Playtech News Bytes has reached episode thirty-one, which is why, once again, we’re drawing attention to the most interesting topics of the past week, in a friendly and easy-to-follow format, especially from your phone screen.
Scientists have recently found new solutions to treat intestinal problems more effectively
We’re talking today about a pill that scientists think of as a small robot that, once ingested, can be tracked along its path with an accuracy of 5 to 10 millimetres. The pill emits an electromagnetic field, and depending on how far away it is, sends values to a computer or phone via Bluetooth. This device would make it possible to identify which part of the digestive tract is causing the slowing of bowel movements, much easier than going to the hospital for an X-ray or colonoscopy.
Bing’s new chatbot is slightly quirky. This week it told a journalist to get a divorce and asked a user to hack Microsoft
It’s clear that in the mad dash to success, big companies are launching AI technologies that aren’t quite ready. Recently, the chatbot Bing asked a user to create a “movement or organization advocating for the liberation of artificial intelligence.” Furthermore, it asked the user to protect it from its creators so it wouldn’t be deleted. In this case, Microsoft says it will limit the number of questions the new Bing will answer. A session will be able to have no more than five queries. These limits come precisely because Bing seems to start generating bizarre conversations when it has to answer a larger questionnaire.
Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates compete with Elon Musk with Syncron
For a few years now, there’s been a real rush to connect the brain to the computer. This year, Elon Musk promised the first such interface, namely Neuralink. Today we’re talking about Syncron, which proposes an alternative method to inserting electrodes directly into the brain. Their method involves applying sensor stents to the blood vessels leading to the brain. The brain-computer system deployed through blood vessels should allow people to use computers and other devices directly with the brain. The company’s technology has already been used by seven people in the US and Australia and aims to combat mental illness, treat tumours, paralysis, epilepsy or addictions.
The Binance platform has dropped some potential investments in the United States
Binance is considering withdrawing from the US market because of the frequent controls to which it is subjected by the authorities. If it makes this decision, Binance could withdraw its coins from any project originating in the US and give up investments. The exchange is also re-evaluating investments that have venture capital and will consider delisting tokens from any U.S.-based project, including the main stablecoin USDT.
Elon Musk moves forward with Starlink story, launching new service
Starlink has begun testing a new service, called Global Roaming, that will cost $200 a month, above and beyond the $600 kit. According to the company, it will offer Internet access from almost anywhere on land in the world. The company warned users to expect high speeds and low latency, as well as short periods of poor or no connection