November, 2023

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ChatGPT generates fake data set to support scientific hypothesis

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Researchers say that the model behind the chatbot fabricated a convincing bogus database, but a forensic examination shows it doesn’t pass for authentic. Researchers say that the model behind the chatbot fabricated a convincing bogus database, but a forensic examination shows it doesn’t pass for authentic.

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OpenAI's Chaos Linked to Super Powerful New AI It Secretly Built

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OpenAI's latest AI could represent a "tremendous leap" forward.

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Millions of new materials discovered with deep learning

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We share the discovery of 2.2 million new crystals – equivalent to nearly 800 years’ worth of knowledge. We introduce Graph Networks for Materials Exploration (GNoME), our new deep learning tool that dramatically increases the speed and efficiency of discovery by predicting the stability of new materials.

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Airbnb's Silent Killer

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Family members and representatives of people who died said the company has not done enough and called for it to mandate that carbon monoxide detectors be installed in every rental.

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The Project Clinic: Assessing Project Health, Planning, and Execution

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar

Picture your projects as patients, each with its own unique rhythm and pulse, thriving under your care 🥼 🩺 Step into the role of an innovative project doctor in our upcoming webinar! This session is your guide to evaluating the health of your projects through Waterfall and Agile practices like Scrum and Kanban. We’ll explore the vital signs of project success through the lens of the “iron triangle” metrics, using deliverables as tracers.

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Files Suggest UN Climate Summit's Leader Is Using Event to Promote Fossil Fuels

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A leaked document has talking points for the president of the United Nations climate conference, who is an oil executive in the United Arab Emirates, to advance oil and gas deals.

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Why Won’t OpenAI Say What the Q* Algorithm Is?

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Supposed AI breakthroughs are frequently veiled in secrecy, hindering scientific consensus. Last week, it seemed that OpenAI—the secretive firm behind ChatGPT—had been broken open.

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The hidden beauty of Berlin's indoor pools

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The German capital is dotted with more than 60 public indoor swimming pools, and many of them are so stunning and tranquil they feel like you're swimming in an ornate library.

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Breaking report: 505 of 700 employees at OpenAI, including co-founder Ilya Sutskever, tell the remaining board to resign

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In a shocking twister to the saga unfolding at OpenAI, news broke Monday morning before 6am that 500 of 700 employees at OpenAI have asked the remaining board at OpenAI to resign.

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Anduril announces Roadrunner, jet-powered VTOL drone

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Roadrunner defines a radical new class of operator-supervised autonomous air vehicles capable of high subsonic speeds, high G-force maneuvers, and VTOL return to base for reuse.

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Sam Altman fired as CEO of OpenAI

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In a sudden move, Altman is leaving after a ‘deliberative review process’ by the company’s board. Sam Altman has been fired as CEO of OpenAI, the company announced on Friday. “Mr.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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The Astonishing Behavior of Recursive Sequences

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Some strange mathematical sequences are always whole numbers — until they’re not. The puzzling patterns have revealed ties to graph theory and prime numbers, awing mathematicians.

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Microsoft hires former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman

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Greg Brockman, OpenAI co-founder, is also joining Microsoft to lead a new advanced AI research team Microsoft is hiring former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and co-founder Greg Brockman.

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Elon Musk Trolls His Way Into the OpenAI Drama

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Elon Musk cofounded OpenAI but left after his own failed coup. Now he has shared an unsigned letter containing unverified accusations against the recently fired CEO, Sam Altman.

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Elon Musk Trolls His Way Into the OpenAI Drama

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Elon Musk cofounded OpenAI but left after his own failed coup. Now he has shared an unsigned letter containing unverified accusations against the recently fired CEO, Sam Altman.

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Leading the Development of Profitable and Sustainable Products

Speaker: Jason Tanner

While growth of software-enabled solutions generates momentum, growth alone is not enough to ensure sustainability. The probability of success dramatically improves with early planning for profitability. A sustainable business model contains a system of interrelated choices made not once but over time. Join this webinar for an iterative approach to ensuring solution, economic and relationship sustainability.

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Accelerating Generative AI with PyTorch II: GPT, Fast

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This post is the second part of a multi-series blog focused on how to accelerate generative AI models with pure, native PyTorch. We are excited to share a breadth of newly released PyTorch performance features alongside practical examples to see how far we can push PyTorch native performance. In part one, we showed how to accelerate Segment Anything over 8x using only pure, native PyTorch.

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Henry Kissinger Has Died

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The most powerful secretary of state of the postwar era, he was both celebrated and reviled. His complicated legacy still resonates in relations with China, Russia and the Middle East.

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What Drives This Madness On Small Modular Nuclear Reactors?

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A few months ago, a STEM and economics literate global decarbonization executive for a $4 billion annual revenue logistics business. [continued] The post What Drives This Madness On Small Modular Nuclear Reactors? appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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ChatGPT's 1-Year Anniversary: Are Open-Source Large Language Models Catching Up?

