Diesel engines pumping out pollutants up to a staggering 70 times higher than accepted levels
A new research has revealed that diesel cars are spitting out another little-known pollutant at dangerous levels. This hidden by-product contributes to both ozone and particulate matter. These are known to be some of the worst air pollutants due to the damage they do to both the atmosphere and human health.
WHAT IS POSITIVE…
There is far greater research today than it was ever, to analyse continuous damage being inflicted on ozone.
WHAT IS NOT SO POSITIVE…
A lot of unburned material from diesel that we haven’t seen before is being pumped out, which is up to a staggering 70 times higher than the levels expected by the government. These unburnt materials are actually long-chain hydrocarbons.
Long-chain hydrocarbons contribute up to 50% of the ozone production potential in certain cities during winter, and while this drops to around 25% in summer, that might have a bigger impact on ozone and particle formation than petrol cars do.
More efficient machine learning could topple the AI paradigm
Unlike humans, who can recognize coffee cups from seeing one or two examples, AI networks based on simulated neurons need to see tens of thousands of examples in order to identify an object. Imagine trying to learn to recognize every item in your environment that way, and you begin to understand why AI software requires so much computing power.
In January, Google launched a new service called Cloud AutoML, which can automate some tricky aspects of designing machine-learning software. If neural networks were to become capable of “one-shot learning,” the cumbersome process of feeding reams of data into algorithms to train them would be rendered obsolete.
Smaller algorithms that don’t need mountains of data to train are coming!!