Category: science

Researchers apply privacy-preserving AI to large-scale genomic studies – Severskiy (News)

Researchers have published a study on applying a privacy-preserving AI technique — homomorphic encryption (HE) — to large-scale, genome-wide association studies (GWAS) on genetic and phenotype data. They claim it’s 30 times...

Intel pledges net positive water use, 100% green power, and zero waste to landfill by 2030 – Severskiy (News)

Intel has pledged to uphold ambitious sustainability goals, such as net positive water use, 100% green power, and zero landfill waste by 2030.The company made the announcement as part of its annual...

Apple acquires NextVR, former virtual reality streaming video service – Severskiy (News)

NextVR’s eponymous VR video service never fully took off with users, despite offering 360-degree video access to select concerts and sporting events, including NBA games, WWE wrestling matches, and NHL highlights. But...

Waymo’s AI uses vectors to predict pedestrian, cyclist, and driver behavior – Severskiy (News)

Today, a week after its cars resumed testing on public roads and days after it raised $750 million in capital, Waymo took the wraps off an AI model it claims “significantly” improved...

Potential cell targets for treating COVID-19 discovered by scientists in Germany – Severskiy (News)

Scientists in Germany have identified potential cellular targets for treating SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.“A team of biochemists and virologists at Goethe University in Frankfurt and the Frankfurt University Hospital were able...

Chilling video shows how coronavirus spreads at restaurant buffet – Severskiy (News)

Japanese broadcaster NHK has worked with scientists in an experiment to show how coronavirus could be spread by touching surfaces at a restaurant buffet.The experiment, which involved 10 people, saw one individual...

IBM claims its Neural Computer achieves record AI model training time – Severskiy (News)

In a technical paper quietly released earlier this year, IBM detailed what it calls the IBM Neural Computer, a custom-designed, reconfigurable parallel processing system designed to research and develop emerging AI algorithms...

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