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๐Ÿ’ฐ Billion-Dollar Bets, AI Lifesavers, and Your Chance to Become an Astronaut ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿš€

๐Ÿ”ฎ Purple Horizons Dispatch

Hey there Explorers!

In this week's edition, we're diving into a bunch of innovations and curiosities that are shaping our world. From Jeff Bezos's latest perplexing bet on an AI search-engine startup challenging Google's supremacy to life-saving AI enhancements in emergency dispatch centers, the future is unfolding in exciting ways! We'll explore NASA's latest call for astronauts with a celebrity twist, South Korea's unique approach to combating loneliness with AI-robot dolls, and question the rise of AI-generated content targeting your kids. Plus, we discover how Glowforge is revolutionizing home crafting with its new budget-friendly 3D laser printer.

Hereโ€™s whatโ€™s going onโ€ฆ

๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ TECH & TRENDS | News & More

๐Ÿ“ˆย Even Jeff Bezos is โ€˜Perplexedโ€™ | His investment in an AI search-engine startup aiming to take on Google is expected to double after just a few months. Perplexity AI, which calls itself โ€œan alternative to traditional search engines,โ€ is finalizing a new funding round that would see its valuation double to $1 billion, just two months after its latest funding deal

๐Ÿฆธโ€โ™‚๏ธ Here comes AI to save the day! | Emergency dispatchers are using AI and cloud-based tools to help those in need faster. This could help workers prioritize calls, avoid logistical issues, and catch crucial details, leading to more lives saved! ๐Ÿš‘๐Ÿšจ

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿš€This one time at Space Campโ€ฆ | NASAโ€™s astronaut applications are open again. Do you have what it takes? The agency is looking for its next pool of potentially spacebound voyagers with the help of Morgan Freeman - but youโ€™ve got to hurry! Applications close on April 2nd ๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ›ฐ๏ธ๐Ÿช

๐Ÿช†ย This doll is like โ€˜Chuckieโ€™ but for good! (we hope?) | South Korea's local governments are deploying 7,000 AI-robot dolls to seniors and dementia patients. The $1,800 robot doll can hold full conversations to tackle loneliness and remind users to take medication. Awesome! But what about privacy? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ

๐Ÿ“บ Your Kid May Already Be Watching AI-Generated Videos | Get-rich-quick hustlers say itโ€™s a great time to push AI-generated kids videos on YouTube. Will this end badly? ๐Ÿ˜ฌย 

โœจ SPARKING CREATIVITY! | Glowforge Spark

Glowforge, the pioneer in 3D laser printing, recently launched the Glowforge Spark, a new, budget-friendly Craft Laser championed by Rebekah Bastian, SVP of Product & Marketing - and also one of our Purple Horizons Explorers!

Priced at $699, with an introductory offer of $599 until April 4th, the Spark is designed to transform home crafting. It features a live camera preview, auto-focus, material recognition, and web-based software for easy use.

Rebekah demonstrated its versatility by creating an iron-on t-shirt, intricate cards, and our favorite so far, a 3D calendar! Canโ€™t wait to see your creations with the Glowforge Spark! Send them our way!

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๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ SEE YOU SOON!

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