A Tibetan woman carrying the crypto mining equipment out of a facility after the Chinese state shut down 20 Bitcoin mines in May
Gulf of Quantum Advantage...
10 factorial (10!) seconds is exactly 6 weeks
Absolutely nuts paper by researchers from U Chicago analyzing the productivity of 10,000 workers before and after the pandemic.
Conclusions: WFH led to 2 more hrs of work per day, more meetings, less focus time, and *less productivity* https://bfi.uchicago.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/BFI_WP_2021-56.pdf
"Doodle data was managed by individual PMs and isolated product teams, which worked when we were small but became impossible when you wanted to get a full view of the user, because everyone had different tracking and different tools." @firstname.lastname@example.org
Tired: startups using machine learning to detect cancer in scans with 90% accuracy.
Wired: startups using flocks of pigeons to detect cancer in scans, with 99% accuracy. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0141357
File this under things I wasn't expecting -- converting AI model training into a search problem solved with hash tables -- 🤔 Rice Univ. Researchers Claim 15x AI Model Training Speed-up Using CPUs - via @insideHPC@twitter.com https://buff.ly/3aCkYAb
AYOOOOOO Couple days ago in Shanghai, a scanable QR code was projected in the sky by drones and when scanned allowed people to download a video game.
This is the future of advertising.
A fun one from @MSFTResearch@twitter.com : The Autodidactic Universe : https://arxiv.org/abs/2104.03902
Modeling the universe as an entity learning it's own laws over time in order to create systems that learn their owns laws over time... 🐢🐢🐢
The word RACCOON is thought to come from an Algonquian word that literally means ‘he scratches with his hands’.