Microsoft wants small nuclear reactors to power its AI and cloud computing services

Posted in Business, Hardware, Science on 27th Sep, 2023
by Alex Muller

Unlike traditional nuclear reactor designs, an SMR is meant to be far more cost-effective, easier to construct, and smaller, all the while still capable of generating massive amounts of energy.

OpenAI’s GPT-4 Scores in the Top 1% of Creative Thinking On Benchmark

Posted in Software on 25th Sep, 2023
by Alex Muller

The creative abilities now realized by AI may provide a "Sputnik moment" for educators and others interested in furthering human creative abilities, including those who see creativity as an essential condition of individual, social, and economic growth.

AI study aims to improve radiotherapy for lung cancer patients

Posted in Medicine, Science, Software on 13th Sep, 2023
by Alex Muller

NIHR has awarded £2.3 million to The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester to conduct a study aimed at reducing heart damage caused by radiotherapy treatment for lung cancer patients. It will determine whether using artificial intelligence (AI) to spare the top of the heart during radiotherapy can help patients live longer.

AI system does better than humans at identifying odors

Posted in Hardware, Science, Software on 31st Aug, 2023
by Alex Muller

The researchers used the system to map 500,000 odor molecules that have never actually been synthesized – a task, says the team, that would take a human 70 years of sniffing to complete.

IBM’s Brain-Inspired Analog Chip Aims to Make AI More Sustainable

Posted in Hardware on 31st Aug, 2023
by Alex Muller

IBM has been at the forefront of designing analog chips that mimic brain computation. A breakthrough came in 2016, when they introduced a chip based on a fascinating material usually found in rewritable CDs.