June 4th News Of The Day

June 4th News Of The Day

1. Cortical Labs and other startups are building computers that incorporate human neurons. It’s claimed that these systems can be trained to perform game-playing tasks significantly faster than traditional AI. https://theconversation.com/tech-firms-are-making…

2. “The wider AI research community is an almost-optimal engine of apocalypse.” https://www.lesswrong.com/…/reshaping-the-ai-industry

3. Dyson Reveals Its Big Bet…Robots: “Dyson has signaled it is placing a ‘big bet’ on producing robots capable of household chores by 2030, as it looks to move beyond the vacuum cleaners, fans and dryers that made its founder one of the wealthiest British businessmen. The company, founded by billionaire Sir James Dyson, on Wednesday published photographs of robot arms being used in household settings, including cleaning furniture, a claw picking up plates, and a hand-like machine picking up a teddy bear.” https://www.theguardian.com/…/dyson-reveals-its-big-bet…

4. “A Face Search Engine Anyone Can Use Is Alarmingly Accurate” [New York Times] https://archive.ph/GeMmS

5. The Big New Idea for Making Self-Driving Cars That Can Go Anywhere [Technology Review] https://archive.ph/kUuAs

6. Walmart Is Expanding Its Drone Deliveries to Reach 4 Million Households https://www.theverge.com/…/walmart-drone-delivery…

7. Atomic clocks keep time accurately to within 1 second every 33 billion years. Nuclear clocks could blow them all away. https://bigthink.com/starts-with-a-bang/nuclear-clock/

8. Niantic Positions Itself as a Capable Rival to Apple, Meta in Coming AR Wars https://www.fastcompany.com/…/niantic-positions-itself…

9. Science is political – and that’s a bad thing https://stuartritchie.substack.com/p/science-is-political…

10. Majority of Scots want UK to retain nuclear weapons and stay in Nato, poll finds https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/…/majority-scots-want-uk…

11. “The researchers … found that almost all of [advanced Russian weapons] included parts from companies based in the US and the EU: microchips, circuit boards, engines, antenna and other equipment.” https://www.nytimes.com/…/russia-weapons-american…

12. Taiwan Restricts Russia, Belarus to CPUs Under 25 MHz Frequency https://www.tomshardware.com/…/taiwan-restricts-exports…

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June 4th News Of The Day