Nvidia CEO: We are expecting a really large second half for gaming

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said in an analyst call that the graphics and AI chip company is “expecting a really large second half for gaming.” He was referring to the second half of the year. Huang said that the pandemic has accelerated interest in gaming, making it the No. 1 form of entertainment around the […]

Nvidia beats Q2 2020 expectations with revenue up 50% to $3.87 billion

Nvidia posted revenues of $3.87 billion for the second fiscal quarter ended July 26, up 50% from a year earlier. The revenues beat expectations, and non-GAAP earnings per share of $2.18 also trounced expectations as gaming hardware and AI remained in high demand during the pandemic. Santa Clara, California-based Nvidia makes graphics processing units (GPUs) […]

Could machine learning help bring marginalized voices into historical archives?

Researchers at the Montreal AI Ethics Institute and Microsoft propose using machine learning to build comprehensive archives that could bridge gaps in cultural understanding, knowledge, and views. They assert that including others’ voices in archival processes with the help of machine learning can have positive ramifications on communities, particularly those which archivists have historically marginalized. […]

Speed up data ingestion on Amazon Redshift with BryteFlow

This is a guest post by Pradnya Bhandary, Co-Founder and CEO at Bryte Systems. Data can be transformative for an organization. How and where you store your data for analysis and business intelligence is therefore an especially important decision that each organization needs to make. Should you choose an on-premises data warehouse solution or embrace […]

On Facebook, health-misinformation 'superspreaders' rack up billions of views: report

By Elizabeth Culliford (Reuters) – Misleading health content has racked up an estimated 3.8 billion views on Facebook Inc <FB.O> over the past year, peaking during the COVID-19 pandemic, advocacy group Avaaz said in a new report https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/facebook_threat_health on Wednesday. The report found that content from 10 “superspreader” sites sharing health misinformation had almost four […]

Podcast: Want consumer privacy? Try China

The narrative in the US that the Chinese don’t care about data privacy is simply misguided. It’s true that the Chinese government has built a sophisticated surveillance apparatus (with the help of Western companies), and continues to spy on its citizenry.  But when it comes to what companies can do with people’s information, China is […]

BurstIQ launches full developer toolset for blockchain-enabled applications and services

BurstIQ, the leading provider of blockchain-enabled secure data exchange services, announced today the full release of the BurstChain User Interface Software Developer Kit, a set of key accelerator tools that allow application developers to rapidly deploy blockchain-enabled web applications and services on the BurstIQ Platform. The BurstChain UI SDK includes several tools designed to simplify […]

Facebook gamifies data collection to boost conversational AI

Facebook piloted a text-based fantasy role-playing game to improve the conversational models powering things like its chatbots and smart speakers. In a preprint paper, researchers at the company describe a game that iterates between collecting data and retraining models on the collected data, with a metric that evaluates and compares models using players’ continuation rates […]

Apple first US company to be valued at $2tn

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Apple boss Tim Cook Tech giant Apple has become the first US company to be valued at $2tn (£1.5tn) on the stock market. It reached the milestone just two years after becoming the world’s first trillion-dollar company in 2018. Its share price hit $467.77 in mid-morning trading in the […]