01: Miracle in Motion
Gert-Jan Oskam, a man paralyzed in a cycling accident 12 years ago, can now walk again. This significant advancement was made possible through an AI-powered device called a brain-spine interface.
Through a digital link, the device connects his brain to the nerves below his injury, translating his thoughts into movements. This is an impressive example of how AI is transforming the landscape of neurology and spinal cord injury treatments, as well as a glimpse into how we can imagine what doesn’t feel possible by pushing the limits in technology.
After 40 rehabilitation sessions using this AI-enhanced brain-spine interface, Oskam regained voluntary control over his legs and feet.
This achievement was impossible with spinal stimulation alone, indicating that the AI-driven training sessions with the new device have facilitated further recovery in nerve cells that were not completely severed during his injury.
The team behind this AI-powered technology is currently undertaking trials to decide if a similar device can restore arm movements.
If successful, future AI-assisted devices could help stroke patients and paralyzed individuals regain mobility and control over other functions often affected by spinal cord injuries, such as bladder control.
This AI-enabled development represents a significant milestone in spinal cord injury rehabilitation. And by unlocking new possibilities, AI plays a pivotal role in improving the quality of life for individuals affected by such injuries. How great is this?
02: NVIDIA Hits the Four Comma Club
NVIDIA is crushing it and is on a tear this year. I’ve bookmarked over 12 highlights about them just in the last few weeks, but here are the top 4 you need to know:
- $1 Trillion Market Cap: 🔗 NVIDIA recently hit a $1 trillion market value. That’s a big deal in tech, and it shows just how much the industry values its work in AI.
- Real-Time AI NPCs in Video Games: 🔗 NVIDIA has rolled out the NVIDIA Avatar Cloud Engine (ACE) for Games. This AI platform makes non-playable characters (NPCs) in video games smarter. Imagine characters in a game that can chat with players in real time. We’ve wanted this since early role-player games, and now it’s genuinely happening.
- Eye Contact Feature: 🔗 NVIDIA’s new “Eye Contact” feature is a game-changer for video calls. It uses AI to simulate eye contact, making video chats feel more like face-to-face conversations. This is part of NVIDIA Broadcast 1.4, a live streaming and video conferencing tool. Note I used this same feature for a recent reel 🔗 I posted.
- Neuralangelo: 🔗 NVIDIA’s Neuralangelo is an AI model that can turn 2D videos into 3D objects. Imagine transforming a simple video clip into a detailed 3D structure.
Now, let’s bring this home and discuss what this techy stuff means for your business.
The real-time AI NPCs technology could be a game-changer for customer service. Imagine having AI-based virtual assistants that can chat with your customers in real-time, giving them a personalized and engaging experience.
And then there’s the “Eye Contact” feature. If you or your team work remotely or rely on video calls for your business, this could make your video calls feel more like real conversations.
Or consider the last time you didn’t record that piece of content because you felt like you had to read something vs. memorize it.
It’s all about making those virtual interactions feel more personal.
Then, let’s talk about Neuralangelo. This technology could help you create 3D visualizations of your products or services. If you’re in a field like real estate or product design, this could give your customers a more detailed view of what you’re offering. It’s like giving your customers a virtual tour right from their screen.
So, in a nutshell, NVIDIA’s latest advancements in AI aren’t just fantastic tech news that no one but developers can use. They could seriously level up the way you do business.
This is why I’m so passionate about sharing this news and how it serves your operations and growth.
03: ChatGPT By The Numbers
PEW Research recently surveyed ChatGPT and found some fascinating numbers.
The study can be found here 🔗 and here are some great key takeaways.
- Awareness vs. Usage: Many adults know of ChatGPT, but few have used it.
- Demographics Influence: Education, race, and age affect familiarity and use of ChatGPT.
- AI Adoption Hesitation: Despite awareness, people’s use of AI, like ChatGPT is limited, indicating reservations about AI adoption.
And consider these opportunities:
- Educate Users: Entrepreneurs can create services that educate about AI tools.
- Demographic-Specific AI: Design AI tools that cater to specific demographics.
- Trust-Building: Develop transparent, secure AI systems to address adoption concerns.
- AI for the Underserved: Create AI solutions for currently underserved demographics.
Since this is all about ChatGPT, I thought there was no better way to empower you with the data than to give you the data 🔗 to work with in ChatGPT
In case you zoomed over that or to the end
➡️ I used ChatGPT to make sense of the ChatGPT data and summarize
Have fun exploring the numbers and asking it questions with the new “Link Sharing” feature. This is the power of the tool in practice.