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Information Entropy

Entropy is a problem for our digital information because our storage systems can become unreadable in as little as three to five years while the massive stores of data we’re generating could double in the next few years.

IMA Moments

The Evolution of Accounting Education

Laurie Burney, associate accounting professor at Baylor University and professor-in-residence at IMA, shares lessons for educators to adjust to the transformation of the accounting profession as sustainability, technology, data analytics, and other trends shift the demands on students entering the w...

SF Technotes

Safe Quantum Still Evolving

As universities, major companies, and nations prepare for a future quantum-safe world, the passing mile markers are bringing us closer to the most powerful, capable, and dangerous computing systems yet conceived.

SF Technotes

EU Is Two Steps Ahead in AI Safety

The benefits of AI get a lot of attention, but the bias and mistakes of the algorithms have also produced catastrophes. This month, the EU drafted part two of its effort to provide meaningful oversight and accountability for AI creators, producers, and users of the technology.

IMA Moments

Diversify Your Skill Set, Find Your Calling

IMAIPL’s director of operations, India, offers professional development advice informed by upskilling and rotating through various roles on different teams.

SF Technotes

White House Drafts AI Bill of Rights

As we find ourselves working alongside AI machines, and daily have our information, location, and browsing habits tracked by cookies and others online, and are under constant surveillance now even by doorbells as we walk down the street, we have arrived at a point where we need an AI Bill of Rights.

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Wireless EV Charging—An Update

Four years ago, BMW offered wireless charging solutions for certain models of their electric vehicles. The idea was very popular, but the follow-up faded. There were problems. Now, with many international projects using wireless charging in commercials fleets, the interest in home systems is back.

IMA Moments

Critical Thinking, Continuous Learning Are Essential

Yufei Shan, senior research and knowledge manager of global business development at IMA, recounts professional development lessons learned while getting graduate degrees and certifications, working in the finance function, adjusting to macro trends, and transitioning to a not-for-profit organization...

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AI Art in 10 Seconds

Several new programs let you create digital art and design by simply writing a short description of what you want in a line or two. Sketches, paintings, photorealistic images, and architectural designs—forget the brushes or T-squares, all you need are words.

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Printing a Sense of Touch for Robots

In the last 30 years, 3D printers have progressed from shaping small prototypes to a level of additive manufacturing using everything from resin to stainless steel. Now, MIT’s CSAIL laboratory has created a material unlike any we’ve had before, a mesh that senses pressure and feels movement.