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Forrest Gump and the meaning of life 🙏

It’s FRY-day! 🍟 Grab your salty snacks, and let’s get sizzling!

Today’s Menu

Appetizer: Meet your new robot co-worker 🤖

Entrée: Tom Hanks says he will act even after he’s dead 😲

Dessert: Elon Musk on how to find meaning amidst AI 🙏


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Imagine having a co-worker who never complains or occupies the bathroom when you’ve eaten too many french fries. Well, Phoenix might just be that dream colleague!

Sanctuary AI is a company based out of Vancouver, Canada which has designed a general purpose robot named Phoenix. Phoenix stands 5’7” and weighs 155 pounds with a maximum speed of 3 mph and a maximum payload of 55 pounds.

What sets Sanctuary AI’s robot apart from others in the industry is its ability to be a "general purpose” worker. By designing Phoenix, Sanctuary AI is hoping to create a technology that can conduct physical work just like a person. Geordie Rose, the co-founder and CEO of Sanctuary AI, said, “To be general-purpose, a robot needs to be able to do nearly any work task, the way you’d expect a person to, in the environment where the work is.” Rose pictures Phoenix having the flexibility to be helpful and trainable in any work environment. 🦾

Sanctuary AI believes Phoenix will help to address the labor challenges facing many organizations today and provide safe, efficient, and sustainable labor for the future! As Rose concludes, “We see a future where general-purpose robots are as ubiquitous as cars, helping people to do work that needs doing, in cases where there simply aren’t enough people to do that work.”


AI is bringing dead actors back to life … not literally … but sort of! 😳

During a recent appearance on “The Adam Buxton Podcast,” Tom Hanks said that AI could allow actors to "recreate themselves at any age" and called movies featuring AI or deepfake-created stars "a bona fide possibility" in the near future.

Hanks said he is open to this technology and jokingly remarked, "I'll be the first dead movie star, just a hologram version of me. I could be hit by a bus tomorrow and that’s it, but my performances can go on and on and on.” He was excited to think about how this could extend the legacy of movie stars including his own legacy, remarking, “They will still be making Hanks movies well into the 22nd century!"

Hanks revealed that this sort of technology has already been used in projects where his younger self was required, and it just keeps getting more advanced. He imagined a scenario where he starred in a series of movies as his 32-year-old self, saying, “It's like I never age!" 💪

Although the implementation of this AI-powered technology might be a detriment to upcoming actors and actresses, it could provide film enthusiasts with the opportunity to see their favorite star featured in new movies well past their prime. As one fan put it, "If there's one thing better than a Tom Hanks movie, it's more Tom Hanks movies!”

So grab your popcorn, because Tom Hanks and others just might continue to entertain us for generations to come. As Hanks himself might say, "AI is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get!" 🍫


Elon Musk, the tech titan and mastermind behind Tesla and SpaceX, voiced his concern on Tuesday over how we can find meaning in life if AI can do our jobs better than we can.

In an interview with CNBC on Tuesday, Musk shared some quippy yet thought-provoking insights about AI and and its impact on career choices. When asked about the impact of AI on job prospects, Musk remarked, "If you're not concerned about AI taking your job, maybe you should be an AI psychologist and counsel the unemployed robots."

In light of AI’s growing potential to replace human jobs, Musk highlighted the importance of choosing the right career path and questioned his own choices. He said, “I’ve put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into building these companies … and then I’m like, ‘Well, should I be doing this?’ Because if I’m sacrificing time with friends and family but then ultimately, the AI can do all these things, does that make sense? I don’t know.” He reflected that, "In the race against AI, humanity's only chance is to become the AI. Just kidding, but it wouldn't hurt to learn some coding." 👨‍💻

More seriously though, Musk believes that although AI has the ability to perform a multitude of tasks and the future might be unknown, authentic human connections will never be replaced and meaning can be found in pursuing what you love and find interesting. In true Musk fashion, he concluded, "The key to happiness in life is to pursue something meaningful … Unless it's collecting rubber ducks, then you might need to reevaluate."


The meter dropped 0.3% recently due to heightened calls for AI regulation.

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