This silicon acceleration is fuel to the AI race. It is happening at all levels.. physics is giving quantum paths and optics, material science is giving us substrates, CompSci is giving us structural reorganization of logic, even biology is opening logic worlds to us… it’s gonna be a crazy ride.
The rise of machine learning is giving renewed life to compute-in-memory processors now in the works at startups, IBM, and universities.
— Read on www.eetimes.com/document.asp
This could be huge…. if…
The first small modular reactor (SMR) application has passed an intensive Phase 1 review by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The okay for NuScale Power means that plans can progress on a 12-module plant scheduled to go online in Idaho in the middle of the next decade.
— Read on newatlas.com/us-green-light-small-modular-reactor/54448/
Here comes the money…
Tyson Foods (TSN.N), the largest U.S. meat processor, has invested in an Israeli biotech company developing a way to grow affordable meat in a laboratory that takes live animals out of the equation.
— Read on www.reuters.com/article/us-tyson-foods-israel/tyson-foods-backs-israeli-startup-to-grow-meat-in-the-lab-idUSKBN1I31DP
It is my current belief that AI is the next great capital cycle, similar to steam, electrical power, railroads, etc. It will play out over decades. But this is the play. Additionally, it may be the last great human invention.
Google cofounder calls advances in artificial intelligence “the most significant development in computing in my lifetime,” but warns of ethical concerns.
— Read on www.wired.com/story/google-cofounder-sergey-brin-warns-of-ais-dark-side/
Smart machines are giving storytellers and risk managers alike a helping hand.
— Read on www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/mckinsey-analytics/our-insights/ais-growing-impact
First we build tools, then the world changes… single cell sequence tech enables this…
Scientists reveal the genetic roadmap to building an entire organism from a single cell
— Read on phys.org/news/2018-04-scientists-reveal-genetic-roadmap-entire.html
Nothing happening here. Nothing weird or disturbing. Nothing with terrifying consequences. Just research, folks… Science.
If it were tried on a person, it might mean awakening in the ultimate sensory deprivation chamber.
— Read on www.technologyreview.com/s/611007/researchers-are-keeping-pig-brains-alive-outside-the-body/
This is beautiful health work. Additionally, this is how it is that we eventually merge with our tools…
Noninvasive spinal stimulation method enables paralyzed people to regain use of hands, study finds
— Read on medicalxpress.com/news/2018-04-noninvasive-spinal-method-enables-paralyzed.html
Great story. AI is so different from human intelligence it’s really complementary…
Machine Learning’s ‘Amazing’ Ability to Predict Chaos | Quanta Magazine
— Read on www.quantamagazine.org/machine-learnings-amazing-ability-to-predict-chaos-20180418/
Great. Must read…
In an interview, best-selling author and machine-learning expert Pedro Domingos discusses the global competition to take the lead in artificial intelligence, the advance of autocrats and the threats modern technology presents to Western democracies.
— Read on www.spiegel.de/international/world/pedro-domingos-on-the-arms-race-in-artificial-intelligence-a-1203132.html