Stanford Researchers Harness Satellite Imagery And AI To Help Fight Poverty In Africa

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For many of us the holiday season will look different this year, separated from the people we love. If you’re in this boat too—mitigating the spread of the coronavirus—thank you and we hope the following story might offer an alternative, but helpful way to connect with friends and family. While we know virtual get-togethers can …

This year, the way many of us work has changed dramatically. We’ve gone from lunch meetings and large networking conferences to meeting virtually from our makeshift home offices. The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly upended a lot of this, but that doesn’t mean sharing ideas is on hold, too. That’s especially true for the Google News …

The broad applicability of artificial intelligence in today’s society necessitates the need to develop and deploy technologies that can build trust in emerging areas, counter asymmetric threats, and adapt to the ever-changing needs of complex environments. As part of a new collaboration to advance and support AI research, the MIT Stephen A. Schwarzman College of …

It’s no secret that algorithms run the world, powering everything from Google’s search results to Uber’s car-pool capabilities. But farther under the hood are a more fundamental set of algorithms that underpin computing: if Google PageRank is the engine, these algorithms are the parts it’s built from. To date, there haven’t been any long-term studies …

Our work with differentiable programming, which enables programs to optimize themselves, is part of Facebook AI’s broader efforts to build more advanced tools for machine learning (ML) programming. That’s why we’re extending the Kotlin compiler to make differentiability a first-class feature of the Kotlin language, as well as developing a system for tensor typing. Our …

International conservation charity, ZSL (Zoological Society of London) has made another leap forward in its battle to protect animals using AI and machine learning (ML) from Google Cloud. We’ve been privileged to partner with ZSL for three years, co-developing custom ML models to identify and better track endangered species around the world. The next dataset in ZSL’s arsenal to …

IBM announced a definitive agreement to acquire Instana, an application performance monitoring and observability company. The acquisition will help businesses better manage the complexity of modern applications that span the hybrid cloud landscape. The news further advances IBM’s Hybrid Cloud and AI strategy and strengthens its AI-powered automation capabilities. Financial details were not disclosed. With …

Los Alamos National Laboratory announced an industry-first computational storage deployment targeting a next-generation storage system for HPC sited at Los Alamos. This new system will support the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Advanced Simulation and Computing program responsible for ensuring the performance, safety, and reliability of nuclear weapons. “We believe that emerging non-volatile memory express (NVMe) …

At Supercomputing 2020 (SC20), Intel highlighted how the company’s hardware and software technologies are enabling the future of high performance computing (HPC). Companies around the world are selecting Intel® XPUs (CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs and accelerators) and oneAPI programming environment to accelerate the development and deployment of advanced computing systems.   3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors (code-named “Ice Lake”) In her keynote presentation to kickoff SC20, Trish Damkroger, vice president …

In the middle of a pandemic, it’s not surprising that there have been increasing calls to explore the possibility of conducting elections online. A growing number of tech start-ups have even advocated for using blockchain technology, which they say would boost voter turn-out and improve public trust. But in a new paper looking at a range of examples, …