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Magnetic circuits could radically reduce AI energy consumption

The combination of AI and large data sets has profoundly improved our ability to model the world around us, predict its next move and recognize its images and patterns.

Underpinning all of this data-driven innovation, though, are servers and accelerators that can devour astronomical amounts of energy, depending on the task.

Last year, research indicated that training a single AI algorithm can require up to 284 tonnes of carbon dioxide – five times the lifetime emissions of an average car.


Military veteran becomes first to receive 3D-printed bionic ‘hero’ arm on the NHS

A military veteran who lost part of his arm in Afghanistan has become the first person to receive a 3D-printed “hero arm” on the NHS. Darren “Daz” Fuller lost the lower part of his right arm in Afghanistan in 2008 during an incident with mortar ammunition. The 43-year-old, who lives in Colchester with his wife and four-year-old daughter Sky, enlisted in the Parachute Regiment in 1994 and served for 20 years.


Kao Data to support life sciences with EMBL-EBI deal

Kao Data has announced it is to provide compute capacity to EMBL-EBI, a world leader in the storage, analysis and dissemination of large biological data sets.

The wholesale colocation provider said its London One facility will initially supply 1.5MW of capacity to the institute with an option to expand if necessary.


Scientists urge Government to get ahead on brain-computer technology

Britain’s leading scientists are calling on the Government to get ahead of other countries in ensuring ethical risks of using brain-computer technology are properly understood, along with suitable regulations.

The Royal Society says a national investigation should be launched into neural interface technologies, which are devices placed on the outside or inside of the brain designed to interact with a nervous system.


Brain signals translated into intelligible speech for first time

In a landmark scientific achievement, Columbia neuroengineers show the mental activity of mankind’s most inner sanctum can be sensed and distilled into ordinary speech Decades of scientific research has shown that the act of speaking – or even thinking about speaking – produces traceable and distinct patterns of activity in the brain. The realisation spawned a… Read More



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