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Japan to launch experiment to receive and transmit solar energy from Earth orbit from 2025 - 06/01/2023

An experiment to collect and transmit solar energy from space to Earth will be carried out in 2025 by the Japanese space agency JAXA and the Japanese government, writes Nikkei. Japan will be the first nation to master the technology if it is successful. Kyoto University Professor Naoki Shinohara, who has been working on the technology since 2009, is in charge of the project. The plan is to use...

Nvidia to build the most powerful supercomputer in Israel - 05/30/2023

Nvidia, a US manufacturer of graphics cards, announced that it will construct Israel's most potent supercomputer for creation of generative AI systems. As a prototype and testbed for NVIDIA Spectrum-X benchmark projects, NVIDIA is building Israel-1, a hyperscale generative artificial intelligence supercomputer, which will be hosted in its Israeli data center, according to a statement on the...

Montana becomes first US state to officially ban TikTok - 05/18/2023

The state of Montana has passed a bill outlawing TikTok. On January 1, 2024, the law will become operative, wrote Greg Gianforte, the state’s governor. Greg Gianforte wrote, "I have banned TikTok to protect the personal data of Montana citizens from the Communist Party of China." The document states that TikTok shouldn't be available in Montana as of January 1, 2024. It won't be made accessible...

Elon Musk: Tesla cars will drive fully autonomously in 2023 - 05/17/2023

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, said that his vehicles will be capable of completely autonomous driving by the end of the year. “I am uncontrollably optimistic. I believe we may be able to... It seems like it will happen this year," Musk told to CNBC. Musk claimed to have driven for several days in a row without meddling with the vehicle's automatic control system in the cities of Austin, Texas,...

Nikkei: Samsung Electronics wants to create chip development and manufacturing hub in Japan - 05/15/2023

According to Nikkei newspaper, Samsung Electronics of South Korea intends to invest more than 30 billion yen (about $222 million) in the construction of a chip development and manufacturing centre in Yokohama, Japan. Samsung Electronics currently operates the Samsung R&D Institute Japan in Yokohama. The new hub is anticipated to be constructed separately and serve as the location of a line...

Twitter launches trial version of encrypted private messages - 05/11/2023

Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter announced the debut of an early, trial version of the encrypted messages. "Private messages that are encrypted have just gone live in an early version," he stated. "Try it, but don't trust it yet." Musk announced end-to-end encryption for personal communications and video and audio calling earlier on Wednesday, though he did not specify whether calls would also...

Musk: WhatsApp cannot be trusted - 05/10/2023

American entrepreneur and founder of SpaceX and Tesla, Elon Musk, said that messaging app WhatsApp shouldn't be trusted. In response to queries from users over the WhatsApp app's repeated use of the microphone, Musk stated that "WhatsApp cannot be trusted." He also replied to a user's question regarding WhatsApp's connection to Meta. Musk remembered how the WhatsApp messenger's developers...

Gates' company contemplates building nuclear reactors in the UK - 05/09/2023

Bill Gates' company is ready to compete in a "multibillion-dollar" competition to build nuclear reactors in the UK, writes The Sunday Times. A "multi-billion-dollar race" to construct nuclear reactors in the UK may involve Bill Gates' TerraPower firm, reports The Sunday Times referring to the startup’s representative. As the UK "has much to offer in the deployment of new nuclear technology,"...

G7 ministers ready to draw international standards for AI use - 05/01/2023

G7 ministers have decided to support the responsible use of artificial intelligence to diminish risks of misuse and privacy concerns, according to Kyodo. The agency notes that the conversation took place at a time when the need for creating global standards for the use of the technology is highlighted by the rapid rate of AI research, as illustrated by the popularity of the US ChatGPT, which has...

Gates Foundation invests $5 million in experimental HIV treatment - 04/17/2023

Bill Gates' charity organization will spent $5 million on HIV-related experimental treatment. The Bill and Melinda French Gates Foundation has contributed $5 million to the French biotech firm Smart Immune, reports The Financial Times. The funds will be used to carry out early studies of the Smart Immune technology, which should assist HIV patients in quickly and completely regenerating their...
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