Podcast Hashtag Trends, June 2, 2022 – Entering the computing excel era, Microsoft seeks to make meetings more dynamic, against Twitter shareholders’ smiles and the artificial intelligence that creates images.
Welcome to the hashtag Trends, your technical news roundup this week. Today is Thursday, June 2, 2022.
Computing enters the excel scale
The Frontier Supercomputer designed by HPE / Cray is not only the most powerful computer in the world, it is also the first one whose power exceeds one Xflop. This means it can perform one billion billion 64-bit floating-point operations per second. It is three times more powerful than the then most powerful Japanese supercomputer Fugaku.
Equipped with a 37,888 GPU accelerator with 9,472 64-core processors and 220 compute units from AMD, the device occupies 74 cabinets at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Knoxville, Tennessee, where it is housed. Frontier is not only powerful, it is green and tops the list for the most power-efficient computer.
Microsoft wants to make meetings more dynamic
As part of its build conference last week, Microsoft unveiled new team features to make the tool more effective in a hybrid working world. The two announcements are particularly noteworthy because they offer new solutions for more dynamic and interactive hybrid meetings: integration of live share and loop elements.
Live Share allows connected people to interact with the broadcast content during a meeting. It makes meetings more collaborative and interactive by replacing the passive screen sharing function with a truly co-editing and collaboration function.
For loop elements, these are interactive elements that can be synchronized across the Internet in the Microsoft 365 universe. For example, a loop table can be embedded in an Outlook email, a Word document, a PowerPoint presentation or a team meeting and stay up. To date in all these places in real time.
Twitter shareholders against the mask
Twitter shareholders have filed a lawsuit against Elon Musk alleging that the Tesla CEO is playing a game with his stock price. Musk’s plans to acquire Twitter have stalled because he is waiting for proof that less than 5% of his users are not Twitter users.
However, Twitter shareholders instead believe that Musk is trying to reduce Twitter stock by making negative statements to create leverage in an attempt to negotiate a better price. The lawsuit alleges that Musk’s actions were illegal and violated the terms of the agreement he agreed to.
Artificial intelligence that creates images
The Google Brain team at Google Research has developed an artificial intelligence system capable of creating images from text. Google says the new Imagen AI model combines unprecedented photorealism with a deeper level of language comprehension.
Although not the first to offer such a feature, Google claims that its images are far more realistic than those of its competitors, even when depicting abstract concepts. To prove this, the company says in a blog post that people compare Images side by side with pictures of other models.
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