Feed computer-science-news Computer Science News

Computer Science News

Link http://www.topix.com/science/computer-science
Feed http://www.topix.com/rss/science/computer-science
Copyright Copyright 2017, Topix
Updated 2017-10-20 19:34
Dalhousie aims to double female computer science students in 2018
Rebecca Ansems, fourth-year computer science student at Dalhousie University, says it can be intimidating to be one of the only women in the program. Dalhousie University's faculty of computer science is aiming to double the number of female students entering its undergraduate programs by 2018.
RacerD detects hard-to-find race conditions in Java code
Facebook has begun offering broad access to RacerD, a tool intended to tackle the longstanding problem of race conditions in software. RacerD had been available as a prototype, accessible in Facebook's open source code base only through a series of backdoor options, said codeveloper Sam Blackshear, a Facebook research scientist.
Futuristic police cars may identify suspects
Coban Technologies, a Houston-based company that sells cameras to police departments, announced this week a new dashcam designed to use artificial intelligence to identify everything from people and vehicles to guns. The dashcam's features are currently limited, but the underlying technology sets the table for law enforcement to use advanced technology to make better sense of video data.
Deutsche Telekom Incubator Launches hub:raum Low Latency Prototyping
This is a special program that will leverage Edge Computing technology to foster the development of innovative 5G enabled use cases in More than just an enabler for a new wave of consumer digital entertainment services, the capabilities of hub:raum can also be applied to socially responsible purposes, such as real-time low latency interaction between first responders at accident scenes and medical specialists in hospitals to provide immediate patient care. The advent of 5G will open up a series of new transformations and opportunities.
HPV vaccine safe for adult women: study
Vaccines that ward off the cancer-linked human papillomavirus are safe for adult women, according to a study of more than 3 million Scandinavians. Vaccines that ward off the cancer-linked human papillomavirus are safe for adult women, according to a study of more than 3 million Scandinavians.
Samsung's revamped Bixby takes on Amazon Alexa
Samsung on Wednesday announced it is upgrading its Bixby digital assistant and making it available for a range of connected devices, setting up a clash with Amazon's Alexa and others competing for leadership in artificial intelligence. The South Korean electronics giant, which is the world's biggest smartphone maker, launched Bixby last year but only for its own flagship Galaxy handsets.
Photos: LEGO unveils a Women of NASAa set with astronauts, scientists
This image provided by LEGO shows its Women of NASA set. The set features Sally Ride, the first American female astronaut, and Mae Jemison, the first black woman to travel in space.
Could 'AI' become a partner in breast cancer care?
Machines armed with artificial intelligence may one day help doctors better identify high-risk breast lesions that might turn into cancer, new research suggests. High-risk breast lesions are abnormal cells found in a breast biopsy.
Companies replacing workers with robots are missing out on a...
"The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google" says that employing a huge fleet of robots does not always benefit a business' bottom line. Human employees offer an advantage for retail businesses even during a time when tech companies are increasingly pushing robots as replacements.
For $1000, anyone can purchase online ads to track your location and app use
Privacy concerns have long swirled around how much information online advertising networks collect about people's browsing, buying and social media habits - typically to sell you something. But could someone use mobile advertising to learn where you go for coffee? Could a burglar establish a sham company and send ads to your phone to learn when you leave the house? Could a suspicious employer see if you're using shopping apps on work time? The answer is yes, at least in theory.
New ETF Has Robots Pick Investments
The AI Powered Equity Exchange-Traded Fund, which launched in the United States on Wednesday, will use IBM Corp.'s Watson artificial intelligence technology to pick several dozen stocks with potential to beat the market, the fund's backers say. The actively managed fund chooses stocks based on a set of rules created by EquBot LLC that uses artificial intelligence to analyze up to 10 years of data on thousands of stocks, including market sentiment, regulatory filings, news articles and social media posts.
Scientist Dr Sabine Bradler in front of a map of the human brain. Pic: Colin Mearns
Bringing you the best journalism, comment and analysis in Scotland, wherever and whenever you need it, in any format. Faster AD-LIGHT subscriptions now available too.
Europe: Blockchain - Practical and legal challenges
The increasing digitization of the private as well as economic realm is undeniable. The European Commission is constantly pushing the Digital Single Market forward.
An AI startup founder is teaming up with a former hostage negotiator...
