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25th August 2021

World's first brain-scale AI solution

Cerebras Systems, a California-based developer of semiconductors and AI, has announced a new system that can support models of 120 trillion parameters in a single computer.

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23rd August 2021

New record for 6G data transmission

LG Electronics, working with a team of German researchers, has successfully transmitted data over a distance of 100 metres with a 6G signal.

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19th July 2021

Japan sets new Internet speed record: 319 Tbit/s

Researchers in Tokyo, Japan, have achieved a data rate of 319 terabits per second (Tbit/s) over a distance of 3,001 km, smashing the previous record set in 2020.

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5th July 2021

New chip wiring method scales down to 3nm

U.S. company Applied Materials has revealed a new process to engineer the wiring of advanced logic chips that can scale down to 3 nanometres (nm).

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3rd July 2021

World's first scalable multi-chip quantum processor

Rigetti Computing, a California-based developer of quantum integrated circuits, has announced it is launching the world's first multi-chip quantum processor.

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14th June 2021

New record distance for quantum communications

Toshiba has achieved quantum communications over optical fibres exceeding 600 km in length, three times further than the previous world record distance.

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11th June 2021

AI outperforms humans in microchip designs

Researchers from Google have reported a new machine learning technique for microchip floorplanning that can outperform human experts.

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10th June 2021

Future washable smart clothes powered by Wi-Fi

In the future, ordinary clothes could be turned into smart fabrics that are both waterproof and wirelessly powered.

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17th May 2021

BCI decodes neural signals for handwriting

Researchers have, for the first time, decoded neural signals associated with writing letters, then displayed typed versions of these letters in real time. They hope their invention could one day help people with paralysis communicate.

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14th May 2021

World's smallest single-chip system is <0.1 mm³

Engineers have created the smallest ever single-chip system that is a complete functioning electronic circuit. This could lead to implantable chips visible only in a microscope that can be injected into the body with a hypodermic needle to monitor medical conditions.

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10th May 2021

AI can now detect sarcasm

Computer science researchers have developed a new AI program that can detect sarcasm in social media.

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6th May 2021

IBM reveals world's first 2nm chip

IBM has announced the first chips based on a 2 nanometre (nm) process, allowing 50 billion transistors to be crammed onto an area the size of a fingernail, which could be arriving in 2024.

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16th April 2021

New processor will enable 10 times faster training of AI

NVIDIA has unveiled 'Grace' – its first data centre CPU, which will deliver a 10x performance leap for systems training AI, using energy-efficient ARM cores. The company also revealed plans for a 20 exaflop supercomputer.

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11th April 2021

Monkey uses brain implants to play Pong

Neuralink, which Elon Musk co-founded in 2016, has revealed a macaque with chips embedded on each side of its brain, playing a mind-controlled version of the 1972 video game, Pong.

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2nd April 2021

First high-bandwidth wireless brain-computer interface for humans

Researchers have created a brain-computer interface (BCI) with 200 electrodes providing 48 megabits per second (Mbit/s) of neural signals.

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22nd March 2021

Artificial neurons are smaller and more energy efficient

Researchers have developed a new device able to run neural network computations using 100 times less energy and area than existing CMOS-based hardware.

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11th March 2021

New data cable exceeds 100 Gbit/s

Researchers have developed a new data transfer system that is 20 times faster than USB 3.0.

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3rd March 2021

New deepfake tool reanimates the dead

Israeli genealogy company MyHeritage has released a groundbreaking new feature to animate faces in still photos.

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11th February 2021

New device for scaling up quantum computers

Scientists in Australia have developed a new cryogenic computer system called Gooseberry which has potential for scaling up quantum computers from dozens to thousands of qubits.

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28th January 2021

Wireless brain linkage gets DARPA funding

A new DARPA-funded project aims to create non-invasive, head-worn devices with two-way brain links. As well as helping blind patients to perceive the world around them, it could lead to wireless control of external devices and might even augment a healthy user's vision.

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