A change in the weather: Artificial intelligence and accelerated computing promise faster and more efficient predictions

The graph shows the benefits of accelerated computing for weather forecasting

The increase in the frequency and severity of extreme weather and climate events could claim a million lives and cost $1.7 trillion annually by 2050, according to the Munich Reinsurance Company. This underscores the critical need for accurate weather forecasting, especially as severe weather events such as blizzards, hurricanes and heatwaves increase. Artificial intelligence and … Read more

Microsoft-backed AI startup Inflexion raises $1.3 billion from Nvidia and others

Microsoft-backed AI startup Inflexion raises $1.3 billion from Nvidia and others

[1/3]The words AI Artificial Intelligence are seen in this illustration taken May 4, 2023. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo June 29 (Reuters) – Inflection AI, a startup backed by several Silicon Valley giants, said on Thursday it raised $1.3 billion from investors including Microsoft and Nvidia amid an AI boom (TO THE). The investment, a mix of … Read more

Internet gambling would be allowed for another 5 years under the latest change in New Jersey

Hard Rock casino, left, Showboat hotel, center, and Ocean casino, right, are shown June 15, 2023 in Atlantic City, NJ New Jersey lawmakers on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, approached to extend New Jersey's Internet gambling law for another 10 years.  (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (AP) Internet gambling in New Jersey would be permitted for at least another five years under state lawmakers’ latest proposal. On Wednesday night, lawmakers dropped a move they made the day before to slash the extent of online casino gambling in the state. An original bill re-authorizing online betting would have given … Read more

Alphabet bets on lasers to provide Internet in remote areas

Alphabet bets on lasers to provide Internet in remote areas

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 26 (Reuters) – Google’s parent Alphabet (GOOGL.O) has already tried unsuccessfully to bring Internet access to rural and remote areas using high-altitude balloons into the stratosphere. But now, the company is providing Internet services to remote areas using beams of light. The project known as Taara is part of Alphabet’s innovation … Read more