Tag: art

Get ready for Aptos, Microsoft’s new default font

It’s finally arriving, but don’t panic. You’ve had plenty of time to steel yourself. After 15 years of loyal service, Microsoft Office 365’s default font is no longer Calibri. Instead, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel users on TikTok are noticing (or will soon enough) their trusted sans-serif typeface is officially swapped for a brash upstart […]

OpenAI argues it is ‘impossible’ to train ChatGPT without copyrighted work

2023 marked the rise of generative AI and 2024 could well be the year its makers reckon with the technology’s fallout of the industry-wide arms race. Currently, OpenAI is aggressively pushing back against recent lawsuits’ claims that its products including ChatGPT are illegally trained on copyrighted texts. What’s more, the company is making some bold […]

The latest kirigami-inspired engineering materials are also works of art

The ancient Japanese art of paper folding and cutting known as kirigami has increasingly inspired a new generation of engineering materials, resulting in strikingly beautiful and resilient designs. The latest iteration, courtesy of researchers at MIT, adds attributes found in both honeycomb and human bones to further strengthen advanced architectural materials, as well as potentially […]

This AI-powered glove could help stroke patients play the piano again

A customizable smart glove powered by artificial intelligence shows promise as an easy-to-use, wearable tutoring aide for musicians recovering from strokes. According to a study published with Frontiers in Robotics and AI, a team at Florida Atlantic University has developed a lightweight “smart hand exoskeleton” prototype using 3D printed materials and machine learning. This new […]