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AI, bots and robots
- Tunable stiffness enables fast and efficient swimming in fish-like robots
- SoundStream: An End-to-End Neural Audio Codec
Posted by Neil Zeghidour, Research Scientist and Marco Tagliasacchi, Staff Research Scientist, Google Research Audio codecs are used to e…
- ‘Ten years ago this was science fiction’: the rise of weedkilling robots
- Bottled water is 3,500 times worse for the environment than tap water
- Inflatable robotic hand gives amputees real-time tactile control
For the more than 5 million people in the world who have undergone an upper-limb amputation, prosthetics have come a long way. Beyond traditional mannequin-like appendages, there is a growing number of commercial neuroprosthetics—highly articulated bionic limbs, engineered to sense a user’s residual muscle signals and robotically mimic their intended motions.
- Sony’s Robot Dog, Aibo
- Atlas robot does parkour
- AppleNeuralHash2ONNX: Convert Apple NeuralHash Model for CSAM Detection to ONNX
Convert Apple NeuralHash model for CSAM Detection to ONNX. – GitHub – AsuharietYgvar/AppleNeuralHash2ONNX: Convert Apple NeuralHash model for CSAM Detection to ONNX.
- Hash collision in Apple NeuralHash model
Can you verify that these two images collide? Here's what I see from following your directions: $ python3 nnhash.py NeuralHash/model.onnx neuralhash_128x96_seed1.dat beagle360.png 59a34eabe3191…
- I built an AI art installation at home generating new pieces on the fly
How to build your own AI art installation from scratch – GitHub – maxvfischer/DIY-ai-art: How to build your own AI art installation from scratch
- Can AI help design our logo?
- Neural-hash-collider – make your own NeuralHash collisions
Preimage attack against NeuralHash 💣. Contribute to anishathalye/neural-hash-collider development by creating an account on GitHub.
- ImageNet contains naturally occurring Apple NeuralHash collisions
NeuralHash is the perceptual hashing model that back’s Apple’s new CSAM (child sexual abuse material) reporting mechanism. It’s an algorithm that takes an image as input and returns a 96-bit unique identifier (a hash) that should match for two images that are “the same” (besides some minor perturbations like JPEG
- Tesla AI Day
Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. Today, Tesla builds not only all-electric vehicles but also infinitely scalable clean energy generation and storage products.
- Tesla Announces a Humanoid Robot “Tesla Bot”
Tesla announced that it is actually going to make a humanoid robot, called Tesla Bot, and it will be able to grab your groceries for you and perform other menial tasks. No, it’s not a joke. At its “AI Day” today, Tesla released many details about its progress to develop AI technology to power its […]
- Google is shutting down its Android Auto mobile app in favor of Google Assistant
- Tesla AI Day Live Stream
- Human in Robot Costume Good Metaphor for How Close Tesla Is to A.I
- Elon Musk Has No Idea What He’s Doing with Tesla Bot
Blockchain and decentralization
- A modern distributed tracing and Observability platform
- CS/A65: A 6502 computer with USB, Ethernet and co-processors
- The Endgame for Cryptocurrency
- IceFireDB: Distributed disk storage database based on Raft and Redis protocol
Distributed disk storage database based on Raft and Redis protocol. – GitHub – gitsrc/IceFireDB: Distributed disk storage database based on Raft and Redis protocol.
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- AWS Identity service handles 400M API calls every second
Amazon S3 turned 15 earlier this year, and Amazon EC2 will do the same in a couple of months. Today we are celebrating the tenth birthday of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). The First Decade Let’s take a walk through the last decade and revisit some of the most significant IAM launches: May 2011 […]
- Burst – start a cloud server, run your code, turn it off
- Plaid settled $58M lawsuit over alleged consumer data sharing
Financial connectivity provider Plaid has settled a $58 million class action lawsuit over claims that the fintech firm passed on personal banking data to third party firms without user consent.
- Zimki, the world’s first Platform as a Service that belonged to Canon
- Patterns in Confusing Explanations
- Amazon MemoryDB for Redis
- The big-load anti-pattern
Development and languages
- Programming Idioms
- The US should be held accountable: Gitmo survivor on the war on terror’s failure
- 1997: Netscape Crossware vs. the Windows Web
- A Programmer’s Introduction to Mathematics
I’ve come to be somewhat known as a “math guy” in creative coding. It’s one of my impostor syndrome items because I’m really not any kind of expert in the field. I took Algebra and some Precalculus…
- Alda – Text-Based Programming Language for Music Composition
Alda is a text-based programming language for music composition. It allows you to write and play back music using only a text editor and the command line.
- Git 2.33
- Exploring Clang/LLVM optimization on programming horror
- Tara 2.0 – Fast Jira alternative with automation based on Git events
- Git’s new guidelines for gender-neutral documentation
- The ATS Programming Language
- Deleting no longer prompts on Android – Google Voice Community
- Performance Improvements in .NET 6
Take a rip-roarin’ tour through hundreds of PRs worth of performance improvements for .NET 6.
- Simple Image encrypt/decrypt using Python
- Programmable Trap Can Kill All Viruses
- Pop.com – pair programming with low-latency, Screenhero-style sharing
- GitHub Discussions is out of beta
GitHub Discussions is now out of beta, with features that include labels, Discussions GraphQL API and webhooks, and mobile functionality.
