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A robotic shoulder could make it easier to grow usable human tissue

A robotic shoulder that stretches, presses, and twists lab-grown human tendon tissue could pave the way for more successful tissue grafts. Though the field of tissue engineering is still mostly experimental, skin cells, cartilage, and even a windpipe grown from samples of human cells have been implanted in patients so far.  But growing usable human…

Posted on 26 May 2022 | 3:00 pm

Estimating impact and defining a future-ready cybersecurity strategy with brand risk calculator

Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to clarity.” Watch Bill Mew, digital ethics campaigner and CEO of CrisisTeam.co.uk talk to Vishal Salvi, SVP & CISO at Infosys, and Ameya Kapnadak, chief growth officer and head of consulting at Interbrand India, about why brands need to implement a well-defined, evolving…

Posted on 26 May 2022 | 1:58 pm

The Download: Locking up carbon with corn, and the path to greener steel

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. Inside Charm Industrial’s big bet on corn stalks for carbon removal In recent weeks, a crew of staffers from a company called Charm Industrial have been working on the edge of Kansas corn…

Posted on 26 May 2022 | 12:54 pm

Inside Charm Industrial’s big bet on corn stalks for carbon removal

In recent weeks, a crew of staffers from a company called Charm Industrial have been working on the edge of Kansas corn fields, moving rolled bales of stalks, leaves, husks, and tassels up to a white semi-trailer. Inside, a contraption called a pyrolyzer uses high temperatures in the absence of oxygen to break down the…

Posted on 26 May 2022 | 9:00 am

How Charm Industrial hopes to use crops to cut steel emissions

Charm Industrial has gained attention for its unusual approach to storing away carbon dioxide: converting plant matter into bio-oil that it then pumps into deep wells and salt caverns. (See related story.) But the San Francisco startup is now exploring whether that oil could be used to cut emissions from iron and steelmaking as well,…

Posted on 26 May 2022 | 9:00 am

The Download: Google’s AI cuteness overload, and America’s fight for gun control

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. The dark secret behind those cute AI-generated animal images Another month, another flood of weird, wonderful and cute images generated by an artificial intelligence. In April, OpenAI showed off its new picture-making neural…

Posted on 25 May 2022 | 1:08 pm

The dark secret behind those cute AI-generated animal images

Another month, another flood of weird and wonderful images generated by an artificial intelligence. In April, OpenAI showed off its new picture-making neural network, DALL-E 2, which could produce remarkable high-res images of almost anything it was asked to. It outstripped the original DALL-E in almost every way. Now, just a few weeks later, Google…

Posted on 25 May 2022 | 11:52 am

The Download: Clearview AI’s hefty fine, and countries’ monkeypox preparation

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. The walls are closing in on Clearview AI Controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI has been fined more than $10 million by the UK’s data protection watchdog for collecting the faces of UK…

Posted on 24 May 2022 | 12:20 pm

The walls are closing in on Clearview AI

Controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI has been fined almost $10 million by the UK’s data protection watchdog for collecting the faces of UK citizens from the web and social media. The firm was also ordered to delete all of the data it holds on UK citizens. The move by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office…

Posted on 24 May 2022 | 11:16 am

The Download: DeepMind’s AI shortcomings, and China’s social media translation problem

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. The hype around DeepMind’s new AI model misses what’s actually cool about it Earlier this month, DeepMind presented a new “generalist” AI model called Gato. The model can play the video game Atari, caption…

Posted on 23 May 2022 | 12:27 pm