Every day we wake up, drink a cup of coffee, and get ready for work. Following are a handful of stories from around the tech world condensed to fit into one single cup of coffee. These are the things you need to know before you step foot out of your door (or in front of a webcam) and into the real world this morning.
So sit back, grab a cup, and start your morning off right with a few “Quick Bytes” from Innovation & Tech Today.
Open Source AI that Anyone Can Use
With most of the coolest AI tech only accessible if you work for giant tech companies, a new solution hopes to bridge that gap to the public. Eleuther is an open-source AI engine based upon the algorithm of GPT-3, an algorithm used by companies around the world. While still a while from matching GPT-3, Eleuther’s current version is as strong as earlier versions of the industry standard.
California Bears are Getting sick…and Friendly
An unexplained brain illness seems to be making California’s bear population more friendly, and more sick. The illness has bears behaving more like domesticated dogs. They want to play and interact, or maybe just move into your backyard and play on a jungle gym. The illness is also displaying encephalitis-like traits including a strange gait and tilting of the head.
Visa to Use USD Backed Cryptocurrency to Settle Transactions
Credit and debit card giant Visa announced that it will begin enabling the use of USD Coin to settle payment transactions. The system was already piloted via crypto.com, and will be rolled out to more partners in the comings weeks and months. USD Coin is considered a stablecoin, because it is backed by the US dollar.
Tesla’s New Patent May Be the Future of Autonomous Driving
Tesla’s new patent shows how Elon Musk sees the future of autonomous driving. The new system, called pure vision FSD, uses data from imagery taken and seen by the car to determine the distance between the car and external objects — ie., other cars. The system doesn’t use radar or other currently in use tech. On Twitter, Musk called is “the way to real-world AI.”