Miraculous ‘AI-infused’ surgery restores movement and sensation to paralyzed US man; Goa Shipyard and IISc collaborate to implement AI in shipbuilding; Japan aims to accelerate scientific discovery with generative AI development – this and more in our daily AI roundup. Take a look.
1. Miraculous ‘AI-infused’ surgery restores movement and sensation to paralyzed man
AI-infused surgery has brought new hope to those paralyzed. According to to the New York Post Keith Thomas, injured in a diving accident, regained movement and sensation when his brain was connected to a computer through microelectrode implants. Experts call it a groundbreaking case for the treatment of various diseases. Dr. Ashesh Mehta praised Thomas’ determination and said this breakthrough could help millions around the world.
2. Goa Shipyard and IISc collaborate to implement AI in shipbuilding
Goa Shipyard and IISc join forces for AI-powered shipbuilding. The MoU between GSL and IISc aims to increase productivity, streamline processes and innovate in warship and weapon integration, according to a TOI report. The collaboration seeks to implement AI-powered predictive analytics for safer working conditions, defense preparedness and domestic production, as well as reducing accidents and protecting personnel and assets.
3. Japan aims to accelerate scientific discovery with generative AI development
Japan’s Ministry of Education plans to create a generative artificial intelligence that generates scientific hypotheses by learning from research papers and experiments, with the aim of increasing data security and national competitiveness, according to to Nikkei Asia. Initially, for medical and materials research, the project, led by Riken, will open this technology to external laboratories and companies in 2025. The AI can significantly reduce the time to publish articles and improve Japan’s global competitiveness.
4. ChatGPT’s Potential to Harm Humanity: Does the World Understand It?
Large language models (LLMs) face vulnerabilities, including susceptibility to automated adversarial attacks that produce malicious content. However, their superficial understanding of the human world is still a significant obstacle before they achieve “superintelligence.” OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT, warns that this powerful technology could lead to human extinction.
5. The role of AI in hiring, promoting and training employees
Artificial intelligence is transforming HR departments, with a majority of HR managers already using AI for various functions and more expected to increase reliance in the coming months. AI helps with tasks like managing employee records, payroll processing, benefits administration, and composing emails for repeat inquiries. Its ability to analyze big data increases HR efficiency, allowing teams to focus on more people-centric aspects of their work.