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🤖 Startup unveils 15-foot robot suit for space exploration
👻 Metaverse could be used to bring back the dead virtually
🔮 Humane shows off its futuristic 'Ai Pin' wearable
🧠 OpenAI competitor Mistral brings open-source language models back to the forefront
🚀 Billionaire investor Bill Ackman says he would be 'absolutely' interested in a deal with Elon Musk's X
🤖 Startup unveils 15-foot robot suit for space explorationLINK
Engineers at Tokyo-based startup Tsubame Industries have developed a 3.5-ton, 15-foot robot suit named Archax, inspired by "Mobile Suit Gundam", a 1970s Japanese show.
The $3 million robot features cockpit monitors connected to exterior cameras for navigation, can operate in both 'robot mode' and 'vehicle mode', and is capable of travelling up to 6 miles per hour.
Ryo Yoshida, Tsubame Industries' CEO, aims to build five such machines initially for the wealthy enthusiasts, however, he envisions the robots eventually being used for disaster relief and space exploration.
👻 Metaverse could be used to bring back the dead virtuallyLINK
Mark Zuckerberg, Meta CEO, recently demonstrated new humanlike VR avatars, hinting at future possibilities in the Metaverse.
The idea of using these avatars to create virtual versions of deceased loved ones was discussed, with Zuckerberg suggesting there might be a "balance" to this concept.
Despite being impressed by the realism of Meta's new avatars, there's still skepticism due to Meta's recent struggles, including Reality Labs' nearly $14 billion loss in 2022.
🔮 Humane shows off its futuristic 'Ai Pin' wearableLINK
Humane, a startup founded by ex-Apple executives, has revealed the Ai Pin, a wearable AI assistant equipped with cameras, projectors, and AI tech with a new form factor, showcased at a Paris fashion show.
The Ai Pin, a standalone, privacy-first device powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon platform, can perform AI-powered optical recognition and offers features like projecting call information onto the user's hand, and translating languages.
However, details about the device's internet connection and exact functioning remain unclear. Despite looking stylish and featuring a mini-projector, it may face consumer skepticism due to potential privacy concerns and the need for further benefit clarification compared to smartphones.
🧠 OpenAI competitor Mistral brings open-source language models back to the forefrontLINK
Mistral, a new AI company created by ex-Google and Meta staff, is offering open-source language model solutions to make AI accessible for everyone, starting with their model, Mistral 7B.
Developed in three months, Mistral 7B is claimed to outperform competitors on all standard English and code benchmarks, providing faster text processing than large proprietary solutions at a fraction of the cost.
Despite being developed privately, the base model will be free to use, with charges applied for those interested in accessing the source code and weightings, as part of their mixed business model.
🚀 Billionaire investor Bill Ackman says he would be 'absolutely' interested in a deal with Elon Musk's XLINK
Billionaire investor Bill Ackman has expressed interest in a deal with Elon Musk's company, X Corp, but acknowledges uncertainty about the feasibility of such a deal.
Ackman's firm, Pershing Square, recently gained regulatory approval for a new type of SPAC targeting companies aiming to raise at least $1.5 billion.
Despite some prior investment in X Corp and his expressed respect for Musk, the exact nature and extent of Ackman's relationship with Musk and his company remain unclear.
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Coinbase's Singapore arm has secured a Major Payment Institution licence from the country's central bank, permitting digital payment token offerings to individuals and institutions.LINK
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