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

The brand new footage embrace an unimaginable examine of the ambiance of a fuel large 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 bunch of 5 galaxies about 300 million light-years from Earth. Take a look at them 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 knowledge. These two endeavors are very totally different, each of their ambitions and within the quantity of progress they’ve made in recent times.

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

This essay is a part of MIT Expertise Assessment’s 2022 Innovators Under 35 package deal recognizing probably the most promising younger individuals working in expertise at the moment. See the full list here.

The must-reads

I’ve combed the web to search out you at the moment’s most enjoyable/vital/scary/fascinating tales about expertise.

1 Twitter is suing Elon Musk
The corporate stated it “bent over backwards” to provide him the info he requested for. (WSJ $)
+ It additionally claims loads of the info he requested for is actually ineffective, anyway. (NY Mag)
+ The case shall 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 instructed 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 a substitute. (NYT $)

3 Sri Lanka has warned residents to not use crypto amid its political chaos
Dangerous information for Sri Lankans who invested in crypto after their native forex tanked. (TechCrunch)
+ Crypto firms 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 Acutely aware expertise remains to be considered one of AI’s largest obstacles
Primarily as a result of some consultants argue it’s distinctive to people. (CNET)
+ What an octopus’s thoughts can train us about AI’s final thriller. (MIT Technology Review

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 instructed him he was fallacious, however he carried on anyway. (Wired $)
+ The 76-year previous remains to be the front-runner for the 2024 Republican nomination. (New Yorker $)

6 China’s recruiters are livestreaming vacancies to determined jobseekers
Tens of millions 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 gown. (MIT Technology Review)

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

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

9 An unmanned plane has spent 26 days airborne
The Airbus craft has damaged its personal document 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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