Week tech news #3

This week, effects from the coronavirus continue.


1. Coronavirus "cancel" Mobile World Congress in Barcelona


Many companies refused to participate in the exhibition because of the outbreak of coronavirus.


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-12/mobile-world-congress-cancelled-due-to-coronavirus-concerns

#mobile #5g


2. Microsoft train the language model with 17 billion parameters.


T-NLG is a language model with 17 billion parameters developed by Microsoft.

That is the largest model among the models that solve several NLP problems. The model can generate not only answers but also answer questions. Judging by preliminary data, T-NLG - shows good results on tests.


https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/blog/turing-nlg-a-17-billion-parameter-language-model-by-microsoft/

#ai #nlp #machinelearning


3. Forbes make up the list of the most innovative fintech companies in 2020


The material from Forbes explains that fintech projects are becoming more popular in the world. The content from Forbes explains that fintech projects are becoming more popular in the world. They invest in more financial resources.

Such technologies are gradually advancing on traditional financial institutions, and the latter have to adapt to some extent. In the top-50, there are both beginners and giants, which, according to Forbes, continue to gain momentum rapidly.


The latter, in particular, includes the company Ripple, named the second-largest payment giant in the field of financial technology. The general characteristics by which Ripple and other companies entered the top 50 in innovation in the fintech industry are two points. The first means that the company is private and also operates or has customers in the United States. The second is the work of firms to accelerate, simplify, and cheapen the use of financial services.

https://www.forbes.com/fintech/2020/#199893694acd

#ripple #dlt #fintech


4. IOTA Foundation Suspends Network, Probes Fund Theft in Trinity Wallet


"IOTA said it started receiving the reports Wednesday and decided to shut off the Coordinator node in the network for further investigation.

The foundation is evaluating an exploit on an earlier version of its wallet. It is also trying to analyze the hackers’ attack pattern and complete a manual verification, according to the foundation’s latest statement." - coindesk


https://www.coindesk.com/iota-foundation-suspends-network-probes-fund-theft-in-trinity-wallet

#ior #dlt #blockchain


5. Sound and light generate ultra-fast data transfer


"Researchers have made a breakthrough in the control of terahertz quantum cascade lasers, which could lead to the transmission of data at the rate of 100 gigabits per second -- around one thousand times quicker than a fast Ethernet operating at 100 megabits a second." - www.sciencedaily.com


https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/02/200211092548.htm



Lukashkin Sergey (C)