This week’s great tech stories from around the web (until April 23)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

NVIDIA’s Next GPUs Will Be Partly Designed by AI
Monica J. White | Digital trends
“As the company chooses to prioritize AI and machine learning (ML), some of these improvements will already make their way to the upcoming next-gen Ada Lovelace GPUs. †[NVIDIA’s chief scientist Bill] Dally discussed four key sections of GPU design, as well as the ways in which using AI and ML can dramatically accelerate GPU performance. The goal is an increase in both speed and efficiency, and Dally [explained]…how using AI and ML can reduce a typical GPU design task from three hours to just three seconds.”

BIOTECH

For mRNA, Covid vaccines are just the beginning
Amit Katwala | wired
i“We always wanted everyone to be able to use it,” Karikó says from a hotel room in Tokyo, where she’s quarantined to meet the Emperor of Japan — a sign of the global impact mRNA has already had. But we only scratched the surface. If the logistical and technical hurdles can be overcome and the technology evenly distributed, mRNA has the potential to transform every part of medicine. “In the next 10 years you will see incredible progress,” she says.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

A new vision of artificial intelligence for the people
Karen Hao | MIT Technology Review
“In a remote rural New Zealand town, an indigenous couple challenges what AI could be and who it should serve. … With many in Silicon Valley grappling with the ramifications of AI development today, Jones and Mahelona’s approach could point the way to a new generation of artificial intelligence — one that treats marginalized people not merely as data subjects, but restores them as co-creators of a shared future.”

ROOM

Watch this solar eclipse captured from Mars
Trevor Mogg | Digital trends
“NASA has shared remarkable images of a solar eclipse captured by its Perseverance rover from the surface of Mars. The video (displayed in real time below) was taken earlier this month by Perseverance’s Mastcam-Z camera and shows Phobos, the potato-shaped moon of Mars, moving across the face of the sun.”

CRYPTO CURRENCY

More than 30 million US adults will own cryptocurrency by the end of the year, predictions
Julian Dossett | CNET
“By the end of 2022, nearly 34 million American adults will own cryptocurrency, according to a cryptocurrency industry forecast released Wednesday by Insider Intelligence. The forecast also says that 3.6 million Americans will use cryptocurrencies as a means of payment this year, and the number of American adults owning and paying for cryptocurrencies will grow double-digit by 2023.”

BLOCKCHAIN

It’s okay to opt out of the crypto revolution
Rebecca Ackermann | MIT Technology Review
“There is no clear picture of how crypto will change the future of finance or the web, and little can be done with cryptocurrencies if you buy one. Nevertheless, the crypto industry has grown into a form that is too big to ignore. You may be able to block the litany of paid posts, but we will probably all feel the effects of crypto’s impact on society whether we choose to participate or not.”

FUTURE

This architect wants to suspend buildings in Midair. It’s not as impossible as it sounds
Nate Berg | Fast company
Called Oversky, the project proposes a series of semi-floating structures that could fill this unused airspace. Based on the same technology that allows zeppelins to float, these modular structures would combine into an occupied cluster of rooms in the sky, connected to adjacent buildings. or other fixed structures to allow access.”

3D PRINTING

Scientists say they made crispier chocolate using 3D printers
Andrew Liszewski | Gizmodo
“Researchers from the University of Amsterdam realized that the metamaterials approach can be used to further improve the texture and experience of biting into high-quality chocolate. This is done by creating even more breaks and breaks through a structure that is more complex than what is created by simply pouring melted chocolate into molds.”

SCIENCE

A newly measured particle can break the known physics
Charlie Wood | wired
“If the weight of the W relative to the standard theoretical prediction can be independently confirmed, the finding would imply the existence of undiscovered particles or forces and lead to the first major rewrite of the laws of quantum physics in half a century.” century. “This would be a complete change in how we see the world,” possibly even contradicting the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 in meaning, said Sven Heinemeyer, a physicist at the Institute of Theoretical Physics in Madrid who is not a member. from CDF.

Image Credit: NASA

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