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Tesla launches new Model 3 Performance variant to rev up demand

Tesla launches new Model 3 Performance variant to rev up demand

Tesla has officially revealed a new Performance variant of the recently refreshed Model 3 sedan as the company looks to fight off receding demand. The new version of the Model 3, which starts at $52,990, has a new active damping system and adaptive suspension for better handling and comfort, 296 miles of battery range and can travel from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.9 seconds with 510 horsepower on offer. Compared to the previous Model 3 Performance, the new version has 32% more peak power and 16% more peak torque, and 5% less drag. It does all this while consuming less energy than its predecessor, according to Tesla. That’s thanks in part to a new-generation drive unit and a rear diffuser and spoiler. The front and rear ends of the car have also benefited from a slight face-lift, separating it from the other versions of the newly tweaked Model 3 revealed last year. The Model 3 Performance still carries with it the wholesale changes made with that recent refresh. That means there’s an ambient …

Microsoft launches Phi-3 Mini, an AI model that is smaller but still rivals GPT-3.5

Microsoft launches Phi-3 Mini, an AI model that is smaller but still rivals GPT-3.5

SOPA Images/Getty Images Although tech companies are racing to build bigger and better artificial intelligence models, there’s still significant value in smaller models. Microsoft is doubling down on that concept. Microsoft on Tuesday launched Phi-3 Mini, the first of three small models the company says it’ll launch in the coming months. Microsoft trained Phi-3 Mini on 3.8 billion parameters, or variables that AI models use to deliver better results. Phi-3 Mini is the smallest of the three models Microsoft plans to launch. The company didn’t say exactly when to expect Phi-3 Small, which will have been trained on 7 billion parameters, or Phi-3 Medium, which will have been trained on 14 billion parameters. To put these parameter numbers into perspective, some reports have suggested that OpenAI’s GPT-4 Turbo was trained on more than 1 trillion parameters. Last week, Meta said that when its final Llama 3 model launches later in 2024, it will have been trained on 700 billion parameters. Also: Microsoft unveils Phi-2, a small language model that packs power The more parameters a model …

A Guided Tour of the Largest Handmade Model of Imperial Rome: Discover the 20×20 Meter Model Created During the 1930s

A Guided Tour of the Largest Handmade Model of Imperial Rome: Discover the 20×20 Meter Model Created During the 1930s

At the moment, you can’t see the largest, most detailed hand­made mod­el of Impe­r­i­al Rome for your­self. That’s because the Museo del­la Civiltà Romana, the insti­tu­tion that hous­es it, has been closed for ren­o­va­tions since 2014. But you can get a guid­ed tour of “Il Plas­ti­co,” as this grand Rome-in-minia­ture is known, through the new Ancient Rome Live video above. “The archae­ol­o­gist and archi­tect Ita­lo Gis­mon­di cre­at­ed this amaz­ing mod­el,” explains host Dar­ius Arya, pre­vi­ous­ly fea­tured here on Open Cul­ture for his tour of Pom­peii. Work­ing at a 1:250 scale, Gis­mon­di built most of Il Plas­ti­co between 1933 and 1937, with lat­er expan­sions after its instal­la­tion in the Museo del­la Civiltà Romana. Archae­ol­o­gists and oth­er schol­ars have, of course, learned more about the Eter­nal City over the past nine decades, knowl­edge reflect­ed in reg­u­lar­ly updat­ed dig­i­tal mod­els like Rome Reborn. But none have showed Gis­mondi’s ded­i­ca­tion to painstak­ing man­u­al labor, which allowed him to craft prac­ti­cal­ly every then-known archi­tec­tur­al and infra­struc­tur­al fea­ture with­in the walls of Rome in the Con­stan­tin­ian age, from 306 to 337 …

A close look at the new Tesla Model 3 Performance

A close look at the new Tesla Model 3 Performance

Screenshot We get a close look at the new Tesla Model 3 Performance for the first time as it is about to be unveiled. We have been seeing new Model 3 Performance prototypes for months, and it hasn’t been clear when the vehicle should launched. Tesla introduced the refreshed Model 3 last summer, and it will soon be a year without new Model 3 Performance. Lately, there have been a bunch of leaks, including one in Tesla’s own configurator that confirmed a lot of new features for the vehicle. Now, it looks like Tesla is bringing new Model 3 Performance display units at some select stores in the US and one of our readers sent us a few pictures of one at the Tesla showroom in Santa Monica (pictures via Barbie Acevez): We can see the new seats inside the Model 3 Performance, which is likely going to be called Model 3 Ludicrous because of the badging. The new seats were first unveiled on the Model S Plaid. These look very similar, but it’s the …

BYD unveils luxurious Sea Lion 07 interior to rival Tesla Model Y

BYD unveils luxurious Sea Lion 07 interior to rival Tesla Model Y

BYD is coming for Tesla’s sweet spot in the mid-size electric SUV market with its new Sea Lion 07. Ahead of its official launch, BYD unveiled the Sea Lion 07’s luxurious interior. Check out the first images below. Meet BYD’s newest mid-size electric SUV We got our first glimpse of BYD’s new mid-size electric SUV in November at the 2023 Guangzhou International Auto Show. Designed by Wolfgang Egger, an ex-Lamborghini and Audi designer, the Sea Lion 07 is arguably BYD’s sleekest electric SUV yet. It combines details from both iconic brands into an EV built for the modern era. At 4,830 mm, 1,925 mm wide, and 1,620 mm tall, the Sea Lion 07 will directly compete against Tesla’s best-selling Model Y (4,760 mm long, 1,921 mm wide, and 1,624 mm tall). The Sea Lion 07 is also slightly smaller than BYD’s other recently revealed mid-size Song L electric SUV. Leaked info from China’s MIIT confirmed the mid-size electric will launch with three different powertrain options. The single-motor options include 170 kW (228 hp) or 230 …

