DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF by Maryanne Kane, Journalist


By Journalists Edward Kane & Maryanne Kane 


                                                    Source:  Joerg Zuber and Stock

  • Warner Music made history with a record deal with Noonoouri, a metaverse avatar pop star
  • Created by German graphic designer Joerg Zuber
  • Hot avatar that's part of fashion campaigns by Dior, Balenciaga and Valentino
  • She's the first virtual pop star to sign a record deal
  • Big social media following - 400,000 on Instagram
  • Generative AI created her singing voice
  • Her 1st record track is already hot with more than 60,000 hits on YouTube
  • Big ongoing question:  Will she and other avatars take human artist jobs or make the creativity even better??


                                    Source:  Google & Stock

  • Climate Change has triggered new global temperature records this summer and Google Maps is incorporating a series of new CC data features to help users navigate our rapidly changing environment
  • Here's what we know:
  1. Google Maps is tapping into highly advanced AI and data tools for new Climate Change related features to help users, including businesses, navigate our changing climate with more efficiency and pro-actively plan for it
  2. New features include new data on air quality, pollution and solar intensity
  3. Google is pulling in and distilling massive amounts of CC-related data from government, sensors, weather services, satellites, traffic sensors and more to provide these new services
  4. Google is providing APIs or Application Program Interfaces to give developers more access to data on air quality, pollution, pollen counts, extreme weather
  5. The APIs will help users design tools that address hyperlocal questions like whether the person will need an asthma inhaler 
  6. Google's new Air Quality API provides air quality alerts
  7. Google's new Solar API has a number of uses, including displaying the amount of sunlight a structure is getting in order to maximize power savings
  8. The Pollen API feature uses an AI predictive model to enable the user to avoid areas of high pollen concentration
  • With these new features, Google is smartly addressing people's growing needs to adapt to Climate Change and move through the world with fewer CC-related hassles.

                                        Source:  Lotus

  • British automaker Lotus just unveiled the new 2025 Emeya EV, that's being called an automotive wonder
  • Here's what we know:
  1. All-electric 4-door hatchback that can seat 5
  2. Aerodynamic design and high-performance engineering
  3. Called a "hyper-GT" that's designed to compete against Porsche Taycan and Tesla S Plaid
  4. Powerful 102-kWh battery pack
  5. Twin electric motors - one on front & one on back
  6. Top speed 159 mph
  7. 0 to 62 mph in less than 2.8 seconds
  8. Range up to 315 miles
  9. Large infotainment screen on dash with optional 55" AR head-up display
  10. Pricing estimated at $100,000 to $150,000
  11. Lotus is owned by Geely
  12. This vehicle, just unveiled in New York City, is getting impressive reviews.

"Daily Innovation Brief"© By Edward Kane


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