Scale is All You Need?

Progress in artificial intelligence has come in the form of a bag of tricks, some of which have proven to be unreasonably effective: word embeddings as a way of representing semantic similarity; the attention mechanism for contextualization; self-supervised learning on [...]  Read more

Our Investment in Anon

In the original designs for the World Wide Web, there was a clear line drawn between the services people interacted with (websites), and the software they used to access those websites (browsers).  An important distinction was that while the websites [...]  Read more

The Primitives Protocol

For over a decade now, USV has been eagerly anticipating the emergence of “Web3” alongside “crypto”.  What we mean by this is that while blockchains and crypto assets are still viewed by the world at large as  financial technologies, they [...]  Read more


Existing electrical infrastructure is ill-suited to our current needs. It was developed for a world where we simply sent firm AC power from centralized power plants to end-customers. Today, however, electricity flows multi-directionally, as both AC and DC, and more [...]  Read more