Addressing uncertainties: Facing the worldat breaking point

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Philippine Star

POINT OF VIEW – Selva Ramachandran – The Philippine Star October 4, 2022 | 12:00am We are living in uncertain times. Extreme weather patterns are becoming usual occurrences around the World. The onslaught of recent typhoons like Odette and Karding that swept parts of the Philippines clearly demonstrate the worsening climate crisis, greatly affecting those at the fringes of society. They provide a preview of what inaction on climate change can lead to: escalating needs for disaster response and recovery; increasing fiscal stress as the government is compelled to provide humanitarian aid to disa… Read More “Addressing uncertainties: Facing the worldat breaking point”

U.S. to curb more tech exports to keep chips from China military -sources

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States is expected to announce this week new measures restricting Chinese companies from gaining access to technologies enabling high-performance computing, three people briefed on the matter told Reuters. The measures would aim to cut off China’s access to advanced semiconductor technology, the people said. The New York Times was first to report the new restrictions could come as soon as this week, adding that Washington also plans to limit U.S.-made microchips from being sold to China’s most powerful supercomputing and data center projects. The White House di… Read More “U.S. to curb more tech exports to keep chips from China military -sources”

Bruce Willis Didn’t Sell Rights To His Face To Russian ‘Deep Fake’ AI Company

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A rep for Bruce Willis denied that the former actor sold his digital-likeness rights to the artificial intelligence company Deepcake. On September 28, The Telegraph falsely reported that Deepcake had a deal with Willis to use his “digital twin” in upcoming films. The company constructs AI clones of celebrities so they can choose to participate in projects without needing to appear in front of the camera. Willis’ rep has now clarified that the former actor “has no partnership or agreement” with Deepcake. A rep for the company explained that Willis’ digital-likeness rights cannot be sold. They n… Read More “Bruce Willis Didn’t Sell Rights To His Face To Russian ‘Deep Fake’ AI Company”

Is Elon Musk Now Pro-Russia in Ukraine War?

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The Street

By Luc Olinga The billionaire CEO of Tesla wants to be pragmatic. He sees only one way to avoid a bigger disaster scenario. Elon Musk seems to embrace harsh realities. The World’s richest man seems to have resolved that compromise is the best option in Russia’s war in Ukraine. Musk was one of the first CEOs of a major global corporation to lend his support to Ukrainians, just days after Russia invaded the country on Feb. 24. He then offered Starlink to the Ukrainians after Russia had destroyed their communications infrastructure. Starlink is the satellite-internet-connection service of Musk’s … Read More “Is Elon Musk Now Pro-Russia in Ukraine War?”

MLB Reacts To Tony La Russa’s Decision Monday

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The Spun

By Daniel Bates As Tony La Russa steps down from his post as White Sox manager, the soon-to-be 78-year-old Hall of Famer released on official statement on his health and his reason for choosing to walk away. La Russa cited having a pacemaker installed in his heart back in February, which later revealed a bigger problem. The three-time World Series champ went on to say that his status did not affect his responsibilities as manager before calling this season “an unacceptable disappointment.” The MLB World reacted to La Russa’s words on Monday. “Always wishing La Russa health and happiness – his … Read More “MLB Reacts To Tony La Russa’s Decision Monday”

AAA: Gas Prices Lower in PA; National Average Increases

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Gas prices are two cents lower in Western Pennsylvania this week at $3.887 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices: Western Pennsylvania Average $3.887Average price during the week of September 26, 2022 $3.902Average price during the week of October 4, 2021 $3.380 The average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas: $3.801 Altoona$3.967 Beaver$3.959 Bradford$3.645 Brookville$3.910 Butler$3.962 Clarion$3.672 DuBois$3.861 Erie$3.904 Greensburg$3.833 Indiana$3.950 Jeannette$3.921 Kittanning$3.896 Latrobe$3.902 Meadville$4.028 Mercer$… Read More “AAA: Gas Prices Lower in PA; National Average Increases”

Cisco sets out strategies to drive Thai digitalisation

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The Bangkok Post

US tech giant Cisco Systems has vowed to focus on user-centric applications, digital infrastructure transformation, enterprise cybersecurity and hybrid work support as strategies to drive growth of business customers and support Thailand’s digital transformation. “Thailand is on the right trajectory to become a digital economy heavyweight in the region. As it continues to chart its next phase of growth, businesses need to transform themselves to stay relevant in the burgeoning digital economy,” said Taveewat Chantaraseno, managing director for Cisco Thailand and Myanmar. Mr Taveewat said he wa… Read More “Cisco sets out strategies to drive Thai digitalisation”

Worth the hype? What experts are saying about Tesla’s Optimus humanoid robot

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Euronews (English)

Tesla unveiled its humanoid robot at the company’s artificial intelligence event on Friday (September 30) – to a mixed reception. The bot, called Optimus, walked slowly and awkwardly onto stage, before waving to the crowd and performing a hands-in-the-air dance. This robot, which was developed in February according to the company’s CEO Elon Musk, then turned and walked back off stage. A more advanced version – which Musk said is closer to the robot that he plans to mass produce and sell within the next three to five years – was then carried onto the stage, again waving at the crowd. Musk claim… Read More “Worth the hype? What experts are saying about Tesla’s Optimus humanoid robot”

AI is not limited to those with deep pockets

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The benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) are not limited to the largest enterprises with the deepest pockets. A new IDC survey of 2,000 IT and line-of-business executives who influence AI purchases in mid-sized organizations found that about a third of companies are active users of AI, while the others are at various stages of evaluating the technology. Insights from data, analytics, and AI are guiding organizations to operate leaner, more efficiently and more competitively. They are using AI to improve customer satisfaction, lower infrastructure and staff costs, automate decision making t… Read More “AI is not limited to those with deep pockets”

Facebook parent Meta launches AI software tools to help speed up work

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By Jane Lanhee Lee and Stephen Nellis (Reuters) -Facebook parent Meta Platforms Inc said on Monday it has launched a new set of free software tools for artificial intelligence applications that could help speed up the performance of underlying chips. Meta’s new open-source AI platform is based on the open-source PyTorch machine learning framework, and can help code run up to 12 times faster on Nvidia Corp’s flagship A100 chip or up to four times faster on Advanced Micro Devices Inc’s MI50 chip, it said. Software has become a key battleground for chipmakers seeking to build up an ecosystem of d… Read More “Facebook parent Meta launches AI software tools to help speed up work”