This week's amazing tech stories from around the web (through April 23) - New Style Motorsport


NVIDIA’s next GPUs will be partially designed by AI
Monica J White | digital trends
“As the company chooses to prioritize AI and machine learning (ML), some of these advancements will already be coming to the upcoming next-generation Ada Lovelace GPUs. …[NVIDIA’s chief scientist Bill] Dally looked at four main sections of GPU design, as well as the ways that using AI and ML can dramatically speed up GPU performance. The goal is to increase both speed and efficiency, and Dally [explained]…how the use of AI and ML can reduce a standard GPU design task from three hours to just three seconds.”


For mRNA, Covid vaccines are just the beginning
Amit Katwala | cabling
i“We always wanted everyone to be able to use it,” says Karikó, from a hotel room in Tokyo, where he is in quarantine ahead of a meeting with the Emperor of Japan, a sign of the global impact mRNA has already had. But we have only scratched the surface. If logistical and technical hurdles can be overcome, and the technology can be evenly distributed, mRNA has the potential to transform all aspects of medicine. “In the next 10 years, you will see incredible progress,” she says.


A new vision of artificial intelligence for people
Karen Hao | MIT Technology Review
“In a remote rural town in New Zealand, an indigenous couple is challenging what AI could be and who it should serve. … Now, as many in Silicon Valley grapple with the fallout from the development of AI today, Jones and Mahelona’s approach could point the way to a new generation of artificial intelligence, one that doesn’t treat marginalized people as mere data subjects, but reestablishes them as co-creators of a shared future.”


Check out this solar eclipse captured from Mars
Trevor Mogg | digital trends
“NASA has shared remarkable images of a solar eclipse captured by its Perseverance rover from the surface of Mars. The video (shown in real time below) was taken by Perseverance’s Mastcam-Z camera earlier this month and shows Mars’ potato-shaped moon Phobos passing across the face of the sun.”


Over 30 Million US Adults Will Own Crypto by Year’s End, Forecast Predicts
Julian Dossett | CNET
“By the end of 2022, nearly 34 million American adults will own cryptocurrencies, according to a cryptocurrency industry forecast released Wednesday by Insider Intelligence. The forecast also says that 3.6 million Americans will use cryptocurrency as a form of payment this year, and the number of American adults who own and pay with cryptocurrency will grow by double digits by 2023.”


It’s okay to opt out of the crypto revolution
Rebecca Ackerman | MIT Technology Review
“There is no clear picture of exactly how cryptocurrencies will change the future of finance or the web, and there is little that can be done with cryptocurrencies if you buy some. However, the crypto industry has exploded in a way too big to ignore. You may be able to block the litany of paid messaging, but the effects of cryptocurrency’s impact on society are likely to be felt by all of us, whether we decide to participate or not.”


This architect wants to suspend buildings in the air. It’s not as impossible as it seems
NateBerg | fast company
“Named Oversky, the project proposes a series of semi-floating structures that could fill this unused airspace. Based on the same technology that allows zeppelins to float, these modular structures would be combined into a group of occupiable rooms in the sky, connected to adjacent buildings or other fixed structures to allow access.”


Scientists say they’ve created crispier chocolate using 3D printers
Andres Liszewski | gizmodo
“Researchers at the University of Amsterdam realized that the metamaterials approach could be used to further enhance the texture and biting experience of high-quality chocolate. This happens by creating even more clicks and cracks through a structure that is more complex than that created by simply pouring melted chocolate into molds.”


A newly measured particle could break known physics
charlie wood | cabling
“If the excess weight of W relative to the standard theoretical prediction can be confirmed independently, the finding would imply the existence of undiscovered particles or forces and trigger the first major rewrite of the laws of quantum physics in half a century. “This would be a complete change in the way we see the world,” which could even rival in importance the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012, said Sven Heinemeyer, a physicist at the Madrid Institute of Theoretical Physics who is not part of CDF. .

Image Credit: NASA

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