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Apr 20, 2024

MIT’s New AI Model Predicts Human Behavior With Uncanny Accuracy

Posted by in categories: futurism, robotics/AI

A new technique can be used to predict the actions of human or AI agents who behave suboptimally while working toward unknown goals.

MIT and other researchers developed a framework that models irrational or suboptimal behavior of a human or AI agent, based on their computational constraints. Their technique can help predict an agent’s future actions, for instance, in chess matches.

To build AI systems that can collaborate effectively with humans, it helps to have a good model of human behavior to start with. But humans tend to behave suboptimally when making decisions.

Apr 20, 2024

Researchers develop sodium battery capable of rapid charging in just a few seconds

Posted by in categories: energy, materials

Sodium (Na), which is over 500 times more abundant than lithium (Li), has recently garnered significant attention for its potential in sodium-ion battery technologies. However, existing sodium-ion batteries face fundamental limitations, including lower power output, constrained storage properties, and longer charging times, necessitating the development of next-generation energy storage materials.

Apr 20, 2024

Researchers set new standards for nanoparticles, helping patients with MS, ALS, Parkinson’s disease

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology, neuroscience

Is it possible for nanoparticles to go through the digestive system and deliver medicine directly to the brain tissue? Researchers from Michigan State University say yes, and their latest findings are expected to benefit patients with neurodegenerative disorders like multiple sclerosis, or MS; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS; and Parkinson’s disease, or PD.

Apr 20, 2024

What Is Bitcoin Halving? Definition, How It Works, Why It Matters

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Bitcoin halving explained. Find out about Bitcoin’s halving process works and what it means for Bitcoin’s price and its users.

Apr 20, 2024

Intel unveils world’s largest human brain-like computer for faster AI

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Intel says its new brain-like computer is significantly fast, energy-efficient and it has the potential to revolutionize future AI tools.

Apr 20, 2024

The Trailer for the World’s First Fully AI-Generated Film is Here

Posted by in categories: entertainment, mobile phones, robotics/AI

The world’s first fully AI-generated movie has been announced with the trailer for Next Stop Paris predictably containing one too many fingers.

TCLtv+ Studios is a brand new production team and its first release will be a short AI-generated romcom featuring professional voice actors and an original script but the imagery will be generated with AI tools.

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Apr 20, 2024

Physicists Suggest Universe Is Full of Material Moving Faster Than Light

Posted by in categories: cosmology, particle physics

Dark matter may in fact be made up of light-barrier breaking particles called tachyons, the researchers posit.

Apr 20, 2024

Causal machine learning for predicting treatment outcomes

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, robotics/AI

Causal machine learning methods could be used to predict treatment outcomes for subgroups and even individual patients; this Perspective outlines the potential benefits and limitations of the approach, offering practical guidance for appropriate clinical use.

Apr 20, 2024

Optimizing embedded edge AI with neuromorphic computing

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Here’s what the recent measurements suggest — and why it’s too soon to update models of the Universe’s distant future.

Apr 20, 2024

Intel’s Hala Point, the world’s largest neuromorphic computer, has 1.15 billion neurons

Posted by in categories: computing, physics

Three years after introducing its second-generation “neuromorphic” computer chip, Intel on Wednesday announced the company has assembled 1,152 of the parts into a single, parallel-processing system called Hala Point, in partnership with the US Department of Energy’s Sandia National Laboratories.

The Hala Point system’s 1,152 Loihi 2 chips enable a total of 1.15 billion artificial neurons, Intel said, “and 128 billion synapses distributed over 140,544 neuromorphic processing cores.” That is an increase from the previous Intel multi-chip Loihi system, debuted in 2020, called Pohoiki Springs, which used just 768 Loihi 1 chips.

Sandia Labs intends to use the system for what it calls “brain-scale computing research,” to solve problems in areas of device physics, computer architecture, computer science, and informatics.

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