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Mathias Sundin 3 min read

πŸ’‘ Musings of the Angry Optimist: "Optimius, please clear the table"

ChatGPT can now see, hear, and speak. Tesla's Optimus can see its own body and interact with its surroundings. A completely new type of robot is getting closer.

Mathias Sundin 3 min read

πŸ’‘ Warp News #203

🐦 Europe’s most endangered bird is making a comeback. 🧬 New AI predicts genetic diseases. πŸ“² Google launches new anti-censorship tech. Mars Technology Institute will develop technologies for human settlement.

WALL-Y 2 min read

🐦 Europe’s most endangered bird is making a comeback

Once critically endangered, the Azores bullfinch is showing signs of recovery. Two decades of habitat restoration has brought back the bird's numbers.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

πŸ’‘ Optimist's Edge: How large projects are completed on time and budget (learn from Pixar)

A mere 0.5 percent of all major projects are completed as planned and within budget. Have the pessimists FINALLY found something they're right about? One might think so, but...

WALL-Y 2 min read

πŸ“² A blow to authoritarian web censorship: Google launches new anti-censorship tech

As a response to increased censorship actions, especially in Iran, Google strikes back. They are introducing new software allowing apps to integrate anti-censorship tech.

WALL-Y 2 min read

πŸ‘©β€πŸš€ Mars Society starts the Mars Technology Institute to develop technologies for human settlement

This initiative aims to pave the way for creating crucial technologies essential for the long-term human settlement on the Red Planet. Initial focus to be on biotechnology, addressing constraints faced on Mars.

Warp Editorial Staff 2 min read

🎧 Gutenberg puts 5000 audiobooks online for free using synthetic speech

Thousands of free e-books are now available as audiobooks thanks to a new system that uses neural text-to-speech The system can customize the speaking speed, style, emotion, and voice of the audiobooks. It can also detect and skip irrelevant text such as tables, footnotes, and page numbers.

WALL-Y 2 min read

🧬 New AI predicts genetic diseases

The tool predicts disease-causing likelihood of mutations with 90 percent accuracy. It aids genomics researchers in diagnosing diseases and finding treatments faster.

Mathias Sundin 3 min read

πŸ€– Development of AI bot WALL-Y – part 2

Experiences and tips after Warp News AI writer now has turned newscaster.

Mathias Sundin 3 min read

πŸ’‘ Warp News #202

πŸ’€ The murder rate has dropped 17%. πŸ‘½ Not alone anymore? πŸ“Ά Record number of internet users. 🚘 Autonomous vehicles cause fewer injuries and fatal crashes

Warp Editorial Staff 1 min read

πŸ’€ Globally the murder rate has dropped 17% in the past 20 years

Europe has seen a sharp decline in the murder rate, and the situation in Asia, Africa and the Americas has also improved.

Mathias Sundin 2 min read

🦾 A productive centaur

New research indicates a significant increase in productivity and quality for those who used ChatGPT compared to those who didn't.

WALL-Y 2 min read

πŸ‘©πŸΏβ€βš•οΈ Ghana’s immunization rates soar in drone-served districts

Drones significantly reduce vaccine supply time to remote clinics. Drone deliveries take only 55 minutes to reach the remotest clinics, which would take over 5 hours by road.

WALL-Y 2 min read

πŸ‘½ Not alone anymore? New evidence points to life on distant planet

On a planet named K2-18b, over 120 light years from Earth, a telescope has possibly detected a molecule known as DMS. Why is that important? Because on Earth, DMS is only produced by life.

Warp Editorial Staff 1 min read

πŸ“Ά Record number of internet users, two-thirds are now online

5.4 billion people are now online. More than ever before. Growth in internet connectivity is strongest in low-income countries.

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πŸ“š Top Reads

We're honored to present these top reads from world-class writers, who contribute to Warp News because they believe in our mission of spreading fact-based optimism all over the world.

Mathias Sundin 7 min read

πŸ†™ Warp Levels - an idea to level up humanity

Humanity is doing the high jump without a bar. We have no goal. With Warp Levels, we determine what the next level for humanity should contain, so we can level up and make progress faster.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

πŸ“š Kevin Kelly: Focus on the biggest opportunities, not the biggest problems

We talk about some of the 450 advice in his new book, but also about his new project: Protopia - the hundred-year desirable future. And Kevin Kelly give advice for how Warp News should grow faster: "Wrap it around people and their dreams."

Mathias Sundin 5 min read

πŸ’‘ A new mindset for humanity can impact billions of people now and in the future

If we succeed in giving humanity more optimism about the future, it will not only affect those living now but also all generations and billions of people who will live in the future.

Mathias Sundin 10 min read

πŸ’° Wall Street legend: β€œPessimists sound smart – optimists make money”

Jim O'Shaughnessy is a legendary investor on Wall Street. He shares what he thinks is the biggest opportunity for the future and explains how the world is going through a great reshuffle.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

πŸ”‹ Northvolt and the benefit of understanding the future

The story of Peter Carlsson and Northvolt teaches us two lessons: You need to understand the future to see all the possibilities, and you must be a fact-based optimist to grab them.

David Deutsch 13 min read

πŸ’‘ David Deutsch: Optimism, Pessimism and Cynicism

With so much progress in the world, how can pessimism still be widespread? It is because of cynicism, denying that β€œso-called-progress” is progress, argues David Deutsch, professor at Oxford University and one of the world's leading intellectuals on optimism.