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Infosec Decoded Season 3 #47: Living Universe

With @sambowne@infosec.exchange

June 13, 2023

Sam Bowne

New Vaccine Shows Promise Of Treating People With The Two Deadliest Forms Of Cancer: Study
An off-the-shelf cancer vaccine has the potential to prevent relapse in patients with two of the deadliest and rapidly rising cancers – pancreatic and colon. This vaccine uses peptides to bind to the protein albumin. Albumin then travels to the lymph nodes and creates white blood cells, which help to fight off cancer markers found in the patients' blood.

Google Cloud launches free courses to help users build their own GPT-style AI
The new corpus includes nine courses and a set of labs that students can complete to earn a Google Cloud skills badge.

New technology aims to prevent falls for elderly
The programme involves wearing a smart watch which monitors activity levels, sleep, heart rate and Sp02 (oxygen saturation). The monitoring platform uses predictive analytics to detect changes which can indicate an increased risk of falling. There is very much a human interface behind this as well.

GPT-4-generated pitches are 3x more likely to secure funding than human ones

The case for why our Universe may be a giant neural network