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Largest Chip Ever Built Will Power AI

If the chip company called Cerebras is correct in its predictions for the capacities of its new Wafer-Scale Engine systems chip, hardware is about to make a significant comeback in AI computing. Almost nine inches square, the chip has 1.2 trillion transistors and 400,000 AI-optimized cores.

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Cybersecurity: 2019 May Be Worst Year Ever

Hacking incidents involving large corporations resulting in population-size exposures of personal information are becoming more commonplace—now routinely ushered aside with promises of free credit monitoring. Here are the numbers for 2019 from the researchers at Risk Based Security.
Women in Technology

IMA Moments

5 Tips for Women in Technology

IMA’s technology all-star Danielle Paccione shares advice for women starting out in technology. Her insight shows you can not only survive as a woman in a male-dominated field but go a step further and make a name for yourself in your organization and the marketplace.

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EU Publishes Unified Drone Laws

As the European skies resound with the whine of various-size drones—giving a growing risk of disaster to commercial aviation—the EU has drafted a comprehensive set of universal rules of operation for the handheld models right up to the UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) passenger carriers.

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Approaching Quantum Supremacy

Using quantum mechanics, IBM, Google, and Microsoft researchers are creating some of the most esoteric computer hardware yet, with machines designed to operate in almost absolute zero temperatures. The goal of “quantum supremacy” is to gain insights toward ever more useful quantum computer.

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Top 10 Emerging Technologies in 2019

Reviewing the most significant developments in technology this year, the World Economic Forum selected 10 from energy, medicine, manufacturing, data storage, utility-scale electrical storage, and a kind of collaborative telepresence that borders on teleporting yourself through your computers.

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Facebook Wants Its Own Cryptocurrency

Facebook, along with partners, has announced Libra, a program it hopes will establish its own blockchain-based currency governed by a private, independent association. Libra would be digital money to be used to pay for online and offline services. Some regulators have expressed concerns.

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Quiet Streets Are Becoming Too Dangerous

Countries in the European Union are subject to a new law requiring most electric vehicles to make an audible noise in order to operate legally. The sound must fluctuate to reflect the speed of the vehicle. The new law is aimed at protecting the visually impaired and children, among others.

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3-D Printed Villages

3D-printing technologies have now expanded into various fields, including real-estate construction. Apis Cor, a company with locations in San Francisco, Calif., and Russia, has affordable, eco-friendly construction projects underway that can be constructed in 24 hours at just over $10,000.

IMA Moments

Business Tips for Working in America

I was born and raised in Russia, but came to America and became a business professional here. The language barrier is only one of several obstacles to overcome. Here are my tips for professionals looking to work in business in America. I hope they help you, too. And keep smiling!