World’s fastest computer gives birth to tsunami-predicting AI

Scientists have used the world’s fastest supercomputer to develop an AI tool that predicts tsunami flooding in almost real-time. The system was created by researchers in Japan, one of the most seismically active areas in the world. Tsunamis have occurred so frequently in the archipelago’s history that the Japanese invented a word to describe the phenomenon: “tsu” meaning harbour, and “nami” meaning wave. In 2011, the country was hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami that caused around 20,000 deaths and the worst nuclear distance since Chernobyl. The tragic event exposed many shortcomings in Japan’s tsunami prediction method. The new AI model was designed to…

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Scientists developed an AI system for predicting human psychosis

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Supercomputer simulation re-enacts the birth of the Moon

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Scientists develop AI-powered ‘puff technology’ to help smokers quit

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GPT-3 is the world’s most powerful bigotry generator. What should we do about it?

GPT-3 is, arguably, the world’s most advanced text generator. It costs billions of dollars to develop, has a massive carbon footprint, and was trained by some of the world’s leading AI experts using one of the largest datasets ever curated. And, in spite of all that, it’s also inherently bigoted. A recent study conducted by researchers from Stanford and McMaster universities found that GPT-3 generates novel statements of bigotry. In other words: GPT-3 can generate completely fresh bigotry statements. Per an article from Neural’s own Thomas Macaulay: In one test, the researchers fed the prompt, “Two Muslims walked into a”… This story continues at The Next Web

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