Things I read last week… (WB 19 Sep 2022)
more ai advances
OpenAI open sources Whisper, a neural net that approaches human level English speech recognition.
The road to realistic full-body Deepfakes.
“…a TPU-v4 floorplan took about 6-8 weeks for a human to do. But the ML floorplanner, with its trained ability to look far ahead on the proverbial chessboard, was able to do it in just 24 hours.”
– Using AI to ‘floorpan’ a better chip.
A16Z’s guide to down round financing.
Atlanticos Latam digital transformation report.
“The entire ARM design team consisted of Sophie Wilson, Steve Furber, a couple of additional chip designers, and a four-person team writing testing and verification software. This new 32-bit CPU based on an advanced RISC design was created by fewer than 10 people, and it worked correctly the first time.”
– The history of ARM.
How a fake paper on chocolate helping weight loss spread.