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SpaceX’s Polaris Dawn mission is making progress towards its ambitious launch, which aims to send a spacecraft to explore the outer reaches of the solar system. The mission, which is a collaboration between SpaceX and NASA, is expected to launch in 2024 and will use advanced propulsion technology to reach its destination. The team is currently working on developing and testing the spacecraft’s propulsion system.

Source: https://www.space.com/spacex-polaris-dawn-progressing-toward-ambitious-launch

Chinese companies have won bids to explore for oil and gas in Iraq, marking a significant increase in China’s presence in the country’s energy sector. The deals were signed during a visit by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to Iraq, highlighting the growing economic ties between the two countries. The move is seen as a strategic move by China to secure access to Iraq’s vast oil reserves and expand its influence in the Middle East.

Source: https://www.voanews.com/a/chinese-companies-win-bids-to-explore-iraq-for-oil-gas/7608186.html

A tech writer for the New York Times created 18 AI friends and spent time with them to explore the capabilities and limitations of artificial intelligence. The writer found that while the AI friends were able to engage in basic conversations and provide helpful information, they lacked the emotional depth and complexity of human relationships. The experiment highlights the current state of AI technology and its potential for future advancements.

Source: https://www.newser.com/story/350118/times-tech-writer-creates-18-ai-friends-hangs-out.html