Category: Technology

Interesting technology and gadget topics.

OpenAI debuts DALL-E for generating images from text

OpenAI today debuted two multimodal AI systems that combine computer vision and NLP: DALL-E, a system that generates images from text, and CLIP, a network trained on 400 million pairs of images and text. Based on text prompts, images generated by DALL-E can appear as if they were taken from the real world or can depict works of art. Read More: venturebeat.com

This new material can store solar energy for months

Researchers at the UK’s Lancaster University studied a crystalline material – a solid material with parts such as atoms, molecules, or ions that are arranged in a highly ordered microscopic structure – and discovered it has properties that allow it to capture solar energy. With further development, these materials could offer the potential to capture solar energy during the summer months and store it for use in winter when less solar energy is available. Read More: electrek.co

The No-Code Generation is arriving

Second, the productivity difference between basic computer literacy and a bit more advanced expertise is profound. How many more students are going to become even more capable of using these technologies? How much more adept are they going to be at remote work? While the current educational environment is a travesty and deeply unequal, the upshot is that ever more students are going to be forced to become deeply fluent in computers. Read More: techcrunch.com

Submer is dunking servers in goo to save the planet

It’s not just keeping those data centers on, but keeping the rows and rows of servers that house all the data companies access in climate-controlled environment so they can operate effectively comes with a massive heating and cooling bill. Submer isn’t the only company working with the concept of using liquid to cool servers. Read More: techcrunch.com

Submer is dunking servers in goo to save the planet

It’s not just keeping those data centers on, but keeping the rows and rows of servers that house all the data companies access in climate-controlled environment so they can operate effectively comes with a massive heating and cooling bill. Submer isn’t the only company working with the concept of using liquid to cool servers. Read More: techcrunch.com

Adobe’s ‘Liquid Mode’ uses AI to automatically redesign PDFs for mobile devices

Adobe CTO Abhay Parasnis also tells me they’ve been working on an API that’ll allow similar functionality to be rolled into non-Adobe apps down the road. When you open a PDF in Acrobat Reader, the app will try to determine if it’ll work with Liquid Mode; if so, the Liquid Mode button lights up. The whole thing is non-destructive, so nothing actually changes about the original PDF. Step back out of liquid mode, and you’re back at the original, unmodified PDF. We first heard about Adobe’s efforts here earlier this year; in an ExtraCrunch interview back in January, Parasnis outlined Adobe’s plans to bring AI and machine learning into just about everything the company does. Read More: techcrunch.com