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New Atmospheric Water Generator Can Save Millions of Lives

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Spout Atmospheric Water Generator

This new countertop atmospheric water generator is being called the most revolutionary invention of drinking water since the tap. Spout is a plug-in countertop device that can produce 2.5 gallons of pure drinking water a day from thin air.

How Does Spout Work?

The device produces water by using clay to absorb water from the air, then baking it using a 1000-degree Fahrenheit heating coil. The heat produces water vapour which is then condensed, filtered, and submerged in minerals to alkalize the water. This boosts pH levels in the 7-9 range. That fresh alkalized water is then delivered to the seamless countertop pitcher.

The Benefits of Atmospheric Water Generators

For those unsure about the safety of their drinking water, the Spout atmospheric water generator presents itself as a strong alternative to conventional water filters such as reverse osmosis systems. These filters need to be installed, are hard to move, and can be expensive.

Many water treatment systems around the globe are not equipped for filtering pharmaceuticals; in fact, more than 85 man-made chemicals were found in the water of municipalities throughout America including steroids and birth control.

While Spout’s ability to produce water depends on humidity levels, according to the developers, 80% of households worldwide exist in a climate humid enough for Spout to create water from the air.

Spout Atmospheric Water Generator Release Date and Price

Spout is currently taking pre-orders and will begin shipping out in 2024. The price of the countertop device is $599. The price of reserving an order is 99$, and the remaining $500 is paid when the device is shipped out.

The price was cut down from $799 and Spout has confirmed that it will raise the price soon.

From Air to Water: This Was a Long Time Coming

The needs of households are not the only thing that the company hopes to address. According to business media brand Fast Company, Co-founder Rueben Vollmer has stated that the company is currently working towards meeting the needs of water at a larger scale, specifically in agriculture. Up to 90% of the freshwater used globally is used for agriculture.

Reuben first got the idea for this technology when he noticed how dew collects on grass. He then took the initiative of founding Dew Good back in 2014. 

Even though Dew Good could not be successfully launched at the time, it sparked an interest amongst people who had difficulty accessing water across the globe, many of whom contacted Vollmer.

“I was getting messages from Spain, from Portugal, from Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Japan—all over the world,” Vollmer says. “People were saying, ‘Hey, we don’t have water . . . can we please get your machine?’ And so, I saw that there was an intense global need for the technology.”

That’s when he realized the huge global need for a seamless air-to-water generator.

Approximately 3,575,000 deaths happen a year as a result of unclean water.

With a countertop device that requires little less than a wall outlet to produce pure and clean water where it is needed, innovations like the Spout atmospheric water generator have the potential to save millions of lives and create a brighter more sustainable future for us all.

Dew drop on green leaves

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It’s amazing to think that all this started because co-founder Rueben Vollmer saw dew drops on grass. The most incredible thing about inspiration is that it can come from anywhere and at any time, and that inspiration can go on to change the entire world.

As a child, I always wondered why this technologically advanced world is facing water scarcity, if we are already aware of how condensation works.

Fast forward 20 years into an era where we now have flying cars, and here I am, enamoured by this newly introduced Atmospheric Water Generator from Spout.

In my childhood in India, I vividly recall the routine of waiting for scheduled fresh tap water, anxiously ensuring our water bottles were filled during those precious moments. Unfortunately, this struggle continues today, with countless people relying on water tankers, and experiencing days-long waits for their only water source.

Consider for a moment that we live on a planet that is about 70% water, but less than 3% is consumable. Of that 3%, only half is accessible to a population of 8 billion people as the rest lies frozen in glaciers or hidden in the ground.

For those facing the anguish of water scarcity, the motivational technology used in Spout can create a future with incredible potential to help save the lives of millions who may one day never again go thirsty again.

If that’s not worthy of an inspiring click, then I don’t know what is!

Sehaj Juneja is a content writer with a background in business and management. With diverse life experiences she brings a unique perspective to her writing, combining her passion for literature with a keen eye for detail.

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Free AI Weapon Detection App Can Prevent School Shootings

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AI Weapon Detection

School shootings are sudden and horrific events. There have been 394 school shootings in North America since 1999. These events are marked by panic, chaos, confusion, and missing information. But now, AI weapon detection systems are being used to stop school shootings before they even happen. Some highly motivated companies are even offering these systems for free.

Iterate.ai Open Source Threat Detection

Iterate.ai is a tech company that is offering a free AI weapon detection system to help stop school shooters in their tracks. The AI has been trained to detect guns, knives, kevlar vests, and robbery masks.

Brian Sathianathan, Chief Technology Officer at Iterate.ai, says schools and universities need technology like this. Offering an open-source version of the system is the most effective way to get it into as many schools as possible.

Are you a Non-Profit That Could Use an AI Gun Weapon Detection System?

