The AI arms race spawns new hardware architectures

As society turns to artificial intelligence to solve problems across ever more domains, we’re seeing an arms race to create specialized hardware that can run deep learning models at higher speeds and lower power consumption. Some recent breakthroughs in this race include new chip architectures that perform computations in ways …

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The agtech investment imperative

Can we feed the world without burning it down? The world’s agri-food greenhouse gas footprint has reached unprecedented levels. And with the global population set to surge to 10 billion by 2050, that footprint is on track to more than triple based on today’s agricultural practices. Further, agriculture (including animal …

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iOS 13: The Ars Technica review

Enlarge / iOS 13 on an iPhone 11 Pro. Samuel Axon Last year, Apple set users’ expectations with iOS 12, saying it would be focused on improving performance and fixing bugs and stability issues instead of adding a bunch of new features. And while there were still plenty of bugs …

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