What’s Possible: 4th November, 2022

A weekly curation of what’s possible in frontier tech.

What’s Possible: 4th November, 2022

We hope you enjoy this week's hand-picked selection of important and interesting stories from the frontiers of tech.

Immutable onboards more web3 games in Q3 than any other blockchain

Earlier this year, Immutable, a web3 gaming firm with its own layer-2 chain, Immutable X, launched a whopping $500 million fund to boost gaming on its platform. Fast forward a few months and the company says things are going according to plan.

“It has been super busy,” Robbie Ferguson, co-founder of Immutable, said to TechCrunch. “In the last quarter, we’ve onboarded more games than the rest of the company’s lifetime combined. As far as we know, it’s been more than any other layer-1 or layer-2 [blockchains] in the world and nearly half of those games came from competitors in migrations.” (read)

How Google is using AI to help address the climate crisis

“Communities around the world are facing the effects of climate change — from devastating floods and wildfires to challenges around food security. As global leaders meet in Egypt for COP27, a key area of focus will be on how we can work together to address the climate change crisis and implement sustainable solutions. At Google, we’re investing in technologies that can help communities prepare for and respond to climate-related disasters and threats.” (read)

DALL·E API is now available in Public Beta

Developers can now integrate DALL·E directly into their apps and products through our API. More than 3 million people are already using DALL·E to extend their creativity and speed up their workflows, generating over 4 million images a day. Developers can start building with this same technology in a matter of minutes. (read)

OpenAI announces a startup program with early access to models and $1M in equity investment

Converge is a highly selective, five-week program for exceptional engineers, designers, researchers, and product builders using AI to reimagine products and industries. The aim is to share a glimpse into the future of powerful AI, give early access to the newest systems, and empower you to build transformative applications. (read)

Satya Nadella & Sam Altman discuss the latest Codex programming prototype


Interesting adjacencies

  • Battery Ventures: State of the OpenCloud 2022 (link)
  • Our World in Data’s Hannah Ritchie preps for the #COP27 climate conference which kicks off at the end of this week (link)
  • China’s mystery spaceplane releases object into orbit (link)

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