An engineer has created a so-called “ AIJesus ” that has poured over The Bible and produced its own bizarre verses. It developed its vocabulary by reading the holy text and no other literature.
Monthly Archives: August 2020
Facebook apologizes to users, businesses for Apple’s monstrous efforts to protect its customers’ privacy
Facebook has apologized to its users and advertisers for being forced to respect people’s privacy in an upcoming update to Apple’s mobile operating system – and promised it will do its best to invade their privacy on other platforms.
COVID-19 Is Transmitted Through Aerosols. We Have Enough Evidence, Now It Is Time to Act
Many months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the coronavirus is still spreading uncontrolled through the U.S. Public health authorities including the U.S.
Could injectable microrobots one day run in your veins?
Scientists have created an army of microscopic four-legged robots too small to see with the naked eye that walk when stimulated by a laser and could be injected into the body through hypodermic needles, a study said Wednesday.
SpaceX Veterans Pass Milestone in Self-Flying Plane Race
Silicon Valley has been hard at work on the vexing challenge of autonomous cars. Now veterans of SpaceX and Tesla Inc. are announcing what they’ve been up to: a new startup working on self-flying planes for cargo. Reliable Robotics isn’t trying to invent a new kind of aircraft.
Rethinking the App Store
It seems appropriate that the first ruling in Epic v. Apple was a split decision: Fortnite remains out of the App Store,1 but Epic may continue to use Apple’s developer tools in order to support Unreal Engine.
Jensen Huang’s Vision For Data Center Dominance Will Destroy The Arm Ecosystem
As the weeks pass by, the rumors keep spinning, the likelihood of an Nvidia Arm acquisition increases. On first glance, the two businesses look completely incompatible. A highly vertically integrated graphics and AI company with very high margins buying a low margin IP licensor doesn’t make sense.
Hackers can now clone your keys just by listening to them with a smartphone
Every time you unlock your front door, your key whispers a small, but audible, secret. Hackers finally learned how to listen.
Elon Musk to unveil Neuralink progress with real-time neuron demonstration this week
Elon Musk’s brain-machine interface company, Neuralink, has an event scheduled for later this week to update the public on its progress since last year’s presentation. While the agenda is speculative for the most part, one expectation is a live demonstration of neuron activity.
AI Slays Top F-16 Pilot In DARPA Dogfight Simulation
WASHINGTON: In a 5 to 0 sweep, an AI ‘pilot’ developed by Heron Systems beat one of the Air Force’s top F-16 fighter pilots in DARPA’s simulated aerial dogfight contest today.
Remote Learning Is a Bad Joke
My kid can’t handle a virtual education, and neither can I. One exciting thing about being alive at this pivotal moment in history is that I’m constantly learning about strong opinions I didn’t previously know I had.
Your Brain, With a USB Port in It: Elon Musk’s Neuralink Vision Divides Experts
Your brain, with a USB-C port in it. That’s Elon Musk’s vision for Brain Machine Interfaces (BMI).
SpaceX Starlink beta tests show speeds up to 60Mbps, latency as low as 31ms
Beta users of SpaceX’s Starlink satellite-broadband service are getting download speeds ranging from 11Mbps to 60Mbps, according to tests conducted using Ookla’s speedtest.net tool. Speed tests showed upload speeds ranging from 5Mbps to 18Mbps.
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PDF: Still Unfit for Human Consumption, 20 Years Later
Summary: Research spanning 20 years proves PDFs are problematic for online reading. Yet they’re still prevalent and users continue to get lost in them. They’re unpleasant to read and navigate and remain unfit for digital-content display.
New York Times CEO Mark Thompson says he expects the end of the physical newspaper in 20 years
The New York Times was founded in 1851, but it would surprise outgoing CEO Mark Thompson if the physical paper made it to 2040. More than 900,000 people currently subscribe to the print version of the newspaper, said Thompson.
Deepfakes soar during coronavirus crisis as criminals ‘easily create Zoom footage’
The coronavirus crisis could be heightening the risk of deepfake footage polluting the internet, an expert has warned. Peter Singer, a cybersecurity strategist, believes the boom of low-quality, self-filmed footage will make deepfake technology harder to stop.
The Airport of the Future Will Have No Check-In Or Security Lines
Bookmark (Bloomberg Businessweek) — Navigating the Roman circus of obstacles known as an international airport is likely the one thing travelers aren’t missing during the Covid-19 crisis. Now that forecas…
How to build great products
If you believe that sales fix everything, it follows that most startups fail because they don’t ship a great product in a growing market before they run out of money. Assuming you’ve picked an explosive market, how do you go about building a great product?1
The Art of Not Thinking
After years of feeling guilty about not wanting to do everything, I realized I don’t need motivation to get things done. Below, I describe how I use the concept of not thinking instead. It took me five years to get in the habit of exercising. I just didn’t want to do it.