Smart move by Iceland

From the Open AI Blog: Government of Iceland “We want to make sure that artificial intelligence will be used not only to help preserve language, culture and history, but also to underpin economic prosperity,” says Jóhanna Vigdís Guðmundsdóttir, chief executive officer of Almannarómur, a non-profit language technology center. “Icelandic is a bit of a peculiar … Continue reading Smart move by Iceland

The downsides of generative AI

On expected lines and a rather unfortunate news: 'He Would Still Be Here': Man Dies by Suicide After Talking with AI Chatbot, Widow Says “Large language models are programs for generating plausible sounding text given their training data and an input prompt. They do not have empathy, nor any understanding of the language they are … Continue reading The downsides of generative AI

Why on-premises servers make sense

News: Software vendor says own hardware $400m cheaper than cloud • The Register Singaporean search engine optimization tools slinger Ahrefs has claimed that keeping its infrastructure on-premises, rather than using Amazon Web Services, will save it $400 million over three years. A March 9th post by one of the company’s datacenter operations execs, Efim Mirochnik, … Continue reading Why on-premises servers make sense

Japan sees shrinkage of pool of ” Nobel laureates”

News: Japan sees pool of Nobel hopefuls drain - Nikkei Asia The pool of potential Nobel Prize winners is shrinking in Japan, reflecting waning interest in the work of Japanese scholars. This comes as renowned Japanese academics are being increasingly overshadowed by scholars in China, who have seen their stars rise. Obvious to all is … Continue reading Japan sees shrinkage of pool of ” Nobel laureates”

India: Centre plans to vacate more spectrum for 5G/6G

News: Centre Plans To Vacate Mid-Band Spectrum Worth Over Rs 1 Lakh Crore For 5G And 6G The department aims to relocate broadcasting firms from 3,670-4,000 MHz to 4000-4200 MHz band, according to insiders. Telcos will need more mid-band frequency for 5G and 6G in the future, according to an official quoted in a Economic … Continue reading India: Centre plans to vacate more spectrum for 5G/6G