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Grading AI: The Hits and Misses

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AZEEM AZHAR: Welcome to The Exponential View podcast where multidisciplinary conversations about the near future happen every week. Now, as an entrepreneur, investor, and analyst I've been inside the technology industry for over 20 years. During that time, I've observed that exponentially developing technologies are changing the face of our economies, business models, and culture in unexpected ways. Now, I return to this question every week in my newsletter Exponential View, in this podcast, as well as in my recent book The Exponential Age. So, in today's edition I wanted to look back and forward on one of the key technologies of the exponential age, artificial intelligence. We're about a decade into the current industrial boom in AI and I thought it was time to take a scorecard, look at what we've achieved, and how and perhaps what we didn't on which milestones have surprised us. To help me I called on a great experts Murray Shanahan, a senior research scientist at London's DeepMind, as well as a professor of cognitive robotics at Imperial College in London. Murray works on machine learning, consciousness, the impacts of artificial intelligence. He and I have known each other for a few years and have indeed done a podcast together previously. We appeared as guests on a show hosted by a technology investor. So, my challenge to Murray today was not simply to access the last 10 years of development, but to look forward to the next 10. It's a bold challenge and we did our best to look forward as well as back. MURRAY SHANAHAN: It's very nice to be here.


AI Facts and Myths, an Essay by ML Researchers on the Social Dilemma, And +!

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AWS Adds a Little More Nitro to Its SSDs

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Looking to serve data to your cloud applications and databases a little faster? Then you might be interested in the new Nitro SSDs that AWS announced this week at re:Invent. Sure, they sound fast, but the Nitro SSDs are no ordinary flash drives. One of the secret recipes that Amazon Web Services has whipped up that enables it to scale its customers' workloads to such dizzying heights is its custom-made Nitro chips. These Nitro chips represent AWS's first foray into the world of custom silicon, and they form the basis for the Nitro controllers that are the backbone of EC2 today.


Artificial intelligence may not actually be the solution for stopping the spread of fake news

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Disinformation has been used in warfare and military strategy over time. But it is undeniably being intensified by the use of smart technologies and social media. This is because these communication technologies provide a relatively low-cost, low-barrier way to disseminate information basically anywhere. The million-dollar question then is: Can this technologically produced problem of scale and reach also be solved using technology? Indeed, the continuous development of new technological solutions, such as artificial intelligence (AI), may provide part of the solution.


Thinking Ahead to 6G and the Internet of Everything

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As the telecommunications space focuses most of its efforts on facilitating the transition from 4G to 5G, the R&D (research and development) world is already working on what's next--6G, the sixth generation of wireless technology. While we mustn't put the cart before the horse, research and analysis firms are already predicting 6G could be viable around 2030--and, in some predictions, even earlier. For instance, Statista's latest report on 6G suggests the 6G market in North America will be worth $364 million by 2028. Based on the R&D already underway in the U.S., Statista's report suggests the nation will be an early leader in 6G. ABI Research has also pinned 2028 and 2029 as early commercial deployment years for 6G.


SiFive Raises RISC-V performance bar with New Best-in-Class SiFive Performance P650 Processor - SiFive

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The SiFive Performance P650 processor is expected to be the fastest licensable RISC-V processor IP core in the market, bringing RISC-V into new markets and applications, and will debut to lead partners in Q1 2022. SAN MATEO, Calif., December 2, 2021 – SiFive, Inc., the founder and leader of RISC-V computing, today announced the availability of the SiFive Performance P650 processor, the new range-topping member of the SiFive Performance family, which is expected to be the fastest licensable RISC-V processor IP core in the market. The SiFive Performance P650 will enable RISC-V designs for performance-demanding application processor markets from data center to edge, automotive, compute, mobile and more. "SiFive's mission is to answer the semiconductor industry's call for more processor IP choices. SiFive is singularly focused on bringing innovative processor technology based on the RISC-V architecture to market," said Dr. Yunsup Lee, co-founder and CTO, SiFive.


'Gutfeld!' on Chris Cuomo, Rittenhouse Arizona State University controversy

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'Gutfeld!' panel reacts to CNN's suspension of Chris Cuomo after texts reveal the lengths he went to aid his brother Andrew Cuomo amid sex scandal This is a rush transcript from "Gutfeld!," This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. So, all is not well at CNN. Yes, there is more friction in the fake news factory than there is between Stelter's thighs, while wearing his favorite pair of Lulu lemons. I speak of the network home of hysterics hall monitors in one anchor who would make a great well anchor. As you know, Chris Cuomo is in more hot water than a package of ramen noodles. He just got suspended indefinitely. According to the New York Attorney General's Office, Chris was far more involved in his brother's damage control efforts than previously admitted. Fake news, CNN is totally fake. Now, as you know, Andrew Cuomo, the ex- governor was accused of sexual harassment multiple times. The guy touched more women than Pete Davidson at a wrap party. Chris admitted to helping his brother out in fighting the accusations, and who wouldn't help his brother really. But new documents reveal he was in regular touch with his bros' former top aide and his accusations piled up, Chris demanded knowing when damaging articles would come out, promising he'd uses media connections to help his sleazy sibling. So, this is turning into the best lifetime movie I've ever seen. And I've seen them all, including the 12 men of Christmas. Now, previously, Chris said he never made calls to the press about his brother. And why shouldn't we believe him? He's been so honest before. A little sweaty, just worked out happens. This is where I've been dreaming of. Now, to pull that off, you need a blind spot the size of Wendy Williams's feet. TYRUS, FOX NEWS CHANNEL CONTRIBUTOR (voice-over): Nice, that was good. TYRUS: That was -- GUTFELD: But it seems like Chris was indeed gathering Intel, including dirt on one accuser.


Here's how tech can tell that your partner is cheating on you

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An easy way to keep two romantic lives separate is to buy two separate phones. That way, the cheater doesn't get confused and text the wrong person by mistake. A second phone is also a liability, even if expressed as a "work" or "emergency" phone. Another technique is to purchase a separate SIM card. Some phones allow you to have two SIM cards that can be a hassle.


Many of these Cyber Monday deals are better than Black Friday

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UPDATE: Nov. 29, 2021, 8:00 p.m. EST This story has been updated with the latest price changes and new deals. Black Friday, we hardly knew ye: Cyber Monday is in full swing at all major retailers, and tons of doorbusters are even better than the ones we found during last week's sales. Below, you'll find a complete list of all the best Cyber Monday deals, broken up by retailer and then by category. We'll continue to update this post as more deals pop up, but don't hold out too long if something on your shopping list is enjoying a discount -- it may not be in stock for much longer thanks to the ongoing supply chain mess that's clearing inventories and putting products on backorder. Please note: All newly added deals have been marked with a .


World Data Congress Held a Virtual Conference on 'Next Generation Advancement with Artificial Intelligence & Data Science'

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On November 29, 2021, World Artificial Intelligence & Data Congress organized a conference to discuss on'Next generation advancement with Artificial Intelligence & Data Science'. Speakers from reputed companies and organizations made their viewpoints on the current and future implications of technology. The World Data Congress event started with an introductory note. The first speaker, Ashley Casovan, Executive Director of Responsible AI Institute and Director of Data and Digital, Government of Canada, gave a curtain-raiser keynote talk on the influence of artificial intelligence. Following this, Dr. Kevin M. Coleman, Empowerment Coach, Trainer, and Speaker, CEO KMCEmpowerment, USA conducted a workshop on "A Seat at the Table: Candid Conversation on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion… Are you ready to talk?"