It sounds like the set up to a joke: a former FBI hostage negotiator and a founder of an artificial intelligence startup walk into a room ... In this case, though, it's no joke, but the basis for a lecture series. Sponsored by AI startup Node and targeted at sales and marketing executives and managers, the series is designed to help companies understand how they can boost their business by combining AI with the emotional intelligence possessed by their human workforce.
IBM's New z14 Almost Halted Big Blue's Revenue Slump
IBM saw a turbo-boost in sales from the introduction of its new mainframe near the end of a third quarter marked by solid growth of its cloud business, CFO Martin Schroeter told investors during the company's earnings call Tuesday. The z14 mainframe, the first computing platform offering pervasive encryption, just fell short of preventing a 22-quarter revenue slump for Big Blue, which saw $19.2 billion in Q3 sales - slightly less than the same quarter of the previous year.
What is hybrid cloud computing?
Hybrid cloud: Many believe it's the eventual state that most businesses will operate in - some infrastructure resources on premises, others in the public cloud. Others believe it's a term that has been muddled by varied definitions from a range of vendors, diminishing the term to now be vague and nebulous.
Nude App Uses AI To Hide Nudes From Camera Roll
There are plenty of ways that you can make sure that the intimate photos on your phone don't show up in camera roll. If they do show up in the camera roll, it becomes very risky to show off unrelated pictures to someone on your phone as there's always a risk of an accidental swipe or tap.
ROCA: RSA encryption key flaw puts 'millions' of devices at risk
SECURITY RESEARCHERS have uncovered a new vulnerability in a generation of RSA encryption keys used by software libraries in cryptographic smart cards, security tokens and PC chipsets. The vulnerability has been identified by researchers working at the Centre for Research on Cryptography and Security at Masaryk University, Czech Republic; Enigma Bridge Ltd, Cambridge, UK; and Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy.
Google's Pixel 2: A phone built for artificial intelligence
In this Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, a woman holds up the Google Pixel 2 phone, left, next to the Pixel 2 XL phone at a Google event at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco. The phones set themselves apart with promises to bake in Google's powerful artificial-intelligence technology for quick and easy access to useful, even essential information.
Googlea s Pixel 2: A phone built for artificial intelligence
The phone sets itself apart with promises to bake in Google's powerful artificial-intelligence technology for quick and easy access to useful, even essential information. But much of the neat stuff will come later.
Silicon Valley is a uniquely American creation, the product of an entrepreneurial spirit and no-holds-barred capitalism that now drives many aspects of modern life. But the likes of Facebook, Google and Apple are increasingly facing an uncomfortable truth: it is Europe's culture of tougher oversight of companies, not America's laissez-faire attitude, which could soon rule their industry as governments seek to combat fake news and prevent extremists from using the internet to fan the flames of hatred.
Machine learning identifies breast lesions likely to become cancer
A machine learning tool can help identify which high-risk breast lesions are likely to become cancerous, according to a new study appearing online in the journal Radiology . Researchers said the technology has the potential to reduce unnecessary surgeries.
All data that move across Wi-Fi networks could be susceptible to hacking, researcher says
A cybersecurity researcher has discovered a vulnerability in the WPA2 protocol that protects all modern Wi-Fi networks. Home and corporate Wi-Fi networks - and all the data, photos and messages transmitted across them - could be vulnerable to hackers, according to a computer security researcher in Belgium.
Toyota to highlight reading of driver emotions at Tokyo show
Toyota Motor Corp. manager Makoto Okabe stands in front of a image of the concept car "TOYOTA Concept-i" series Monday Oct. 16, 2017 in Tokyo. The use of artificial intelligence means cars may get to know drivers as human beings by analyzing their facial expressions, driving habits and social media use.
Will robocops be taking your 999 calls in the future?
Thames Valley Police has said artificial intelligence computers could be used to answer 999 calls, detect crimes and identify criminals. In a submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the 'Implications of Artificial Intelligence', TVP said "even at the lowest level AI could perform many of the process-driven tasks that take place in the police" including: risk-assessing criminals, scrutinising CCTV and running security checks.
How the KRACK attack destroys nearly all Wi-Fi security
A paper by two Belgian researchers has cast more light on the vulnerabilities discovered in the Wi-Fi Protected Access II implementations on most, if not all, wireless networking devices that use the protocol. Dubbed "KRACK" , the attack "abuses design or implementation flaws in cryptographic protocols to reinstall an already-in-use key," wrote Mathy Vanhoef and Frank Piessens of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in the paper, released today .
