日本人が知らない中国オープンソース最前線 ―「嫌儲」「原理主義」のないOSS文化を読み解く

中国の独自OSSは世界に広がるか?

「世界の工場」を形作る,ネットワーク前提の組込みOS
アリババ集団のAliOS Things,テンセントのTencent OS Tiny,ファーウェイのHarmony OS Embeddedと,中国テックジャイアントが,それぞれオープンソースで,ネットワーク接続が前提の組込みOSを公開しています。

AliOS Things(Open Source Chinaリポジトリ)
Tencent OS Tiny(Open Source Chinaリポジトリ)
Open Harmony(Giteeリポジトリ)

アリババは,このAliOS Thingsに合わせた専用のCPUと開発ボード,HAAS(Hardware as a Service)シリーズも販売しています。いずれも複数のARMコアを備えたCPUで,低速のコアでネットワークへの接続を担保しつつ,高速のコアで画像処理などのエッジコンピューティングをおこなうものです。アリババのクラウドと連動した自動販売機や工業用工作機械などを効率的に開発するためのセットと思われます。

Only ‘natural persons’ can be recognized as patent inventors, not AI systems, US judge rules

This isn’t over says man pushing for neural networks’ rights

AI systems cannot be granted patents and will not be recognised as inventors in the eyes of the US law, said a federal judge who decided to uphold a previous ruling by the US Patent and Trademark Office this week.

Stephen Thaler, founder of Imagination Engines, a company in Missouri, applied in 2019 for two US patents describing a food container based on fractal geometry and an emergency light beacon. Instead of putting his own name on the applications, however, Thaler gave all the credit to DABUS, a neural network he built and claimed came up with both creations.

The US Patent and Trademark Office, however, rejected both applications and said only “natural persons” are allowed to be named as an inventor on the patent paperwork. Thaler in response sued Andrei Iancu, who was the director of the patent office at the time, in federal court in eastern Virginia to challenge that decision.

Meet the city you like

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AIによる嗜好分析で、あなたがまだ知らない
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AIによる嗜好分析で、あなたが好きになれる街、好きになれるお部屋との出会いのお手伝いをします。

質問に答えるだけ

「重要視したい生活条件は?」や「休日はどう過ごす?」などの質問を通して、AIにあなたのことを教えてあげてください。

好きになれる街に出会う

あなたからの答えをもとに、AIがきっと好きになれる街をご紹介します。

素敵なお部屋を見つける

好きになれそうな街に出会えたら、次はあなたの番です。あなたに合った素敵なお部屋を見つけてください。

NASA is conducting pioneering research into flying taxis

NASA has announced that it has begun trials with Joby Aviation’s all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft. The flight testing is being done under the space agency’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) National Campaign and will run until September 10 at Joby’s Electric Flight Base near Big Sur, California. The work being done by NASA now could unlock flying taxis as a means of transport in the not-too-distant future.

With these flight tests, NASA is collecting data about the vehicle’s performance and acoustics. This data will be used for modelling and simulation of how this technology could be used on a wide scale in the future and will help to highlight any gaps in the Federal Aviation Administration’s regulations. Plugging these regulatory gaps will ensure flying taxis can take to the skies in the years to come.

Linux kernel modules we can’t live without

Open source enthusiasts weigh in on the Linux kernel modules they love.

The Linux kernel is turning 30 this year! If you’re like us, that’s a big deal and we are celebrating Linux this week with a couple of special posts. Today we start with a roundup of responses from around the community answering “What Linux kernel module can you not live without? And, why?” Let’s hear what these 10 enthusiasts have to say.

I guess some kernel developers will run away screaming when they hear my answer. Still, I list here two of the most controversial modules: First is NVIDIA, as I have an NVIDIA graphics card on my work laptop and my personal desktop. The other one probably generates less hatred—the VMNET and VMMON modules from VMware to be able to run VMware Workstation. —Peter Czanik