Scientists built the largest AI supercomputer yet to create brain scale AI

Scientists built the largest AI supercomputer yet to create brain scale AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We’re conditioned to think that computer chips should be small, but a supercomputer made from chips the size of dinner plates is breaking records.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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AI is getting great at simulating and designing proteins and drugs

AI is getting great at simulating and designing proteins and drugs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Proteins essentially make the life work, and by understanding them faster we can now create cures and treatments for diseases faster.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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Nanomagnetic computing could help create ultra efficient AI’s at the edge

Nanomagnetic computing could help create ultra efficient AI’s at the edge

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI needs power, and the better the AI the more power it needs … until now.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote,...

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This optical brain like computer chip analyses almost 2 billion images per second

This optical brain like computer chip analyses almost 2 billion images per second

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future machine vision will capture even more videos and images than it does today, and synthetic content will create even more, and we need computer chips that can process this insane volume of graphical data.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential...

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TSMC and Graphcore partnership accelerates AI training by over 40 percent

TSMC and Graphcore partnership accelerates AI training by over 40 percent

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As computing platforms get more powerful, and as chips evolve, we’ll enter into a virtuous cycle of continuous AI acceleration and improvement.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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US Army unveils robotics project that lets AI’s ask soldiers clarifying questions

US Army unveils robotics project that lets AI’s ask soldiers clarifying questions

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In battle the slightest miscommunication can have catastrophic consequences, so soon AI’s will be able to ask soldiers questions to bolster their own understanding.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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AI tutor trounces human experts at teaching students neurosurgery

AI tutor trounces human experts at teaching students neurosurgery

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI will take jobs, but it’s also going to improve employee training dramatically to improve employees skills.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. When we...

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Google DeepMind is teaching AI to play Diplomacy before taking on the real thing

Google DeepMind is teaching AI to play Diplomacy before taking on the real thing

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI might be getting alot better at strategy, but sometimes diplomacy is called for and that’s a skill that AI has yet to master …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Now...

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MIT’s newest material contains sensors and a neural network

MIT’s newest material contains sensors and a neural network

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As technology gets smaller it’s going to help us transform everything around us in new ways …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Materials have always been a physical thing. But that’s...

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Facebook develops a way to reverse engineer DeepFakes and identify their source

Facebook develops a way to reverse engineer DeepFakes and identify their source

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Disinformation and misinformation is its own growing pandemic, and Facebook’s latest innovation can identify who’s creating it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Deepfakes aren’t a big problem on Facebook right now,...

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IBM announces their AI can recode legacy software so it can run in the cloud

IBM announces their AI can recode legacy software so it can run in the cloud

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world runs on legacy code, and it’s hard for people to maintain, operate, secure, upgrade, and de-bug so using AI to modernise it could solve lots of problems.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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Facebook’s TransCoder AI converts code from one programming language into others

Facebook’s TransCoder AI converts code from one programming language into others

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world runs on legacy code, and it’s difficult to modernise and secure. TransCoder could one day be the AI equivalent of a universal language translator but for code.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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Researchers used a worm brained AI with just 19 neurons to control a self-driving car

Researchers used a worm brained AI with just 19 neurons to control a self-driving car

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s neural networks are getting enormous and complex, this is the smallest ever example of a neural network that managed to control a self-driving vehicle.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial...

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Schwarzenegger and Stallone become DeepFake besties in new rip off

Schwarzenegger and Stallone become DeepFake besties in new rip off

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF DeepFakes will soon be easy and free to create, life-like, and while they’re fun they’ll also help undermine global trust.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Back in 2015 DeepFakes weren’t even...

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This AI created its own lesson plans to learn faster then smashed other AI’s out the park

This AI created its own lesson plans to learn faster then smashed other AI’s out the park

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Noone learns in the same way, but optimising lesson plans for students as well as AI’s, would help all of us learn new skills faster.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The...

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Memristor breakthrough puts a human brain at the edge of every network

Memristor breakthrough puts a human brain at the edge of every network

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Memristors work like human synapses and are a building block of highly energy efficient Neuromorphic computers which make them perfect for running AI at the edge.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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AI is solving one of musics most expensive problems – mastering

AI is solving one of musics most expensive problems – mastering

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When you’ve created your perfect soundtrack it needs to be mastered, and AI is driving the costs to zero.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Making music is one of the most...

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DeepZen’s synthetic AI voices finally make audio books you want to listen to

DeepZen’s synthetic AI voices finally make audio books you want to listen to

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is sounding more and more human-like, and that’s an issue if you make a career out of your voice …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past couple of...

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DeepMind’s AI learns the rules as it goes so it can conquer the real world

DeepMind’s AI learns the rules as it goes so it can conquer the real world

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The real world doesn’t always have rules, so if we want to create AGI then we need AI’s that can learn things as they go along.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Researchers taught an AI to successfully detect people’s moral principles

Researchers taught an AI to successfully detect people’s moral principles

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to determine a persons moral principles lays the foundation for a whole new method to pre approve, censor, and vet people – and it’s as dangerous as it is interesting.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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