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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Google creates a neural network that picks out individual voices in video

Google creates a neural network that picks out individual voices in video

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Not only does this technology have benefits for video search, but it also has surveillance and privacy implications.   Recently I talked about a new Artificial Intelligence (AI) advancement from Hitachi that let’s its AI’s pick out and follow individuals in a crowd – something that...

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New gene therapy technique cures deafness in mice

New gene therapy technique cures deafness in mice

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Millions of people around the world suffer from deafness, now scientists might be zero’ing in on a new cure that could change their lives forever.   In 2015, a team at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) reported restoring the hearing in genetically deaf...

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