about to get its first home grown Exascale computer

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Exascale computing has been a long time coming, and the power of these machines could change human civilisation …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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This new invention lets doctors see radiation beams in real time

This new invention lets doctors see radiation beams in real time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF How do doctors know if radiation therapy is hitting the right part of the patient or tumor? Well, until now it was “a good guess.”   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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New computer chip transmits all the world’s internet traffic in under a second

New computer chip transmits all the world’s internet traffic in under a second

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We all like speed, right? Well this new computer chip makes warp drive look slow …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. If you think...

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The latest USAF report says force fields are almost here but they’re not quite sci-fi

The latest USAF report says force fields are almost here but they’re not quite sci-fi

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Force fields are the stuff of sci-fi, and while the US Military thinks they’re more drone like I and others have other ideas …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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AI is coming to help Hollywood pick future blockbusters

AI is coming to help Hollywood pick future blockbusters

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Humans are pretty rubbish at picking future big blockbusters, and as it turns out AI is twice as good …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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New Laser on a Chip tech brings holographic smartphones closer to sci-fact

New Laser on a Chip tech brings holographic smartphones closer to sci-fact

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In order for us to run holograms like we see in the movies lots of different technologies have to come together, and they are …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Researchers say you’ll soon be able to run holograms from your smartphone

Researchers say you’ll soon be able to run holograms from your smartphone

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why live with 2D imagery when you can live life in glorious 3D!?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In 1943, Thomas Watson, the president...

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Major fusion breakthrough sees test reactor produce enough net energy to boil a kettle

Major fusion breakthrough sees test reactor produce enough net energy to boil a kettle

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The first fusion plants might generate up to 500Mw of energy, but in a world rapidly switching to renewables is this now too little too late?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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Researchers have found a way to store solar energy for over 18 years

Researchers have found a way to store solar energy for over 18 years

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The ability to store solar energy in batteries for a long time opens up some interesting battery opportunities …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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This singer Deepfaked then open sourced her own voice so you can sing like her

This singer Deepfaked then open sourced her own voice so you can sing like her

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI can create music, create the voices to sing the music for you, and even let singers open source their voices … it’s an odd world.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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Start moving to quantum safe cryptography now White House tells feds

Start moving to quantum safe cryptography now White House tells feds

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What if there was a powerful enough computer platform emerging which could crack 70% of global encryption in minutes and reveal your secrets? Worried? Then read on …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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ChatGPT aces UK GCSE History exams to astound teachers and create dilemmas

ChatGPT aces UK GCSE History exams to astound teachers and create dilemmas

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is getting to the point where it’s becoming the perfect educational aid… or cheating tool, and teachers aren’t prepared at all for what’s coming (today).   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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McDonalds opens it’s first mostly automated restaurant in Texas

McDonalds opens it’s first mostly automated restaurant in Texas

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day all McDonalds could be fully automated …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One day your local McDonalds could be a so called...

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Researchers created self-assembling proteins that can the memories of cells

Researchers created self-assembling proteins that can the memories of cells

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Imagine you knew exactly what was happening in all the cells in your body in real time so you could detect changes, thwart cancer, or just to be nosey …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Human mini brains in mice respond to visual stimulii in trial first

Human mini brains in mice respond to visual stimulii in trial first

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When you grow human brains outside of the human body they do odd things, such as become sentient, outsmarting machine AI’s, and now seeing?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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Electricity from the ocean depths could power entire island nations

Electricity from the ocean depths could power entire island nations

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The ocean contains a huge amount of heat energy, but so far tapping into it hasn’t been easy. But that might change.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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World’s first Pig-Human heart transplant patient died from a Porcine virus

World’s first Pig-Human heart transplant patient died from a Porcine virus

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Xenotransplantation relies on organs from other species that can be transplanted into humans to be genetically engineered to be virus free, this one wasn’t and it’s set the field back years.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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New breakthrough drug reverses hearing loss and consigns hearing aids to the bin

