ChatGPT diagnoses rare medical condition that 17 doctors could not

The impact of AI reached new heights when a concerned mother turned to ChatGPT to seek a diagnosis of her four-year-old son, Alex.

It all started with a chronic toothache, but as soon as the growth rate slowed, it raised further concerns. A doctor suggested that it could be a lingering effect of COVID-19, but the situation remained unresolved. Frustrated after visiting 17 doctors over three years without a final diagnosis, the mother turned to an unlikely source: ChatGPT.

She shared the child’s symptoms with the AI tool, hoping for some solution. ChatGPT suggested a rare neurological condition known as tethered cord syndrome.

A neurosurgeon later confirmed the diagnosis.

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This remarkable instance isn’t the first time ChatGPT has aided in diagnosing medical conditions. Earlier this year, a Twitter user shared how the AI tool correctly helped discover a diagnosis for their pet dog when conventional doctors had failed to do so.

New planet much bigger than earth is possibly covered with oceans

Newly found Planet K2-18 b, located 120 light-years from Earth in the constellation Leo, is 8.6 times the size of Earth. In a ground breaking discovery by Nasa’s James Webb Space Telescope this seems to be a Hycean exoplanet, a type of planet with a hydrogen-rich atmosphere and a water ocean-covered surface.

The discovery of carbon-bearing molecules including methane and carbon dioxide on K2-18 b has sparked interest among astronomers, as it supports the hypothesis of a water ocean underneath a hydrogen-rich atmosphere.

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The planet orbits the cool dwarf star K2-18 in the habitable zone.

These ‘sub-Neptunes’, which have sizes between those of Earth and Neptune, are unlike anything in our solar system and are poorly understood due to their unique nature.

According to NASA, “Traditionally, the search for life on exoplanets has focused primarily on smaller rocky planets, but the larger Hycean worlds are significantly more conducive to atmospheric observations.”

:: Picture :: Shows (an artist’s concept) what exoplanet K2-18 b could look like based on science data (as per

NASA’s MOXIE produces oxygen in Mars

For the first time ever, breathable oxygen has been produced in Mars. NASA’s Perseverance rover generated 4.3 ounces of breathable oxygen while on the Red Planet — enough to sustain an adult human for three hours.

MOXIE’s success marks a significant step toward enabling astronauts to “live off the land” on Mars by producing their own oxygen and rocket propellant, supporting long-term exploration and sustainability on the Red Planet.

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NASA’s Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment (MOXIE), a device roughly the size of a microwave oven, has demonstrated its ability to convert Martian carbon dioxide (CO2) into oxygen.

MOXIE produces molecular oxygen by separating one oxygen atom from each molecule of carbon dioxide pumped in from Mars’ thin atmosphere. Mars’ atmosphere provides the source of carbon dioxide.

India’s 1st UPI ATM unveiled at Global Fintech Fest 2023

Since UPI first ushered in seven years back, it has revolutionised finance in India. In September 2023, the system saw a new feather on its cap as Hitachi Payment Services launched India’s first UPI-ATM, in association with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) and a software company called NCR Corporation. This UPI-ATM will allow customers to withdraw cash without using an ATM or debit card. Instead, the UPI pin will act as the facilitator. To withdraw money, a QR code will be displayed on the ATM screen, the customer will scan the QR code using any UPI app and authorise the transaction by entering their PIN on their mobile app. The ATM will dispense cash after the credentials are validated.

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> UPI stands for Unified Payments Interface. It was introduced in India in 2016. It is an online platform operated by NPCI that enables instant transfer of money between bank accounts.

> In the last seven years, it has grown to be the fastest-growing payment method in the country, with more than 100 million active users across different platforms.

> In May 2023, UPI hit a record of 9 billion transactions worth ₹14 trillion (US$180 billion)

> Many countries have been direct beneficiaries of the UPI technology as shared by India. The list including France, Australia, Singapore, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka, to name a few.

Microsoft to remove WordPad from future Windows releases

Microsoft is discontinuing its WordPad software from Windows 12 onwards, after nearly thirty years of its existence. In its support note, the company wrote, “WordPad is no longer being updated and will be removed in a future release of Windows. We recommend Microsoft Word for rich text documents like .doc and .rtf and Windows Notepad for plain text documents like .txt.”

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WordPad was first introduced as part of Windows 95 in 1995. However, the free word processing software has not been updated since the release of Windows 7.

Jharkhand launches mobile app to track jumbo movements

With a rise in human-elephant conflict in the state, Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren launched an app based elephant movement tracking system on the occasion of the 74th Van Mahotsav.
The app will help villagers and department to track elephant movements and take precautionary measures in advance.

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Jharkhand ranks among the highest in terms of human casualties during man-elephant conflicts. THREE REASONS why the jumbos are entering human space:

> Forest cover might have increased in the state but animal habitats have degraded in the past one decade.

> Elephants are facing food scarcity owing to thinning of bamboo and grass canopy. Elephant calves are gradually turning into grain eaters which is a cause of big concern.

> They are fast losing their traditional movement routes due to construction of roadways and mining activities

Tim Cook inaugurates Apple’s first retail store in India.

Apple’s first retail store in India opened in the heart of Mumbai’s bustling Bandra Kurla Complex. Tim Cook also greeted customers who visited the store and posed for selfies with some of them. The design of the store has been inspired by the black-and-yellow taxis, locally known as kaali-peelis that are ubiquitous in India’s financial capital. The Apple CEO was visibly stunned when a man named Sajid Moinuddin brought with him a 33-year-old Macintosh classic computer with himself.

Photographer turns down prestigious award as the winning image was generated by AI

When the Sony World Photography Awards announced the winning entry in their creative photo category in March 2023, the artist Boris Eldagsen turned down the award announcing his photograph was not a photograph at all. He had crafted it through creative prompting of DALL-E 2, an AI image generator.

Jupiter nears 100 moons. Pips Saturn to be the planet with most moons.

Astronomers have discovered 12 new moons around Jupiter, putting the total count at a record-breaking 92, as published by the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center. Saturn, the one-time leader, comes in a close second with 83 confirmed moons.

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Moons come in many shapes, sizes, and types. A few have atmospheres and even hidden oceans beneath their surfaces. Most planetary moons probably formed from the discs of gas and dust circulating around planets in the early solar system. Others were created by capturing objects that formed elsewhere and fell into orbit around larger worlds.