05 Nov 2016

This is what Clinton’s circle of trust looks like from her emails

“The MIT Media Lab created a visualization showing connections between the tens of thousands of emails sent by the candidate from a private server when she was secretary of state.” Source: This is what Clinton’s circle of trust looks like from her emails – Univision

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03 Nov 2016

The Competitive Landscape for Machine Intelligence

“The next step is to use machine intelligence to realize value from new sources of data, which we highlight in the ‘Enterprise Intelligence’ section of the landscape. These new sources are now accessible because machine intelligence software can rapidly review enormous amounts of data in a way that would have

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01 Nov 2016

How China is fast narrowing the technology gap with the West

“The size of China’s R&D manpower force looks even more formidable. Its total R&D personnel last year numbered almost four million, against 2.4 million for the whole of the European Union and 0.9 million for Japan. China also has a huge reserve army of graduates, thanks to 2,900 universities and

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31 Oct 2016

Look Ma, No Server: Corporate IT Expects ‘Serverless’ Computing to Trigger Big Changes

“It’s an evolution of a move toward cloud computing and greater efficiency, which began years ago when physical servers largely were replaced with virtual technology or software. ‘If you’re moving into the next generation of big shifts like [artificial intelligence] and machine learning, the underlying infrastructure that supports that stuff

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31 Oct 2016

Microsoft CEO Envisions a Whole New Reality

“The world of computing has shifted to new platforms and services—like mobile and the cloud—and is promising to head in even bolder new directions, such as virtual reality and augmented reality. So, how does one of the biggest names in computing respond to a changing landscape?” Source: Microsoft CEO Envisions

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28 Oct 2016

There’s a new way to take down drones, and it doesn’t involve shotguns

“Now, a researcher has demonstrated a significantly more subtle and proactive remedy that doesn’t involve shotgun blasts or after-the-fact arrests by law enforcement. It’s a radio transmitter that seizes complete control of nearby drones as they’re in mid-flight. From then on, the drones are under the full control of the

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28 Oct 2016

Google’s neural networks invent their own encryption

“In their experiment, computers were able to make their own form of encryption using machine learning, without being taught specific cryptographic algorithms. The encryption was very basic, especially compared to our current human-designed systems. Even so, it is still an interesting step for neural nets, which the authors state ‘are

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24 Oct 2016

Military Warns Lenovo Poses Cyber Spy Threat

“The Pentagon’s Joint Staff recently warned against using equipment made by China’s Lenovo computer manufacturer amid concerns about cyber spying against Pentagon networks, according to defense officials. A recent internal report produced by the J-2 intelligence directorate stated that cyber security officials are concerned that Lenovo computers and handheld devices

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17 Oct 2016

Russia Plans to Turn Civilian Cell Phone Towers Into Cruise Missile Jammers

“Here’s a nightmare scenario that keeps Russian generals up at night: American submarines and aircraft launching precision-guided cruise missiles by the hundreds. Within minutes, they slam into bases, communications nodes, and the Kremlin’s own missile launchers. Implausible as it may seem, Russia is worried enough about this possibility, in the

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17 Oct 2016

Royal Navy to explore artificial intelligence use in battle threat assessment

“Britain’s Royal Navy is to use artificial intelligence situational awareness software to help humans assess threats in a maritime combat system demonstrator. The system named STARTLE continuously monitors and evaluates potential threats using a combination of artificial intelligence techniques. It is inspired by the way the human brain works, emulating

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