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Where being a tech enthusiast is cool!
Here’s what we’ve put together for your weekly Spark News:
100 Cool Gadgets for this Year 💻
AI Will Never Run the World 🤖
Robots with Tactile Senses 👁🗨
Smart Bandages 🩹
MIT’s Drone Anti-Collision Technology ✈️
⚡️ Sparkmate News ⚡️
Welcoming our Newest Team mate 💥
A Huge & Exciting Announcement! 😃
⚡️ WHICH GADGET IS FOR YOU?
2023 Top Gadgets 🤓
💻 Keeping up with the constantly evolving tech industry can be challenging, but fortunately, we are here to help. At CES 2023, a yearly event highlighting the latest technological advancements and emerging trends, leading brands presented products that can enhance your home office, create an authentic home theater, upgrade your gaming setup, and improve your well-being while ensuring your safety and sanity. We believe that tech gadgets are designed to simplify and enhance your life, so for this list, we scrutinized new product releases from top manufacturers in various tech and gadget categories, as well as revisited long-term favorites to determine their continued relevance. From wireless earbuds to smart home devices to technology for parents, we have compiled a collection of the most impressive gadgets available today.
Some top products include:
🤖 HUMANS > ROBOTS
AI Can Never Rule the World 💡
Whether referred to as the Skynet hypothesis, Artificial General Intelligence, or the advent of the Singularity, the notion that artificial intelligence could surpass human intelligence has long been a source of concern (and, for a few, enthusiasm) among both AI experts and laypeople. Several experts at the University of Buffalo and founders of AI company Cognotekt provided Digital Trends with some commentary on the future of AI. See below for a teaser of their riveting discussion.
Q: Why does this notion of singularity or artificial general intelligence interest people so much?
A: If you are God, you also want to be a creator. If you could create a superintelligence then you are like God. I think it has to do with the hyper-narcissistic tendencies in our culture.
Q: What would that mean for the future of AI development?
A: If people learn the message of our book, they will, we believe, be able to engineer better systems, because they will concentrate on what is truly feasible – and stop wasting money and effort on something that can’t be achieved.
🧤 ROBOTS THAT FEEL
Scientists are Elevating the Ordinary Robot 🤖
🤖 According to Professor Nathan Lepora, who oversees the 15-person Tactile Robotics Research Group at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, the field of tactile sensing and robotics has experienced a significant transformation in the last four to five years. There has been a shift towards using cameras as sensors, referred to as optical- and vision-based tactile sensing. This change has been well-received because it is understood that the high-resolution data collected from the fingertips is essential for the artificial intelligence necessary to manage these systems.
🩹 CALTECH'S SMART BANDAIDS
Smart Recovery Products 🛑
Getting injured never had such a bright recovery time.
Smart bandages differ from traditional bandages which usually consist of absorbent layers only. Instead, smart bandages are made of a flexible and stretchy polymer that contains embedded electronics and medication. These electronics enable the sensor to detect molecules such as uric acid or lactate, pH levels, and temperature in the wound, which may be indicative of inflammation or bacterial infection.
The smart bandage has three possible responses.
It can wirelessly transmit the collected data from the wound to a nearby device such as a computer, tablet, or smartphone for review by a patient or medical professional.
It can administer an antibiotic or medication that is stored within the bandage directly to the wound site to treat the infection and inflammation.
It can apply a low-level electrical field to stimulate tissue growth and promote faster healing.
In animal models under laboratory conditions, the smart bandages have demonstrated the ability to offer real-time updates on wound conditions and metabolic states to researchers. They have also accelerated the healing of chronically infected wounds similar to those found in humans.
MIT'S TRAJECTORY PLANNING SYSTEM 🤔
Fascinating Drone Technologies ✈️
“If you want to fly safer, you have to be careful, so it is reasonable that if you don’t want to collide with an obstacle, it will take you more time to get to your destination. If you collide with something, no matter how fast you go, it doesn’t really matter because you won’t reach your destination.” -Kondo
MIT researchers have developed a new algorithm called Robust MADER, which enhances the multi-agent trajectory-planner system for drones to prevent collisions. The algorithm includes a delay-check step, allowing drones to wait a specific amount of time before committing to a new trajectory. Robust MADER has achieved a 100% success rate in generating collision-free trajectories when tested in simulations and flight experiments. This advanced technology enables drones to work together safely in the same airspace by formulating optimal collision-free trajectories, even when communications between agents are delayed.
⚡️ SPARKMATE NEWS ⚡️ - FRED JOINING THE TRIBE!
We are thrilled to introduce Frederic Legrand, our newest member of the Sparkmate family in Hong Kong. Fred is an enthusiastic and passionate follower of science and technology, who is always up for a challenge. Although originally from Paris, he grew up in Hong Kong and has a keen interest in sports like running, swimming, and basketball. We are excited to have you on our team and can't wait to witness the amazing things you will accomplish at Sparkmate!
⚡️ SPARKMATE UPDATES ⚡️ - PERKS NEGOTIATED FOR YOU
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Starting April 11th, you can get 6 months of free Notion towards a Plus Plan, which includes unlimited AI and new resources to make onboarding and implementation easy. 🛑
This offer provides tremendous savings for startups. Just imagine-a startup with 50 employees can save over $6,000, a whopping 6X better than our previous offer of $1,000!
Notion is an all-in-one platform that helps startups consolidate multiple tools such as docs, wiki, and project management, thus extending our runway.
Check out more details about the offer on the Sparkmate Vault 🌟
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