The f(x)=e^x | Organoid intelligence and ten predictions for 2030

Dr Mark van Rijmenam, CSP
3 min readAug 23, 2023

The f(x) = e^x | August 23, 2023 — Vol. 228

Claude 2’s joke of the week:

What do you get when you cross an AI with an organoid?

A mini-brain with a mind of its own!

What is Organoid Intelligence and How Will It Change the Future

My latest article:

For this week’s article, I took a futuristic look at the crossroads of AI and Biology, covering the exciting topic of organoid intelligence.

As we unlock the marvels of organoids — tiny brain-like structures derived from stem cells — we stand at the intersection of innovation and responsibility. Integrating these biologically-inspired neural networks into AI systems could birth a new epoch of machine learning. Bringing us steps closer to artificial general intelligence that intuits, adapts, and reasons like humans.

But with immense potential comes immense responsibility. Will we traverse this uncharted territory with wisdom?

Balancing awe of scientific possibilities with thoughtful exploration of ethical unknowns. Seeking not just to achieve but to understand. Knowing our choices resonate far beyond the laboratory walls.

Our future won’t be defined solely by what we create in this emerging frontier but by how we create it. The potential of organoid intelligence is as vast as our collective imagination, and our role is to navigate this territory with wisdom, integrity, and an unyielding commitment to the betterment of our world.

Useful Nuggets of Information

My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.

1. AI tidal wave is coming for your job.

Artificial intelligence tools like chatbots and generative AI are poised to automate a massive number of jobs, disrupting entire industries and reshaping the workforce. While AI will boost productivity and create new roles, governments and companies need to urgently invest in retraining and supporting displaced workers to avoid mass unemployment and ease the transition. (Business Insider)

2. How to manage your Generative AI-nxiety.

Generative AI like ChatGPT is sparking anxiety across organisations. While exciting, it can spew nonsense or be manipulated unethically. Stay calm and carry on with these tips to govern, train employees on, and monitor AI to harness benefits responsibly. (HBR)

3. Google goes full evil with AI copyright grab.

What happened to “don’t be evil”? Google’s proposal lets AI systems scrape anyone’s work without permission, forcing creators to opt-out. This copyright coup could devastate smaller publishers while big tech profits. It seems Google wants to flip copyright law to allow unlimited AI scraping, putting the onus on victims. (The Guardian)

4. Safeguarding the metaverse from digital dangers.

Virtual reality has taken a backseat to AI hype, but the metaverse is still coming. The immersive internet faces challenges, but interactive 3D worlds will eventually revolutionise gaming, shopping, work, and more. Although tools aren’t all there yet, the foundational ideas are, and the metaverse’s future is bright. (Harvard Business School)

New Robot flexes impressive muscles

After 13 gruelling years of preparation, Unitree Robotics finally unveils a hunky 47kg humanoid robot H1, flaunting bulging 360Nm joint torque — the strongest power-to-weight ratio in its class.

Venture into 2030 with ten predictions, including digital blockbusters, quantum computing’s impact, AR glasses replacing smartphones, personalized healthcare, a shifting job market, ClimateTech innovations, hyper-personalization, AGI’s early release, and an AI-first education paradigm. (TDS)

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Dr Mark van Rijmenam, CSP

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