Centenary University partners with Elemental Path
Centenary University's Innovation, Education and Psychology Departments partnered with Elemental Path, an educational technology developer that was recently named "A Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Company that is Disrupting Education" by DisruptorDaily, to conduct a research project to determine the impact of engaging students with the CogniToys Dino, a cloud-based artificial intelligence smart toy dinosaur that engages with children for customized learning and play.
Tokyo auto show spotlights home team's EV ambitions
Japan's automakers aim to electrify at the Tokyo Motor Show with a cavalcade of battery- powered cars that preview the home team's EV ambitions. But sticking to tradition, the domestic players won't forget to roll out a few quirky and futuristic concepts to inspire and delight.
RIP Windows 10 Mobile: A Lost Opportunity for Microsoft
That announcement wasn't surprising since Windows Phones account for about 0.1% of all smartphones worldwide, but it represents a disappointing end for the underdog operating system. Let's take a look back at why Windows Phones failed, the opportunities Microsoft missed, and how it plans to recover from this setback.
setting up for ssl jdbc
I'm reading the instructions from IBMSystemsMag Oct 2011 on setting up ssl for jdbc. PORT RMTLOCNAME SECCNN I assume I can have multiple entries - the current entry is not secure (we have many Win clients that need to connect.
Expert to present computer security seminar at Rose-Hulman
Internet innovator Brendan Eich, creator of JavaScript, will be be featured in a computer security seminar "Pay for My Attention!" starting at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Moench Hall. "Brendan, who continues to be a trailblazer on the internet, will demonstrate how to properly value people's attention and help reform the web experience from the surveillance system that it has become," said computer security expert Sid Stamm, associate professor of computer science and software engineering at Rose-Hulman.
Artificial intelligence implants will allow us to control our lives better in the future
On the go and no time to finish that story right now? Your News is the place for you to save content to read later from any device. Register with us and content you save will appear here so you can access them to read later.
Artificial intelligence industry should get strategic government boost
The UK's artificial intelligence sector will squander a historic lead unless government, industry and academia come together to give it cohesive support, says a government-sponsored report A government-sponsored review into the potential impact of artificial intelligence on the UK economy is urging a comprehensive programme of support for the discipline. Access the latest thinking in AI and machine learning, and look at how these technologies could help your IT department By submitting my Email address I confirm that I have read and accepted the Terms of Use and Declaration of Consent.
Computer pioneers
The exhibition at Cambridge's Centre for Computing History includes women from the earliest days of computing and includes events devoted to Victorian computing pioneer Ada Lovelace. She was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's proposed mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine.
Artificial intelligence will create new jobs, but poses same thorny issues as trade
Artificial intelligence will unlock new opportunities for jobs and economic activity, but will pose the same thorny issues around displaced workers that trade does until better institutions are created, according to a panel at a leading banking conference on Saturday. The Institute of International Finance heard from experts including MIT professor David Autor and Susan Lund, a partner at the McKinsey Global Institute.
HealthifyMe launches Artificial Intelligence enabled nutritionist 'Ria'
Ria was launched at HealthifyMe's annual event 'Ignite', where the company announced that it has secured a 4.6 star rating on Google Play Store, a feat only a few Indian apps have achieved so far with one million downloads. Ria has been devised in a way that it can answer questions around nutrition and fitness via both audio and text in more than 10 languages.
China turns to artificial intelligence to boost its education system
How the take off of AI-enabled education will affect the interaction between China's 14 million teachers and 188 million pupils For Peter Cao, who has dedicated 16 years of his career to teaching chemistry in a high school in central China's Anhui province, in every teacher there lives a "doctor". He spends two to three hours a day grading assignments, A a process the 38-year-old describes as "diagnosing".
New study maps human genome to healthy tissue functions and disease processes
Our genomes help to determine who we are - the countless variations between individuals that encode the complexity of tissues and functions throughout the body. Since scientists first decoded a draft of the human genome more than 15 years ago, many questions have lingered, two of which have been addressed in a major new study co-led by a Princeton University computer scientist: Is it possible, despite the complexity of billions of bits of genetic information and their variations between people, to develop a mechanistic model for how healthy bodies function? Furthermore, can this model be used to understand how certain diseases emerge? On Oct. 11, scientists came the closest yet to delivering an answer of "Yes."
