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Microsoft Pumps $1 Billion Into Generalized Artificial Intelligence

Posted in Business, Software on 23rd Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

Could these artificial smarts become generalized enough to outperform humans at all kinds of tasks, rather than very specific and pre-defined ones?

IOS And IPadOS 13 Beta 4 Signals Death Of 3D Touch, Rise Of Context Menu

Posted in Business, Hardware, Software on 20th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

The concept was simple: slight, medium, and heavy pressure on an iPhone’s screen could be recognized differently, such that a light press would open an app while a firm press in the same spot would instead conjure up a contextual menu.

U.S. Proposes Barring Facebook And Other Big Tech Firms From Offering Financial Services

Posted in Business, Online on 15th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

In a sign of widening scrutiny after Facebook’s proposed Libra digital coin aroused widespread objection, the bill proposes a fine of $1 million per day for violation of such rules.

Intel: New Chip Materials Will Enable Massive AI Research Gains

Posted in Business, Hardware, Software on 12th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

This burgeoning interest in “edge AI” has to an extent outpaced hardware, much of which is practically incapable of accomplishing tasks better suited to a datacenter.

Pilot Plant Demonstrates Low-cost Conversion Of CO2 Into Fuel

Posted in Business, Science on 12th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

After running a pilot plant for three years, Canadian company Carbon Engineering (CE) has broken down the costs of an air capture system and shown it can be done much more cost-effectively than previously thought.