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Oct 1, 2022

A shark was found off the Australian coast and its human-like smile is unbelieveably strange

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Trapman Bermagui.

Off the coast of New South Wales in Australia, a deep-sea angler who goes by the internet nickname Trapman Bermagui pulled in a strange shark at a depth of about 2,130 feet (650 meters).

Sep 30, 2022

What is ‘dark data’? How digital information is quietly sapping energy

Posted by in categories: business, computing, finance, internet, space

Digitalization generated 4 percent of the total greenhouse emissions in 2020.

More than half of the digital data firms generate is collected, processed, and stored for single-use purposes. Often, it is never re-used. This could be your multiple near-identical images held on Google Photos or iCloud, a business’s outdated spreadsheets that will never be used again, or data from internet of things sensors that have no purpose.

This “dark data” is anchored to the real world by the energy it requires. Even data that is stored and never used again takes up space on servers — typically huge banks of computers in warehouses. Those computers and those warehouses all use lots of electricity.

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Sep 28, 2022

Blaise Aguera y Arcas and Melanie Mitchell: How Close Are We to AI?

Posted by in categories: employment, internet, robotics/AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI), a term first coined at a Dartmouth workshop in 1956, has seen several boom and bust cycles over the last 66 years. Is the current boom different?

The most exciting advance in the field since 2017 has been the development of “Large Language Models,” giant neural networks trained on massive databases of text on the web. Still highly experimental, Large Language Models haven’t yet been deployed at scale in any consumer product — smart/voice assistants like Alexa, Siri, Cortana, or the Google Assistant are still based on earlier, more scripted approaches.

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Sep 26, 2022

SpaceX has produced a landmark number of Starlink terminals, Elon Musk reveals

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It offers services on all seven continents of the world.

SpaceX has crossed the milestone of producing a million Starlink terminals, the company’s CEO Elon Musk confirmed on Twitter earlier today. It is a significant boost for the satellite internet business of the space company, which began accepting preorders only 19 months ago.


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Sep 26, 2022

DeepMind’s new chatbot uses Google searches plus humans to give better answers

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The lab trained a chatbot to learn from human feedback and search the internet for information to support its claims.

Sep 25, 2022

T-Mobile Uses 5G-Enabled Robot Arm to Draw World’s-First Remote Tattoo

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In a collaboration between a telecommunications company, a roboticist, a tattoo artist, and a very brave tattoo recipient, a team sponsored by T-Mobile Netherlands successfully conducted the world’s first remote tattooing using a 5G-enabled robotic arm.

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Sep 24, 2022

Musk says Starlink will be activated in Iran in response to US Secretary of State statement

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Elon Musk reacted to Secretary Blinken’s statement “to advance internet freedom to Iranians”

Elon Musk, the SpaceX CEO, and CEO of electric car manufacturer Tesla said on Friday that he would be activating the firm’s satellite internet service Starlink in Iran. This is a response to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s statement that the United States took action “to advance internet freedom and the free flow of information” to Iranians.

Despite sanctions imposed on Iran, the U.S. Treasury Department on Friday issued guidance on expanding internet services available to Iranians. Following the death of 22-year-old Masha Amini’s suspicious death in the custody of Iranian authorities.

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Sep 23, 2022

AI model from OpenAI automatically recognizes speech and translates it to English

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On Wednesday, OpenAI released a new open source AI model called Whisper that recognizes and translates audio at a level that approaches human recognition ability. It can transcribe interviews, podcasts, conversations, and more.

OpenAI trained Whisper on 680,000 hours of audio data and matching transcripts in 98 languages collected from the web. According to OpenAI, this open-collection approach has led to “improved robustness to accents, background noise, and technical language.” It can also detect the spoken language and translate it to English.

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Sep 23, 2022

Elon Musk to send Saudis to space, internet to Iran

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The eccentric billionaire has said he’ll ask for an exemption to US sanctions on Iran to provide Spacelink internet access to the country.

Sep 19, 2022

The Internet will be 90% AI-generated content by 2026, claim experts

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According to a report by AI experts, the internet is set to be overrun by AI-generated content in just a few years. Will this ruin content for the rest of time?

A study by Europol, The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation, claims that AI will be more prominent than human-made content very soon. The study explains that the vast expansion of AI tools means that we’ll have to deal with more AI-generated content than human-made content.

In the report, it’s claimed that humanity will be flooded with “synthetic media”. This is a new term for media that is fully generated by artificial intelligence programs, fuelled by bots designed to pump out as much content as possible.

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