Tag: innovation

Two Clinical Trials Test Cheap Pills to Extend Life

Humans have been cheating death for centuries—with average lifespans in the U.S. jumping over 20% in just the past century. We’ve redefined the average lifespan through a combination of common sense (don’t smoke) and groundbreaking-turned-routine science (vaccines, mammograms). But less so with extreme lifespan. Sophocles died at 90; Ramses II lived at least that long. […]

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How Natural Gas has Become the Climate Enemy

Coal has long been the greatest climate villain, a carboniferous Darth Vader or Voldemort (I said it). As the environmental movement reenergized with Earth Day 1990 (my freshman year of college), one angle was basically: Let’s at least start by switching to natural gas. According to the American Geosciences Institute, coal can emit from 76% […]

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The Focus Shifts to Coping with Climate Change

ICYMI: We just officially hit the global temperature threshold that climate scientists have been warning that we absolutely should not—if we want to maintain a healthy planet. The world has had its first year-long breach of the 1.5-degree Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) temperature rise that countries had agreed at the 2015 “COP” conference in Paris […]

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Tech Leaders Plan for Responsible AI at Davos

This year, 75% of companies are expected to move from doing proof of concepts on AI to actually operationalizing the technology. The question of how to do that in an ethical and responsible way was the topic of a Techonomy discussion at the recent World Economic Forum meeting in Davos this year.  Hosted by Dan […]

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AI’s Seismic Impact on the C-suite

In the brisk winter air of Davos, amidst the buzz of the World Economic Forum, a distinguished panel convened to explore an increasingly pertinent theme: the transformative impact of artificial intelligence on the roles of C-suite executives. The session drew leaders, including Valerie Beaulieu-James, chief sales and marketing officer at The Adecco Group; Matt McDonald, […]

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Hottest Job in Corporate America? The Executive in Charge of A.I.

In September, the Mayo Clinic in Arizona created a first-of-its-kind job at the hospital system: chief artificial intelligence officer. Doctors at the Arizona site, which has facilities in Phoenix and Scottsdale, had experimented with A.I. for years. But after ChatGPT’s release in 2022 and an ensuing frenzy over the technology, the hospital decided it needed […]

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What Biden Needs to Tell Us

Sometimes social revolutions emerge from ordinary ideas. In the 17th and 18th centuries, thinkers like William Petty, David Hume and Adam Smith popularized a concept called “division of labor.” It’s a simple notion. If I specialize in doing what I’m good at, and you specialize in what you’re good at, and we exchange what we’ve […]

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Why Shiseido Is Dropping Free Generative NFTs Over Art Basel Miami

An image from Shiseido’s generative art project with Art Blocks. Shiseido Japanese beauty brand Shiseido is teaming up with Art Blocks Engine for generative digital art project Future Reflections, unveiled over Art Basel Miami. Guided by an algorithm based on the key ingredients of Shiseido’s Future Solutions LX collection (including the enmei herb and ahoy […]

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Figuring Out What Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) Consists Of Is Enormously Vital And Mindfully On The Minds Of AI Researchers At Google DeepMind

Trying to nail down what we mean by AI and AGI. getty In today’s column, I am going to do a deep dive into what is meant by the oft-mentioned terms known as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). You might be under the assumption that both AI and AGI are tightly defined […]

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Today’s Wordle #900 Hints, Clues And Answer For Wednesday, December 6th

Wordle game displayed on a screen and Wordle game displayed on a phone screen are seen in this … [+] illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on July 20, 2023. (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images) NurPhoto via Getty Images Welcome back to Wordle Wednesdays, Wordle Warriors! This is a special Wordle Wednesday because […]

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How this CEO Built A Top 50 Pharma Company Focusing On Culture Day 1

For a company to successfully create new and life-changing therapeutics for people, it must begin by establishing its own people-first and mission-driven culture. That’s the premise Bruce Cozadd set out to test when he co-founded Jazz Pharmaceuticals (NDAQ: JAZZ) in 2003. Jazz began its life like many other biotech startups, focused on creating therapeutics for […]

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CVS To Rebrand Growing Health Services As ‘CVS Healthspire’

CVS Health chief executive officer Karen S. Lynch speaks Monday, Dec. 4th at The Jazz at Lincoln … [+] Center in New York. Lynch said CVS Health is rebranding its healthcare services operations under a new name, “CVS Healthspire,” as the company expands deeper into the provision of medical care services. Jamel Toppin CVS Health […]

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Some Of The Pentagon’s Drones Cost Their Weight In Gold

The U.S. Army’s new RQ-28A is breathtakingly expensive compared to its civilian counterparts made by … [+] the same company. U.S. Army Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks is pushing the Replicator project down a fast track, with contractor selection expected in December. Replicator seeks to rapidly produce thousands of small, highly capable drones fat […]

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‘Fortnite’ Servers Are Down, Here’s When Chapter 5, Season 1 Begins

Fortnite Chapter 5, Season 1 is almost here. Credit: Epic Games Update 12/03/2023. See updates below. It’s a big weekend for Fortnite fans. Fortnite OG, after less than a month-long season, has come to an end. The wildly popular season, which returned to the original map, saw over 100 million players over the course of […]

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Today’s Wordle #897 Hints, Clues And Answer For Sunday, December 3rd

