4 of the worst ways to use AI by Ahmad Alokush, Ahmadeus | VentureBeat.com

As the pandemic further accelerates our digital transformation, companies are relying even more on automation and particularly on artificial intelligence. Two-thirds of CEOs surveyed last year by a major consulting firm said they will use AI even more than before for the creation of new workforce models. Even higher numbers plan to digitize operations, customer interactions, business models, and revenue streams. This huge acceleration and shift will surely bring massive failures, leaving companies — and in some cases even critical infrastructure — vulnerable to loss as critical decision-making is handed off to AI.

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UCD spin-out reveals ‘major milestone’ for quantum computing by Lisa Ardill | Silicon Republic

Silicon-based quantum computing company Equal1 says it is the first company to demonstrate a fully integrated quantum processing unit operating at 3.7 Kelvin.

Equal1, a spin-out from University College Dublin (UCD), has made what it’s referring to as a “major breakthrough” for the quantum computing industry.

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Spatial unveils web browser collaboration in 3D workspace and NFT virtual galleries by Dean Takahashi | VentureBeat.com

Spatial can now show off NFT art in its virtual galleries. Image Credit: Spatial

Last year, Spatial unveiled its social augmented reality workspace on mobile devices, enabling people to log into its 3D experience in a way that makes the virtual workplace more accessible. And now it is making its 3D collaborative space available via web browsers. The company is also showing off galleries where it can display art with nonfungible tokens (NFTs).

The New York company has created a virtual reality and augmented reality collaboration platform that lets people access a three-dimensional workspace from any device, whether it’s an Oculus Quest 2 VR headset or a smartphone or a computer with a web browser.

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NASA – Best Photo from Last Week

Hubble Spots a Cosmic Cloud’s Silver Lining

This image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope showcases the emission nebula NGC 2313. Emission nebulae are bright, diffuse clouds of ionized gas that emit their own light.

The bright star V565 (center of the image) highlights a silvery, fan-shaped veil of gas and dust, while the right half of this image is obscured by a dense cloud of dust. Nebulae with similar shapes were once called “cometary nebulae” because the star with an accompanying bright fan looked like a comet with a bright tail.

The language that astronomers use changes as we become better acquainted with the universe, and astronomical history is littered with now-obsolete phrases to describe objects in the night sky, such as “spiral nebulae” for spiral galaxies.

Text credit: European Space Agency (ESA)
Image credit: ESA/Hubble, R. Sahai

Last Updated: May 14, 2021
Editor: Lynn Jenner

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