Cloud Computing Crash Course: Safety First
When it comes to privacy and security laws governing sensitive data, you don't have to be a financial or health institution to have information that is subject to state and federal regulation. Almost every organization with employees stores some personally identifiable information.
Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings
Walmart Destaca el Avance en las Iniciativas Estratgicas y Presenta un Plan para Ganar con los Clientes y Accionistas en su Reunin para la Comunidad de Inversin )--Walmart realizara hoy su reunion anual para la comunidad de inversion, en la que la compania analizara el avance con respecto a sus iniciativas estrategicas para... )--Super Micro Computer, Inc. , a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, today announced tha... CORRECTING and REPLACING Clear Channel Airports Wins 10-Year Contract with the Port of Seattle to Provide Benchmark-Setting Media Program at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport )--Clear Channel Airports Wins 10-Year Contract with Port of Seattle to Provide Benchmark-Setting Media Program at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Artificial intelligence is still adapting, but who can predict how?
Andrew Sheng says the future direction of technology can't be predicted, and while machines are getting smarter, no single one can replace all human decision-makers There has been so much hype about artificial intelligence that rock star historian-turned-futurist Yuval Noah Harari thinks that Homo sapiens will evolve into Homo Deus - godlike through science, conquering famine, war and possibly even death. We used to suspend disbelief through science fiction, until many of the gadgets we watched in Star Trek in the 1960s became reality.
AWS and Microsoft double down on deep learning with Gluon, a simplified ML model builder
You are about to activate our Facebook Messenger news bot. Once subscribed, the bot will send you a digest of trending stories once a day.
Artificial intelligence and advances in data warehousing
In this podcast episode, I speak with Gary Orenstein, chief marketing officer at MemSQL, a platform for real-time analytics that combines a database, a data warehouse, and streaming workloads into one system. We discuss trends that are driving advancements in data warehousing, how related technologies are changing as machine learning and AI evolve, and example use cases across industries.
Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak just launched a new startup to...
Steve "Woz" Wozniak, cofounder of Apple Computer and inventor of the Apple II computer, announced on Friday the launch of his latest startup, Woz U. The venture is a "digital institute" meant to help people gain skills in computer science to fill gaps in high-paying technology roles. Wozniak, beloved for his affability, said Woz U was created to make tech less intimidating.
NAPLAN robo-marking plan does not compute
The mathematician Alan Turing proposed a test for artificial intelligence in 1950. A human would converse with an unknown interlocutor behind a screen.
East of England universities awarded A 4.7m in challenge to improve links with business
Universities minister Jo Johnson, left, visiting Norwich Research Park earlier this year. He is pictured with Prof George Lomonossoff, from the John Innes Centre, and Dr Sharon Mithoe.
a Da Vinci Codea author Dan Brown says a collective consciousnessa could replace God
Humanity no longer needs God but may with the help of artificial intelligence develop a new form of collective consciousness that fulfils the role of religion, U.S. author Dan Brown said on Thursday. Brown made the provocative remark at the Frankfurt Book Fair where he was promoting his new novel, "Origin", the fifth outing for Harvard "symbology" professor Robert Langdon, the protagonist of "The Da Vinci Code", a book that questioned the history of Christianity.
This Battersea student has been awarded a prestigious 1,000 bursary
Adam Kona, from Reform Street, has been given a A 1,000 Steve Hewlett Scholarship to study a bachelor's degree in computer science at the University of Birmingham from this September, which helps subsidise his expenses and living costs. He will also receive free membership of the RTS and The Hospital Club, a creative community studio in Covent Garden, while studying and is entitled to a year's free membership at the society after graduation.
Pornhub is using artificial intelligence to identify porn stars
Pornhub, one of the Internet's top destinations for adult content, is turning to technology to improve its massive library of videos. The site recently announced the launch of an artificial intelligence-powered system that'll scan videos in search of familiar faces.
Oxford's head of computer science warned that Berlin and Paris would...
Professor Michael Wooldridge, the head of computer science at Oxford University, warned a group of MPs on Tuesday that Brexit could be an issue for DeepMind. The British artificial intelligence lab - acquired by Google for A 400 million in 2014 - has many highly skilled workers that come from overseas, he said, adding that there aren't enough PhDs with the right skills in the UK.