In 1990 a University of Florida microbiologist, Lonnie Ingram, transferred genes responsible for ethanol fermentation to E. coli from another bacterium. Many of the descriptions and examples in the patent involved hemicellulosic sugars, which make up a large fraction of the sugars available in cellulosic biomass such as corn stalks and wood chips. The patent thus described a way to make cellulosic-ethanol production practical. It has been cited 23 times, including four in 2010, suggesting that it’s one of the more important patents in the field. Above is IPVision’s interactive analysis
of Ingram’s patent and its impact.
Geoffrey Hinton tells us why he’s now scared of the tech he helped build
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Meet the people who use Notion to plan their whole lives
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Deep learning pioneer Geoffrey Hinton has quit Google
Hinton will be speaking at EmTech Digital on Wednesday.
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