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Here we highlight selected innovation related articles from around the world on a daily basis.  These articles related to innovation and funding for innovative companies, and best practices for innovation based economic development.

A Size Comparison of Objects in Our UniverseGlobal Data created a celestial 3D animation comparing the scale size of astronomical objects in our known universe, beginning with the relatively minuscule Dwarf Planets and concluding with the Supercluster Laniakea which is more than 500 million light years wide.

 

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This image was partially AI-generated with the prompt "a pair of robot hands holding pencils drawing a pair of human hands, oil painting, colorful," inspired by the classic M.C. Escher drawing. Watching AI mangle drawing hands helps us feel superior to the machines... for now. —AurichProgress in AI systems often feels cyclical. Every few years, computers can suddenly do something they’ve never been able to do before. “Behold!” the AI true believers proclaim, “the age of artificial general intelligence is at hand!” “Nonsense!” the skeptics say. “Remember self-driving cars?”

The truth usually lies somewhere in between.

Image: This image was partially AI-generated with the prompt "a pair of robot hands holding pencils drawing a pair of human hands, oil painting, colorful," inspired by the classic M.C. Escher drawing. Watching AI mangle drawing hands helps us feel superior to the machines... for now. —Aurich

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Blookberg Law School Innovation ProgramAs law firms, businesses, and their clients adapt to the new realities of the legal and business worlds, law schools must prepare students in new ways—beyond traditional law school curricula and teaching methods—to give students an experience and education that better prepares them for their post-graduation careers.

Image: https://news.bloomberglaw.com

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Profitwheel 600 ai2lUWSSaaS platform ProfitWheel has launched what it calls its flagship product: A tool that helps marketers operate without cookies.

The new product, Consumr.ai, enables large enterprise advertisers to discern their audience based on insights from their first-party data.

With cookies reportedly expiring in 2024, first-party data is ever more necessary for determining the content and offers that will best serve consumers, the company argues.

 

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Chatbot conversation on laptop screen app interfac 2021 12 09 19 43 39 utcLike so many others, I have been playing around with ChatGPT, the chatbot AI offering from OpenAI. It does a reasonable job of writing articles (or even books), answering questions, and analyzing information.

But can it innovate? I decided to put it to the test.

 

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Vintage computing laboratory on old wooden table 2022 04 06 23 31 55 utcResearchers may have made a massive breakthrough in quantum computing. According to a new study published in Nature Nanotechnology, researchers may have discovered a cheaper way to push large-scale quantum computers.

Quantum computing is an intriguing field that has seen quite a bit of growth over the past several years. However, there’s still a lot holding back the massive computers that researchers are working with – namely, their size and the sheer amount of control required to keep large-scale quantum computers running smoothly.

 

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COURTESY OF THINKERS50Some people have New Year’s resolutions filled with to-dos, promises, and lists. In the world of management thinkers, there is only one list that matters, the Thinkers50 Radar List. Thinkers50, often referred to as the ‘Oscars of Management Thinking,’ ranks the top 30 management thinkers to watch on their Radar List. Leaders worldwide impatiently wait for the release of this list as these are the people with fresh new ideas that can change the world. The process of selecting the class is proprietary and confidential. Thinkers50 painstakingly finds, analyzes and curates the most up-and-coming leaders around the globe.

Image: COURTESY OF THINKERS50

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Wooden rulers full frame background from wooden 2022 11 15 05 17 31 utcFor the tech community, the rallying cry in 2022 was about moving from the growth-at-all-costs mindset toward emphasizing profitability.

We believe that in turbulent times, startups and scaleups alike need to ensure:

They have sufficient runway to ride out a downturn without relying on large amounts of external funding. They are developing fundamentally healthy businesses with attractive economics and a cost structure built for efficient growth.

 

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Technician in biotech lab 2022 07 27 21 39 03 utc2022 saw some incredible scientific and technological breakthroughs, as well as some major medical breakthroughs — and 2023 is poised to follow up with more paradigm-shifting advances in the making. As the Deputy Director of Communications for Leaps by Bayer, I surveyed a brain trust of scientists, investors, and CEOs to learn which areas of biotech they are most eagerly watching this year. Here’s what they said.

 

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95ac29 23d0dcb3fa54466896c892998c5be423 mv2In a first for the genetic toolset known as CRISPR, a recently discovered protein has been found to act as a kind of multipurpose self-destruct system for bacteria, capable of degrading single-stranded RNA, single-stranded DNA and double-stranded DNA. With its abilities to target so many types of genetic material, the discovery holds potential for the development of new inexpensive and highly sensitive at-home diagnostic tests for a wide range of infectious diseases, including COVID-19, influenza, Ebola and Zika, according to the authors of a new study in the journal Nature.

Image: Recently discovered protein has been found to act as a kind of multipurpose self-destruct system for bacteria. (CREDIT: Creative Commons)

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P 1 90833734 palm turbinesWind turbines keep getting bigger: One design is three times taller than the Statue of Liberty, with blades that are each as long as a football field. The massive size makes wind energy cheaper to produce. But it also makes it harder to design equipment that can stand up to high winds. Instead of making stronger blades, one team of engineers created blades that can easily bend in a hurricane.

Image: DOE

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Network with pins 2022 07 07 15 17 21 utcLeadership has never been more critical, and technologies will continue to shape how leaders work in the coming years. It is, therefore, up to leaders to embrace these new technologies and use them responsibly if they’re going to stay ahead of the competition.

 

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Question mark 2021 08 26 22 30 01 utcIn the past few weeks, I've used ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence chatbot built by OpenAI, to help me research, outline, and write. It's told me jokes, created poems, impersonated me, and even helped me explore a medical issue I was facing.

It's no wonder many are predicting that the A.I. behind ChatGPT will replace Google as the way most people get answers to their most pressing questions.

 

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Because it can be taken orally, it’s much simpler for the patient to stay compliant with his or her treatment.  (CREDIT: Creative Commons)Yale researchers have developed an oral medication to treat diabetes that controls insulin levels while simultaneously reversing the inflammatory effects of the disease.

Developed by Tarek Fahmy, associate professor of biomedical engineering and of immunobiology, the drug has two critical advantages over the standard treatment for diabetes. Because it can be taken orally, it’s much simpler for the patient to stay compliant with his or her treatment. It also addresses three major issues with diabetes at the same time: it helps control immediate blood glucose levels, restores pancreatic function, and re-establishes normal immunity in the pancreatic environment.

Image: Because it can be taken orally, it’s much simpler for the patient to stay compliant with his or her treatment. (CREDIT: Creative Commons)

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Little boy is having online lessons by using lapto 2022 02 03 17 43 51 utcFrom the moment of conception to the pinnacle of success and beyond, startups encounter bumps, grazes and sometimes giant crashes along the way. Building a successful company that goes "all the way" takes grit and determination — and learning from others is one of the best ways to get inspired.

Throughout my many years in the world of tech startups, there are a few key ideas that have stayed with me. Here are five objectives that have proven useful:

 

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Alpay Koralturk of Kaiyo, Katerina Schneider of Ritual, and Lauren Bush Lauren of Feed. Kaiyo/Ritual/FEEDIf you're starting a business in 2023, it helps to enter a market that's poised to grow in value and demand — especially as experts warn of a recession on the horizon.

The industries with the most potential will be the ones that can withstand a recession and won't be deterred by dwindling venture-capital funding, entrepreneurs told Insider.

 

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