DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF by Maryanne Kane, Journalist


By Journalists Edward Kane & Maryanne Kane 


                                           Source: xAI & Stock

  • Elon Musk's newly formed AI company xAI is in the process of raising $6 billion in investment money to take on AI leader Open AI - a company that Musk once supported.  Here are some key facts:
  • $6 billion being raised by Musk for his xAI is one of the largest investments in the AI industry
  • xAI was founded last November and its most notable accomplishment to date is empowering X.com (Twitter) with AI capabilities
  • The $6 billion will be used to:
  1. Build a supercomputer to run & train next-G Grok, the AI chatbot used by X
  2. Bring new AI products to market
  3. Build infrastructure to scale up production
  4. Develop breakthrough, new AI technologies

  • Musk has been cautionary about AI, urging the US government to regulate and pace its development to prevent dangerous consequences 
  • He recently warned all of our jobs will be replaced by AI
  • Nonetheless, he is bullish about the potential of AI and is plowing ahead with a $6 billion bankroll to create new AI innovations and solutions
  • Investors include VC giants Sequoia Capital, Andreesen Horowitz and Saudi Prince al-Waleed bin Talal
  • xAI is an AI startup with a valuation of $24 billion.


                                                                        Source:  Stock

  • They say, "an elephant never forgets".  According to new scientific research they also have feelings and a wide range of emotions.  Here are some eye-opening facts:
  • In fresh research, scientists from Emory University and Think Elephants International have found elephants are capable of love, anger, empathy and stress
  • The scientists found they have incredible memories, deep psyches and are closer to humans psychologically than ever thought 
  • They celebrate births, mourn deaths and have been documented helping wounded or weaker animals
  • They were observed comforting fellow elephants during times of stress
  • They express empathy for one another and do so in very human-like ways
  • The team studied 26 elephants in Thailand
  • They say the human-like behavior and feelings among elephants has not yet been observed elsewhere in the animal kingdom
  • Their findings about the intelligence, emotional richness and empathy of elephants are truly remarkable and an eye-opener concerning the intelligence of the wildlife around us.

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