Microsoft’s updated DeepSpeed can train trillion-parameter AI models with fewer GPUs

Microsoft today released an updated version of its DeepSpeed library that introduces a new approach to training AI models containing trillions of parameters, the variables internal to the model that inform its predictions. The company claims the technique, dubbed 3D parallelism, adapts to the varying needs of workload requirements to power extremely large models while […]

Facebook just invented … Facebook

Facebook unveiled a new product today called Facebook Campus: “a college-only space designed to help students connect with fellow classmates over shared interests.” Sound familiar? Campus appears to be a throwback to the first days of Facebook, when a person had to have a college email address and attend a select group of universities to […]

Riders Republic is Ubisoft’s multiplayer extreme-sports compilation

Riders Republic was Ubisoft’s surprise reveal as part of its latest Forward video event today. The game is a massively multiplayer take on multiple extreme-sports disciplines. It debuts February 25 for PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PS4, Xbox One, and Stadia. Riders Republic is a followup to Ubisoft’s Steep winter-sports game. It has players […]

Hyper Scape launches turbo mode September 15

Ubisoft announced that its Hyper Scape battle royale game will get a turbo mode that speeds up the gameplay. It launches September 15. The mode will offer max level loot and faster healing regeneration, closing of zones, and crown victory. Hyper Scape is a big bet by Ubisoft on a new intellectual property, and it’s […]

Google claims its AI is becoming better at recognizing breaking news and misinformation

Google says it’s using AI and machine learning techniques to more quickly detect breaking news around crises like natural disasters. That’s according to Pandu Nayak, vice president of search at Google, who revealed that the company’s systems now take minutes to recognize breaking news as opposed to 40 minutes a few years ago. Faster breaking […]

The Russian hackers who interfered in 2016 were spotted targeting the 2020 US election

Russian military hackers responsible for cyberattacks against Democratic targets during the 2016 American election are now targeting over 200 organizations in the United States (including political parties, think tanks, and consultants serving both Democrats and Republicans), according to Microsoft, which is increasingly calling out Russian cyber espionage. In the final weeks before the November 3 […]

Immortals: Fenyx Rising is Ubisoft’s Zelda: Breath of the wild

Ubisoft showed off more from Immortals: Fenyx Rising — the game it formerly titled Gods & Monsters — as part of its Ubisoft Forward media presentation today. I also played the game in a demo session for 2.5 hours. The upcoming open-world adventure looks like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for a […]

Aiden Pearce returns in Watch Dogs: Legion as playable character

Aiden Pearce, the star of the first Watch Dogs game, will return as a playable character in Watch Dogs: Legion, the third game in the hacker open-world series arriving on October 29. Due to popular demand for the character, Ubisoft said it was adding Pearce in a game that had no main character, as you […]

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game is coming back

During its Ubisoft Forward event today, the publisher announced that Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game will become available again this holiday for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, and Stadia. The retro-inspired brawler is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Fans loved its nostalgic action and humor in 2010, but Ubisoft delisted the digital title […]

The Division 2 gets The Summit free update on September 22

Ubisoft is launching a free update titled The Summit for The Division 2 on September 22. The French video game maker announced the update in advance of its Ubisoft Forward event today. In the update, you’ll team up with two other agents to clear a 100-floor skyscraper, fighting increasingly difficult challenges along the way. The […]