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Technology trends to watch for in 2024

Super-efficient Solar Cells

Efforts are being made to increase the efficiency of solar panels by adding a layer of tiny crystals, aiming to convert more sunlight into electricity and thereby reduce carbon emissions globally​​.The article titled "Super-efficient Solar Cells" discusses an innovative approach to enhancing the efficiency of solar panels. The method involves integrating a layer of tiny crystals into the solar panelas. This addition aims to significantly improve the panels' ability to convert sunlight into electricity. As the world rapidly adopts solar power, the drive to increase the efficiency of solar panels is crucial in global efforts to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change.


A recent breakthrough in solar technology involves perovskite tandem solar cells, layering traditional silicon with perovskites to significantly improve efficiency. These cells have shattered records, converting more sunlight into electricity and potentially offering lower-cost electricity generation. Despite challenges in durability, advancements are promising, with companies like Oxford PV reaching commercial-size cell efficiency of 28.6% and planning product launches soon​​.


For more detailed insights and in-depth analysis, you can read the full article here: https://www.technologyreview.com/2024/01/08/1085124/super-efficient-solar-cells-breakthrough-technologies/


Apple Vision Pro

Apple's introduction of the Vision Pro, a mixed-reality headset with the highest-resolution display ever made for such a device, is set to reshape the landscape of mixed reality technologies​​.


The Apple Vision Pro, Apple's pioneering mixed-reality headset, is poised to redefine the mixed-reality landscape. With its groundbreaking micro-OLED technology providing unparalleled resolution and contrast, the Vision Pro stands out as a transformative device in the field of spatial computing. Unlike traditional virtual reality, the Vision Pro overlays digital content onto real-world surroundings, offering an immersive and interactive user experience.


Despite its innovative features, questions linger about the Vision Pro's practical applications and consumer acceptance, given its premium price tag of $3,499. However, its cutting-edge technology and Apple's reputation for developing and marketing consumer technology may position the Vision Pro as a significant player in popularizing mixed reality. The Vision Pro's introduction represents a monumental step forward in mixed-reality technology, potentially revolutionizing how we interact with digital content and our environment


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Live Translation Feature in Samsung Galaxy Phones

Samsung's latest Galaxy S24 smartphones feature an AI-powered Live Translation, allowing real-time audible and on-screen translations during calls. The feature supports 13 languages, retains privacy by processing translations on-device, and memorizes user and contact language preferences. Additionally, translation capabilities extend beyond calls to text communication and the Samsung keyboard, offering versatile language styles for different contexts. These features are powered by Google's Gemini Nano AI model​​. https://techcrunch.com/2024/01/17/samsungs-latest-galaxy-phones-offer-live-translation-over-phone-calls-texts/


Diagnostic Technology Breakthroughs

The article discusses a breakthrough in diagnostic technology, highlighting the development of a 'lab on a chip' that can be created through 3D printing in just half an hour. This advancement is expected to make rapid, on-site testing widely accessible, with the chips functioning efficiently using capillary action and being tailored through 3D printing for a variety of tests, including the quantification of COVID-19 antibodies. The innovation aims to improve diagnostic processes and patient care by making testing more convenient and accessible​​. https://www.labmedica.com/technology/articles/294799462/breakthrough-in-diagnostic-technology-could-make-on-the-spot-testing-widely-accessible.html


AI in Understanding Memory and Cognition

The article discusses the use of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GAI) to enhance our understanding of human memory and imagination. GAI, capable of creating content by learning from data, is being applied in cognitive research to analyze how the brain processes information. This technology offers insights into memory formation and retrieval, aiding in the understanding of cognitive processes. Despite concerns about misuse, GAI's potential in fields like psychology and neuroscience is significant, promising groundbreaking advancements in comprehending and addressing cognitive health issues​​. https://medriva.com/brain-and-nervous-system/the-role-of-generative-ai-in-understanding-human-memory-and-imagination/


Exascale Computing

Exascale computing, performing one quintillion operations per second, significantly advances research by realistically simulating complex processes in areas like medicine, climate change, and national security. It allows universities and industries to tackle previously impractical challenges by offering vast memory, storage, and computing power, promising breakthroughs across multiple sectors. This leap in computational capacity is expected to broadly impact consumer markets through advancements in hardware technologies developed under the initiative​​. https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2023/07/exascale-computing-takes-research-next-level


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Stephanie Davis
Stephanie Davis
26 de jan.

Business trends are fast and variable. They should be analyzed. For example, the chatter about AI and memory, AI can’t duplicate Hippocampal cells , Limbic system activities in memory and behavior.. I know because I grew these cells in special cell culture medium.Beware of wild claims

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