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@HPCpodcast: Google’s Lifelike LaMDA AI Chatbot and Questions of Being or Nothingness

When a tech news story gets talked about on sports radio, you know it’s gone very viral. That’s what happened last week with the story about a Google engineer, Blake Lemoine, who declared that the company’s AI chatbot, LaMDA, is a person with rights. Lemoine promptly got suspended by Google for his trouble, and he says he won’t be surprised if he gets fired. In this episode of the @HPCpodcast, Shahin Khan of OrionX.net and insideHPC editor-in-chief Doug Black talk about LaMDA’s amazingly lifelike conversational capability, how it can ingest books and research papers and share insights about them in real time (i.e., during conversations), deep fake-related ethical questions raised by LaMDA, the urgency of thoughtful social policies based on ethical and legal frameworks and philosophical issues of sentience, being and nothingness – artificial and otherwise.

Jülich Supercomputing Center to Be 2023 Home to JUPITER, Europe’s First Exascale Supercomputer

Jülich, Germany — June 15, 2022 – At yesterday’s inauguration of the pre-exascale LUMI supercomputer in Kajaani, Finland, EuroHPC in decided that Forschungszentrum Jülich Supercomputing Center will be home to JUPITER, slated to be Europe’s first exascale supercomputer, in 2023. The computer, which will bear the name JUPITER (Joint Undertaking Pioneer for Innovative and Transformative […]

insideHPC’s Exclusive ISC 2022 Video Interviews

Check out our exclusive video interviews from the ISC 2022 conference! You can find them on the right side of our home page. They include: AMD – An update on the EPYC CPUs and Instinct GPUs powering the new no. 1 supercomputer, Frontier, which is also the first HPC system to exascale-certified, along with the […]

At ISC: Atos Update on BullSequana Exascale Scaling, Range of Platform Chips, Nimbix Cloud HPC and Quantum

At ISC 2022 we spoke with Emmanuel LeRoux, group senior vice president, global head of advanced computing, HPC, quantum and AI at Atos, the leading HPC systems provider in Europe. LeRoux discussed a range of topics, including the recently announced BullSequana XH3000, an AI-augmented hybrid computing platform, integrating AMD, Intel, NVIDIA and SiPearl chips and […]