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Dec 11, 2023

Nvidia CEO Jensen is worth $42 billion but still eats street food at street markets and visits LAN parties during overseas trips, sheds signature leather jacket

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This weekend in Vietnam, VNExpress quotes a government diplomat who gushed that Huang is “skipping luxury dinner parties at hotels and high-end restaurants.” He explained that “Jensen chooses street food with flavors and experiences that are hard to match anywhere else.”

If you want to follow in Huang’s footsteps, the source says that the Nvidia CEO was pictured at a sidewalk restaurant on Luong Ngoc Quyen Street (Hanoi). Additionally, he stopped at a restaurant on Hang Non Street to enjoy beef pho and drink coconut water. He also went to a Goan hotpot restaurant in Hang Thiec and drank Giang coffee on Nguyen Huu Huan Street, according to the source report.

Huang didn’t just spend his time eating and drinking in Hanoi this weekend. A Redditor shared some images and information about the Nvidia boss turning up at a “small LAN party.” In the images, you can see Huang on stage at one of the Vikings eSports Arena locations in Hanoi (there seem to be five of these internet cafe-style venues in the city). He posed for photos with various LAN party attendees, and it also looks like he took part in some kind of awards ceremony.

Dec 7, 2023

Chinese migrants look like tourists on US border — lawyer calls clients ‘at least middle class’

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A line of well-dressed Chinese migrants with suitcases who have illegally crossed into the California border show how the type of people seeking asylum in the US is changing.

The men stand out from the exhausted and starved migrants who have traveled thousands of miles from South and Central America to the border, according to video from NewsNation.

“There are families who have experienced political oppression at the hands of the Chinese government and many are political dissidents,” immigration attorney Erika Pinheiro told The Post.

Dec 7, 2023

IBM, Meta lead 50+ tech firms to counter AI dominance of OpenAI, Google

Posted by in categories: government, robotics/AI

The alliance aims to open-source the development of artificial intelligence and take on the bad boys of AI, Microsoft, OpenAI, and Google.

Major names in the technology industry, such as IBM, Meta, and many others who seemed to have been left out of the race to develop artificial intelligence (AI) models, have now teamed up to form the AI Alliance.

The collaborative effort also includes government and research organizations and a few startups that will work together to “support open innovation and open science in AI”, a press release from IBM about the alliance said.

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Dec 6, 2023

IBM & Meta Launch the AI Alliance for Safe, Open AI

Posted by in categories: economics, government, robotics/AI

In an era where artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping the contours of technology, a groundbreaking initiative has emerged: the AI Alliance. The alliance is a consortium of leading organizations spanning various sectors — industry, academia, research, startups, and government–united in their commitment to fostering open innovation and open science in AI.

Created by IBM and Meta, the AI Alliance is a testament to the belief that open and transparent innovation is crucial for harnessing AI advancements in a way that prioritizes safety, diversity, and widespread economic opportunity.

At the heart of the AI Alliance’s mission is creating an open community that accelerates responsible AI innovation while ensuring scientific rigor and trust. The effort is action-oriented and distinctly international, reflecting the global nature of AI’s impact.

Dec 5, 2023

Hydrogen Detected in Lunar Samples, points to Resource Availability for Space Exploration

Posted by in categories: government, space

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) researchers have discovered solar-wind hydrogen in lunar samples, which indicates that water on the surface of the Moon may provide a vital resource for future lunar bases and longer-range space exploration. Space-based resource identification is a key factor in planning for civilian-and government-led space exploration.

“Hydrogen has the potential to be a resource that can be used directly on the lunar surface when there are more regular or permanent installations there,” said Dr. Katherine D. Burgess, geologist in NRL’s Materials Science and Technology Division.

“Locating resources and understanding how to collect them prior to getting to the Moon is going to be incredibly valuable for space exploration.”

Dec 3, 2023

‘Tremendous technical challenges’: New report says NASA won’t land astronauts on the moon in 2025

Posted by in categories: government, space travel

Man’s return to the moon may be delayed from 2025 until 2027.

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — NASA will miss its mark trying to land astronauts on the moon by 2025. That’s according to a new report, released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) this week.

“There are tremendous technical challenges that have to be resolved,” said Ken Kremer. He’s a space journalist in Brevard County who read and analyzed the new report.

Dec 2, 2023

Huawei takes center stage in the China-US AI chip race

Posted by in categories: government, mobile phones, robotics/AI

In an ironic twist, the Chinese government is turning to Huawei to spearhead the nation’s quest for semiconductor self-reliance.

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The sanctions made it so that only those with special permission could produce the chips designed by Huawei. As a result, Huawei faced difficulties in obtaining new chips for the development of more advanced smartphones.

Dec 1, 2023

How one national lab is getting its supercomputers ready for the AI age

Posted by in categories: government, robotics/AI, supercomputing, sustainability

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — At Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the government-funded science research facility nestled between Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains and Cumberland Plateau that is perhaps best known for its role in the Manhattan Project, two supercomputers are currently rattling away, speedily making calculations meant to help tackle some of the biggest problems facing humanity.

You wouldn’t be able to tell from looking at them. A supercomputer called Summit mostly comprises hundreds of black cabinets filled with cords, flashing lights and powerful graphics processing units, or GPUs. The sound of tens of thousands of spinning disks on the computer’s file systems, and air cooling technology for ancillary equipment, make the device sound somewhat like a wind turbine — and, at least to the naked eye, the contraption doesn’t look much different from any other corporate data center. Its next-door neighbor, Frontier, is set up in a similar manner across the hall, though it’s a little quieter and the cabinets have a different design.

Yet inside those arrays of cabinets are powerful specialty chips and components capable of, collectively, training some of the largest AI models known. Frontier is currently the world’s fastest supercomputer, and Summit is the world’s seventh-fastest supercomputer, according to rankings published earlier this month. Now, as the Biden administration boosts its focus on artificial intelligence and touts a new executive order for the technology, there’s growing interest in using these supercomputers to their full AI potential.

Nov 30, 2023

SHOCKING REVELATIONS in Illegal Chinese Biolab Found in California

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, bitcoin, government

When a biolab owned by several Chinese nationals was discovered in the small town of Reedley, California, there was outrage that such a thing was going on without officials knowing anything about it. Unfortunately, that was the least of what Americans should be outraged about. In this episode of China Uncensored, we look at the CDC and FBI’s unbelievable responses, why the substances in the biolab were never tested, and how similarly shady behavior by the US government in regards to Chinese biolabs should make every American fear for their life.

How China Will Create The NEXT Pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVPmFFQBRaY&ab_channel=ChinaUncensored.

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Nov 29, 2023

New UK funding for space technology projects

Posted by in categories: climatology, government, space

The Enabling Technologies Programme (ETP) provides opportunities for the UK space sector to accelerate the development of leading-edge technologies that could be used to tackle global problems and benefit the work of space organisations internationally.

The total government funding is £4 million — made up of £3.2 million from the UK Space Agency with £800,000 contributed by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

The projects from academia and industry explore how space can be used more efficiently for purposes such as weather prediction, climate-change monitoring, and space debris removal through methods of propulsion, sterilisation, in-orbit servicing, imaging, and more.

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