In dystopian science fiction, we are taught to fear the technological singularity – the time when artificial super intelligence advances to a point far beyond human intelligence, with a result that profoundly alters human existence. Vivid imagery of automated weapons of doom working to wipe out human civilization and take over the world – or the galaxy – have terrorized generations of sci-fi fans. Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and … Read More → "Fear the Economic Singularity"
A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. – Asimov’s First Law of Robotics (pure fiction)
During a recent trip to Saint George, Utah, my wife and I stopped at McDonald’s for a fast lunch. We’d just driven a grand scenic loop through the picturesque mountains of southwestern Utah, … Read More → "Lunch With McDonald’s McKiosk: I’m Hatin’ It"
We’ve looked at a lot of different solutions for AI computing, each trying to be somewhat more efficient than some prior architecture. However, pretty much everything I’ve been exposed to up until recently has reflected serious attempts to make calculations using CPUs, GPUs, and DSPs more efficient</ … Read More → "Smaller, Lower-Power Neural Nets"
In this week’s episode of Fish Fry, we gaze up at the starlit sky and dream of space exploration. We chat with Noel Dube (Reflex CES) about the differences between Low-Earth Orbit (LEO), Geosynchronous Equatorial Orbit (GEO) and Very Low Earth Orbit (VLEO) and investigate the unique challenges each of these orbits present designers today. We also discuss the role of optical transceivers and interconnects will play in … Read More → "When You Just Can’t Fix It"
You’ve got to know when to hold ’em
Know when to fold ’em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
“The Gambler” – Kenny Rogers
Maybe the writing is on the wall. Maybe the truth is hidden in between the lines of your BOM. Maybe you really want to find another way but you don’t know where … Read More → "When Tomorrow Never Comes"
“It feels good when it stops.”
It’s beyond dispute that cars are safer than ever before. Some of that is due to basic physics – cars have thicker doors, tougher roofs, shatterproof glass, bigger bumpers, and so on – and some is due to electronics. We now have cars with automatic cruise control, automatic distance-keeping, and limited automatic piloting. </ … Read More → "Don’t Trust the Robot Driving Your Car"