NVIDIA’s next GPUs will be designed in part by AI
Monica J. White | Digital trends
“As the company chooses to prioritize AI and machine learning (ML), some of these advancements will already be found in upcoming next-generation Ada Lovelace GPUs. …[NVIDIA’s chief scientist Bill] Dally discussed four main sections of GPU design, as well as how using AI and ML can dramatically speed up GPU performance. The goal is an increase in speed and efficiency, and Dally [explained]…how using AI and ML can reduce a standard three-hour GPU design task to just three seconds.
For mRNA, Covid vaccines are just the start
Amit Katwala | Wired
“I“We always wanted everyone to be able to use it,” says Karikó, from a hotel room in Tokyo, where she is in quarantine ahead of a meeting with the Emperor of Japan, a sign of the global impact that the ‘mRNA has already had. But we’ve only scratched the surface. If logistical and technical hurdles can be overcome and technology can be distributed evenly, mRNA has the potential to transform every aspect of medicine. “Over the next 10 years, you’ll see incredible progress,” she says.
A new vision of artificial intelligence for the public
Karen Hao | MIT Technology Review
“In a remote rural town in New Zealand, an Indigenous couple wonder what AI could be and who it should be for. … Now, as many Silicon Valley residents grapple with the consequences of AI development today, Jones and Mahelona’s approach could pave the way for a new generation of artificial intelligence, one that doesn’t address marginalized people as mere data subjects, but re-establishes them as co-creators of a shared future.
Watch this solar eclipse captured from Mars
Trevor Mogg | Digital trends
“NASA has shared remarkable images of a solar eclipse captured by its Perseverance rover from the surface of Mars. The video (shown in real time below) was taken by Perseverance’s Mastcam-Z camera earlier this month above and shows Phobos, the potato-shaped moon of Mars, passing in front of the sun.
More than 30 million American adults will own cryptocurrency by the end of the year, according to forecasts
Julien Dosset | CNET
“By the end of 2022, nearly 34 million American adults will own cryptocurrency, according to a cryptocurrency industry forecast released Wednesday by Insider Intelligence. The forecast also indicates that 3.6 million more Americans will use cryptocurrency as a form of payment this year, and the number of American adults who own and pay with cryptocurrency will grow by double digits in 2023.”
It’s okay to opt out of the crypto revolution
Rebecca Ackerman | MIT Technology Review
“There is no clear picture of how crypto will change the future of finance or the web, and not much can actually be done with cryptocurrencies if you buy them. he crypto industry has taken on a shape too big to ignore. You might be able to block out the litany of paid messaging, but we’ll all likely feel the effects of crypto’s impact on society, whether we choose to engage us or not.
This architect wants to suspend buildings in the air. It’s not as impossible as it sounds
Nate Berg | fast business
“Dubbed Oversky, the project proposes a series of semi-floating structures that could fill this unused overhead space. Based on the same technology that allows zeppelins to float, these modular structures would combine into a group of occupiable rooms in the sky, connected to adjacent buildings or other fixed structures to allow access.
Scientists say they’ve created crispier chocolate using 3D printers
Andre Liszewski | Gizmodo
“Researchers at the University of Amsterdam have realized that the metamaterial approach can be used to further improve the texture and bite experience in high-quality chocolate. This happens by creating even more breaks and fractures through a structure that is more complex than what is created by simply pouring melted chocolate into molds.
Newly measured particle could break known physics
Charlie Wood | Wired
“If the excess weight of the W relative to the standard theoretical prediction can be independently confirmed, the discovery would imply the existence of undiscovered particles or forces and result in the first major rewrite of the laws of quantum physics in half a century. “It would be a complete shift in the way we see the world,” potentially even rivaling the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012, said Sven Heinemeyer, a physicist at the Institute for Theoretical Physics in Madrid who is not part of of the CDF.
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