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Digital content will be half 'Earth's mass' by 2245 as 'information catastrophe' looms

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Digital content is on track to equal half of Earth's mass by 2245, according to new research. The research by Dr. Melvin Vopson, a senior lecturer at the U.K.'s University of Portsmouth, highlights the physics of information creation and the demands of storing vast quantities of digital data. 'FOOL'S GOLD' COULD ACTUALLY BE VALUABLE IN THIS WAY, RESEARCHERS FIND "Assuming the current growth trends in digital content continue, the world will reach a singularity point in terms of the maximum digital information possibly created and the power needs to sustain it, called the information catastrophe," Vopson writes, in a paper published in AIP Advances, the journal of the American Institute of Physics.


Amazon's Echo Show 5 is the perfect accessory for your desk

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

You can choose from a variety of customizable clock faces to match your home's décor. Amazon's Echo Show 5 may be small, but it's loaded with many of the same features as bigger and more expensive models like the 2nd-generation Echo Show and Echo Show 8. The Echo Show 5 is great for tight spaces like desks, nightstands, and other books of the home. It comes with a front-facing camera so you can video chat with friends and family. The screen is bright and the resolution, while lower than other small smart displays, is pretty sharp given its petite size.


Council Post: How Artificial Intelligence Can Add Value To Your Personal Life And Business

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Harro has over 20 years of experience in management consulting and early stage investments in disruptive products, processes and services. In many of the conversations with our (potential) customers, we discuss the power of artificial intelligence. In many publications the usage of AI is almost promoted as "the land of milk and honey" -- but those with a bit of experience will be able to tell you that using AI is not always the answer, and it's not as easy to implement as many try to make you believe. But with the right use-cases defined, it can help your company -- or you as a person -- make life easier or create specific added value. I'd like to tell you about how AI improved my personal life in five examples.



Taiwan's first artificial intelligence park breaks ground

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The construction of Taiwan's first artificial intelligence (A.I.) park was officially launched in New Taipei City's Tucheng District …


Host hails artificial intelligence

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Milan-based foodservice trade show, Host, is emphasising the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on catering equipment and operations.


Amazon's Alexa has serious privacy flaws, researchers find

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on FoxNews.com. Flaws in Amazon's Alexa were serious enough that a user "in just one-click" could have handed over their voice history, home address and control of their Amazon account, cybersecurity firm Check Point said in a recent report. An attacker could have also silently installed, viewed and removed Alexa skills, Check Point said, referring to voice-driven Alexa apps. A hacker could have also accessed a victim's personal information, such as banking data history and usernames.


Is GPT-3 the big leap forward for AI?

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has made enormous progress over the past decade. But we've never seen AI researchers as giddy with excitement as they are now. A new system named GPT-3 is blowing minds, left, right and centre. So what is GPT-3 and what does it do? The GPT stands for "generative pre-training" and it's a language model, which means that it processes text.


AI Magic Makes Century-Old Films Look New

WIRED

On April 14, 1906, the Miles brothers left their studio on San Francisco's Market Street, boarded a cable car, and began filming what would become an iconic short movie. Called A Trip Down Market Street, it's a fascinating documentation of life at the time: As the cable car rolls slowly along, the brothers aim their camera straight ahead, capturing women in outrageous frilly Victorian hats as they hurry across the tracks. Early automobiles swerve in front of the cable car, some of them convertibles, so we can see their drivers bouncing inside. After nearly a dozen minutes, the filmmakers arrive at the turntable in front of the Ferry Building, whose towering clock stopped at 5:12 am just four days later when a massive earthquake and consequent fire virtually obliterated San Francisco. Well over a century later, an artificial intelligence geek named Denis Shiryaev has transformed A Trip Down Market Street into something even more magical.


Publishers Are Investing in a Second Generation of Audio Articles

WSJ.com: WSJD - Technology

The BBC, Apple News and The Washington Post have in the past month rolled out new ways to listen to their written articles, hoping to give busy subscribers a flexible way to explore stories and to attract new subscriptions, executives said. "We conducted user research and learned that users want to stay informed but are busy, so they appreciate an option to get up to speed on the latest news developments while cooking dinner, running errands or exercising," said Emily Chow, director of site product at The Washington Post. The Post said it began producing audio articles as an experiment "several years ago," but text-to-audio or click-to-listen story formats have been available for over a decade. The Economist Newspaper Ltd. began producing an audio edition of its weekly magazine in 2007 and little has changed since then, said Tom Standage, the company's deputy editor and head of digital strategy. The Economist sees audio articles as a way to retain subscribers and find new ones by publishing select content for free as podcasts, said Mr. Standage, who noted the offer "is not about advertiser revenue."