Science and Technology links (June 15th, 2018)

  1. The market for artificial-intelligence chips could reach $30bn by 2022. My guess is that NVIDIA (a graphics card maker) is the big winner, their tag line is now “Artificial Intelligence Computing Leadership”.
  2. Multiple sclerosis could be caused by polymicrobial infections.
  3. There are fungal infections in the central nervous systems of Alzheimer’s patients, but not in the rest of us.
  4. Google’s translate app can operate offline on a mobile phone using a 40 megabyte language model.
  5. People with severe mental problems are twice as likely to suffer from diabetes.
  6. The DeepMind folks have engineered a piece of software that can infer 3D topology from 2D pictures.

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Daniel Lemire

A computer science professor at the Université du Québec (TELUQ).

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