Secretary Antony J. Blinken With The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg at The Atlantic Festival

Secretary Antony J. Blinken With The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg at The Atlantic Festival

MR GOLDBERG:  Thank you, and good morning.  And again, on behalf of everyone at The Atlantic, thank you so much for coming today and tomorrow, I hope.  We have an amazing program.  We’re kicking it off with the Secretary of State.  I’ve told him that he’s the warm-up act for Nancy Pelosi.  (Laughter.)  And he accepted […]

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5th Anti-War Conference in Tallinn, Estonia. Panel: Four Fronts, Directions and Scenarios. 2023 Oct.

5th Anti-War Conference in Tallinn, Estonia. Panel: Four Fronts, Directions and Scenarios. 2023 Oct.

There is a lot of pro-Putin bias in the Western world. We aim to dispel this “macho” propaganda and reveal true colors of his regime: murder, intimidation, industrialized kleptocracy and well-funded russian fascism propaganda machines. We were born in Russia, we have lost friends to this murderer… we see how he “zombifies” most and intimidates […]

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UN Security Council Authorizes Multinational Security Support Mission to Haiti

UN Security Council Authorizes Multinational Security Support Mission to HaitiToday, the United Nations Security Council adopted the resolution co-penned by the United States and Ecuador to authorize a Multinational Security Support (MSS) mission to Haiti.  This pivotal mission, which will launch in partnership with Haiti, responds to Haiti’s request for international support to address insecurity and create the necessary security conditions for long-term stability and growth. […]

United States Releases Report on International Efforts to Combat Antisemitism

Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGI) Celebrates Signing of Finance Agreements for Republic of Angola Projects

Today, as part of the U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism , the U.S. State Department’s Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism (SEAS) published a report on policies, programs, and actions worldwide aimed at countering antisemitism. Specifically, SEAS identified more than 40 multilateral activities, city and municipal programs, civil society leadership, and law […]

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VoltAero Joins the ‘Power Up’ Initiative to Support the Introduction of Electric Regional Air Mobility in Europe

VoltAero Joins the ‘Power Up’ Initiative to Support  the Introduction of Electric Regional Air Mobility in Europe

VoltAero Joins the ‘Power Up’ Initiative to Support  the Introduction of Electric Regional Air Mobility in Europe
Jean Botti, VoltAero?s CEO & Chief Technology Officer

Jean Botti, VoltAero?s CEO & Chief Technology Officer, signs the Power Up memorandum of understanding in Eindhoven.

VoltAero’s expertise as the developer and producer of its Cassio electric-hybrid aircraft family will benefit the “Power Up” grouping of 18 partners whose goal is to facilitate and accelerate the introduction of electric regional air mobility in Europe.

With this week’s signing of the Power Up initiative’s memorandum of understanding (MoU), VoltAero will participate in test flights focused on the Netherlands to help define operational procedures and the passenger experience with electric aircraft in inter-regional air transportation. 

Other aviation and mobility organizations signing the Power Up MoU include multiple airports in the Netherlands (Eindhoven Airport, Groningen Airport Eelde, Lelystad Airport, Maastricht Aachen Airport, and Rotterdam The Hague Airport), along with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the Dutch Railways, the Netherlands Aerospace Center and several consultancies.

“The Power Up initiative is an excellent opportunity to show how Cassio and other e-airplanes offer the solution to introducing a new era of efficient air mobility with low-carbon emissions and reduced noise,” said Jean Botti, VoltAero’s CEO and Chief Technology Officer, who attended the Power Up MoU signing event in Eindhoven. “As we progress toward Cassio’s production and service introduction, we are proud to partner with the Power Up initiative in pioneering sustainable aviation.”

VoltAero’s Cassio aircraft family will be a highly capable and reliable product line for regional commercial operators, air taxi/charter companies, private owners, as well as in utility-category service for cargo, postal delivery and medical evacuation (Medevac) applications.

