Let’s take a look at today’s daily roundup, which includes a rephrased news paragraph: An artificial intelligence (AI) model has been developed to predict psychosis by analyzing brain scans. In another innovation, a teenager from Rajasthan has created AgRobot, aiming to bring a revolution in farming practices. Additionally, a proposed bill in California suggests mandatory testing of AI models. OpenAI’s Altman is also seeking trillions of dollars to fund chip development. These are just a few highlights of today’s news.
1. An artificial intelligence model predicts psychosis with brain scans
A new artificial intelligence model predicts the onset of psychosis with brain scans. It is trained on global data and helps in early intervention, which is crucial for better outcomes. The causes of psychosis marked by detachment from reality vary. Only 30% of those at risk develop symptoms, highlighting the need for predictive tools. The study, led by Shinsuke Koike of the University of Tokyo, aims to identify biological markers alongside clinical symptoms, PTI reported.
2. Rajasthani teenager creates AgRobot to revolutionize agriculture
A Rajasthan-based teenager invented AgRobot to help farmers with soil assessment, irrigation and pest detection. Aryan Singh, 17, developed it at the Atal Tinkering Lab, gaining national acclaim. He came from a farming background and sought to alleviate labor problems. According to a PTI report, the multifunctional AgRobot received praise from the authorities and funding for further development. The goal is to enter the market within a year.
3. California bill proposes mandatory AI model testing
California law requires an AI model to be tested before release. Senator Scott Wiener’s proposal requires companies to ensure security, prevent hacking and allow for a complete shutdown. Testing protocols must be reported to the California Dept. of Technology for. The Minister of Justice can sue for critical damages. This reflects growing state-level AI regulation amid federal inaction, setting a precedent for tech industry standards, The Washington Post reported.
4. OpenAI’s Altman aims for trillions of chips, an AI initiative
According to the Wall Street Journal, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman is working with investors, including the United Arab Emirates, to secure funds for the technology initiative to improve chip manufacturing and AI capabilities. Estimated to be worth between $5-7 trillion, the project aims to address AI circuit scarcity, which is critical for training large language models such as ChatGPT. Altman’s ambitious plans aim to overcome growth constraints.
5. Artificial intelligence hides the ancient Herculaneum scrolls
Artificial intelligence hides the ancient Herculaneum scroll secrets buried by the eruption of Vesuvius. The charred papyri, part of about 1,000 scrolls found in a villa attached to Julius Caesar’s father-in-law, were unreadable until a breakthrough with artificial intelligence. Previous attempts failed due to fragmentation. According to a report by NBC News, the breakthrough follows a $1 million competition to open the remaining sealed scrolls, mostly located in Naples.