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   D AILY INNOVATION BRIEF                                                                                                          By Journalists Edward Kane & Maryanne Kane MERCEDES TO BUILD EVs LIKE A RACE CAR                                                  Source:  Mercedes Mercedes is seeking help and expertise from its Formula 1 race design team to vastly improve the efficiency of its EVs In an unprecedented strategic move, Mercedes has integrated the F1 team into the engineering process to develop mass market EVs Mercedes hopes to cut development time to mass market production by 25% This collaboration is unprecedented as it mixes racing car highly advanced technologies with the racing car design mindset onto consumer cars Some of the edges MB is looking for from the F1 team: greater efficiencies from engines, electric motors, aerodynamics, rolling resistance and speed - all to improve performance and costs MB believes this is a huge competitive move against Tesla, which do

DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF by Maryanne Kane, Journalist

  DAILY INNOVATION BRIEF                                                                                                          By Journalists Edward Kane & Maryanne Kane TOP TECH LEADERS WARN OF AI'S POTENTIAL RISKS                                                                         Source: Stock Images Dozens of the worlds leading technologists, including Elon Musk, are calling for a 6-month pause by AI labs in the development of large, powerful AI systems The Open Letter, also signed by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak & IBM Chief Scientist Grady Booch, says that new AI systems pose "profound risks to society & humanity" The tech giants say AI labs are locked in an "out-of-control race" to develop even more powerful, digital AI minds, that the creators don't understand, "can't predict or reliably control" If the labs don't self-impose a moratorium, the tech leaders are asking for governments to step in & do so The Ope

Jet to Fly Anyplace in 1 - 2 Hours

  Hypersonic Hyperplane Destinus from Switzerland                                                  Source:  Destinus Future of Global Travel in Hyperplanes Switzerland-based Destinus SA is developing a hypersonic, hydrogen powered jet/rocket capable of reaching any destination in the world in one to two hours. The founder and CEO of the company is Mikhail Kokorich, who is a highly successful entrepreneur and called the "Elon Musk of Russia".  The vehicle is a hybrid rocket and jet aircraft, that combines a hydrogen, air breathing jet engine with a rocket engine.  The Chairman of the Advisory Board of Directors of Destinus is Philipp Rosler, who is the former German Minister of Economics and Technology and former Vice Chancellor of Germany.  He believes Destinus will help provide Europe with leadership in aerospace technologies.  This new hypersonic "rocket with wings" is something to watch develop. How Does It Work? Destinus takes off and lands horizontally, like a