2021-06-23
Fiber Optic Cables Could Shake Up Our Understanding of Deep-Sea Quakes

Despite the remote and punishing environment, we already have a plethora of potential eyes on the bottom of the sea. There are around 400 fiber optic cables spanning the oceans.
These cables are already the backbone of the global Internet - what if they could be the backbone of deep-sea monitoring and research efforts as well?

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2021-01-18
Illusion - the new memory boosted AI chip built with resistive RAM.

Quote: But RRAM does have a drawback. Like Flash memory, it wears out after being overwritten too many times.

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2021-01-12
Microsoft has filed a patent that may allow the company to reincarnate people as chatbots

Microsoft has filed a patent that may allow the company to reincarnate people as chatbots. Instead of using training material to develop chatbots, the recent findings by Protocol raises the possibility that we might see chatbots from a specific person in the future.

According to the news report, the system would collect data from images, voice data, social media posts, electronic messages, and written letters to build a person’s profile. A special index will also be used to train the chatbot according to the personality of the specific person.

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Patent No. US010853717B2

I have to mention replika.ai here.

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2021-01-09
OpenAI's updates.

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2020-12-27
MuZero: Mastering Go, chess, shogi and Atari without rules

For many years, researchers have sought methods that can both learn a model that explains their environment, and can then use that model to plan the best course of action. Until now, most approaches have struggled to plan effectively in domains, such as Atari, where the rules or dynamics are typically unknown and complex.

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Impressive(said in a Quake 3 voice)! Well, step by step, bit by bit. When will it be able to play in CS or Q3?

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2020-12-26
Microsoft Designing Its Own Chips for Servers, Surface PCs

Microsoft Corp. is working on in-house processor designs for use in server computers that run the company’s cloud services, adding to an industrywide effort to reduce reliance on Intel Corp.’s chip technology.

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2020-12-12
FBI confirms Zodiac Killer's 340 cipher solved by trio of amateur math and software codebreakers

A team of code breakers has solved a cipher attributed to the Zodiac Killer, a serial murderer known for a Northern California killing spree in the late 1960s who has still not been identified or apprehended.

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2018-09-25
Cisco introduces its first server built for AI and ML workloads

Cisco’s new UCS server covers each stage of the AI and ML lifecycle.

Cisco introduces its first server built for AI and ML workloads.

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2015-02-09
European Commission launches the common mobile charger

THE LONG-AWAITED and much needed common mobile phone charger is almost upon us, as the European Commission (EC) has approved the use of the Micro USB interface.

European Commission launches the common mobile charger

What about other stuff?

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2012-05-12
ZX Spectrum's chief designers reunited 30 years on

The ZX Spectrum is 30 years old. The successor to Sir Clive Sinclair’s ZX81 - at the time the world�s best selling consumer computer - it introduced colour “high resolution” graphics and sound.

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