Meta-Facebook Has a Giant AI Supercomputer To Shape The Metaverse

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By Luc Olinga The machine will help the social media giant to create new services for the virtual World and to better moderate contents on its platforms. Meta (FB) – Get Meta Platforms Inc. Class A Report formerly Facebook, has no intention of letting Microsoft (MSFT) – Get Microsoft Corporation Report, Samsung (SSNLF) or Nvidia (NVDA) – Get NVIDIA Corporation Report take the lead in the race to mold and shape the metaverse, a virtual reality construct intended to supplant the internet as we know it today. The social media giant has just unveiled a machine, which confirms its ambitions for thi… Read More “Meta-Facebook Has a Giant AI Supercomputer To Shape The Metaverse”

YouTube will explore NFT features for creators

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By Elizabeth Culliford (Reuters) – YouTube is exploring features for its video creators to capitalize on non-fungible tokens, its chief executive officer said on Tuesday, becoming the latest tech company to tap into a digital collectibles craze that has exploded in the past year. “We’re always focused on expanding the YouTube ecosystem to help creators capitalize on emerging technologies, including things like NFTs, while continuing to strengthen and enhance the experiences creators and fans have on YouTube,” wrote YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki in a letter on the company’s 2022 priorities. NFTs a… Read More “YouTube will explore NFT features for creators”

The ‘Sleepy Chicken’ challenge is TikTok’s latest dangerous trend

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The internet loves to feed on the culinary horrors of TikTok, and the “Sleepy Chicken” challenge is no exception. The “Sleepy Chicken” challenge, which has made the rounds on TikTok, involves cooking chicken in sedative cough syrup. The original video for the “Sleepy Chicken” challenge originated in 2020, from what looks to be a satire account from the artist Rob Flo, according to his connection. Flo’s “groundbreaking” recipe for “Sleepy Chicken” involves pouring “four-thirds of a bottle” into a frying pan with chicken breasts, and to boil the mixture for “five-to-30 minutes.” He also pours the u… Read More “The ‘Sleepy Chicken’ challenge is TikTok’s latest dangerous trend”

N.J. weather: Forecasters say N.J. could get 6 inches of snow from weekend winter storm

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Forecasters from AccuWeather say the upcoming weekend coastal storm has the potential to dump 6 inches of snow on most areas of New Jersey, based on the latest trends of computer guidance models. In addition to heavy snow, the Garden State could get hit with strong gusty winds and coastal flooding, AccuWeather says. But if this trend materializes, the storm would be even worse on Long Island in New York and in eastern New England, where heavier snow and stronger winds are predicted. However, forecasters from AccuWeather, other private forecasting weather companies and the public National Weath… Read More “N.J. weather: Forecasters say N.J. could get 6 inches of snow from weekend winter storm”

Odds and Ends in the Final SI99 Football Rankings

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By John Garcia Jr. Trends, movers and developments as a bow is put on the SI99 rankings for the class of 2022 There was almost a sense of finality to publishing theclass of 2022 SI99 college football prospect rankings on Tuesday. Long months, and in some cases years of scouting wrapped up in a simple list. Pages and pages of evaluation notes, travel time to see the best and hours of cutting tape doesn’t do the list justice. When signaling the future of college football, the slotting lies within the margins, the little things that a casual observer may miss. Sometimes it’s a wide receiver execu… Read More “Odds and Ends in the Final SI99 Football Rankings”

Global data experts fire up government’s plans to promote free flow of data

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Representatives from Google, Mastercard and Microsoft among the 20 experts meeting today to launch International Data Transfer Expert CouncilComes as part of government ambition to unlock benefits of free and secure data flow after leaving the EUA group of experts combining the World’s leading academics and digital industry figures, including Google, Mastercard and Microsoft, will meet for the first time today to help Britain seize the opportunities of better global data sharing. The International Data Transfer Expert Council is launching to provide independent advice to the government to help… Read More “Global data experts fire up government’s plans to promote free flow of data”

US threatens stiff sanctions, warns Russia not to ‘weaponize’ energy

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Washington (AFP) – The United States on Tuesday warned Russia of damaging sanctions, including high-tech export curbs, and said attempts by Moscow to “weaponize” its enormous oil and gas industry would backfire. “We are prepared to implement sanctions with massive consequences” that go far beyond previous measures implemented in 2014 after Russia invaded Ukraine’s Crimea region, a senior US official said. “The gradualism of the past is out,” the official told reporters, speaking on condition of anonymity. If Russia orders a new invasion of Ukraine, “we’ll start at the top of the escalation lad… Read More “US threatens stiff sanctions, warns Russia not to ‘weaponize’ energy”

Facebook’s Meta plans supercomputer for multi-language conversations

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A large group of people, all speaking different languages, engaged in one conversation that is instantly translated with the help of an unprecedented artificial intelligence – that’s the newly announced goal of Facebook owner Meta. The social media giant has announced that it’s building what it says will be the World’s most powerful supercomputer for AI applications. The system, launching later in 2022, is set to “power real-time voice translations to large groups of people, each speaking a different language, so they can seamlessly collaborate on a research project or play a […] game togeth… Read More “Facebook’s Meta plans supercomputer for multi-language conversations”

US ratchets up sanctions pressure against Moscow

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Washington (AFP) – The United States on Tuesday warned Moscow of damaging sanctions, including high-tech export curbs, as Russian combat troops massing around Ukraine launched new exercises. Unveiling ways that Western allies intend to inflict “massive consequences” on Russia’s economy in the event of a Ukraine invasion, a senior US official also warned Moscow against using energy exports as a weapon. “We are prepared to implement sanctions with massive consequences” that go far beyond previous measures implemented in 2014 after Russia invaded Ukraine’s Crimea region, the official said. “The g… Read More “US ratchets up sanctions pressure against Moscow”

U.S. eyes “potent” export controls against Russia if Ukraine invaded

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The U.S. government said Tuesday it plans to impose export controls against the supplying of sophisticated technologies to Russia in the event of an invasion of Ukraine, while seeking ways to address Europe’s vulnerability due to energy reliance on Moscow. The “potent” export control measure is being considered in addition to financial sanctions as a way to hit “quite hard” at Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “strategic ambitions to industrialize his economy,” a senior U.S. government official said. “It would impair areas that are of importance to him, whether it’s in artificial intelligence… Read More “U.S. eyes “potent” export controls against Russia if Ukraine invaded”