Menu

Blog

Page 5

Aug 18, 2022

Schrödinger Was Wrong: New Research Overturns 100-Year-Old Understanding of Color Perception

Posted by in categories: computing, mathematics, space

A paradigm shift away from the 3D mathematical description developed by Schrödinger and others to describe how we see color could result in more vibrant computer displays, TVs, textiles, printed materials, and more.

New research corrects a significant error in the 3D mathematical space developed by the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Erwin Schrödinger and others to describe how your eye distinguishes one color from another. This incorrect model has been used by scientists and industry for more than 100 years. The study has the potential to boost scientific data visualizations, improve televisions, and recalibrate the textile and paint industries.

Continue reading “Schrödinger Was Wrong: New Research Overturns 100-Year-Old Understanding of Color Perception” »

Aug 18, 2022

New AI tool allows mourners to have conversations with the dead

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

The idea of conversing with mourners at your own funeral may sound like the plot from the latest episode of Black Mirror.

But it could become a reality, thanks to a Los Angeles-based startup, which has developed a ‘holographic conversational video experience’.

Continue reading “New AI tool allows mourners to have conversations with the dead” »

Aug 18, 2022

Transframer is a general-purpose generative framework that can handle many image and video tasks in a probabilistic setting

Posted by in category: futurism

New work shows it excels in video prediction and view synthesis, and can generate 30s videos from a single image: https://dpmd.ai/dm-transframer 1/

Aug 18, 2022

Fast-acting T-Cells Provide Powerful Protection Against Stroke

Posted by in category: futurism

40 second video:

Abstract: Neuroprotection against ischemic stroke requires a specific class of early responder T cells in mice https://www.jci.org/articles/view/157678

Continue reading “Fast-acting T-Cells Provide Powerful Protection Against Stroke” »

Aug 18, 2022

20 exaFLOP supercomputer proposed for 2025

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, supercomputing

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a request for information from computer hardware and software vendors to assist in the planning, design, and commission of next-generation supercomputing systems.

The DOE request calls for computing systems in the 2025–2030 timeframe that are five to 10 times faster than those currently available and/or able to perform more complex applications in “data science, artificial intelligence, edge deployments at facilities, and science ecosystem problems, in addition to traditional modelling and simulation applications.”

U.S. and Slovakia-based company Tachyum has now responded with its proposal for a 20 exaFLOP system. This would be based on Prodigy, its flagship product and described as the world’s first “universal” processor. According to Tachyum, the chip integrates 128 64-bit compute cores running at 5.7 GHz and combining the functionality of a CPU, GPU, and TPU into a single device with homogeneous architecture. This allows Prodigy to deliver performance at up to 4x that of the highest performing x86 processors (for cloud workloads) and 3x that of the highest performing GPU for HPC and 6x for AI applications.

Aug 18, 2022

How data and automation can help with sustainability

Posted by in categories: business, economics, robotics/AI, sustainability

Weighing cost vs. benefit

For small business owners, implementing sustainability initiatives may seem more like a pipe dream than a tangible goal, as the technology can be costly to implement. What’s more, businesses that are using technology to drive sustainability must employ talented workers who can tap into those resources and streamline operations for the greatest economic and environmental benefit.

However, as companies can leverage automation and data analytics to increase efficiency, adjust energy usage, reduce waste and otherwise help with sustainability, the cost of investing in automation is worth it. By giving company leaders the ability to see the big picture in terms of carbon footprint, data and automation can help optimize operations and improve a company’s bottom line.

Aug 18, 2022

Probing the Secrets to Human Longevity with Methuselah Flies

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics, life extension, robotics/AI, singularity

In the 1980s, biologist Dr Michael Rose started to selectively breed Drosophila fruit flies for increased longevity. Today, the descendants of the original Methuselah flies are held by biotech firm Genescient Corporation and live 4.5 times longer than normal fruit flies.

The flies’ increased lifespan is explained by a significant number of systemic genetic changes — but how many of these variations represent lessons that can be used to design longevity therapies for humans? Dr. Ben Goertzel and his bio-AI colleagues at SingularityNET and Rejuve. AI are betting the answer is quite a few.

SingularityNET and Rejuve. AI have launched a partnership with Genescient to apply advanced machine learning and machine reasoning methods to transfer insights gained from the Methuselah fly genome to the human genome. The goal is to acquire new information regarding gene therapies, drugs or nutraceutical regimens for prolonging healthy human life.

Continue reading “Probing the Secrets to Human Longevity with Methuselah Flies” »

Aug 18, 2022

Atom-based radio receiver detects and displays live color television and video games

Posted by in categories: entertainment, particle physics

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have adapted their atom-based radio receiver to detect and display live color television and video games.

Atom-based communications systems are of practical interest because they could be physically smaller and more tolerant of noisy environments than conventional electronics. Adding video capability could enhance radio systems in, for example, remote locations or emergency situations.

NIST’s receiver uses atoms prepared in high-energy “Rydberg” states, which are unusually sensitive to , including . These sensors also enable signal power measurements linked to the international system of units (SI). The latest work, described in AVS Quantum Science, is the first to demonstrate video reception.

Aug 18, 2022

Teslabot Insights

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

There were two Teslabot videos. The first has a discussion with James Douma. James describes his perspective of the advances in neural nets. He described how GPT-3 created a foundational capability by cracking language. He believes the Teslabot will leverage neural nets to crack robotic methods for bipedal movement and mastering identifying and picking up objects.

Aug 18, 2022

Help Star Trek’s Lieutenant Uhura in This Probability Puzzle

Posted by in category: futurism

In honor of the actor and activist Nichelle Nichols, this month’s puzzle imagines a Star Trek adventure in which her character, Lieutenant Uhura, faces a life-and-death conundrum.

Page 5 of 7,625First23456789Last