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The Sunday Round Up #8 – The Humanoid Robot Optimus, Kim Kardashian scandal, OpenSea innovations

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Hi everyone!!! Ms. Violet from DGTLONE is here to tell you about the breaking tech news that has caught my eye. 

Elon Musk finally showed a prototype of the humanoid robot Optimus

Tech billionaire Elon Musk has presented the latest prototype of a humanoid robot being developed by his Tesla electric car company.
Optimus appeared on stage at a Silicon Valley event, where it waved to the audience and raised its knees.
The CEO said the robot was work-in-progress but could be on sale to the public in a few years’ time.
Company engineers say that Tesla’s mass-market robots will be tested by working jobs in the car factories.
Mr Musk said the robots would be produced en masse, at a cost lower than $20,000 (£17,900), and be available in three to five years.

Nike’s New Robot Repairs

Nike has announced B.I.L.L. — which stands for Bot Initiated Longevity Lab — a robot-powered system manufactured to extend your kicks’ lifespan.
The Swoosh’s latest innovation makes use of water-based cleaning products, recycled polyester, old-school handcraft, and advanced robotic arms to reinvigorate the life of Air Jordan 1s, Air Force 1s, Space Hippie 01s, and Dunks. After consumers surrender their kicks into the robot, a 3D digital model is generated and reflects the upper, sides, and treading areas that need a refresh. From there, consumers hand-pick the patches that they want to be restored. After B.I.L.L. wraps up its 45-minute cleaning process, Nike store athletes equip the shoes with new liners and laces made from recycled materials.
Consumers can now receive the service free of charge at Nike Town London.

It turned out to be quite enough to compete with humans. So now you don’t even have to look for a partner – the robot is ready to keep you company.

Dress sprayed onto model on Coperni catwalk at Paris Fashion Week

The Coperni saw a white dress sprayed live onto the body of model Bella Hadid.
The material used to create the spray-on dress was developed by spray-on fabric technology company Fabrican, which was founded in 2003 by Spanish scientist and fashion designer Manel Torres.
The liquid polymer material was sprayed onto Bella Hadid’s body
Fabrican’s spray-on fabric is a liquid made up of natural and synthetic fibres, such as wool and mohair, cotton, nylon and cellulose depending on the desired feel, that is suspended in a polymer solution. The liquid solution is sprayed by an aerosol or spray gun onto the body, which then evaporates as it makes contact with a surface to form a non-woven fabric.

The plant controls the robot arm with a machete

Who brought a plant to a knife fight?A guy called David Bowen apparently. His bizarre installation grants a philodendron the ability to control a robotic arm, using an open source microcontroller that reads resistance signals across the plant’s leaves. These signals are then mapped in real-time to the movements of the industrial robot’s joints, allowing it to swing around a machete. A mean, green, slicing machine if you will.

Strawberry Picking Robots

A farming robot from start-up Traptic uses 3D vision and robotic arms to harvest ripe strawberries.

Traptic’s creators say it can pick 100,000 strawberries a day. It will now work exclusively in Bowery indoor farms, marking the company’s first use of robotic arms, which relies heavily on computer vision, sensors, and technology to grow lettuce for customers like Safeway and Walmart. Bowery intends to move robotic arms between indoor strawberry rows – as it does in fields—using automated vehicles. In addition to harvesting, Bowery will explore the use of robotic arms to pollinate strawberry flowers and do maintenance work like thinning or pruning leaves.

That’s what we have for you in the tech news this week! So now is the funniest part  “Explore social networks“!

Exploring Social Media

Virtual influencer

Zlu is the first Alien influcer on Earth. He was entirely computer generated into the world, with no idea about the impact he would make. Zlu incorporates many aspects of his creator’s interests such as sci-fi, gaming and fashion, while utilising skills from years of 3D modeling. Now Zlu has a life of his own on Earth, and he hopes to champion diversity in the fashion world, collaborate with innovative brands and under-represented communities and get together with up-and-coming designers.

@iam_zlu Love @Jacquemus ???????? #jacquemus #fashion #paris #zlu #virtualinfluencer #virtualmodel ♬ son original – Zlu

Mark Zuckerberg showed what mixed reality fencing looks like on the Quest Pro headset.
I think it’s cool, I already want to play it.

Look what I found on Twitter, very funny! The deepfake technology should have been invented at least in order to create such videos.

There will always be an Asian who does better than you. Watch the video as proof
Apple fans, are you here? How do you like this future?

@carfnatix #fyp #viral #levelup ♬ The Opps – Bigworm

Next is my favorite Artificial Art part, where you can choose which picture you like most!

