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  • Autonomous cars will be used 20X more than a typical car, causing them to wear out 20X faster
  • The CEO still said ride-hailing companies will need more drivers in the next 5-10 years, but beyond that drivers should consider a career change
  • The uses AI to create realistic AI avatars that even incorporate voice characteristics of their human counterpart
  • The avatars have already been used in national broadcasts in China, in music videos, & will soon be used to interact with heart disease patients
  • Onebillion & Kitkit School will split the $10M to teach kids to teach themselves reading, writing & arithmetic within 15 months
  • Nearly 3000 children in Tanzania learned to read & write, with 90% not previously knowing how to read a single word in Swahili
  • Josiah Zayner is well-known for documenting his own biohacking stunts such as using CRISPR on himself
  • This fact is likely to deter other biohackers from sharing their own experiments with the internet
  • The AI also translates directly from a speaker's voice to the translated speech without the usual intermediary text
  • Google believes end-to-end AI systems which don't stop for subsidiary tasks are essential for the future of translation
  • Oxygen batteries, especially potassium versions, are cheaper than lithium-ion & could improve range of electric vehicles
  • The teams hope that newer versions of oxygen and/or potassium batteries become mainstream to reduce dependence on cobalt & lithium
  • Delta, JetBlue & others are expected to sign up, though U.S. resident travelers may opt out still by asking TSA directly
  • Facial recognition data collected is stored by Customs for between 12 hours & 2 weeks, and 75 years for non-U.S.-citizens
  • The UK together with King's College London will train the AI systems to tackle medical imaging & broader correlates of disease
  • Together also with IBM, Siemens & others, the NHS will work to find cancer correlates, among other novel insights from their massive patient database
  • The White House boosted NASA's budget by $1.6B to $22.6B to get the U.S. back to the Moon by 2024
  • The ultimate goal is to create a lunar lander that can take humans to & from the lunar surface from a new lunar space station called Gateway
  • Demand for the Impossible burger is so high that the company has experienced shortages, causing them to raise $300M to keep up
  • Beyond Meat, Impossible Food's competitor, went public earlier this month & is trading at 4X its $25 IPO price
  • The team will test suborbital flights in a year with the gum-stick sized craft that will mainly send images back to earth
  • The eventual goal will propel the tiny craft toward neighboring star systems like Alpha Centauri, reaching it in 20 years
  • This carbon solidification process, the safest & most stable form, mimics natural carbon capture in nature
  • The CarbFix project reduces industrial plant emissions by 1/3rd & costs $25 per ton of CO2
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