New breakthrough drug reverses hearing loss and consigns hearing aids to the bin

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hearing loss affects everyone at one stage or another, but now it’s increasingly looking like hearing loss can be reversed thanks to a new regenerative medicine drug from MIT.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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You can now play Star Wars-like holographic chess for real

You can now play Star Wars-like holographic chess for real

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Holograms and volumetric displays have come a long way in the past five or so years, and now you can own your own piece of sci-fi lore.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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Old oil wells are finding new life as Hydrogen fuel sources thanks to these bacteria

Old oil wells are finding new life as Hydrogen fuel sources thanks to these bacteria

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Once oil wells are tapped out they’re capped, but now they’re getting a new lease of life after bacteria injected into them turn them into green hydrogen fuel sources.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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Quantum sensors help BT boost the power of its 5G network a hundred fold

Quantum sensors help BT boost the power of its 5G network a hundred fold

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF While this technology is new and emerging it shows great promise for the future.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. British telecoms giant BT is...

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NIST created the first atomic communications system, played games, and watched TV

NIST created the first atomic communications system, played games, and watched TV

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Future communications could be atom based not necessarily electromagnetic or RF based … there’s a thought.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Scientists at US...

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The first federated quantum supercomputers are emerging across Europe

The first federated quantum supercomputers are emerging across Europe

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why buy one giant supercomputer when you can just pool together the power of many smaller systems to beat the biggest supercomputers?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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The first aqueous ionic transistor for liquid computers ran a liquid neural network

The first aqueous ionic transistor for liquid computers ran a liquid neural network

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We think of computing as being “silicon based” and “solid” but the future of computing breaks all these rules and more.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote,...

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The US military is significantly ramping up its interest in quantum communications

The US military is significantly ramping up its interest in quantum communications

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF On the battlefield electronic communications are almost the key to the battle, but new quantum technologies are making it easier – and harder – to spy on the enemy so militaries around the world are ramping their investments and research.   Love the Exponential Future?...

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DeepMind’s newest AI thrashes human gamers at Stratego

DeepMind’s newest AI thrashes human gamers at Stratego

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We all make decisions even in the absence of data and in order for AI to “take on the real world” it has to aswell but so far that’s been tricky.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Futurist Keynote, Ghana: The Future of Banking, Money, and Payments with Standard Chartered

Futurist Keynote, Ghana: The Future of Banking, Money, and Payments with Standard Chartered

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In this keynote speaker and futurist Matthew Griffin discusses how human ingenuity and technology are turning the world of banking, money, and payments on their head, and how tomorrow’s normal might be the one everyone least expects.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential...

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Futurist Keynote, UK: The Future of Infrastructure 2080 with NCE

Futurist Keynote, UK: The Future of Infrastructure 2080 with NCE

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In this keynote speaker and futurist Matthew Griffin discusses how N+2 and N+3 generation emerging technologies could transform how we build infrastructure and what that means for the civil engineering sector.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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In a world first scientists used AI and a quantum computer to simulate an actual wormhole

In a world first scientists used AI and a quantum computer to simulate an actual wormhole

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Who wouldn’t love to jump between blackholes to travel between dimensions and across time?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Wormholes have been a science...

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Your level of stress can now be measured using a simple palm worn smart tattoo

Your level of stress can now be measured using a simple palm worn smart tattoo

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Stress is a killer, among other things, so being able to measure it now means it’s easier for people to know when others need help.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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The world’s smallest synthetic lifeform can now move by itself

The world’s smallest synthetic lifeform can now move by itself

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Synthetic bacteria aren’t natural, and now scientists are starting to give them new abilities.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Japanese scientists have “engineered the...

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Researchers are going to grow new organs in patients for the first time

Researchers are going to grow new organs in patients for the first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Imagine needing a transplant but rather than having one the doctors just regrow you a new organ in vivo …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Volkswagen announces plans to create a hydrogen car with a 2,000km range

Volkswagen announces plans to create a hydrogen car with a 2,000km range

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF While most companies are betting big on electric vehicles some are now spreading their bets just in case.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Volkswagen,...

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