By integrating VoltAero’s patented electric-hybrid propulsion system into the company’s purpose-designed airframe, Cassio will deliver an order of magnitude higher performance as compared to the current competition, and provide significantly lower operational costs.

The VoltAero propulsion concept is unique: Cassio aircraft will utilize an electric motor in the aft fuselage-mounted hybrid propulsion unit for all-electric power during taxi, takeoff, primary flight (if the distance traveled is less than 150 km.), and landing. The hybrid feature – with an internal combustion engine – comes into play as a range extender, recharging the batteries while in flight. Additionally, this hybrid element serves as a backup in the event of a problem with the electric propulsion, ensuring true fail-safe functionality.

VoltAero’s first production aircraft version will be the Cassio 330, with a four/five-seat interior configuration and operating on a combined electric-hybrid propulsion power of 330 kilowatts. It is to be followed by the six-seat Cassio 480 with a combined electric-hybrid propulsion power of 480 kilowatts, and the Cassio 600 – sized at a 10/12-seat capacity with electric-hybrid propulsion power of 600 kilowatts.

Contact Information:

Marina Evans

VoltAero

[email protected]

+33 (0)1 45 78 89 92

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Now There’s a ‘Text to Image’ AI Without Censorship

Now There’s a ‘Text to Image’ AI Without Censorship

FreedomGPT Adds Uncensored ‘Text to Image’ AI Model Called Medusa

FreedomGPT’s mission is to provide the most powerful AI models for all. This week, FreedomGPT, owned by Age Of AI, became multimodal with the introduction of the censor-free Medusa model to their “AI App Store.”

The Medusa model is currently accessible through the browser version of FreedomGPT. Medusa allows for the familiar user interface of FreedomGPT’s other models with the new ability to generate any censor-free image you can imagine. It can be accessed instantly by Launching the Browser Version from the FreedomGPT homepage. 

Medusa will fill the void in the image synthesis AI arena (currently dominated by Midjourney, Stable Diffusion and DALL-E 3) by allowing anyone to create uncensored images with the following intentions in mind:

Artistic Expression: Creators can explore abstract, avant-garde, or potentially controversial themes without the fear of censorship. Artists can use the tool for brainstorming, generating raw material for their works, or even creating complete pieces. 

Research Purposes: Academics and researchers may now generate images for hypotheses that may be seen as unconventional or are in the realm of speculative fiction that are disallowed by other Generative Adversarial Networks. Additionally, Medusa could be used in psychological research where images might be deemed incorrect or even disturbing. 

Cultural & Historical Exploration: Medusa can create images related to cultures, practices, or histories that might be censored or suppressed in some contexts, providing a tool for historians or anthropologists to visualize concepts that might be prohibited on other platforms. 

Entertainment & Media: Filmmakers, writers, and game developers can use such a tool to brainstorm and visualize scenes, characters, or worlds that might be considered controversial or unconventional. Similarly, it’s now possible to generate political images that would otherwise be off-limits in other image synthesis models.

Education: Educators could use Medusa to generate representations without censorship in settings where unbiased information is critical.

Satire & Comedic Expression: Often what makes people laugh isn’t politically correct and will be censored on standard image synthesis models. Medusa can be a quintessential tool for the next meme or hilarious critique.

Fashion & Design: Designers can push boundaries in aesthetics, creating novel and potentially offensive designs without restrictions.

Simulation & Training: For certain types of training or simulations (especially in healthcare, crime scene recreation, or accident investigations), uncensored images might be essential to accurately portray real-world scenarios.  

Custom Merchandise: Businesses can offer completely custom designs to customers without worrying about inadvertent censorship.

Freedom of Speech Advocacy: In parts of the world where freedom of speech is under threat, Medusa can generate uncensored content that might serve as a symbol of resistance or a practical tool for generating unrestricted content. 

Try Medusa now by visiting FreedomGPT.com and Launching the Browser Version. 

Contact Information:

Press Manager

Head of Communication

[email protected]

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Now There’s a ‘Text to Image’ AI Without Censorship

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