AMD FSR 2.0 source code is out – and so are the knives for Nvidia DLSS

AMD has made the source code for FSR 2.0 (FidelityFX Super Resolution) public, meaning that any developer can now make use of the frame rate boosting tech in their games.AMD’s FSR 2.0 is the firm’s rival for Nvidia DLSS, and this is clearly good news in terms of getting more games up and running with the tech. The slight caveat

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Forget SFFD Being Upset At Cruise, The Future For Emergency Vehicles With Robocars & e-VTOL Is Super Positive

San Francisco’s FD may be upset that a Cruise robotaxi didn’t yield as fast as it could, but they should be wary of slowing down technologies that in the future will make their jobs much easier and help them save lives

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The maker of the world’s largest chip has made a major AI breakthrough

Cerebras Systems, maker of the world’s largest processor, has broken the record for the most complex AI model trained using a single device.Using one CS-2 system, powered by the company’s wafer-sized chip (WSE-2), Cerebras is now able to train AI models with up to 20 billion parameters thanks to new optimizations at the software level.The firm says the breakthrough will

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Einride Gets Go-Ahead For Driverless Trucks On Public Roads

Swedish freight technology company Einride was granted a permit by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for a public road pilot project to operate its autonomous, electric transport trucks call Pods.

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The Download: Retrofitting cities, and Alexa mimics the dead

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology.

How to retrofit a city

The scars and pockmarks of the aging apartments and housing units under the purview of the New York City Housing Authority don’t immediately communicate the idea of

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Alexa may soon mimic departed relatives if Amazon's dark new idea goes ahead

At this year’s annual re:Mars conference, Amazon revealed perhaps the creepiest tech I’ve ever heard: an Alexa skill that can have it mimic other people’s voices.On the surface, it doesn’t seem that bad right? The nerd in me is already thinking about the ways I could feel like Tony Stark or Luke Skywalker with my own personal Paul Bettany or

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Africa is joining the global AI revolution

Business leaders in Africa are optimistic about the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in transforming the continent, and are actively investing in the technology to gain a slice of the global AI market.The 2022 State of AI in Africa report (pdf) published recently by AI Media Group shows that in the past five years many companies across the continent are

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The future of urban housing is energy-efficient refrigerators

The scars and pockmarks of the aging apartments and housing units under the purview of the New York City Housing Authority don’t immediately communicate the idea of innovation. The largest landlord in the city, housing nearly 1 in 16 New Yorkers, NYCHA has seen its buildings literally crumble after decades of deferred maintenance and poor stewardship.

Just

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