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Robot 'chef' can whip up recipes from watching videos of humans cooking food

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University of Cambridge engineering researchers created a robot "chef" that can create recipes from watching and analyzing videos of food preparation.

Study finds regular peaceful coexistence between sharks, humans in Southern California waters

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on You're gonna need a bigger ... drone. Researchers at California State University, Long Beach-based Shark Lab used drones to study juvenile white sharks along the Southern California coastline and how close they swim to humans in the water. Turns out, it's pretty close.

Instagram may roll out its own AI chatbot in the near future


We're seeing artificial intelligence chatbots pop up all over the place, and soon enough you may very well have access to one in Instagram, too. Reverse engineer Alessandro Paluzzi claims the platform has an AI agent in the pipeline. According to screenshots he shared (as spotted by ZDNet), the chatbot will be able to answer questions and give advice. You may have as many as 30 personalities to choose from too. The chatbot could give those who find it difficult to write messages some help. It also seems you'll be able to bring the chatbot into a conversation you're having with someone by @-mentioning it.

Apple Vision Pro hands-on impressions make it seem cool, but not essential


After years of rumors, we finally know what Apple's vision (get it?) The iPhone maker formally announced its Vision Pro headset this week at WWDC, lifting the veil off a device that we knew existed for a good, long while ahead of time. So, with that in mind, does the thing even work? And if so, what can you use it for? We haven't gotten our hands on the Vision Pro yet, but some news outlets got to try it at WWDC.

Improving memory may be as easy as popping a multivitamin, study finds: 'Prevents vascular dementia'

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Adults over age 60 who want to stave off memory loss could benefit from taking a daily multivitamin supplement, suggests a recent study from Columbia University in New York and Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard in Boston. "Daily multivitamin supplementation improved memory in older adults after one year, an effect that was sustained, on average, over the three years of follow up," Adam M. Brickman, PhD, professor of neuropsychology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, told Fox News Digital. During the study -- published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition -- more than 3,500 adults over age 60 were randomly assigned to take either a daily multivitamin or a placebo for a three-year period. At the end of each year, the participants completed self-administered cognitive tests to determine the strength of their memory. After the first year, those taking the multivitamin showed memory improvement compared to the placebo group -- an effect that continued over the entire course of the study.

Black Mirror written by ChatGPT: creator asked AI to write an episode of his hit Netflix show

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The creator of the darkly addictive sci-fi series Black Mirror saw it fitting to ask ChatGPT to conjure up an episode for Season 6 only to find the chatbot'is sh***.' Charlie Brooker, 52, said he typed in'generate Black Mirror episode' and received a story'that sorta mushed' all the other ones together. The first thing Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker did, when everyone was trying ChatGPT for the first time, was to type in'generate Black Mirror episode.' Speaking to Empire, Brooker found there was no real thought behind the AI-generated script, only that it read'plausibly.' Brooker -- who has been writing most episodes of the haunting, Twilight Zone-esque series since its first 2011 season on UK's Channel 4 -- said that his brush with an AI-generated doppelgänger of his own show did teach him to be less robotic himself. The Black Mirror creator's experience with ChatGPT has encouraged him to make bolder creative choices with future seasons of the dystopian anthology series. One upcoming episode'Beyond The Sea,' starring Josh Hartnett (above) takes place in an alternate 1969 ChatGPT was first unleashed in November, sparking excitement and alarm at its ability to generate convincingly human-like essays, poems, form letters and conversational answers to almost any question. 'I was aware that I had written lots of episodes where someone goes'Oh, I was inside a computer the whole time!''

Apple's Vision Pro VR is incredible technology but is it useful?

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As people begin to report on their hands-on time with Apple's Vision Pro VR headset, it's becoming increasingly clear that the company has produced an incredible piece of hardware. Even in limited demonstrations, users have praised the company's extraordinary work producing the two postage-stamp-sized screens that sit in each eyepiece and pack in more pixels than a 4K TV; they've been stunned by the quality of the "passthrough" video, which shows wearers what's happening in the outside world in enough detail that they can even use their phones while wearing the headset; and they've been impressed by the casual ease with which the gesture controls on the new hardware work, with an array of infrared cameras letting users make small and subtle hand movements to select and scroll rather than relying on bulky controllers. Of course, it should be that good. For $3,499 (£2,816, but UK pricing, and indeed launch, is yet to be confirmed), Apple is releasing a product well beyond the top end of the current market, where devices such as Valve's $999 Vive are seen as the pinnacle of quality. But if the company has shown that it has what it takes to make the best VR headset in the world, it has done less to make the case that the best VR headset in the world is something people should want.

Should AI come to your doctor's office? OpenAI's CEO thinks so


There's a big fear in many members of the workforce of the potential for artificial intelligence tools to take over their jobs, rendering their positions futile. However, there's one place where AI has been successfully innovating for years and, as a result, saving lives: The medical field. Beyond reading minds, AI has been used to interpret medical imaging to find potentially cancerous tumors that could be easily missed by the human eye, for example. And now, OpenAI co-founder and President Greg Brockman, tweeted about a new way generative AI tools can be implemented at doctor's offices across the world. GPT-4 in @CarbonHealth -- cuts the time to create a medical record to four mins, saving doctors 10 minutes:

Elon Musk's Neuralink wants people to control computers with their minds. How close are they?

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Neuralink is one step closer to selling brain implants that can transmit human thought. The neurotechnology company in May announced that it had received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to launch its first in-human clinical trial. A statement on its Twitter account said the approval "represents an important first step that will one day allow our technology to help many people." Cofounded by Elon Musk in 2016, Neuralink plans to implant devices in human brains that would allow people with neurological disorders to control computers or robotic limbs with their minds. Musk has said he also wants to "achieve a sort of symbiosis with artificial intelligence" and possibly enable telepathic communication with the device.

Governments worldwide rush to place regulations on artificial intelligence, a rapidly growing technology

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI) such as Microsoft-backed OpenAI's ChatGPT are complicating governments' efforts to agree laws governing the use of the technology. The government is consulting Australia's main science advisory body and considering next steps, a spokesperson for the industry and science minister said in April. The Financial Conduct Authority, one of several state regulators that has been tasked with drawing up new guidelines covering AI, is consulting with the Alan Turing Institute and other legal and academic institutions to improve its understanding of the technology, a spokesperson told Reuters.