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NASA has launched the second set of pictures taken by the James Webb House Telescope, revealing galaxies, planets, and stars in unprecedented element.

The brand new photos embrace an unbelievable research of the ambiance of a gasoline big planet 1,000 light-years from Earth, known as WASP-96 b, a dying star throwing off its outer layers, and an beautiful view of Stephan’s Quintet, a gaggle of 5 galaxies about 300 million light-years from Earth. Check out them right here.

—Jonathan O’Callaghan

AI’s progress isn’t the identical as creating human intelligence in machines

The time period “synthetic intelligence” actually has two meanings. AI refers each to the elemental scientific quest to construct human intelligence into computer systems and to the work of modeling large portions of information. These two endeavors are very completely different, each of their ambitions and within the quantity of progress they’ve made in recent times.

The majority of the speedy progress at the moment is in data-centric AI, and we’ve bought a formidable line-up of individuals making inroads within the discipline on this 12 months’s MIT Expertise Overview 35 Innovators Underneath 35. Learn extra about their work and what’s wanted to assist them to reach this essay by Oren Etzioni, CEO of the Allen Institute for AI.

This essay is a part of MIT Expertise Overview’s 2022 Innovators Underneath 35 package deal recognizing probably the most promising younger folks working in know-how at the moment. See the complete record right here.

The must-reads

I’ve combed the web to search out you at the moment’s most enjoyable/necessary/scary/fascinating tales about know-how.

1 Twitter is suing Elon Musk
The corporate stated it “bent over backwards” to present him the information he requested for. (WSJ $)
+ It additionally claims quite a lot of the information he requested for is actually ineffective, anyway. (NY Magazine)
+ The case might be heard in Delaware, the place many company rulings are thrashed out. (NYT $)
+ A fond look again at a few of Twitter’s wildest moments. (The Guardian)
+ Twitter “relished” being Donald Trump’s favourite platform, a former worker informed the Jan 6 committee. (WP $)

2 The web is failing visually impaired customers
Tweaks to net pages designed to assist usually find yourself hindering as an alternative. (NYT $)

3 Sri Lanka has warned residents to not use crypto amid its political chaos
Unhealthy information for Sri Lankans who invested in crypto after their native forex tanked. (TechCrunch)
+ Crypto corporations are leaning towards litigation. (Protocol)
+ Actor Seth Inexperienced reportedly misplaced worthwhile NFTs as a part of a multi-million greenback rip-off. (Motherboard)
+ Snap is experimenting with including NFTs to its platform. (FT $)

4 Aware expertise continues to be considered one of AI’s greatest obstacles
Primarily as a result of some consultants argue it’s distinctive to people. (CNET)
+ What an octopus’s thoughts can educate us about AI’s final thriller. (MIT Expertise Overview

5 How Trump’s tweets have come again to chunk him
His message encouraging followers to affix his protest has been introduced as key proof to the January 6 committee. (The Atlantic $)
+ Trump’s aides repeatedly informed him he was flawed, however he carried on anyway. (Wired $)
+ The 76-year outdated continues to be the front-runner for the 2024 Republican nomination. (New Yorker $)

6 China’s recruiters are livestreaming vacancies to determined jobseekers
Hundreds of thousands are tuning in within the hopes of securing a brand new job. (SCMP)
+ China desires to manage how its well-known livestreamers act, communicate, and even costume. (MIT Expertise Overview)

7 India’s rural staff are being punished by a glitchy authorities app 
It usually doesn’t work in poorly-connected areas and sometimes crashes. (Remainder of World)
+ The villagers preventing to outlive India’s lethal heatwaves. (MIT Expertise Overview)

8 Sensor-equipped sea turtles make helpful cyclone trackers
And supply worthwhile perception into the ocean’s altering construction, too. (Hakai Journal)

9 An unmanned plane has spent 26 days airborne
The Airbus craft has damaged its personal report within the course of. (BBC)

10 In reward of 80s online game compilations 
They don’t make ‘em like they used to. (The Guardian)

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