14 Jun 2021

Google researchers show artificial intelligence can design microchips better and faster than humans

According to a new study, artificial intelligence machines can now create computer microchips in just six hours that perform better or just as well as those designed by human experts. Therefore, AI can devise blueprints thousands of times faster than humans. The new research was conducted by Google and is

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11 Jun 2021

White House Forms Team to Develop Blueprint for National AI Infrastructure

On Thursday, a team of technical experts was named by the White House to produce a comprehensive and detailed strategy that aims to serve as the blueprint for national artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure. The experts will look to extend America’s AI edge by delivering computing resources, government-captured data, tools, and

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10 Jun 2021

NSF, Tech Companies Partner to Create Post-5G Wireless Systems

The National Science Foundation is pushing the Defense Department, Apple, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Google, IBM, and other industry partners to coordinate new research into connectivity and post 5G wireless systems through a collaborative effort. The program is referred to as RINGS, standing for Resilient and Intelligent

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09 Jun 2021

Navy Drone Refuels Fighter Jet, a Key Step Toward Adding UAVs to Carrier Wings

The Navy has announced that its MQ-25 T1 Stingray will endure tests on an aircraft carrier later this year ahead of the expected 2025 deployment. A test drone refueled a crewed fighter jet over Illinois on Friday, marking a key step in the military’s plans to incorporate unmanned aircraft into

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08 Jun 2021

Websites rumble back to life after Fastly-linked outage

Thousands of websites across the globe were taken offline last night due to a widespread hour-long outage linked to a US-based cloud company named Fastly Inc. The outage affected high-traffic sites such as Reddit, Amazon, CNN, Paypal, Spotify, Al Jazeera Media Network, and the New York Times. The sites were

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08 Jun 2021

Relativity Space Raises $650 Million To Make Its 3D-Printed Rocket Competitive With SpaceX

Relativity Space, a company that is on a mission to create a 3D-printed rocket competitive with SpaceX, is on track to launch its first rocket by the end of the year after raising $650 million in a Series E venture round. The round was aiming to raise funds to accelerate

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07 Jun 2021

China’s drive to compete against Starlink for the future of orbital internet

China’s space capabilities have increased dramatically over the past several years as the world witnessed a wave of businesses hoping to offer broadband internet delivered from thousands of low-orbit satellites. The technology would provide coverage to most of the earth’s surface. The business model has caught the attention of high-profile

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04 Jun 2021

Europe opens twin antitrust investigations into Facebook

European regulators have launched two separate antitrust investigations to discover whether the social network’s use of data gives Facebook an unfair advantage in advertising. The results of the investigation could result in fines on Facebook and pressure for the social network to change its business model. The European Commission is

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03 Jun 2021

Pentagon Experiments with Self-Driving Shuttles at San Diego Military Base

The Pentagon has confirmed a cooperative involvement between driverless technology provider Robotic Research, Verizon Public Sector, and the Marine Corps, stating that the trio will collaborate on a pilot project to explore the use of autonomous shuttles at the Marine Corps Air Station in San Diego. Other companies involved in

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02 Jun 2021

Amazon Sidewalk Poised to Sweep You Into Its Mesh

Amazon has announced a new initiative set to be released on June 8. The program, called Amazon Sidewalk, introduces a new long-term effort to extend the working range of low bandwidth, low-power, smart lights, sensors, and other low-cost devices customers install at the edge of their home network. Amazon Sidewalk

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