31 July, 2019

5G is Coming to Customers - Update

Wireless can have the same low latency and high reliability as a wireline connection
Durga Malladi - Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
5G technology will revolutionize the industry, but there is a long road to smart city or "Internet of Things" reality, about five years. Also with a help of mixed or augmented reality, you will be able to learn or repair something easier.

Read about another viewpoint, my criticism of mixed reality / electronic contact lens hardware:

29 July, 2019

Global Warming is Confirmed - Civilization is Collapsing

Difficult times are ahead and there isn't artificial intelligence or a fusion energy reactor that will save the day. There has been so much wrongdoing, so much injustice and I'm afraid there is going to be a lot more. I don't see myself as a lazy person and that's why I hold a responsible "work cult" for most global problems. We got trapped in this "work cult" and there is no easy way out of it.

Many cities will be underwater by 2050. Most of the wildlife will extinct. The temperature will rise 1, 2, 3, 4, or more degrees. There will be shortages of many items, lack of leadership...

In all branches of science people pressurized facts to maximize profit e.g. too many pesticides on crops. There will have to be a lot of brainstorming and deep changes for survival in such awkward circumstances. I hope we'll manage to preserve those fragile human rights we have.

25 July, 2019

Artificial Intelligence Speeds Up the Artificial Sun Project — AI Software to Find Holy Grail in Fusion Energy

William Tang is a principal research physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), he leads a team of scientists that uses Artificial intelligence to develop clean, virtually limitless fusion energy.

Fusion, which drives the sun and stars, is that generates energy. It is very important to forecast disruptions — the sudden loss of confinement of plasma particles and energy to make commercial fusion energy work.

Disruptions are that can halt fusion reactions and damage the doughnut-shaped tokamaks that house the reactions. Researchers are using Deep Learning techniques for AI to predict disruptions accurately and even preventing disruptions from happening in the first place.
With that level of accuracy and that amount of time, people running the machine would have time to either mitigate the disruption by cooling the plasma or even by finding a way to avoid it entirely
professor Tang said

U.S. Department of Energy - Science - 425 003 001 (9786811206).jpg
Cutaway diagram of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) the largest tokamak in the world, which began construction in 2013 and is projected to begin operation in 2035. It is intended as a demonstration that a practical fusion reactor is possible, and will produce 500 megawatts of power. The blue human figure at the bottom shows the scale.

Image by U.S. Department of Energy from the United States - 425 003 001, Public Domain, Link

14 July, 2019

Waves of Artificial Intelligence Behavior

In April AI news diminished the value of Google's DeepMind - it nearly flunked high school math, but a turnover came recently when scientists build incredibly accurate universe simulations with a help of artificial intelligence. The sweet problem for the scientists is not knowing how such accurate universe simulation is being rendered, they should check up, "debug" every pixel it produces.

Overall, it's not so sweet seeing AI behaving in a whimsical manner, capriciously - but then again it was anticipated that it's so hard to teach artificial intelligence notions like common sense.
The importance of knowing what goals AI should have is imperative, whether they are local (small) or global (cumulative set of local goals). For me, it's frustrating, as an artificial intelligence enthusiast, seeing challenges like global hunger, diseases, the Millennium Prize Problems won't go away just now, but maybe in some time soon.