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Planetary Energy -

Video transcript ย  Energy developments Primary energy consumption fell by 4.5% in 2020 โ€“ the largest decline since 1945. The drop in energy consumption was driven mainly byย oil, which contributed almost three-quarters of the net decline, although naturalย gasย and coal also saw significant declines. Wind, solar and hydroelectricity all grew despite the fall in overall energy demand. By country, the US, India and Russia contributed the largest declines in energy consumption.ย Chinaย posted the largest increase (2.1%), one of only a handful of countries where energy demand grew last year. Carbon emissions Carbon emissionsย from energy use fell by 6.3%, to their lowest level...

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machine learning -

Microsoft and Nvidia surpass OpenAI by creating "the worldโ€™s largest and most powerful generative language model,โ€Megatron-Turing Natural Language Generation model (MT-NLG). Just under a year and a half ago OpenAI announced completion ofย GPT-3, its natural language processing algorithm that was, at the time, the largest and most complex model of its type. This week, Microsoft and Nvidiaย introducedย a new model theyโ€™re calling โ€œthe worldโ€™s largest and most powerful generative language model.โ€ The Megatron-Turing Natural Language Generation model (MT-NLG) is more than triple the size of GPT-3 at 530 billion parameters. GPT-3โ€™s 175 billion parameters was already a lot; its predecessor,ย GPT-2, had...

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RethinkX -

๐—ง๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฏ๐—ถ๐—ฏ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ๐—ซ, ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐—ต๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ย  "Blind to the deeper process of change, humanity has no idea itโ€™s on the brink of epic, existential transformation." Episode 1 of the Rethinking Humanity series by @RethinkX explores how humanity is failing to see its immediate future: a decade of existential transformation, triggered by technologies converging deep in the foundations of our global civilization. We all feel the tremors, but weโ€™re blind to the deeper process of change. Before itโ€™s too late, we must all see the mind-blowing possibility space of the next decade, as well...

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electric vehicles, Tesla -

Tesla cofounder and longtime CTO JB Straubel sent a warning to automakers that are making announcements about timelines to go all-electric: โ€œMake sure you do the math when it comes to your supply chain.โ€ ย  In a new episode of โ€œThis Week in Startups,โ€ Straubel discussed his early days at Tesla and how he is proud that the company achieved its mission to accelerate the industryโ€™s transition to electric vehicles. He commended all the automakers that are currently making announcements about going electric on specific timelines, likeย Mercedes-Benz by 2030ย orย GM by 2035, but he also questioned if they really looked into...

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Tesla, Tesla Energy -

Tesla has been spotted deploying the first Megacharger to charge its upcoming Tesla Semi electric truck at Gigafactory Nevada. ย  ย  With the unveiling of the Tesla Semi in 2017,ย Tesla unveiled its plan to deploy โ€˜Megachargers,โ€™ย a more powerful version of its Supercharger network, to charge its electric trucks. The plan was ambitious. Tesla wanted a new charging station that could add 400 miles of range in just 30 minutes, and they wanted to guarantee low electricity rates at the station. At the time, we estimated that Tesla was planning a charging station to deliver over 1 MW of power, which...

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