Things I read last week… (WB 11 Jul 2022)
“a six-year effort managed by NIST, which in 2016 called upon the world’s cryptographers to devise and then vet encryption methods that could resist an attack from a future quantum computer that is more powerful than the comparatively limited machines available today.”
– NIST announces first four quantum-resistant cryptographic algorithms
Bloom, an open source ML large language model, bigger than GPT-3.
Nvidia: AI develops better AI chips.
Analog electronics makes a comeback.
“The assurance that submarines would likely survive the first missile strike in a nuclear war and thus be able to respond by launching missiles in a second strike is key to the strategy of deterrence known as mutually assured destruction. Any new technology that might render the oceans effectively transparent, making it trivial to spot lurking submarines, could thus undermine the peace of the world.”
– Modern AI techniques could neutralise a submarine’s stealth.
The 1990s semiconductor cycles.
The coming AI chip boom. [YouTube]
Solar cell breakthroughs in 2022. [YouTube]
Vsauce: Did people used to look older? [YouTube]