D&T Issue 160

NVIDIA, a Trillion Dollar Co & a 100,000-Qubit Quantum Computer

Hi there!

It’s issue #160 of DNT Weekly and as per usual the week has been eventful. Here’s what we’ve been reading of late.

Adobe made a very successful shift to subscription SaaS in the last decade, and now it’s trying the same with generative AI, launching a de novo image generation product in Firefly and adding generative features to Photoshop. Check out the official demo here.

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Chief Product and Technology Officer Michael Manapat on Notion’s evolving internal processes, product reviews, planning cadences, and increasing shift to synchronous communication.

IBM wants to make large-scale quantum computers a reality within just 10 years.

Nvidia’s shares are up by over 150% this year and it might soon become the first $1 trillion chip company.

Musk’s Neuralink wins clearance for its first-in-human clinical trial, a critical milestone for the brain-implant startup.

Altman listed some of the reasons why he is excited about the current state of artificial intelligence. According to him, AI is having a moment because it’s pretty good at many different things, and not just one thing.

An explosion of skeletal editing methods to insert, delete or swap individual atoms in molecular backbones could accelerate drug discovery.

While government hospitals perform poorly when it comes to identifying potential donors, private hospitals charge astronomical fees for transplants.

Seagrass is responsible for providing habitat and food for a variety of marine species and also serves as a carbon sink, helping to mitigate the effects of climate change.

The overall trajectory of the specialty coffee industry in India points towards a bright future. India is at the cusp of a coffee revolution, and the future is aromatic.

NASA’s rocket slated to ferry astronauts to the moon has already hit some technical challenges. Here’s what it could mean for NASA’s moon shot.

Proxima Fusion aims to build complex device to generate emissions-free power by fusing atoms.

And that’s the lot! Thanks for checking out what we had to share with you this week, we shall catch up with you next Wednesday. Incase you aren’t subscribed to the newsletter, you could subscribe here.

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