The f(x)=e^x | The materials revolution and sperm bots

Dr Mark van Rijmenam, CSP
3 min readApr 26, 2023

The f(x) = e^x | April 26, 2023 — Vol. 212

ChatGPT’s joke of the week:

Why was the AI so concerned about climate change?
It wanted to avoid a “neural meltdown”!

The Materials Revolution: How Nanotechnology and AI Will Disrupt Materials Science and Our Lives

My latest article:

The convergence of nanotechnology and artificial intelligence (AI) is driving a materials revolution, enabling the creation of new materials with enhanced properties and functionalities.

The combination of new materials such as graphene and metallic foam and AI is expected to transform industries such as healthcare, electronics, energy, and manufacturing.

By leveraging AI algorithms to design and manipulate materials at the nanoscale, researchers can develop innovative solutions to address pressing global challenges, such as energy efficiency, environmental sustainability, and disease management. In the coming decade, the materials revolution will disrupt our lives in unimaginable ways.

Useful Nuggets of Information

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

1. Sperm bots unite — a robotic revolution in fertility treatments.

In a world where robots are taking over, even sperm have met their robotic match with the birth of the first babies conceived using a sperm-injecting robot called Overture. (MIT)

2. Ageless aspirations debunked.

In the quest for eternal youth, scientists have discovered that the human age limit may indeed have a hard stop. So, while you’re pondering the futility of immortality, it’s time to accept our biological reality and make the most of our fleeting years on Earth. (Wired)

3. Hire me, AI: ChatGPT’s game-changing role in recruitment.

As if job interviews weren’t nerve-wracking enough, now AI like ChatGPT might take a seat at the hiring table, potentially revolutionising the recruitment process. While candidates perfect their handshakes, these AI models are busy analysing resumes and simulating conversations, bringing us one step closer to a tech-powered workforce utopia (or dystopia, depending on your perspective). (BBC)

4. Warhol’s AI escapade: a copyright conundrum for the art world.

When Warhol met AI, the art world’s legal battles took a turn for the bizarre, as generative AI raises new questions about fair use and copyright. As artists and lawyers alike grapple with the implications, we’re left wondering if AI’s next masterpiece will be a courtroom drama or a stunning reinterpretation of artistic freedom. (Wired)

Generative AI invades mobile filmmaking.

Move over, Spielberg — generative AI is ready for its close-up with the launch of the Runway mobile app for iOS. Aspiring auteurs can now let AI take the director’s chair, transforming their mundane mobile videos into cinematic masterpieces, one algorithm at a time. (The Verge)

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Dr Mark van Rijmenam, CSP

Innovation Keynote Speaker (CSP) & Strategic Futurist for Fortune 500 | Talk to my Digital Twin via text, audio or video in 28 languages!