WIRED: A New Chip Cluster Will Make Massive AI Models Possible

“From talking to OpenAI, GPT-4 will be about 100 trillion parameters,” Feldman says. “That won’t be ready for several years.

ZeRO-Infinity and DeepSpeed: Unlocking unprecedented model scale for deep learning training

With a hundred DGX-2 nodes in a cluster, we project ZeRO-Infinity can train models with over a hundred trillion parameters.

The Mainichi: 'Level 4' self-driving transit cars in Japan won't require licensed passengers

Mobile service live trials with a view to practical use of level 4 technology are already underway. The central government aims to start the service in some areas around fiscal 2022, and aims to make it common nationwide by 2025.

Here's a website that tracks the polling averages for the NYC mayoral race: https://www.racetothewh.com/nycmayor.

Berkeley IGS Poll: [Gubernatorial recall election much closer among voters considered most likely to participate than among the overall electorate.](https://escholarship.org/uc/item/27x9k5qt) > The latest Berkeley IGS Poll finds that the proportion of voters in the overall electorate who favor recalling Governor Gavin Newsom has not changed much over the past year. At present 36% of the state’s registered voters say that if voting in the recall election they would vote Yes to recall the Governor, while 51% would vote No to retain him. > However, the el...
[Kane Tanaka is now 118 years old.](https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/01/02/national/worlds-oldest-person-marks-118th-birthday-fukuoka/) > Kane Tanaka, the world’s oldest person who was born in the same year as the Wright brothers’ first powered flight, celebrated her 118th birthday in southwestern Japan on Saturday. > Tanaka, born on Jan. 2, 1903, was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living person in March 2019 at the age of 116. Those born in the same year include British novelist George Orwell. > She also set an all-t...

Slingshot Strategies Poll (1/15–1/19):

  • Yang 25%
  • Adams 17%
  • Stringer 12%
  • Wiley 8%
  • Morales 1%
  • McGuire 1%
  • Garcia 1%
  • Donovan 1%
  • Sutton <1%
  • Menchanca <1%
  • Iscol <1%
  • Other [write-in] 1%
  • Not sure 32%

After ranked-choice voting:

  • Yang 61%
  • Adams 39%

— edited by Jim1776

[Joe Biden is the apparent winner of the Washington Democratic primary, NBC News reports](https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/16/washington-primary-election-results-joe-biden-is-the-apparent-winner-nbc.html) > Former Vice President Joe Biden is the apparent winner of Washington’s Democratic primary, NBC News reported Monday, chalking up yet another victory in a string of recent upsets over Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. > With 99% of results in, Biden led with about 38% of the vote, edging Sanders at 36%. Biden will win at least 42 of the state’s delegates, while...
Electrek: [SAIC Motor says it will put Robotaxis capable of L4 self-driving on roads in China this year](https://electrek.co/2021/07/13/saic-motor-says-it-will-put-robotaxis-capable-of-l4-self-driving-on-roads-in-china-this-year/) > Chinese automotive design and manufacturing company SAIC Motor says it will launch 40 to 60 Robotaxis capable of Level 4 self-driving throughout Shanghai and Suzhou before the end of 2021. The bold statement was made by Zu Sijie, vice president and chief engineer of the company, during this year’s World Artificial Intelligen...
[Scott Stringer has been accused of sexual harassment:](https://pix11.com/news/new-york-elections/former-intern-of-nyc-mayoral-candidate-stringer-accuses-him-of-sexual-abuse-harassment/) > A former intern for New York City comptroller and mayoral candidate Scott Stringer accused the politician of sexual abuse and harassment on Tuesday. > The woman, who was not named in a press release from attorney Patricia Pastor, said Stringer repeatedly groped her when he was a member of the New York Assembly and running for Public Advocate of NYC. He’d allegedly o...
Politico: [Biden wants to beat Trump. Twice.](https://www.politico.com/newsletters/west-wing-playbook/2021/06/07/biden-wants-to-beat-trump-twice-493151) > As former President Donald Trump continues to tease a 2024 run and tightens his grip on the Republican party, Joe Biden’s resolve to run in 2024 has grown, according to several Democrats connected to the White House. > Biden has previously declared that, ”My plan is to run for reelection,” but some Democrats felt he had to say that to avoid being seen as a lame duck. > Democrats in and around the Wh...
Politico: [Biden wants to beat Trump. Twice.](https://www.politico.com/newsletters/west-wing-playbook/2021/06/07/biden-wants-to-beat-trump-twice-493151) > As former President Donald Trump continues to tease a 2024 run and tightens his grip on the Republican party, Joe Biden’s resolve to run in 2024 has grown, according to several Democrats connected to the White House. > Biden has previously declared that, ”My plan is to run for reelection,” but some Democrats felt he had to say that to avoid being seen as a lame duck. > Democrats in and around the Wh...

NYC Election Forecast: Chance to Win

  • Eric Adams 43.6%
  • Andrew Yang 26.5%
  • Kathryn Garcia 19.2%
  • Maya Wiley 6.5%
  • Scott Stringer 3.8%
The Independent: [Joe Biden’s sister says he will run for second term](https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election-2020/joe-biden-sister-valerie-second-term-run-again-b1720553.html) > When asked if Mr Biden, who has previously referred to himself as a "transition candidate", would run for a second term, sister Valerie Biden Owens said in an interview with Axios on HBO he "absolutely" would. > "He's transitional in that he's bringing in all these young people and bringing [us] back again [so] we're not a divided country ... But sure. ...

Business Insider: Experts Doubt Elon Musk's SpaceX Will Get Humans to Mars by 2026

Greg Autry, a commercial space industry expert, told Insider he thinks Musk will get to Mars, on his own or with NASA in 2029 or 2031. The window is dependent on when the Earth lines up with Mars, which is every 26 months. But Autry warned that space projects are challenging and rarely on time — Musk's goal is no exception.

Kickstarting AI for Code: Introducing IBM’s Project CodeNet

Project CodeNet is a large dataset aimed at teaching AI to code that consists of some 14M code samples, about 500M lines of code, in 55+ different programming languages.