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The Angry Optimist
👩🏫 Towards the centaur school - part 1
I found myself sitting there again. In a teacher's room. Almost 20 years since last time. Back then as a student teacher, this time as an AI developer. Now begins a journey towards developing AI services for education.
💡 Musings of the Angry Optimist: No AI pause, but the doomsday rhetoric has taken hold
Doomsday rhetoric has taken hold at the highest level, and risks damaging the future of humanity.
💡 Fact-based optimistic news of the week
💉 New malaria vaccine receives WHO approval – a malaria-free future in sight?
The second such vaccine, expected to significantly bolster supply and save countless lives in Africa. A monumental step towards a malaria-free future, says WHO.
🐯 40% more snow leopards in Bhutan
A 39.5 percent increase in snow leopard population from 2016, with 134 individuals confirmed. An expanded survey covering over 9,000 square kilometers of habitat reveals promising density.
🚘 Self-driving cars are safer than human drivers, study shows
The study finds that human drivers are more likely to crash, cause crashes and injure others than autonomous vehicles. Self-driving cars can reduce traffic fatalities and improve urban mobility.
🦾 US and Sweden are among top AI beneficiaries
US, Singapore, Sweden, the UK, and Switzerland are poised to gain immensely from AI.
🚰 Desalination of salt water is getting cheaper and cheaper
Desalination is the process of removing salt from seawater or brackish water to produce fresh water. Costs have fallen dramatically in recent years, thanks to technological innovations and economies of scale.
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