04 May 2021

Deepfake Attacks Are About to Surge, Experts Warn

According to a report released by Recorded Future, deepfake attacks are on the rise and are expected to surge in the near future. Deepfakes have been a topic of concern for cybersecurity professionals as they have the ability to bypass biometric security protections, trick users into believing fraudulent material, commit

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03 May 2021

Facebook, Google, Twitter caution Australia against a blanket terrorism content ban

On Friday, representatives from Google, Facebook, and Twitter appeared before an Australian security committee to warn them against banning all mentions of content deemed inappropriate on Australian social media. The tech giants appeared as a united front, hoping to sink the idea that they are collaborating to thwart nefarious activity,

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03 May 2021

Renewable Energy Alone Can’t Address Data Centers’ Adverse Environmental Impact

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the world saw a 6% decline in energy-related carbon dioxide emissions as people stopped traveling, commuting to work, and driving in general. However, emissions are already returning to pre-pandemic levels as countries begin to re-open and end lockdown measures. Climate change will still likely have devastating

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29 Apr 2021

How Verge Genomics Uses AI To Tackle Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s And ALS

Verge Genomics is seeking to speed drug discovery for neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and ALS. However, rather than testing on animals, Verge Genomics takes a different approach, combining artificial intelligence with human genomics. Human brains are far more complex than animal brains, creating limitations to drug testing on

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29 Apr 2021

China launches first module of new space station

China has launched a module of its new permanent space station, marking the latest move in Beijing’s increasingly ambitious solo space program. The module contains living quarters for crew members and was launched from the Wenchang Space Launch Center utilizing a Long March 5B rocket. According to projections, China hopes

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28 Apr 2021

Coast Guard Wants Better User Experience for Communications Tech Used on Ships

On April 27, the US Coast Gaurd released a notice pertaining to its search in improving the user experience for the tactical mobile information technology systems utilized on its vessels for communication. The notice was published in the Federal Register and states the Coast Guard’s intentions to enter into cooperative

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28 Apr 2021

General Motors Licenses Neural Network Tech from National Lab

General Motors has allegedly poised itself to tap into a new artificial intelligence software system created at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), seeking to advance its driver assistance systems technology and produce futuristic automotive designs. The automaker has also become the first entity to commercially license the Multinode Evolutionary Neural

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27 Apr 2021

Space Command to Launch Dedicated Cyber Center

The US is planning to launch a dedicated joint cyber center to promote collaboration between the US Space Command and US Cyber Command, according to a statement made at last week’s budget hearing by the commander of the US Cyber Command. According to the commander, General James Dickinson, forming the

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26 Apr 2021

Study Shines a Light on Big Tech’s AI Investments

A study released earlier this week indicates that leading private sector tech companies’ investments in artificial intelligence do not ensure that the field will remain competitive. The study was conducted by the Center for Security and Emerging Technology, aiming to map the research agendas of tech giants Apple, Amazon, Facebook,

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23 Apr 2021

Lawmakers Propose More Than $100B for Federal Tech-Driving Investments

More than 20 lawmakers from both parties and chambers came together to call for the creation of a Technology and Innovation Directorate within the National Science Foundation, proposing that $100 billion over five years should be allocated to the section to ensure that the US maintains a competitive edge when

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