iPad Air Stock Running Low Ahead of New Model Introduction

iPad Air Stock Running Low Ahead of New Model Introduction

Retail stock of the current iPad Air is starting to dwindle ahead of the widely anticipated arrival of new models early next month, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman reports. Citing sources at multiple retail stores in the latest “Power On” newsletter, Gurman said that inventory levels of the ‌iPad Air‌ are diminishing in Apple stores, a typical indicator that new versions are soon to be released. Unlike the ‌iPad Air‌, the iPad Pro apparently remains abundantly available, which suggests that Apple might be planning to sell through its current stock even after introducing an upgraded model. Historically, Apple has managed its inventory to align with the release cycles of its products, reducing shipments of older units to make room for the latest offerings. Expected changes coming to the next-generation ‌iPad Air‌ include the more powerful M2 chip and an additional 12.9-inch display size option, while the ‌iPad Pro‌ is rumored to receive OLED display technology, the M3 chip, and new accessories. The refreshed ‌iPad Air‌ and ‌iPad Pro‌ models are now expected to be announced during the …

Best Buy Takes 0 Off Every Model of the 13-Inch M3 MacBook Air

Best Buy Takes $100 Off Every Model of the 13-Inch M3 MacBook Air

Best Buy today is taking $100 off across the entire 13-inch M3 MacBook Air lineup, starting at $999.00 for the 256GB model. For every version of the laptop these are all-time low prices, and they’re available in all four colors of Midnight, Silver, Space Gray, and Starlight. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Best Buy. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. In addition to the entry-level 256GB laptop, Best Buy also has the 8GB RAM/512GB SSD 13-inch M3 MacBook Air for $1,199.00 and the 16GB RAM/512GB SSD model for $1,399.00. Both of these are also $100 discounts and record low prices on the just-released M3 MacBook Air. These MacBook Air models just launched last month, coming in both 13-inch and 15-inch sizes. Both of the new MacBook Air machines include the M3 chip and focus on internal upgrades. Apple did not change the design of the MacBook Air with the 2024 update, using the same design that was …

How to fine tune Llama 3 Large Language Model (LLM) from Meta

How to fine tune Llama 3 Large Language Model (LLM) from Meta

Last week Meta (formally Facebook) released its latest large language model (LLM) AI model in the form of Llama 3. A powerful AI tool for natural language processing, but its true potential lies in its ability to adapt to specific datasets through fine-tuning. This quick overview guide will walk you through the process of fine-tuning the new Meta Llama 3 LLM AI model, allowing you to harness its full capabilities and create a model that accurately comprehends and generates language tailored to your unique data requirements. Before starting your fine-tuning journey with Llama  3, selecting the appropriate tools is crucial. For beginners, the Unsloth package stands out as the recommended choice due to its user-friendly interface and efficient performance. While alternatives like Auto Train and Xelot Llama Factory are available, Unsloth provides a straightforward approach that is particularly well-suited for those new to the process. Structuring Your Training Data The success of your fine-tuned model heavily relies on the quality and structure of your training dataset. To ensure optimal learning, your data must adhere to …

New Llama 3 LLM AI model released by Meta AI

New Llama 3 LLM AI model released by Meta AI

Meta’s recent unveiling of Llama 3, a new state-of-the-art large language model, signifies a groundbreaking leap forward in the realm of artificial intelligence. This powerful model comes in two distinct versions: an 8 billion parameter model and a more advanced 70 billion parameter variant. Llama 3 is engineered to drastically enhance the performance of AI-driven tasks, such as translation, dialogue generation, and content creation, establishing a new standard in the industry and beating Anthropic’s Claude 3 and Google Gemini. Key Takeaways : Availability across platforms: Llama 3 will be accessible via AWS, Databricks, Google Cloud, Hugging Face, Kaggle, IBM WatsonX, Microsoft Azure, NVIDIA NIM, and Snowflake, supported by hardware from AMD, AWS, Dell, Intel, NVIDIA, and Qualcomm. Commitment to responsible development: Meta is dedicated to the responsible creation and usage of Llama 3, supported by new trust and safety tools including Llama Guard 2, Code Shield, and CyberSec Eval 2. Future enhancements: Meta plans to roll out new features for Llama 3, including extended context windows, diverse model sizes, and enhanced performance, with details to …

How trusts can pioneer a better model of EAL provision

How trusts can pioneer a better model of EAL provision

More from this theme Recent articles CORE Education Trust’s school communities include students from many nationalities, including a number of refugee and migrant children. This brings cultural richness, but also significant responsibility. With approximately 20 per cent of students nationally (and 50 per cent of CORE students), learning English as an additional language, this is something many other trusts are facing too, yet finding the best approach to supporting EAL students remains challenging. In 2021, we launched CORE Hello, a pioneering intervention programme of curricular and extra-curricular activities to address this challenge. Here’s how it works. An immersive approach Before launch, a key consideration was whether to create a central resource base to support targeted sessions or to create an immersive experience. Based on research evidence, we opted for a 12-week immersive programme. We’ve found this cycle long enough to give students essential learning support, while giving us the opportunity to identify and address any wider learning needs which may be masked by poor English. Developing the content Aligned with the Bell Foundation’s Five principles …