Unbound: No 171: New Years Edition
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Unbound: No 171: New Years Edition

Unbound: No 171 is an article that explores the potential of IoT in offline environments, discusses the concept of an AI nation, provides tips to build inclusive teams, and showcases the Large Magellanic Fireworks.

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Breaking Boundaries: Exploring the Potential of IoT in Offline Environments
By Hillary | TechBullion

Photo by Umberto on Unsplash

Imagine a world where there are no limits, where connectivity knows no boundaries, and where the Internet of Things (IoT) goes beyond the realms of online environments. Welcome to a universe where IoT breaks free from cyberspace and infiltrates our offline lives, revolutionizing the way we interact with everyday objects. In this blog post, we delve into the uncharted territory of IoT in offline environments, uncovering its untapped potential and exploring how it can reshape industries, enhance efficiency, and ultimately transform our very existence as we know it.

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The first AI nation? A ship with 10,000 Nvidia H100 GPUs worth $500 million could become the first ever sovereign territory that relies entirely on artificial intelligence for its future
By Ross Kelly | TechRadar Pro

(Image credit: Del Complex/BlueSea Frontier Compute Cluster)

A floating data center containing thousands of Nvidia GPUs has raised questions over whether the practice could result in the creation of sovereign AI states in the future.

The BlueSea Frontier Compute Cluster (BSFCC), created by US firm Del Complex, is essentially a gargantuan barge containing 10,000 Nvidia H100 GPUs worth a combined $500 million.

In an announcement on X (formerly Twitter), Del Complex said the floating data center will offer “industry leading performance, advanced water cooling and solar power for environmental safety”. This will be complemented by “kinetic risk mitigation” provided by an on-board security team.

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Four Ways to Build Inclusive Teams
by David Burkus | Human Centered Design

Photo by Javier Allegue Barros on Unsplash

At the core of teamwork is the need to solve problems. And when generating solutions, the more diverse a team you have, the more ideas you can generate. Sort of. The rationale behind diversity being a strength on teams is solid. When you’ve built a team of various perspectives, experiences, skills, and abilities, each person brings that variety into discussions and more diverse ideas get generated. More ideas mean a better chance of finding the perfect solution.

But that’s not always what happens.

It turns out that diversity alone is not enough to turn a team of very different individuals into a very effective one. In fact, research suggests diversity alone on a team can actually diminish performance. It’s diversity, paired with a feeling of that diversity being valued that matters. In other words, its diversity plus inclusion.

In this, article, we’ll outline four ways to build inclusive teams to turn diversity into the strength we know it can be.

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🌙 NASA - Best Photo from Last Week
Large Magellanic Fireworks

Image Credit: NASA, STScI/AURA

The Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of a stellar explosion throwing out sheets of debris in the nearby Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy on July 7, 2003. Since its 1990 launch, Hubble has changed our fundamental understanding of the universe; with over 1.5 million observations and 20,000+ papers published on its discoveries, Hubble is the most productive science mission in the history of NASA.

See more stunning images from Hubble – and experience some of the images through sound.

Image Credit: NASA, STScI/AURA

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