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Microsoft's sleek and stylish Surface Laptop is back for its fourth generation with faster performance and a greater variety of chips. The Surface Laptop 4 is available with either a 13.5in or a 15in screen and starts at £999 in the UK, $999 in the US or $1,599 in Australia sitting above the Surface Laptop Go as Microsoft's mainstream premium notebook, competing with the similarly priced Dell XPS 13 and Apple MacBook Air, among others. Very little has changed on the outside, matching the dimensions, weight, port selection and design of 2020's Surface Laptop 3. Here tested with a 13.5in screen, it still looks and feels sleek with its aluminium lid, choice of Alcantara fabric or aluminium deck and bright and crisp touch screen. The keyboard is excellent while the large trackpad is smooth and precise. The speakers are loud and clear with reasonable bass for a laptop, while the 720p webcam and microphones are better than most for video calls.
BEST AMAZON DEVICE DEAL: Echo Show 5 -- $44.99 (save $35) BEST TV DEAL: Insignia 50-inch Fire TV smart 4K TV -- $299.99 (save $80) BEST APPLE DEAL: 2020 Apple iMac -- $1,499.99 (save $299.01) We're counting down the days until Amazon Prime Day (officially) starts on June 21, and in the meantime, there have already been some stellar deals to tide us over. We're of course seeing nice discounts on Amazon devices, but streaming channels, Apple products, and home appliances are already on sale as well. If you're itching to start shopping for your Prime Day haul, these are the best deals to shop early. The Echo Show 5 has been one of our favorites for a couple of years now.
Video game hardware company Razer debuted what it called the world's most powerful 14-inch gaming laptop at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. The Razer Blade 14, available to order now starting at $1,799 on razer.com, At only 0.66 inches thin and weighing less than four pounds, the Blade 14 "is like a laptop that is 10 years in the future," said Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan said Monday during an online E3 presentation. The laptop has THX Spatial Audio 7.1 surround sound, promises 12 hours of battery life. Higher tech configurations with a QHD display – improved resolution over the full HD display – and faster graphics chips than the standard GeForce RTX 3060 run more: QHD and GeForce RTX 3070 ($2,199.99)
Kaggle Kernels and Google Colab are great. I would drop my mic at this point if this article was not about building a custom ML workstation. There are always some "buts" that make our lives harder. When you start to approach nearly real-life problems and you see hundreds of gigabytes of large datasets, your gut feeling starts to tell you that your CPU or AMD GPU devices are not going to be enough to do meaningful things. This is how I came here. I was taking part in Human Protein Atlas (HPA) -- Single Cell Classification competition on Kaggle. I thought I would be able to prototype locally and then execute notebooks on the cloud GPU. As it turned out, there are a lot of frictions in the mentioned workflow. First of all, my solution source code quickly became an entire project with a lot of source code and dependencies. I used poetry as a package manager and decided to generate an installable package every time I made meaningful changes to the project in order to test them in the cloud. These installable packages I was uploading into a private Kaggle dataset which in turn was mounted to a notebook.
Auransa Inc., an artificial intelligence (AI) company developing precision medicines in areas of unmet medical needs, and Polaris Quantum Biotech (POLARISqb), a quantum drug design company, announced a research collaboration addressing therapeutics for neglected diseases disproportionately affecting women. The partnership seeks to discover treatments that may tackle many such diseases, and their complementary expertise promises to seek solutions that elude medical research. Auransa is an AI-driven biotech company, with a pipeline of novel compounds for various diseases. Auransa's proprietary predictive computational platform, SMarTR Engine, uses computational approaches to tackle disease heterogeneity to predict targets and compounds, generating insights from molecular data. POLARISqb built the first drug discovery platform using quantum computing, making the process ten times faster.
Analog AI processor company Mythic launched its M1076 Analog Matrix Processor today to provide low-power AI processing. The company uses analog circuits rather than digital to create its processor, making it easier to integrate memory into the processor and operate its device with 10 times less power than a typical system-on-chip or graphics processing unit (GPU). The M1076 AMP can support up to 25 trillion operations per second (TOPS) of AI compute in a 3-watt power envelope. It is targeted at AI at the edge applications, but the company said it can scale from the edge to server applications, addressing multiple vertical markets including smart cities, industrial applications, enterprise applications, and consumer devices. To address a wider range of designs, the M1076 AMP comes in several form factors: a standalone processor, an ultra-compact PCIe M.2 card, and a PCIe card with up to 16 AMPs.
The U.K. government and IBM this week announced a five-year £210 million ($297.5 million) artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing collaboration, in the hopes of making new discoveries and developing sustainable technologies in fields ranging from life sciences to manufacturing. The program will hire 60 scientists, as well as bringing in interns and students to work under the auspices of IBM Research and the U.K.'s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) at the Hartree Centre in Daresbury, Cheshire. The newly formed Hartree National Centre for Digital Innovation (HNCDI) will "apply AI, high performance computing (HPC) and data analytics, quantum computing, and cloud technologies" to advance research in areas like materials development and environmental sustainability, IBM said in a statement. "Artificial intelligence and quantum computing have the potential to revolutionize everything from the way we travel to the way we shop. They are exactly the kind of fields I want the U.K. to be leading in," U.K. Science Minister Amanda Solloway said.
The Hartree National Centre for Digital Innovation (HNCDI), based at the Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) Daresbury Laboratory in the Liverpool City Region, will create vacancies for an additional 60 scientists and opportunities for students to gain invaluable hands-on experience. The centre – a partnership between STFC and IBM – will bring together world-leading expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum computing to support the application of the cutting-edge technologies in industry and the public sector. Possible industry applications of quantum computing include optimising complex logistics such as picking and packing orders in large warehouses for supermarkets; traffic routing; energy distribution; improving design and manufacturing processes across automotive sectors. The government will invest £172 million over 5 years through UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), with an additional £38 million being invested by IBM. Artificial intelligence and quantum computing have the potential to revolutionise everything from the way we travel to the way we shop.