Miscellaneous Links #38

AI, Robotics, CogSci, Tech & More

AI

Scientists aghast at bizarre AI rat with huge genitals in peer-reviewed article

Sora, etc.—Are we “rapidly approaching the top of generative AI’s S-curve?

Neural network training makes beautiful fractals

New chip opens door to AI computing at light speed

Chip race: Microsoft, Meta, Google, and Nvidia battle it out for AI chip supremacy

Avoiding fusion plasma tearing instability with deep reinforcement learning

How satellites, algorithms and AI can help map and trace methane sources

Air Canada must honor refund policy invented by airline’s chatbot

‘Better than a real man’: young Chinese women turn to AI boyfriends

For decades, robots.txt governed the behavior of web crawlers. But as unscrupulous AI companies seek out more and more data, the basic social contract of the web is falling apart. 

A ‘thirsty’ generative AI boom poses a growing problem for Big Tech

bad cattitude – sunday evening musings

GenAI image prompted by me

Robotics

Cheap and They Don’t Snitch: Drones Are the New Drug Mules

The push to embrace precision agriculture is transforming food production in the U.S. It’s also turning farmers into software-bound tenants of OEMs, warns Kevin Kenney. But is anyone listening?

SpartanNash Advancing Retail Innovation with In-Store Robotics

India to launch android into space to test crewed launch capability

CogSci

Philosophy, Neuroscience, & the Puzzle of Locating Art

Mapping the mental space of emotional concepts through kinematic measures of decision uncertainty

Tech

Cambridge Police Dept’s Traffic Enforcement Unit Helps MIT Students Research Virtual Traffic Stop Technology

Cybertruck owners finding out that their new trucks are already losing their shine and starting to show signs of rust and corrosion

What Happened to the US Machine Tool Industry?

The Game Boy Mini Camera is a custom creation that pairs the original sensor with iPhone lenses

Attaching 5.25″ floppies via USB

More

The Cell Is Not a Computer

The Data is In: California No Better Off Under Plastic Bag Ban

US state vaccine mandates did not influence COVID-19 vaccination rates but reduced uptake of COVID-19 boosters and flu vaccines compared to bans on vaccine restrictions

In 2012, somebody had been playing the same save game of Civilization II off and on for a decade

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