Wordle game displayed on a phone screen is seen in this illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland … [+] on February 21, 2022. (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images) NurPhoto via Getty Images I often get mixed up on what day it is because everything blurs together and time is a flat circle. I […]

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The First ‘House Of The Dragon’ Season 2 Trailer Is Filled With Blood, Fire And Oh So Many Dragons

House Of The Dragon Credit: HBO The first trailer for HBO’s Game Of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon has finally swooped down from the heavens to bathe us in its glorious fire. War was brewing between the Black and the Green when Season 1 came to its bloody, tragic end, and more blood and […]

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If You Missed The ‘Fortnite’ Live-Event Because Of A Long Queue, Here’s What Happened And When You Can Play It Again

Fortnite’s big Eminem event is almost here. Credit: Epic Games Updated 12/2/2023. See updates below. Fortnite’s massive Eminem ‘Big Bang’ live-event will end the Fortnite OG season and kick off a “new beginning” for the battle royale game. The live-event is the first we’ve had in quite some time, and brings to an end the […]

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Family Guy’s Peter Griffin Is Totally Ripped In This ‘Fortnite’ Chapter 5 Trailer

Fortnite Credit: Epic Games Fortnite’s Big Bang live-event featuring Eminem just wrapped up and now it’s time to get ready for Chapter 5. Epic has already released the trailer for the new Chapter and Season which is being dubbed Under Ground despite not taking place underground. You can see the gorgeous new map—replete with some […]

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Here’s The Exact Time The ‘Fortnite’ Eminem ‘Big Bang’ Event Goes Live And Everything You Need To Know

Fortnite’s big Eminem event is almost here. Credit: Epic Games Fortnite’s massive Eminem ‘Big Bang’ live-event will end the Fortnite OG season and kick off a “new beginning” for the battle royale game. The live-event is the first we’ve had in quite some time, and brings to an end the most popular—but also shortest—season in […]

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This Is The Only Way To Save Healthcare In The U.S.

Why do healthcare costs keep rising? Because, unlike other markets, the consumer—that is, the patient—is not in charge. Third parties, primarily large insurers and Medicare and Medicaid, are. Health Savings Accounts, which have been around for 20 years, allow patients to control certain funds rather than third parties. Today there are 35 million accounts that […]

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This Week In XR: Pica Labs Text-To- Video Gen AI Scores $55 Million, XR Companies In The Money

Pica Labs text-to-video Generative AI platform raises $55M. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners with participation from Homebrew, Conviction Capital, SV Angel, Ben’s Bites and notable angel investors including Quora founder Adam D’Angelo, ex-GitHub CEO Nat Friedman and Giphy co-founder Alex Chung. Pika was co-founded by Demi Guo and Chenlin Meng, both former […]

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How Dangerous Are Russia’s New Stealthy Shahed Drones?

Russia’s Shahed attack drones now sport new black paint job to improve their radar and visual … [+] stealth. Tsaplienko/TG channel The latest wave of Shahed-136 drones to hit Ukraine are darker than previous models a ‘stealth’ modification to infiltrate Ukrainian air defenses. Ukrainian officials were quick to explain to local media that this is […]

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Chinese Food-Delivery Billionaire Wang Xing Suffers $6.6 Billion Wealth Plunge As Growth Wanes

Wang Xing, founder and CEO of Meituan. Visual China Group via Getty Images Wang Xing, the founder of Chinese food-delivery giant Meituan, has seen his wealth plunge by a whopping $6.6 billion this year, as the Beijing-based company struggles to find faster growth amid lackluster consumption and heightened competition. The 44-year-old mogul still has a […]

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Microfinance Company Of Billionaire Kumar Birla’s Daughter Is Now India’s Second Largest After Acquisition

Ananya Birla . Commodities tycoon Kumar Mangalam Birla’s 29-year-old daughter, Ananya Birla, who started microfinance company Svatantra Microfin when she was just 17, completed the acquisition of rival Chaitanya India Fin Credit (owned by Indian billionaire Sachin Bansal) last week. The Chaitanya deal made Svatantra the second-largest player among microfinance institutions under the non-banking finance […]

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A Long-Term Solution To America’s Long-Term Care Crisis

“The growing need for long-term care among older adults is already sapping our economy,” writes … [+] Pipes. getty If you’re a Millennial or Gen Xer, you may also soon find yourself a part of the “Sandwich Generation.” That’s the name demographers have given to the millions of Americans caring for both young children and […]

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Failed Modernization Means Russia’s Main Combat Tank Is A Lemon

Russian T-72B3 tanks parading through Red Square. They look impressive but failure to update the old … [+] tanks has left several major flaws. Getty Images Russia’s modern T-90 tanks are mainly AWOL in Ukraine, but the country has vast numbers of older tanks to fill the gaps. As confirmed vehicle losses meticulously compiled by […]

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‘Far Cry’ Has Lost Its Way, But It’s Not Too Late — Here’s How To Fix Ubisoft’s Lost Shooter Franchise

Far Cry Credit: Ubisoft Did I ever tell you the definition of insanity? It’s doing the exact . . . same bleeping thing . . . over and over again expecting . . . bleep to change. That. Is. Crazy. ~ Vaas, Far Cry 3, who may as well have been discussing the problems with […]

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