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Jun 6, 2023

Intel and Microsoft look to bring AI to the masses with Meteor Lake chips

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Intel aims to put AI-accelerated experiences in the hands of hundreds of millions of people.

Intel unveiled key details about its next-generation suite of PC processors, Meteor Lake, at Microsoft’s Build 2023 conference.

The company claims its “chiplet” system-on-chip (SoC) design will allow Intel to deliver advanced intellectual properties (IPs) and segment-relevant performance at a lower power cost. This will enable Meteor Lake to be Intel’s first PC platform featuring a built-in neural VPU that will efficiently run AI models.

Jun 6, 2023

Investors unimpressed by Apple Vision Pro’s $3,499 price tag

Posted by in category: computing

The mixed-reality headset, which will run on a spatial operating system, could push Apple to a $3 trillion valuation depending on first-year sales.

Apple launched its long-awaited mixed reality headset at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, delving into a major category of technology since the Apple Watch in 2015.

But, much to the chagrin of the company, Apple’s stock plunged from $184.90 at around 1:15 pm, 15 minutes after the WWDC began, to $179.58, reported the Fortune.

Jun 6, 2023

Europe wants platforms to label AI-generated content to fight disinformation

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

The European Union is leaning on signatories to its Code of Practice on Online Disinformation to label deepfakes and other AI-generated content. In remarks yesterday following a meeting with the 40+ signatories to the Code, the EU’s values and transparency commissioner, Vera Jourova, said those signed up to combat disinformation should put in place technology to recognize AI content and clearly label it to users.

In remarks yesterday following a meeting with the 40+ signatories to the Code, the EU’s values and transparency commissioner, Vera Jourova, said those signed up to combat disinformation should put in place technology to recognize AI content and clearly label it to users.

“The new AI technologies can be a force for good and offer new avenues for increased efficiency and creative expression. But, as always, we have to mention the dark side of this matter and they also present new risks and the potential for negative consequences for society,” she warned. “Also when it comes to the creation of and dissemination of disinformation.

Jun 6, 2023

Quantum repeater transmits entanglement over 50 kilometres

Posted by in categories: computing, particle physics, quantum physics

Physicists at the Universities of Innsbruck in Austria and Paris-Saclay in France have combined all the key functionalities of a long-distance quantum network into a single system for the first time. In a proof-of-principle experiment, they used this system to transfer quantum information via a so-called repeater node over a distance of 50 kilometres – far enough to indicate that the building blocks of practical, large-scale quantum networks may soon be within reach.

Quantum networks have two fundamental components: the quantum systems themselves, known as nodes, and one or more reliable connections between them. Such a network could work by connecting the quantum bits (or qubits) of multiple quantum computers to “share the load” of complex quantum calculations. It could also be used for super-secure quantum communications.

But building a quantum network is no easy task. Such networks often work by transmitting single photons that are entangled; that is, its quantum state is closely linked to the state of another quantum particle. Unfortunately, the signal from a single photon is easily lost over long distances. Carriers of quantum information can also lose their quantum nature in a process known as decoherence. Boosting these signals is therefore essential.

Jun 6, 2023

This New Supersonic Jet Will Fly From London to NYC in 3.5 Hours—on 100% Biofuel

Posted by in categories: space, sustainability

But the Boom Overture is not Concorde 2.0. It’ll be faster, quieter and more fuel efficient, with a larger interior space.

Jun 6, 2023

Rise of the robots

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Our podcast on the science and technology making the news. This week we explore how advancements in robotics can improve collaboration between humans and machines | Podcasts.

Jun 6, 2023

The evidence we are living in a Simulation is everywhere. All you have to do is look

Posted by in category: futurism


Is this reality? Well, we’re experiencing… something right now so maybe the better question is: *what* is reality?

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Jun 6, 2023

Scientists discover 1st species outside of humans to bury their dead

Posted by in category: neuroscience

Bigger brains may not equate to higher intelligence after all, according to a remarkable discovery about an early hominin.

Homo naledi, a hominin discovered in the Rising Star cave system in Africa’s Cradle of Humankind in 2013, had human-like hands and feet but a brain a third of the size of humans — a characteristic researchers previously attributed to a marker of far less intelligence than its Homo sapien relatives.

But the assertion that bigger brains make for a smarter species may have been disestablished now that scientists have made a harrowing journey into the Rising Star cave and discovered that the species — which lived about 335,000 to 236,000 years ago — buried its dead and marked the graves. It is the first non-human species in history known to do so, paleoanthropologist and National Geographic Explorer in Residence Lee Berger told ABC News.

Jun 6, 2023

Inside Tesla’s New $10,000 Home For Sustainable Living

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, Elon Musk, habitats, space travel, sustainability

Yup that’s right a Tesla Affordable Home.

Known for turning a sofa in the Boca Chica SpaceX office into his bed, Elon Musk, The World’s Richest Man, took it to another level when he announced Tesla’s $10,000 sustainable unboxable moveable home. If you are remotely familiar with the Tesla CEO, you wouldn’t be surprised that he is building a sustainable home. So, how did Elon go from overhauling the tech space to completely disrupting the real estate industry?Well, it all started with this tweet from 2020. At the height of the pandemic, Elon Musk made this insane announcement.

Jun 6, 2023

Tesla plans to license Autopilot and Full Self-Driving to other OEMs

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI, transportation

Tesla is planning to license Autopilot and even its Full Self-Driving suite to other companies, CEO Elon Musk said yesterday in a Tweet.

The announcement comes after Tesla recently struck a deal with Ford to open its Supercharging network to the automaker, which also plans to adopt Tesla’s charging connector that will eliminate the need for an adapter.

Musk, in a Tweet responding to an article regarding GM CEO Mary Barra’s comments regarding Tesla’s prowess in EVs, said that the company “aspires to be as helpful as possible to other car companies,” mentioning the move it made several years ago that made its patents freely available to other companies.

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