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The Robotic Arm Of The Law

It’s hard to know where to start this week. Any temporary slowdown we might have experienced over the holidays has been wiped away. Once again, we find ourselves knee deep in robotics news, like the trash compactor scene in A New Hope — only without the closing walls, Death Star and weird little one-eyed monster. […]

Facebook Reportedly Ditches Diem Stablecoin With Asset Sale

The Diem Association, a consortium of companies working on a blockchain-based payment system, is selling its technology assets to Silvergate Capital for $200 million, according to a report from the WSJ. Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, is one of the founding members of the association. Diem represented Facebook’s most ambitious bet on cryptocurrencies. […]

Quan Raises $1.15M From YC To Tackle Post-pandemic Employee Burnout

With post-pandemic burnout on the rise, the shift to remote working, and the ‘Great Resignation’ now passing into the lexicon, companies are struggling to hold onto talent. Culture platforms like Culture Amp and Glint were built for a different era, offering insights and reports to HR, but many are less tailored to 2022. And employee […]

Messenger Upgrades Its End-to-end Encrypted Chat Experience

Although default end-to-end encryption won’t fully arrive on Facebook Messenger until sometime in 2023, the company says today its feature offering end-to-end encrypted group chats and calls in Messenger is now fully rolled out. In addition, Messenger is adding another security feature with the launch of screenshot notifications in end-to-end encrypted chats, similar to rival […]

Disney+ Is Expanding To 42 More Countries This Summer

Disney+ is launching in 42 additional countries and 11 territories in Europe, the Middle East and Africa this summer. Notable new countries include South Africa, Turkey, Poland and the United Arab Emirates. The streaming service is currently available in 64 countries, including the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Disney hasn’t specified the exact […]

Europe Clears Facebook-Kustomer With API Access Commitments

The EU has cleared Meta/Facebook’s acquisition of CRM maker, Kustomer — accepting a set of commitments from the tech giant to allay competition concerns linked to the fact it also owns a suite of popular messaging apps frequently used by small businesses for customer outreach (aka Facebook Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp).  The Commission said Meta […]

Parthean Cares About Personal Finance So You Don’t Have To

The son of Iranian immigrants, Arman Hezarkhani spent his senior year of high school brainstorming a three-part thesis on what he wanted to dedicate his career to. First, he said that education is the most high-leverage way to make an impact on an individual, community and world. Second, he thinks that technology is the most […]

After QuizUp And Trivia Royale, Thor Fridriksson’s Next Act Is A Mobile MMO

QuizUp founder Thor Fridriksson is at it again. The Icelandic serial entrepreneur is two-for-two in creating viral mobile games, but has thus far struck out in turning those into viable businesses. Today, he’s (kind of) coming out of stealth to announce his third attempt: Rocky Road. Rocky Road, named for Fridriksson’s entrepreneurial journey, is a […]

10,000 Subscribers Later, This Week In Fintech Has A Venture Fund

If you keep up with financial technology, you likely know that the fintech community is a tight-knit, large (yet small) group of enthusiasts that includes all sorts of people — from founders, to investors, to fintech-focused employees at startups or large companies to journalists like me. Over the years, a few players have emerged with […]

Nearly 80 Percent Of Financial Firms Use AI To Improve Services, Reduce Fraud

From the largest firms trading on Wall Street to banks providing customers with fraud protection to fintechs recommending best-fit products to consumers, AI is driving innovation across the financial services industry. New research from NVIDIA found that 78 percent of financial services professionals state that their company uses accelerated computing to deliver AI-enabled applications through Read article >
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Let Me Upgrade You: GeForce NOW Adds Resolution Upscaling And More This GFN Thursday

GeForce NOW is taking cloud gaming to new heights. This GFN Thursday delivers an upgraded streaming experience as part of an update that is now available to all members. It includes new resolution upscaling options to make members’ gaming experiences sharper, plus the ability to customize streaming settings in session. The GeForce NOW app is Read article >
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Hatch Me If You Can: Startup’s Sorting Machines Use AI To Protect Healthy Fish Eggs

Fisheries collect millions upon millions of fish eggs, protecting them from predators to increase fish yield and support the propagation of endangered species — but an issue with gathering so many eggs at once is that those infected with parasites can put healthy ones at risk. Jensorter, an Oregon-based startup, has created AI-powered fish egg Read article >
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UK Biobank Advances Genomics Research With NVIDIA Clara Parabricks

UK Biobank is broadening scientists’ access to high-quality genomic data and analysis by making its massive dataset available in the cloud alongside NVIDIA GPU-accelerated analysis tools. Used by more than 25,000 registered researchers around the world, UK Biobank is a large-scale biomedical database and research resource with deidentified genetic datasets, along with medical imaging and Read article >
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Vulkan Fan? Six Reasons To Run It On NVIDIA

