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Technology

LLM, the dead end: why ChatGPT and others will never get us to AGI

Despite the exponential increase in energy consumption, Large Language Models show only linear improvements. Signs of a dead end towards AGI.

Future notes

Turn2Sun, high altitude sun and wind in the Swiss Alps

Turn2Sun gives wind turbines a second life by integrating them into solar systems in the Swiss Alps. Innovation at the service of the environment.

Friends

Artificial intelligence

LLM, the dead end: why ChatGPT and others will never get us to AGI

Despite the exponential increase in energy consumption, Large Language Models show only linear improvements. Signs of a dead end towards AGI.

Synthetic Memories wants to obtain photographs from our memories

Synthetic Memories creates “memory snapshots” from brain data, capturing memories with imperfections that make them lifelike.

Medical Research

Bacillus Pumilus: the best sun protection from a "space" bacterium

NASA's toughest bacterium, discovered in cleanrooms, is now the key ingredient in a revolutionary sunscreen that offers unmatched UV protection.

Exercise, as “washes away” BMP fat from muscles and slows down age

Just one hour, for four days: it is the dose of physical exercise that breaks down the fat molecule BMP, responsible for muscle aging.

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