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๐Ÿ‘‰ Issue #28 of QX Snapshots is out!



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๐Ÿค– [๐€๐ˆ] US AI startup Poolside raises $126m seed round and relocates to France. Founded by former GitHub CTO Jason Warner and serial entrepreneur Eiso Kant, Poolside AI aims to democratize software development, allowing users to instruct the tool in natural language to code applications.


โ–ถ [๐€๐ˆ] The New York Times blocks OpenAIโ€™s web crawler.


โ›“ [๐๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐ค๐œ๐ก๐š๐ข๐ง] Europe to explore using blockchain for aircraft parts safety. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has initiated the VIRTUA project to investigate the potential of blockchain for managing approved aircraft components. Collaborating with blockchain startup SkyThread, FPT Software, International Air Transport Association (IATA), and PwC France, the project will study various blockchain applications for aircraft part management.


โ–ถ [๐๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐ค๐œ๐ก๐š๐ข๐ง] The Relentless Rise of Stablecoins!


๐Ÿ’ป [๐Œ๐ž๐ญ๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž] China Proposes Permanent, Unique ID for Everyone in the Metaverse. China thinks its real-world social credit system, where every person has a unique ID that's easy to track and shared with law enforcement, would work well for all online worlds and metaverses. A proposal of a "Digital identity System" for anyone using a virtual online world or metaverse has been drafted by state-owned telecom company China Mobile and reviewed by Politico.


๐ŸŽ† [๐๐ฎ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ฒ] NIST Releases Four PQC Algorithms For Standardization. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is soliciting feedback on three draft Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) concerning quantum-resistant cryptographic algorithms. These drafts, namely FIPS 203, 204, and 205, propose key establishment and digital signature mechanisms designed to counteract potential threats posed by quantum computers to current standards.


โ–ถ [๐๐ฎ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ฒ] Unitary Fund is awarded NSF grant to grow the quantum open source ecosystem!


โ–ถ [๐Ž๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก] Brain Implants Enable Voiceless Individuals to Communicate. Two California research teams, from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and Stanford University, have created brain implants that effectively enable voiceless individuals to communicate.


๐Ÿ˜ฎ [๐Ž๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก] Exposed: The spy using LinkedIn to hunt UK state secrets.


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