- DigitalOcean has the worst reviews I’ve ever seen
- Unix shell programming: the next 50 years
- GitNFT: Autograph and sell your GitHub commits as NFTs
- Automating a Software Company with GitHub Actions
- FFmpeg for browser and node, powered by WebAssembly
- Enhanced Support for Citations on GitHub
We’re excited to support researchers and academics on GitHub with enhanced citation support through `CITATION.cff` files.
- Janet Programming Language
Janet is a functional and imperative programming language. It runs on Windows, Linux, macOS, FreeBSD and *nix.
Quote of the week
Just because the standard provides a cliff in front of you, you are not necessarily required to jump off it.
— Norman Diamond
- 25 years ago Microsoft released Internet Explorer 3.0
- Porn Spam on Google Maps
User Generated Content is great, innit? As a company, I want users to submit photos, so I don’t have to do any content curation. Moderation? Nah mate, stick some AI on there to filter out any…
- Amazon’s Palm Print Recognition System Raises Concern Among US Senators
- Google infringed on five Sonos patents, according to preliminary ruling
- Released Google/zx – tons of DX improvements and more
- U.S. opens formal safety probe into some 765,000 Tesla vehicles
U.S. auto safety regulators on Monday opened a formal safety probe into Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) driver assistance system Autopilot after a series of crashes involving Tesla models and emergency vehicles.
- Intel’s Arc GPUs will compete with GeForce and Radeon in early 2022
“Alchemist” will be Intel’s first serious dedicated gaming GPU.
- MasterCard to start phasing out magnetic stripes in 2024
- Google Groups kills RSS support without notice
- Google considers switching FLoC to a topic-based approach
- People Now Spend More at Amazon Than at Walmart
- Why Teslas Keep Striking Parked Firetrucks and Police Cars
- Sidney Powell’s ‘Intelligence Contractor’ Witness Sues Dominion for $3.4B
- SEC charges Netflix insider trading ring
- Google Voice has stopped forwarding SMS
- Google introducing tool for under-18s to remove images of them from search
Today we’re announcing a variety of new policies and updates to help keep kids and teens safe as they spend more time online.
- Tesla: Artificial Intelligence and Autopilot
Apply now to work on Tesla Artificial Intelligence & Autopilot and join our mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.
- Google is dismantling its health division
- An inside look at the custom CPUs in Tesla’s Dojo Supercomputer
- Google’s payments team is seeing an exodus of executives and employees
- Amazon Genomics CLI
Today, we are excited to announce preview availability of Amazon Genomics CLI, a tool for genomics and life science customers to process genomics data at petabyte scale on AWS enabling population level genetic studies, faster drug discovery, and more. In this blog, we take a brief look at how to use Amazon Genomics CLI with […]
- Google’s Secret Initiative – “Project Hug”
- Tesla aims to launch Full Self-Driving Computer 2 with Cybertruck next year
- Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 are discontinued, says Google
Pixel 4a 5g and Pixel 5 are discontinued. As the launch of Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 pro is ready to be in the coming weeks, Google is making room for new devices
- What’s it like living with a phenomenal memory and can it be learned?
- Lenovo Selling Linux Laptops Directly in the US
- JAMMA Video Standard
- Linux Kernel Defence Map
- What can be learned from studying long gone development practices?
- Cornell University – Important updates for faculty and instructional staff
- Inflation wiped out America’s pay raises
- TSMC’s Speciality Technologies
As the semiconductor industry sees a growing need for mature process nodes, speciality technologies […]
- Check if your bank is funding the fossil fuel industry
- T-Mobile Confirms It Was Hacked
“We have determined that unauthorized access to some T-Mobile data occurred.”
- Tinder will introduce voluntary ID verification to reduce catfishing incidents
- Cat led a rescue team to an 83-year-old woman who had fallen down a ravine
- Not-a-Linux distro review: SerenityOS is a Unix-y love letter to the ‘90s
- What I’ve learned transitioning from a founder to product manager
- Canada calls screen scraping ‘unsecure,’ sets Open Banking target for 2023
Canada’s Advisory Committee on Open Banking has handed its three year investigation on the country’s potential for open banking.
- Celebrating Gene Roddenberry’s 100th Birthday – What We Learned from Star Trek
- A 5x reduction in RAM usage with Zoekt memory optimizations
- Second largest US mortgage lender will accept crypto payments this year
Speaking during a conference call about the firm’s Q2 results, United Wholesale Mortgage CEO Mat Ishbia outlined plans to accept crypto payments this
- Japanese gaming arcades are on their last life
- Quantum Mechanics of Gravitational Waves
A theoretical analysis suggests that quantum gravity effects might manifest themselves as detectable random fluctuations in the motion of freely falling bodies.
- Archaeologists Discover ‘Lost Golden City of Luxor’
Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of an ancient city in the desert outside Luxor ion Egypt. They say it dates back to the golden age of the pharaohs more than 3,000 years ago.
- Claimed AT&T hack of 70M customer records including SSN, name, address
- Facebook hacker beat my 2FA, bricked my Oculus, and hit the company credit card
If you haven’t been following the action on Twitter, you may or may not have noticed I vanished from Facebook and Instagram. That was just the beginning. In this post I’ll run you throu…
- We Will Do Anything to Get You to Work for Us Except Pay You Enough
- The reason you’re not more productive at work? It’s not boredom, it’s bad UX
- Things I have learned from creating my own SaaS
- Thoughts of work invaded my life until I learned how to unplug
“My habitual email checking was key to my problem,” this postdoc writes