Many different platforms, same great performance. That’s why Vulkan is a very big deal. With the release Tuesday of Vulkan 1.3, NVIDIA continues its unparalleled record of day one driver support for this cross-platform GPU application programming interface for 3D graphics and computing. Vulkan has been created by experts from across the industry working together Read article >
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Meta Works With NVIDIA To Build Massive AI Research Supercomputer

Meta Platforms gave a big thumbs up to NVIDIA, choosing our technologies for what it believes will be its most powerful research system to date. The AI Research SuperCluster (RSC), announced today, is already training new models to advance AI. Once fully deployed, Meta’s RSC is expected to be the largest customer installation of NVIDIA Read article >
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How The Intelligent Supply Chain Broke And AI Is Fixing It

Let’s face it, the global supply chain may not be the most scintillating subject matter. Yet in homes and businesses around the world, it’s quickly become the topic du jour: empty shelves; record price increases; clogged ports and sick truckers leading to disruptions near and far. The business of organizing resources to supply a product Read article >
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NVIDIA GPUs Enable Simulation Of A Living Cell

Every living cell contains its own bustling microcosm, with thousands of components responsible for energy production, protein building, gene transcription and more. Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have built a 3D simulation that replicates these physical and chemical characteristics at a particle scale — creating a fully dynamic model that mimics the Read article >
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GFN Thursday: ‘Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction’ Charges Into GeForce NOW

Hello, Operator. This GFN Thursday brings the launch of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction to GeForce NOW. Plus, four new games are joining the GeForce NOW library to let you start your weekend off right. Your New Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It Grab your gadgets and get ready to game. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Read article >
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Van, Go: Pony.ai Unveils Next-Gen Robotaxi Fleet Built On NVIDIA DRIVE Orin

Robotaxis are on their way to delivering safer transportation, driving across various landscapes and through starry nights. This week, Silicon Valley-based self-driving startup Pony.ai announced its next-generation autonomous computing platform, built on NVIDIA DRIVE Orin for high-performance and scalable compute. The centralized system will serve as the brain for a robotaxi fleet of Toyota Sienna Read article >
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New NVIDIA AI Enterprise Release Lights Up Data Centers

With a new year underway, NVIDIA is helping enterprises worldwide add modern workloads to their mainstream servers using the latest release of the NVIDIA AI Enterprise software suite. NVIDIA AI Enterprise 1.1 is now generally available. Optimized, certified and supported by NVIDIA, the latest version of the software suite brings new updates including production support Read article >
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Fusing Art And Tech: MORF Gallery CEO Scott Birnbaum On Digital Paintings, NFTs And More

Browse through MORF Gallery — virtually or at an in-person exhibition — and you’ll find robots that paint, digital dreamscape experiences, and fine art brought to life by visual effects. The gallery showcases cutting-edge, one-of-a-kind artwork from award-winning artists who fuse their creative skills with AI, machine learning, robotics and neuroscience. Scott Birnbaum, CEO and Read article >
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Billions Served: NVIDIA Merlin Helps Fuel Clicks For Online Giants

Online commerce has rocketed to trillions of dollars worldwide in the past decade, serving billions of consumers. Behind the scenes of this explosive growth in online sales is personalization driven by recommender engines. Recommenders make shopping deeply personalized. While searching for products on e-commerce sites, they find you. Or suggestions can just appear. This wildly Read article >
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How Retailers Meet Tough Challenges Using NVIDIA AI 

At the National Retail Federation’s annual trade show, conversations tend to touch on recurring themes: “Will we be able to stock must-have products for next Christmas?,” “What incentives can I offer to loyal workers?” and “What happens to my margins if Susie Consumer purchases three of the same dresses online and returns two?” The $26 Read article >
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AI Startup To Take A Bite Out Of Fast-Food Labor Crunch

Addressing a growing labor crisis among quick-service restaurants, startup Vistry is harnessing AI to automate the process of taking orders. The company will share its story at the NRF Big Show, the annual industry gathering of the National Retail Federation in New York, starting Jan. 16. “They’re closing restaurants because there is not enough labor,” Read article >
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GFN Thursday: ‘Fortnite’ Comes To IOS Safari And Android Through NVIDIA GeForce NOW Via Closed Beta

Starting next week, Fortnite on GeForce NOW will launch in a limited-time closed beta for mobile, all streamed through the Safari web browser on iOS and the GeForce NOW Android app. The beta is open for registration for all GeForce NOW members, and will help test our server capacity, graphics delivery and new touch controls Read article >
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