A change in the weather: Artificial intelligence and accelerated computing promise faster and more efficient predictions

The increase in the frequency and severity of extreme weather and climate events could claim a million lives and cost $1.7 trillion annually by 2050, according to the Munich Reinsurance Company. This underscores the critical need for accurate weather forecasting, especially as severe weather events such as blizzards, hurricanes and heatwaves increase. Artificial intelligence and … Read more

Internet gambling would be allowed for another 5 years under the latest change in New Jersey

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (AP) Internet gambling in New Jersey would be permitted for at least another five years under state lawmakers’ latest proposal. On Wednesday night, lawmakers dropped a move they made the day before to slash the extent of online casino gambling in the state. An original bill re-authorizing online betting would have given … Read more

Alphabet bets on lasers to provide Internet in remote areas

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 26 (Reuters) – Google’s parent Alphabet (GOOGL.O) has already tried unsuccessfully to bring Internet access to rural and remote areas using high-altitude balloons into the stratosphere. But now, the company is providing Internet services to remote areas using beams of light. The project known as Taara is part of Alphabet’s innovation … Read more