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Key Takeaway: Water is essential for development, production, and consumption, but we are overusing and polluting it. Eight safe and just boundaries have been identified for five domains: climate, biosphere, water, nutrients, and aerosols. Humans have already crossed these boundaries for water, but the minimum needs of the world’s poorest to access water and sanitation […]
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In June, an IBM computing executive claimed quantum computers were entering the “utility” phase, in which high-tech experimental devices become useful. In September, Australia’s Chief Scientist Cathy Foley went so far as to declare “the dawn of the quantum era”.  This week, Australian physicist Michelle Simmons won the nation’s top science award for her work on developing silicon-based […]
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Key Takeaway: Generative AI tools like ChatGPT are expected to improve internet searching for users by providing answers from the entire internet. However, concerns include opacity over information sources, potential for “hallucinated” answers, and copyright issues. The growing use of generative AI could potentially destroy the US$68 billion search engine optimization industry, which has helped […]
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Key Takeaway: Encrypting messages is crucial for protecting our privacy and humanity, and current methods of encryption use integer factorization, which can take billions of years to decrypt. However, the one-time pad (OTP) cipher, the world’s only unbreakable cipher, offers perfect security due to its real-world simplicity. The OTP cipher uses Hardware Random Number Generators […]

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Key Takeaway: André Breton’s “Manifesto of Surrealism” in 1928 sparked an art movement known for creating bizarre hybrids of words and images, often generated through chance. This approach was believed to stimulate the unconscious mind to cultivate new insights. Surrealist artists like Max Ernst used techniques like decalcomania and the “exquisite corpse” to create unique […]

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Key Takeaway: OpenAI CEO Sam Altman sparked controversy by referencing the 2013 movie “Her” to highlight the novelty of ChatGPT’s latest iteration. Actor Scarlett Johansson accused the company of improperly using her voice after she spurned their offer to make her the voice of ChatGPT’s new virtual assistant. This highlights the “sci-fi feedback loop,” which […]

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I highly recommend reading the McKinsey Global Institute’s new report, “Reskilling China: Transforming The World’s Largest Workforce Into Lifelong Learners”, which focuses on the country’s biggest employment challenge, re-training its workforce and the adoption of practices such as lifelong learning to address the growing digital transformation of its productive fabric. How to transform the country […]

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