25 Jan 2022

Unique Beatles and John Lennon Items From Julian Lennon’s Collection Up for NFT Auction

John Lennon’s coat from the “Magical Mystery Tour” film, his cape from “Help!,” three guitars, and Paul McCartney’s handwritten arrangement notes for “Hey Jude” — all from John’s son Julian’s private collection — are going up for NFT auction on Feb. 7, the first in a series to be rolled

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25 Jan 2022

TinyML is bringing deep learning models to microcontrollers

Deep learning models owe their initial success to large servers with large amounts of memory and clusters of GPUs. The promises of deep learning gave rise to an entire industry of cloud computing services for deep neural networks. Consequently, very large neural networks running on virtually unlimited cloud resources became

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25 Jan 2022

What Is Web3 All About? An Easy Explanation With Examples

First, there was web1 – aka the internet we all know and love. Then there was web2 – the user-generated web, heralded by the arrival of social media. Now, wherever we look, people are talking about web3 (or sometimes, web 3.0) – the supposed next big evolutionary leap forward of

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25 Jan 2022

Investing in the metaverse: A beginner’s guide

The future of the internet includes virtual worlds where humans can interact without the confines of physical space. Welcome to the age of the metaverse. According to analysts’ estimates, these virtual environments could be the next big investment opportunity. Although the metaverse is still evolving, the technology can revolutionize everything from

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25 Jan 2022

Meta Unveils New AI Supercomputer

Meta Platforms Inc. said Monday that its research team built a new artificial intelligence supercomputer that the company maintains will soon be the fastest in the world. The supercomputer, the AI Research SuperCluster, was the result of nearly two years of work, often conducted remotely during the height of the pandemic,

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24 Jan 2022

Frightening Reality of Meta-Built Artificial Intelligence That Can Think ‘the Way We Do’

Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg was met with a mixed reaction after touting his company’s “exciting breakthrough” towards creating an artificial intelligence system that thinks “the way we do.” In a Facebook post on Thursday, Zuckerberg hailed the development of Meta’s data2vec, a new artificial intelligence algorithm that is capable of learning

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24 Jan 2022

Google Labs starts up a blockchain division

Here’s a fun new report from Bloomberg: Google is forming a blockchain division. The news comes hot on the heels of a Bloomberg report from yesterday that quoted Google’s president of commerce as saying, “Crypto is something we pay a lot of attention to.” Web3 is apparently becoming a thing

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24 Jan 2022

Quality data in blockchain to change the way supply chains work

The supply chain has gone intrinsically complex, encompassing multiple players from producers to transporters, from wholesalers to retailers, and from buyers to consumers, unlike the two-man (seller-buyer) simple transaction that existed long ago. In this multifaceted process, the supply chain industry faces a critical challenge in cost, speed and product

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24 Jan 2022

How Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard takeover will drive metaverse gaming into the mass market

Microsoft was positioning itself as one of the pioneers of the metaverse even before its US$75 billion deal to buy online gaming giant Activision Blizzard. In the days after Mark Zuckerberg rebranded Facebook last October as Meta with his near movie-length promotional film about the potential for virtual worlds, Microsoft

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24 Jan 2022

The never-ending effort to bake common business sense into artificial intelligence

Can common business sense be programmed into AI? Many are certainly trying to do just that. But there are decisions that often require a level of empathy — let alone common sense — that may be too difficult to embed into algorithms. In addition, while AI and machine learning are

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