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DUp 163 ☀️ > Breakthrough Tech, AI devices, 7 Visual Trends, 100 CloseUps, DUp24 Priority Passes + more!

☀️ Hello readers! It’s 2024, and we hope you had a fabulous start to the year. If you’re keeping it chill, we have lots of goodies for you to read, watch, and see to begin your 2024! This year we’re thinking about AI devices, how AI is being adopted around the rest of the world, and some exciting AI innovations from India. Meanwhile, in computing, healthcare, and climate tech, there are other breakthrough tech to keep an eye on.

But first - DesignUp 2024 announcements!

☀️ We’re thrilled to announce that DesignUp Conference is back this year in style! Mark your new calendars in advance, because this is THE event you wouldn't want to miss in 2024: 📅 28 Sep - 04 Oct 2024

Check out our website www.designup.io for more details, and this time we aim to bring you an extended festival + conference! 

⏳ Priority Passes, Limited, Loaded!

If you haven't already heard - this year, we've introduced a new type of pass that promises early access & guaranteed savings - the Priority Pass and Priority Pass Plus! Both are super limited, but loaded with benefits:

- Priority queues for registrations (both online & offline)
- For any ticket you buy, you can recover the full cost of your Priority Pass!
Plus, a lot more. 

Check out all the details 👉👉 here 👉👉 and grab yours before it's gone!

🌏️ Around the Web

If there’s one talk on AI you need to watch, make it this one by Ben Evans:

The tendency to think of AI as a magical problem solver is indicative of a desire to avoid the hard work that building a better world requires.”

As 2024 kicked off, we saw some indication of how the tech world might shape up - ICYMI, here’s Rabbit’s R1 designed by teenage engineering:

Does the Rabbit R1 signal a return to nostalgia in design like this minimalist film camera and this very modernist cassette player? Albert Shum says, “More Sottsass than Braun”, and shares thoughts on this emerging category of AI devices:

🧰 Your Toolkit

💖 Eye Candy

gif by @alboardman

🎉 Welcome to 2024!