The GitHub code for the threat detection system is available on the iterate.ai website. This encourages software developers, UX designers, and AI engineers to make the app even better than it is. Iterate.ai wants to encourage non-profits like schools and religious institutions to use the system.

There is no single miracle answer to a complicated problem like school violence, but AI weapon detection systems could protect thousands of people.

How Does an AI Weapon Detection System Work?

The AI weapon detection system scans hundreds of items in a given space at a time. It then uses algorithms to instantly detect a gun or knife being carried into the area. When it catches something dangerous, it signals the authorities within seconds. It can even track the individual as they move throughout the building.

In past attacks, distressed survivors have provided police with contradicting and confused information. This can cost officers vital time in stopping the shooter. However, with AI weapon detection technology, police can enter into active situations with vital information already available to them. It is even possible for them to receive second-to-second updates about the suspect’s location and actions.

How Does AI Scan for Weapons?

Every AI gun detection system uses scanning software. By categorizing hundreds of items in a space, the AI weapon scanning software can zero in on threats. An AI is trained on data from videos and fictional scenarios that help it develop an understanding of what it’s looking for, and what a particularly dangerous situation looks like.

Iterate.ai weapon detection, for example, has been programmed to instantly recognize a variety of weapons. This includes handguns, semi-automatic weapons, bulletproof vests, and knives that are more than six inches long.

This particular AI was trained on 20,000 videos of robberies involving weapons over the last twenty years.

The Future of AI Weapon Detection Systems in School

There is no single miracle answer to a complicated problem like school shootings, but An AI gun detection system provides hope that many dangerous situations will be averted in the future. The future beyond 2024 looks bright, and now, it is more likely that we can send our children to school and see them return safely even if a bad situation does happen.

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Arguably, one of the strongest voices in the endless struggle with school violence comes from a girl whose voice was silenced many years ago.

Rachel Joy Scott was the first person killed in the Columbine massacre. She was only 17 years old.

However, even amid such horror, something amazing arose.

There were things about Rachel that even her family didn’t know. She was a compassionate and generous person who had a dream to reach out to those who needed it the most.

In her diary, she wrote: “I want to reach out to those with special needs because they are often overlooked. I want to reach out to those who are new in school because they don’t have any friends yet. And I want to reach out to those who are picked on or put down by others.”

She didn’t just write these words, however. She lived them, too.

People began sharing wonderful stories about how she befriended those who were different. They told how she protected her classmates against bullies.

When she was thirteen, she traced her hands on the back of her dresser. On her picture, she wrote a message:

 “These are the hands of Rachel Joy Scott and will someday touch millions of people’s hearts.”

Her dream to reach out to the world could have ended that day in the schoolyard at Columbine High School. Her family decided to make sure that didn’t happen.

Instead, her memory and her legacy are being shared through the non-profit organization called “Rachel’s Challenge.” The organization works with students and teachers at all levels. Speakers go out to schools to talk to teachers and students about how to end bullying and school violence. They encourage students to take up Rachel’s challenge. She developed This concept in an inspirational essay she wrote shortly before she passed away.

“I have this theory, that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same”

Rachel Joy Scott

At each Rachel’s Challenge event, students and staff are encouraged to take up this challenge. They’re asked to put it into practice in their lives and their schools. Students are even encouraged to sign a pledge to give their school a fresh start. In some schools, clubs are founded based on the challenge. They’re called Friends of Rachel clubs.

People are not limited to in-person visits, however. The Rachel’s Challenge website encourages visitors to sign the pledge online.

Rachel’s challenge has seen great success. Thirty million students, educators, and parents have been reached. Through this challenging and important work, an average of 150 lives are saved every year. Rachel’s Challenge even reports at least eight school shootings have been averted.

Of all the recent innovations in Artificial Intelligence, perhaps the one thing that will finally make school shootings a thing of the past is just a little bit of simple compassion.

Rachel sure thought so.

“My codes may seem like a fantasy that can never be reached but test them for yourself, and see the kind of effect they have in the lives of people around you. You just may start a chain reaction.”

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The Doroni H1 Flying Car Creates a new Era of Transportation

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The Doroni H1

The Doroni H1 flying car is the next leap forward for personal aviation.

eVTOL, which stands for electric vertical take-off and landing, is the future of transportation. Much Like the Alef Model A, these vehicles lift off vertically from the ground and then take off.

Many eVTOL companies focus on making “air taxis” for infra-city use, but the H1 is designed for personal pilots. It is starting to look like everyone will be their own personal pilot in the future.

Who Should Have a Doroni H1?

This futuristic flying car looks like a giant drone or a creation from The Jetsons. The question is, who wouldn’t want to have one? Imagine bypassing traffic jams with ease as you lift off from your doorstep, and within minutes, you’re soaring above the cityscape.