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Upon its release in late 2022, ChatGPT has brought a seismic shift in the entire landscape of AI, both in research and commerce. Through instruction-tuning a large language model (LLM) with supervised fine-tuning and reinforcement learning from human feedback, it showed that a model could answer human questions and follow instructions on a broad panel of tasks.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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Can Generalist Foundation Models Beat Special-Purpose Tuning?Medicine Case Study

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Generalist foundation models such as GPT-4 have displayed surprising capabilities in a wide variety of domains and tasks. Yet, there is a prevalent assumption that they cannot match specialist capabilities of fine-tuned models. For example, most explorations to date on medical competency benchmarks have leveraged domain-specific training, as exemplified by efforts on BioGPT and Med-PaLM.

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Code is run more than read

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Code is read more than written, code is run more than read. I think this line of thought can be extended beyond code-writing, and used as a rule of thumb to identify problems and make decisions.

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Dobb·E: An open-source framework for learning household robotic manipulation

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Dobb·E is an open-source framework for teaching robots household tasks via imitation learning in 20 minutes. The framework uses a simple tool called the Stick, collects a dataset called Homes of New York (HoNY) with it, and then trains a representation learning model, Home Pretrained Representations (HPR) with it. Then, Dobb·E uses five minutes of collected data in a new home for a novel task and within fifteen minutes, gives a policy that can solve the task with 81% average success rate.

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Unity announces updates to it's web runtime support

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The latest Unity platform support for mobile web game development, including Instant Games and the latest WebGPU and WebGL integration for advanced rendering, is now available.

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Get Better Network Graphs & Save Analysts Time

Many organizations today are unlocking the power of their data by using graph databases to feed downstream analytics, enahance visualizations, and more. Yet, when different graph nodes represent the same entity, graphs get messy. Watch this essential video with Senzing CEO Jeff Jonas on how adding entity resolution to a graph database condenses network graphs to improve analytics and save your analysts time.

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Undercover in Saudi Arabia's secretive program to keep the world burning oil

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Speaking to undercover reporters, Saudi energy officials disclosed ambitious plans to undo progress on phasing out oil by financing high carbon infrastructure across Africa and Asia.

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Positional description matters for transformers arithmetic

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Transformers, central to the successes in modern Natural Language Processing, often falter on arithmetic tasks despite their vast capabilities --which paradoxically include remarkable coding abilities. We observe that a crucial challenge is their naive reliance on positional information to solve arithmetic problems with a small number of digits, leading to poor performance on larger numbers.

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Google’s new geothermal energy project is up and running

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Google partnered with clean energy startup Fervo on a new geothermal project in Nevada that will send electricity to the grid that serves two of Google’s data centers. | Image: Google A first-of-its-kind geothermal project is now up and running in Nevada, where it will help power Google’s data centers with clean energy. Google is partnering with startup Fervo, which has developed new technology for harnessing geothermal power.

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Sam Altman’s Second Coming Sparks New Fears of the AI Apocalypse

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Five days of chaos at OpenAI revealed weaknesses in the company’s self-governance. That worries people who believe AI poses an existential risk and proponents of AI regulation.

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Beyond the Basics of A/B Tests: Highly Innovative Experimentation Tactics You Need to Know

Speaker: Timothy Chan, PhD., Head of Data Science

Are you ready to move beyond the basics and take a deep dive into the cutting-edge techniques that are reshaping the landscape of experimentation? 🌐 From Sequential Testing to Multi-Armed Bandits, Switchback Experiments to Stratified Sampling, Timothy Chan, Data Science Lead, is here to unravel the mysteries of these powerful methodologies that are revolutionizing how we approach testing.

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General Availability of the AWS SDK for Rust

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We’re excited to announce that the AWS SDK for Rust is now generally available and supported for production use. The AWS SDK for Rust provides an idiomatic, type-safe API, along with the benefits of the Rust language such as performance, reliability, and productivity.

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$10M AI Mathematical Olympiad Prize

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XTX Markets is launching a new $10mn challenge fund, the Artificial Intelligence Mathematical Olympiad Prize (AI-MO Prize). The fund intends to spur the development of AI models that can reason mathematically, leading to the creation of a publicly-shared AI model capable of winning a gold medal in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

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What's Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2023? Hint: Be true to yourself

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NEW YORK (AP) — In an age of deepfakes and post-truth, as artificial intelligence rose and Elon Musk turned Twitter into X, the Merriam-Webster word of the year for 2023 is “authentic.” Authentic cuisine. Authentic voice. Authentic self. Authenticity as artifice.

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It's Still Very Funny That 1,000 People Gave Tesla $250,000 For A Roadster Six Years Ago

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The Tesla Semi launch event was held on November 16th, 2017, exactly six years ago last week. At the end of that launch event, Elon Musk had a signature “one more thing” that was the unveiling of the incredible second-generation Tesla Roadster. Back then the car was promised to be delivered in 2020, which obviously… Read more.

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. ♻️ Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene