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Mars' Valles Marineris, which is 20 times wider than the Grand Canyon, seen in stunning new images

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The massive Valles Marineris canyon has been revealed in stunning new images taken by the European Space Agency's Mars Express. At 2,485 miles long, over 124 miles wide and more than 4 miles deep, the Red Planet's canyon makes America's seem downright puny by comparison - Valles Marineris would span the distance from the northern tip of Norway to the southern tip of Sicily. The new image depicts two trenches, or chasma, that form a portion of the western part of Valles Marineris. The picture uses data from the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) onboard Mars Express and it is a'true color' image, meaning it shows what would be seen by the human eye if looking at this region of Mars. The Red Planet's massive canyon has been revealed in new images released by the European Space Agency.

The unsinkable potential of autonomous boats


The Mayflower Autonomous Ship finally arrived on the coast of Nova Scotia last month, marking the end of its long trek across the Atlantic. While the modern Mayflower is far from the first vessel to make that voyage, this small robotic boat is the largest to ever do so navigated by artificial intelligence with no humans aboard. A few technical hiccups notwithstanding, its trip is the latest evidence that the future of the high seas could be autonomous. Slowly, self-steering ships are becoming a reality. In Norway, an autonomous battery-powered container vessel is shuttling fertilizer between a factory and a local port, and pending a successful trial, it could be fully certified within the next two years.

The universe is going in Circles -- Stone age, then Machine Age, then Stone Age…


We get fascinated these days by looking at the output from Machine learning and AI-driven models, but after spending close to a decade in this field, my reaction to this is getting more apparent, and it just recalls me of my childhood days when our super hero's use to be the character of Ramayan and Mahabharat:) One of my favorite part of Ramayan is the "Sundar Kand" of Ramayan. I always feel that this Kand could have been named "Bhishan Agni kand" or "Jwala Kand," but it was named "Sundar Kand" and the reason could be due to the very first line with which it got started .. line goes as - The true lesson for any management firm that as soon as leadership decides or commits delivery i.e. soon, you get the go-ahead from your senior leadership like "Jamwant Ji" in this case, you should start taking the project and deliverables ahead with full force and best of your capability. The biggest disasters like "Lanka Dhen", Major fights between both armies happened during this Kand but given employees are moving ahead with full trust in Senior management and with a go-getter attitude that made this Kand to be named "Sundar Kand". Veda's, Upanishad, and Puran used to be taught at Gurukul by great saints of that time. This teaching material is similar to modern-day Machine learning libraries, which were crafted as a single package for anyone with an interest can use them to perform data science.

Hivello Partners With Stock Exchange Listed DLTx To Expand Iot Hotspot Network


Blockmate Ventures inc ("Blockmate" or the "Company") announces that its subsidiary Hivello has entered into a partnership with Web3 infrastructure company DLTx to expand the Hivello network of Internet of Things (IoT) hotspots. Based in Oslo and publicly listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange, DLTx specializes in protocols that provide predictable value both in utility and economics with a strong track record in identifying growth opportunities in the Web3 space. This includes their involvement in Bitcoin mining for many years as an early investor in one of the largest industrial scale Bitcoin mining operations in North America. By partnering with DLTx, Hivello will secure access to DLTx's suppliers, financiers, and management expertise which have been at the forefront of developing and launching 10 of the most important protocols in the blockchain space, including Ethereum. Hivello will issue equity to DLTx which will receive a 40% stake in Hivello while Blockmate retains the remaining 60%.

AI colorectal cancer diagnostics receives CE-IVD mark


DoMore Diagnostics, a developer of pathology AI algorithms, has achieved CE-IVD mark for the Histotype Px Colorectal, a deep learning algorithm that predict patient outcome based on analysis of digital histology images. The product uses artificial intelligence to predict patient outcome based on advanced image analysis. Histotype Px Colorectal builds on the research led by Institute for Cancer Genetics and Informatics at Oslo University Hospital, and the deep learning algorithm is trained on and developed with close to 100 million image tiles. The analysis is conducted on high resolution scans from standard H&E stained slides providing shorter turnaround times. Every year close to 2 million patients worldwide are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and despite decades of comprehensive research and large investments into gene sequencing, there is large medical need for better prognostic and predictive markers for patients with colorectal cancer.

Microsoft to Archive Music on Futuristic Slivers of Glass That Will Live 10,000 Years


But thanks to Microsoft, at least we'll be listening to Stevie Wonder after the apocalypse. The tech giant is partnering with Elire Group to etch the world's music onto glass plates, and bury them in a remote arctic mountainside to ride out the end of the world. The Global Music Vault will share space with the Global Seed Vault (better known as the Doomsday Vault) in Svalbard, Norway. The Doomsday Vault houses the largest collection of agricultural seeds on the planet. The Global Music Vault aims to match its neighbor seed for song.

The world's first transoceanic voyage with autonomous navigation is a success


Avikus, a subsidiary of Hyundai, has successfully completed the first transoceanic voyage of a large merchant ship using autonomous navigation technologies, the company said in a press release. With the increase in computational capabilities, autonomous navigation solutions are being tested in various fields of transportation. Autonomous cars are expected to bring in a new era of human transportation, and the maritime industry is also not very far behind. Last year, we reported on a fertilizer company that deployed a fully electric and autonomous container ship in Norway to save 40,000 truck trips every year. While this deployment was over a short distance, maritime transportation involves crossing oceans and often in very congested port areas.

Business software provider Visma adopts Luminance AI tool


One of Europe's largest business software providers, with 14,000 employees, 1,135,000 private and public sector customers across the Nordics, Benelux, Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America, Visma, has adopted Luminance's AI-powered legal process automation tool as part of its M&A due diligence reviews, as the Oslo-headquartered company looks to continue its rapid growth trajectory that has seen a net revenue of €1.74 billion in 2020. Norway's Visma made a record 42 acquisitions in 2021. This increased M&A activity means the company's in-house legal department must review large volumes of data when assessing acquisition opportunities and analysing areas of risk and opportunity. Hjalmar Florijn, Head of Legal at Visma Benelux, commented that the rapid insight from Luminance will also help them to keep more M&A work in-house and reduce reliance on external counsel: "As Visma continues to experience rapid growth, it is critical that we can instantly understand the contractual landscape of an acquisition target. With Luminance, our in-house legal teams will be able to uncover critical findings earlier in the review process, giving us confidence that we have been appraised of all possible risks and allowing us to plan our business strategy accordingly," said Florijn.

The Global Competition for AI Technology Dominance – Peace Research Institute Oslo


Dual-use technology as applied to AI and associated technologies has become a central element in today's great power competition. In military and policy communities across the globe, it is believed that the countries who lead in the development of emerging technologies such as AI, machine learning and quantum computing, will garner economic, military, and political strength for decades. Simultaneously, regulating the export of these items is important to policy making in many countries which are concerned with maintaining international peace and security and preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. While the US still holds its record as the most important global technological innovator, China has made substantial progress in developing critical technologies. Current advances might be used for beneficial purposes, but many are concerned that AI innovation may also be harnessed with harmful intentions.

Artificial intelligence Systems Can Be Wrong and Not Admit It - eMedNews


Artificial intelligence (AI) systems are being built to help diagnose diseases, but before we can trust them with life-and-death responsibilities, AI will need to develop a very human trait: Admitting mistakes. And the truth is: they can't do that … yet. Today, Artificial Intelligence can more often provide the correct answer to a problem than it can realize it made a mistake, according to researchers from the University of Cambridge and the University of Oslo. This fundamental flaw, they report, is rooted in a math problem. Some mathematical statements cannot be proven true or false. For example, the same math most of us learned in school to find answers to simple and tricky questions cannot then be used to prove our consistency in applying it.