According to Doroni’s CEO, Doron Merdinger, everyone should own a Doroni H1 eVTOL. All that is needed is a drivers license and a 20-hour flight training course provided by the company.

The flying car will be used by Doroni customers and maybe even first responders who need to deliver their crucial service on time. It’s also great for a tourist who wants to get a bird’s eye view of a landscape or a farmer who wants to explore their farm. The useful possibilities of the H1 are endless. And since the price competes with cars, it is likely that many people will be flying them in the future.

Doroni H1 Price

The Doroni H1 is priced at around $150,000. Doroni Aerospace, the company that makes the eVTOL, wants personal aviation to be a big part of the future. This price aims to reflect that.

The Doroni H1 is less expensive than the Alef Model A; however, the two eVTOLs are different. The Alef Model A looks more like a car, whereas the Doroni H1 looks more like an aircraft.

Doroni H1 Release Date

Doroni Aerospace plans to release the Doroni H1 in the fourth quarter of 2024. The company has received wide interest in the flying car; However, only 36 preorders have been reserved. Out of this 36, 15 have been claimed so far.

Doroni plans to build more in the future.

Doroni H1 Specs

Doroni Aerospace hopes to achieve two things with Doroni h1 eVTOL: personal safety and durability. The flying car boasts state-of-the-art self-stabilizing technology and easy maneuverability. It is designed to fit in a personal garage like a car does.

  • 23 ft Length, 15 ft Width, 5.5 ft.
  • 2-seater.
  • 10 propellers.
  • Top Speed of 140 mph (225 km/h).
  • Flying Range of 60 miles (100 km).
  • Semi-autonomous.
  • Charge time of 15-20 minutes.
  • Carrying load of 500 lb (227 kg).
  • Controlled with a joystick.
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Doroni h1 Interior: Photo Courtesy of Doroni Aerospace

The Doroni eVTOL Has Been Tried and True

In 2023, Doroni Aerospace became the first eVTOL company to complete manned flights. The company has had over 70 successful test flights so far and has received FAA’s Airworthiness Certification.

How Will You Fly the Doroni H1?

The Doroni H1 will require a standard driver’s license as well as a 20-hour flight course provided by Doroni Aerospace.

The eVTOL is semi-autonomous, meaning that users can fly it either remotely or manually. When flown manually, users move forward, backward, or side to side using a joystick.

How will you fly the Doroni H1?
Doroni h1 Interior: Photo Courtesy of Doroni Aerospace

Are Flying Cars the Future?

The flying car market is estimated to reach a value of $1.5 trillion by 2040. That is about as much as the car market is worth today, and this is with good reason.

Doroni Aerospace currently offers investment opportunities starting from $10,000 and has raised over $5 million so far. Another flying car company, Alef Aeronautics, plans to make a flying car called the Alef Model Z that is only $30,000 by 2030. Preorders for all types of personal flying cars are seeing a surge.

All signs point towards flying cars being a big part of the future.

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Even before the Wright Brothers invented airplanes, people had a desire to fly. Leonardo da Vinci had a fascinating invention known as the ornithopter.

Fast forward to 1946, Robert Fulton created the first “flying car” called the Airphibian. It wasn’t a flying car per se but a small aircraft whose wings and tail section could be detached, allowing the pilot to travel on the road. The Airphibian inspired Moulton Taylor to build his flying car version called the Aerocar, which became the last roadable aircraft to receive approval from the FAA — until the Alef Model A.

In 2018, engineer and technological futurist, J. Storr Halls published a book with the title, “Where’s My Flying Car?” A good question. It’s 2024, and now we do have flying cars. What took so long?

First, vertical takeoff and landing vehicles (eVTOLs) need tremendous energy to lift off. They have to produce enough downward thrust to counteract their weight and lift off the ground.

Then there’s the issue of infrastructure. Most eVTOLs will need launching pads, runways, or even specified airways. I mean, it would be wild if anyone could fly anywhere — it’s intense enough on some highways.

With infrastructure comes the regulations. You probably don’t want someone hovering outside your window, bursting your eardrums, or invading your privacy.

That said, these challenges can be overcome. The Doroni H1 is a true testament that the road to the future is not limited to the ground. 

Besides fulfilling our dreams of flying cars, flying cars may also usher in a new era of sustainability.

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The Humane AI Pin is Here! So is Everything You Need to Know

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What is the Humane AI Pin?

Inspirational startup Humane and Multinational tech innovator Qualcomm Technologies have marked the future of AI for humanity by creating the Humane AI Pin, a standalone wearable device that uses sensors to contextualize the way you interact with the world, turning complex queries into personalized output that can do things like:

  • Translate what you say into any other language using your very voice.
  • Tell you whether what you are about to eat is safe given your diet preferences or health conditions.
  • Allows you to answer calls that you receive from the palm of your hand without using a cell phone.

