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It’s only been about two months since GPT-3 was released by OpenAI, an artificial intelligence ( AI) research organization backed by Elon Musk. However, GPT-3 has since taken the technology industry by storm. Social media has been flooded with numerous examples of writing authored by the technology, including articles, essays, and even code. In this article, I’ll provide a breakdown of this ground-breaking technology, so read on!

What is GPT-3?

GPT stands for generative pre-trained transformer, and the particular model that was released is the third of its kind. GPT-3 is a task-agnostic, natural language processing (NLP) model that requires very little fine-tuning. This means that the model only needs to be trained once to be able to complete a variety of tasks. …


Women only account for 28% of the workforce in the STEM fields. In 2020, this isn’t how the STEM workforce should be represented.

As innovation becomes more and more crucial with the increasing impacts of global issues, it’s essential that there’s diversity in the STEM fields to ensure that new innovations address everybody’s needs. If women are not a part of the engineering process, the experiences, necessities, or desires that are specific to women may be neglected, and they’ve been neglected before. For instance, when airbags were first created, they were made to suit male bodies which resulted in preventable deaths for women and children. Therefore, we must ensure that fatal mistakes like this aren’t made in the future. To do this, more women need to become a part of the STEM workforce, and society needs to tear down the barriers keeping them out of the fields. …


Quantum Computing.

It seems like that is the BIGGEST buzzword after artificial intelligence. However, a lot of the resources I used to try to understand the concepts of quantum computing were difficult to understand quickly. After comprehending the concepts myself, I decided to create this article as an easily-comprehensible guide to understanding the next era of tech: quantum computing.

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N.A. IBM System Q One. N.A. IBM. https://www.ibm.com/quantum-computing/.

What is Quantum Computing?

Today’s technology is based on classical physics. However, classical physics is limiting our technology’s capabilities, and causing computers to be less efficient. Quantum computers are based on quantum physics, particularly quantum mechanics, which explains the physical properties of nature on the scale of an atom. …


Over the last six months, the Covid-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm, and caused so much damage to many areas of life. However, it has also proven how useful technology can be in situations like this, and how quickly it can be adapted to suit certain needs. Specifically, artificial intelligence ( AI) has been instrumental in combating the pandemic with prediction models, discovering potential cures, and processing medical imaging.

Prediction Models

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One of the main prediction models that has been used during the pandemic is predictive modelling to determine future hotspots, number of fatalities, and other statistics.

However, another interesting AI model that was created during the pandemic is able to predict which newly-infected patients will develop the severe respiratory disease associated with Covid-19. The original purpose of this model was to potentially predict which patients needed hospital beds and which ones didn’t based on the severity of the illness. …


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Science fiction has ruled the world with its crazy technology stories, filled with ideas such as mind reading and humans turned cyborgs. However, these ideas may not be just confined to the pages of a novel. One of the most commonly known companies working on Brain Computer Interfaces (brain-enhancing devices) is Elon Musk’s company. This article will provide a breakdown of how these devices work, and the ethical dilemmas shrouding them.

What are Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs)?

BCIs are devices connected to the brain, either implanted or wired on the outside of the head. The purpose of them is to interact with computers using our own brain activity. …


Misinformation has taken the world by storm, as it’s all around us. It’s in the form of posts filled with fake news, edited pictures depicting meanings differing from their original intentions, and now, even in the form of fake videos created using artificial intelligence (AI). All of this fake data can be created using AI, specifically by using Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs). GANs have been used to generate tons of fake content, such as creating writing similar to Shakespeare’s writing, to generating captions based on a photo.

However, the most concerning is definitely the generation of fake videos, also known as deep fakes. This article will provide a breakdown of how GANs work, go more in-depth with deep fakes, and some of the dangers concerning them. …


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Modern cars have been around for over a century, and are fundamental to our daily lives. Despite the duration of time that cars have been around, we have always had to be proficient in one crucial skill before using one: driving. Not anymore. There’s a huge change coming to the car industry, and it goes by the name self-driving cars.

Now you must be wondering, how do these self-driving cars work anyway? First computers learned how to play chess, and now they can drive cars??? …


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“Hey Siri.”

Seeing as Siri is active on more than half a billion devices, you have likely spoken this phrase today. Or perhaps you regularly use other voice assistants, such as Google Home or Alexa, that have flooded today’s consumer market. Each one of these devices is constantly being enhanced to better emulate a real, conversing human.

But how is it possible for technological systems to communicate with the human-like charisma they aim to have? Continue reading to find out how Siri, Alexa, and other voice assistants work!

Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Voice assistants are powered by a branch of artificial intelligence (AI) called Natural Language Processing. ‘Natural Language’ is a fancy term that refers to languages humans use with diverse sets of vocabulary, words with multiple meanings, unique accents, and wordplay. NLP helps voice assistants understand and respond to the complexities of our languages. …


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How long do you think you’ll live? Your answer is probably between 70 and 100 years old. What if I told you that with AI, we can significantly increase that number? By using AI in the drug discovery process and in emergency healthcare, we could live way beyond the age constraints that we have on us now.

Speeding Up Drug Discovery

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AI can allow us to discover more efficient and effective drugs faster, leading to a longer life expectancy. An example of a company currently working on speeding up the drug discovery process using AI is Insilico Medicine. They’re using Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) to identify molecules that could be used in new drugs. GANs are a type of neural network that puts two neural networks against each other.


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Each person comes with their own human blueprint. Our DNA controls everything about us. It not only defines our physical features but might even influence our personality traits according to some new research. If we can crack the code of our DNA, we unlock a magnitude of secrets about ourselves. We can know information like which diseases are likely to impact us, and which drugs we should be using to treat them once they enter our systems.

However, unlike say, the blueprint of a building, DNA can be extremely complicated, and difficult to understand. Using artificial intelligence ( AI), we can accelerate genomics research. With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), we can start using personalized medicine, find patterns in genetic data quicker, and make gene editing technology more effective. …

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Ramandeep Saini

A 15-year-old AI and IoT enthusiast hoping to solve global issues with exponential technologies.

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