AA TOP-5

In this episode, we will ask artificial intelligence to create a picture of the following request with keywords: an alien with cotton candy in his hand, stands in the middle of an amusement park, it is illuminated with colored lights from garlands, the time of the 80’s going on, people and children are running around, intricate details, fantastic environment, concept art, 8k

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Very curious, about which AI art you like more, write in the comments!
And now, after such an arty pause, meet Miss Cherry with her latest updates.

Web3

Hi, guys! Have you missed me?
So let’s go to the hottest news in the Web3 world.

Kim Kardashian pays SEC $1.26 million to settle EthereumMax charge

Kim Kardashian has paid $1.26 million after being charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) with unlawfully promoting a crypto investment scheme on Instagram.

Kardashian failed to disclose the fact that she was paid $250,000 to promote EthereumMax tokens last June.In a series of posts to her Instagram story, Kardashian asked her followers, “Are you guys into crypto??? This is not financial advice but sharing what my friends just told me about the Ethereum max token!” Her followers were then encouraged to head to the EthereumMax website and “join the E-Max community.”

Kardashian included a number of hashtags in the posts, including “#ad,” suggesting that the stories were paid promotions. But the SEC says this level of disclosure is inadequate for crypto investments — resulting in the $1.26 million fine. Federal guidelines on influencer marketing recommend a more aggressive disclosure for Instagram Stories, advising users to “superimpose the disclosure over the picture and make sure viewers have enough time to notice and read it.”

The nature of the settlement means Kardashian does not have to admit to or deny the SEC’s findings, only pay the money. This includes $260,000 in “disgorgement” (which includes how much Kardashian was paid to promote the token) and a $1 million penalty.
This case is a reminder that when celebrities or influencers endorse investment opportunities, including crypto-asset securities, it doesn’t mean that those investment products are right for all investors.

Kardashian is also the target of a class action lawsuit along with fellow celebrity Floyd Mayweather for their promotion of EthereumMax. The project billed itself as a “culture token” that would give holders access to concerts and sporting events but, as reported by investing site The Ascent, was not listed on any major cryptocurrency exchange and had no connection to better-known tokens like Ethereum (beyond sharing part of a name). At the time that the class action lawsuit against Kardashian and Mayweather was filed, the EthereumMax token had lost 97 percent of its value compared to its high last June.

OpenSea allows users to submit bulk NFT listings and purchases

OpenSea, the digital marketplace for crypto collectibles and nonfungible tokens (NFTs), announced in a series of tweets on Oct. 5 that the platform will officially allow its users to bulk list and bulk purchase up to 30 digital collectible items in a single flow. In the case of bulk buying, the platform will allow its users to add up to 30 items from the same chain to their cart before finalizing their purchases in a single transaction, reducing costs associated with gas fees and allowing the process to be more convenient and streamlined.Cointelegraph reported that OpenSea had launched a new immersive initiative enabling creators to launch their NFT collections on their own customizable and dedicated drop pages, with hopes that this will allow for greater visibility and discoverability on the marketplace’s new homepage.

In the same month, global music and entertainment company Warner Music Group (WMG) announced a partnership with the NFT marketplace to provide a platform for select musical artists to build and extend their music fanbase into the Web3 community. We will talk about this later in the following news, where we will uncover all the details.

Innovations to the platform have come during a time when OpenSea’s volume has plummeted drastically, with massive declines in the daily and monthly transactions on the platform. The marketplace went from processing $405.75 million in transactions on May 1 to only processing $5 million worth of NFT transactions on Aug. 28.

Warner Music Group is partnering with OpenSea to create more Web3 opportunities for artists.

The company stated that select artists can launch their NFT collections and limited-edition projects on their own dedicated drop pages.
Global music and entertainment company Warner Music Group (WMG) announced a partnership with nonfungible token (NFT) marketplace OpenSea to provide a platform for select musical artists to build and extend their fanbase into the Web3 community.

According to the release, the collaboration between these two entities will allow select WMG artists to get early access to OpenSea’s newly rolled-out feature, which enables artists to launch their NFT collections and limited-edition projects on their own customizable and dedicated drop pages.

These WMG artists will have access to personalized storytelling on customized landing pages and to OpenSea’s industry-leading safety and security features. The partnership, aimed at helping WMG artists build new Web3 communities, intends to introduce existing fan communities on OpenSea to new forms of connection and creativity through NFTs — and open up new opportunities for fans to engage with music and artists within the Web3 community.

The first collection of music NFTs is currently developing with Warner Records UK in collaboration with Web3 company Probably Nothing. According to WMG, this collaboration marks the latest in a series of efforts to build out the music company’s expertise in the Web3 space.

Earlier, Cointelegraph shared that Warner Music Group had announced a partnership with fantasy-themed collectible card game developer Splinterlands to create and develop play-to-earn, arcade-style blockchain games.

And now, I will take you on a fantastic neural network journey through a magical country. Then you will enjoy our cool and useful rubric “Pick of the Week – the Best Software Out There”.
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