We are excited to reveal our first device will be called the Humane Ai Pin”, say co-founders of Humane, Imran Chaudhri, and Bethany Bongiorno. “Our Ai Pin presents an opportunity for people to take AI with them everywhere and to unlock a new era of personal mobile computing which is seamless, screenless, and sensing.”

The Device is Standalone and Has a “Trust Light”

The device is standalone, meaning there is no need to pair it with any other devices. It uses sensors that enable it to pick up on everything you see and hear so that when you ask it something, it fully understands the context of your question.

It also uses a built-in depth sensor to project itself into any given surface, like the palm of a hand.

To ebb privacy concerns, when the AI Pin’s camera, microphone, or sensors are recording data, a light on the device known as the “Trust Light” shines yellow. This shows that the device is active in collecting input and data around it.

The device will run on a mix of custom software and ChatGPT-4.

Humane AI Pin Price

The Humane AI Pin will cost $699 USD. The device is meant to integrate data, storage, and AI models into a device that—if lives up to its intent—replaces mobile phones. For this reason, the Humane AI Pin will also require a subscription fee of $24 per month that consists of cellular data and a mobile number.

In September 2023, the Humane AI Pin was showcased at the Paris Fashion Week, presenting the device in both white and black colours.

Humane AI Pin Release Date and Shipping

Humane wanted the release of the pin to be on the same date as the solar eclipse on October 14. However, the release date was moved to November 16, 2023.

Preorders for the AI pin will begin shipping out in March 2024 on a first come first serve basis. Those who purchased priority access orders will recieve their pins first.

Humane AI Pin TED Talk

In the Humane AI Pin TED talk, Imran Chaudhri can be seen answering a call from his wife by intending to do so. His “hello” starts the conversation, and his “bye” ends it.

The Humane AI Pin was also shown to recognize objects around it and even pick up on the nutritional profile of food packaging. In the TED talk showcasing the Humane AI Pin, Imran Chaudhri can also be seen asking the AI whether he can eat a chocolate bar that he pulled out of his pocket.

“A milky bar contains cocoa butter”, replied the AI. “Given your intolerance, you may want to avoid it.”

“Why fumble for your phone, when you can just hold an object, and ask questions about it?” Further states Imran Chaudhri, co-founder of Humane and inventor of Apple iPhone’s user interface. “The result almost feels like the whole world is your operating system.”

What Does the Humane AI Pin Do?

An incredible thing about this device is that when the AI Pin is asked something, the manner in which you ask it does not need to be specific, yet the response you get is specific to what is happening in your life.

In the Humane AI Pin TED talk, Imran asked his AI Pin to update him on what he had missed, and every piece of data that the AI Pin gathered, from texts to emails, allowed the pin to generate the sort of response that a human would give if it were your personal assistance.

AI can sift through massive amounts of data very quickly, and this ability is now being used to restore coral reefs and remove pesticides from food, and now with the Human AI Pin, artificial intelligence seems to create a form of personalized assistant for people.

It doesn’t just tell you your emails; it contextualizes them.

How is This Device So Different from Other Technology?

A machine would read your emails the way they are written; a true AI is quite different. Instead of reading your emails out loud, it tells you exactly what your emails are saying in the own words of the AI—words that might be hard to predict.

Sound familiar?

It should, because human intelligence is like this too, and like AI, that intelligence is only limited to what humans can learn; the difference, however, is that an AI can learn much quicker.

If you ask Humane, the future of AI means the disappearance of the computer screen. While looking at the history of technology, devices get smaller as tech becomes more refined, and the smaller devices get, the more personalized they become.

Our brains are the most personal things each of us has, yet we can’t see them by ourselves; in fact, we don’t physically see our thoughts, but we can reveal them in ways that are physical.

Think of this: Imran Chaudhri’s thoughts were to have the technology that is behind the screen reveal information without you physically being able to see the screen itself, much like our brains.

Is the Humane AI Pin the Future of Technology?

If the smallest thing that can possibly answer a phone call is currently a watch, and technology is continually advancing, then the next steps are an ambient technology—like the Humane AI Pin— and eventually an integrated one—like Elon Musk’s Neuralink.

But while the prospect of having a chip implanted in the brain is an uneasy one for many to swallow, the Human AI Pin may be something that even skeptics are able to get behind.

CEO of OpenAI Sam Altman says that AI is underestimated, and in the Ted Talk, Imran Chaudhri adds, “so long as we get it right.”

If Humane does indeed get this right, it would be yet another story of human endeavour that goes on to show that a revealed thought, no matter how far-off it may sound at first, can become a reality.

So, if you are ever feeling like you can’t achieve something incredible in your life, then that is indeed a motivational thought.

And if the questions that we ask set us on the path of the answers we seek, then we can’t wait to see the kinds of solutions that the Humane AI Pin can offer after it is asked questions.

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