What’s News For April 24th?

What’s News For April 24th?

1. Painting a Landscape with Maths: “We will define colors and shapes using formulas that when composed together into one large formula will result in this mathematical painting…” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFld4EBO2RE

2. US Navy wirelessly beams 1.6 kW of power a kilometer using microwaves https://newatlas.com/…/us-navy-beams-1-6-kw-power…/

3. “So did you know that no-one really knows why the most used spacecraft propulsion system today actually works?” https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1516013489722216450.html

4. “We have entered into an agreement to be acquired by Intrinsic, a robotics software and AI company at Alphabet, and our AGI research team is joining DeepMind.” https://intrinsic.ai/blog/posts/mission-momentum/

5. How Apple’s Monster M1 Ultra Chip Keeps Moore’s Law Alive https://www.wired.com/story/apple-m1-ultra-chip-moores-law/ (archived version: https://archive.ph/SKfVh)

6. Bot Can Spot Depressed Twitter Users in 9 of 10 Cases https://www.brunel.ac.uk/…/Bot-can-spot-depressed…

7. Sensory Optimization: Neural Networks as a Model for Understanding and Creating Art [published in 2019] https://owainevans.github.io/…/sensory-optimization.html

8. Do Large Language Models Understand Us? https://www.amacad.org/…/do-large-language-models…

9. “If, in fact, the large language models are already displaying some kind of emergent intelligence, it might even suggest a path forward toward true artificial general intelligence. But if the large language models are ultimately just ‘‘stochastic parrots,’’ then A.G.I. retreats once again to the distant horizon…” https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/15/magazine/ai-language.html (archived version: https://archive.ph/Xw63Y)

10. A.I. researchers are making progress on a long-term goal: giving their programs the kind of knowledge we take for granted. https://www.newyorker.com/…/can-computers-learn-common…

11. NVIDIA’s New AI: Next Level Image Editing! https://youtube.com/watch?v=cS4jCvzey-4

12. Experimental injection may repair spinal cord injuries, animal study suggests: “Mice that were paralyzed due to severe spinal cord damage regained the ability to walk within four weeks of receiving an experimental injectable therapy.” https://www.upi.com/…/us-injection…/5361649948977/

13. 244 genetic variants influencing differences in face shape between Europeans and East Asians have been discovered, and some differences are “caused by a directional selection, due mainly to a local adaptation in Europeans.” https://www.nature.com/articles/s41588-022-01038-7

14. “…it is now illegal to use a math test to make sure that math teachers know the material they would be teaching.” https://kirkegaard.substack.com/…/those-unwanted…

15. Sweden is burning again: “Sweden’s descent into social unrest is a remarkable development in what was once one of Europe’s most stable societies.” https://www.spectator.co.uk/…/sweden-riots-quran…

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What’s News For April 24th?