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Why Apple and Microsoft are moving AI to the edge | Forbes

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Artificial Intelligence algorithms use massive amounts of data, space, and resources to operate and crunch large amounts of numbers. This has led to AI existing in the cloud, but new technology and situations may see AI move to the edge and inhabit local devices. The extraordinary growth in smart devices, such as smart watches, smart phones, and sensors has been ... Read More »

New droplet-based electricity generator: a drop of water generates 140V power, lighting up 100 LED bulbs | Science Daily

Due to limitations in technology, water on earth’s surface that is contained in tides, waves and rain is not efficiently converted into electrical energy. However, a droplet-based electricity generator (DEG) has recently been developed by a science and research team from the City University in Hong Kong. Allowing high energy-conversion efficiency, the DEG features a field-effect transistor (FET)-like structure that ... Read More »

NASA is adding a space hotel to the space station | Futurism

NASA has announced that Axiom Space will build a hotel in space to act as the first commercial launch destination. Essentially a hotel for the very wealthy, it will boast large windows, observatories, a research & manufacturing facility, and will create the ‘Axiom Segment’ of the ISS. Production is set to begin in 2024 with ticket prices starting out at ... Read More »

Artificial intelligence-created medicine to be used on humans for first time | BBC

A drug that will be used to treat patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has been invented by artificial intelligence (AI), and it will be used in human trials in a world first for machine learning in medicine. Created by British star-up, Exscientia, and Japanese pharmaceutical firm, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma, the AI drug only took 12 months to develop, compared to ... Read More »

The display of the future might be your contact lens | Wired

A California-based company, Mojo Vision, has been quietly working to create smart contact lenses. When wearing them, a user will be able to view their calendar and messages, control their music, and more. This means nobody is able to see what the user sees. While they are still several years away from hitting the shelves, the contact lenses are currently ... Read More »

The Futurist: the invisible wearables | Stuff

While the idea of having computer chips implanted into your brain does not appeal to most people, we use the same technology every day in smart devices. Our wearable smart tech tracks heart rate, location, metrics, and more. These current devices, however, are clunky compared to the ultra-thin and moldable tech we’ll see in the future. MIT and Harvard teams ... Read More »

Sun’s surface seen in remarkable new detail | BBC

The Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope located in Hawaii has released pictures of the sun that show the surface at a distance of only 18 miles. This a major feat with the sun being 870,000 miles in diameter and over 92 million miles away from the earth. The images show bright cells surrounded by darker lanes. Tightly contained sections of ... Read More »

2 satellites narrowly avoided hitting each other over Pennsylvania, officials say | Fox News

An Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) and the Gravity Gradient Stabilization Experiment (GGSE-4) are two defunct satellites that almost collided with each other on Wednesday. Instead of coming within a few feet of each other and possibly colliding, they sped past each other in opposite orbits. The possible collision could have caused thousands of pieces of debris to be sent through ... Read More »

Whoever leads in artificial intelligence in 2030 will rule the world until 2100 | Brookings

The U.S., China, and Europe have been battling for dominance of the Artificial Intelligence world as technology continues to advance. Erik Brynjolfsson, director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, has commented that the next ten years could define technology and how the world interacts with it. New technology is being discovered and created at a faster rate than ... Read More »

Air Force invents new device for swimmers, former PJ instructor believes it could save lives | TechLink

The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has produced FISH, an electronic device with numerous working prototypes. Companies are currently being looked at to manufacture and commercialize the product for non-military use. In 2006, a group of airmen participating in pararescue jumper training were tasked with conducting an underwater exercise that required them to hold their breath for over a minute. ... Read More »