D&T Issue 140

The chip that changed the world & AI solving loneliness

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It’s issue #140 of DNT Weekly and the week has been quite eventful. Here’s what we’ve been reading.

India’s payment ecosystem is set to receive updates that will propel it to become a global leader in financial tools for consumers. This year, the focus appears to be on lending and credit more than ever.

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As new technologies and tools emerge daily, we take a look at how industry leaders deal with the unfamiliar, what excites them and how there is nothing truly new under the sun.

Diffusion models generate incredible images by learning to reverse the process that, among other things, causes ink to spread through water.

AI can’t solve an inherently social problem — but it can contribute positively

Shaik Salauddin: the Indian driver-turned-union leader who is brushing shoulders with top politicians and giving ride-hailing firms a run for their money.

Computer chip designs are expensive and hard to license. That’s all about to change thanks to the popular open standard known as RISC-V.

14 years ago, there were just 8 index-based products in India. Today, there are over 200. And in just the past year and a half, the total corpus has doubled from ₹3 trillion to ₹6.25 trillion.

Early scientists didn’t know it, but we do now: The void in the universe is alive.

The neural representations of a perceived image and the memory of it are almost the same. New research shows how and why they are different.

After coming across Mrs Bessie, an elderly person who was scammed by a person for $20,000, Rober (a Youtuber) took it upon himself to get to the bottom of this. While some of the people responsible were arrested in the United States, he found out that those arrested were only low-level mules and the actual scammers were based in India.

Apple is developing an in-house replacement for that chip and is aiming to start using it in its devices in 2025.

Gravity-defying spare parts are created by filling silicone skins with resin.

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