AWS successfully launched AWS compute and machine learning software on an orbiting satellite, Apple threatened Elon Musk, and Google and YouTube invested in curbing the misinformation issue.
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced today at Re:Invent 2022 that it is successfully running a suite of AWS compute and machine learning software on an orbiting satellite. This experiment, conducted over the past 10 months in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), was designed to test a fast and efficient method for collecting and analyzing space data on orbiting satellites in real time, directly using the cloud it was done. AWS collaborated with D-Orbit and UniBAP to eliminate the technical challenges associated with operating in space, including high latency and limited bandwidth. The project involved breaking down large raw satellite images and datasets into smaller ones to increase the speed of processing and analysis in orbit. Today, the joint experiment remains in space, where AWS, Unibap and D-Orbit continue to test 72 new capabilities beyond the original set of test objectives.
Elon Musk is feuding with Apple after he said the company threatened to block the social network from its App Store without explanation and mostly stopped advertising on Twitter. an article in Washington stateTee said Apple has previously revoked App Store privileges from companies that broke its security policies or hosted violent content. If the company blocked Twitter from its App Store, new users would not be able to download the Twitter app on Apple devices and existing users would not be able to access updates. Musk tweeted on MondayApple has mostly stopped advertising on Twitter. Do they hate free speech in America?” Musk faces advertiser pressure, staff departures and regulatory scrutiny, while threats from Apple attempt to change Twitter policies and account suspensions for “free speech” on the social media app.
Google and YouTube are trying to curb misinformation issues on the platforms with a $13.2 million grant to the International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN). This grant will fund the creation of the Global Fact Check Fund to support a network of 135 fact-checking organizations from 65 countries operating in more than 80 languages. The money will go toward launching new initiatives to increase information and reduce misinformation. According to Mashable, The fund will open next year. This is Google and YouTube’s single largest grant for fact-checking.
NASA has awarded $57.2 million to Texas company ICON for its Project Olympus. The project aims to develop technology that would allow humanity to build outposts on the Moon and Mars using locally available dirt and rock. ICON built the first fully permitted 3D-printed home in the United States in 2018 and has since delivered entire communities of such homes in the US and Mexico. Project Olympus was launched in 2020 to use its technology to help build critical infrastructure such as landing pads, roads and habitats on the Moon and Mars. space.com He said ICON has already built a prototype – a simulated 3D-printed Red Planet habitat called Mars Dune Alpha, which NASA will use to train astronauts for longer missions. “To change the space exploration paradigm from ‘get there and back again’ to ‘stay there’, we will need robust, flexible and widely capable systems that can harness the local resources of the Moon and other planetary bodies ,” ICON co-founder and CEO Jason Ballard said in a statement.
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