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Artificial intelligence has potential to manipulate young people, academic warns
People should "wake up and smell the silicone" about the risk artificial intelligence poses to children, a university vice chancellor has said. People should "wake up and smell the silicone" about the risk artificial intelligence poses to children, a university vice chancellor has said.
Samsung Electronics Starts Production of EUV-based 7nm LPP Process
October 18, 2018 -- Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today announced that it has completed all process technology development and has started wafer production of its revolutionary process node, 7LPP, the 7-nanometer LPP with extreme ultraviolet lithography technology. The introduction of 7LPP is a clear demonstration of Samsung Foundry's technology roadmap evolution and provides customers with a definite path to 3nm.
Facebook reveals elections - war room' at California headquarters
Facebook has created a physical "war room" at its California headquarters as part of its efforts to tackle election interference tactics. Earlier this week the social network introduced new rules around political advertising in the UK, requiring anyone who wants to post political ads to verify their identity and location, and added the UK to its library of political adverts which also includes the US and Brazil.
In the Fight Against Fake News, Facebook's Fact-Checkers Struggle to Keep Up
The social network's algorithms scan billions of posts each day in hopes of flagging misinformation before it goes viral; humans can't keep up Facebook employees track content across the social-media site to combat fake news in the company's newly configured 'war room' at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.
Stephen Hawking: 'There is no God'
There is no God -- that's the conclusion of the celebrated physicist Stephen Hawking, whose final book is published Tuesday. The book, which was completed by his family after his death, presents answers to the questions that Hawking said he received most during his time on Earth.
Where artificial intelligence could take agriculture
Typically, when AI is brought up around farmers, the conversation turns to how many brood cows they covered this year for breeding. In this article, AI refers to artificial intelligence.
Computer scientists form new syndicate
Press conference announcing the formation of the Syndicate of Computer Sciences in Lebanon, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018.
artificial intelligence robotics machine learning
Robotic process automation promises to deliver business benefits such as decreased costs, reduced errors, greater efficiencies, and the ability to free up workers from mundane and repetitive tasks such as data entry so they can focus on more challenging, strategic initiatives. Enterprises are increasingly embracing RPA in pursuit of these benefits, and industry research predicts an ongoing rise in demand for the technology.
A robot presented evidence about artificial intelligence to a British Parliament committee
A robot named Pepper made history in the U.K. Tuesday as it presented evidence to the Houses of Parliament. Pepper, who is the resident robot at Middlesex University in London, spoke to the Members of Parliament, or MPs, about the future of artificial intelligence in caregiving for the elderly.
How this Bradford professor used AI to help confirm the identity of the Russian Novichok suspects
A BRADFORD University professor, who used a face-ageing technique he designed to confirm the true identify of the two Russian Novichok suspects, has spoken of the first real world use for his innovative software. Professor Hassan Ugail, of Bradford's Centre for Visual Computing, was asked to run a face matching algorithm on both Salisbury nerve agent suspects Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov.
UPDATE 1-Samsung Electronics buys network analysis firm Zhilabs in 5G push
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its office building in Seoul, South Korea, March 23, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Samsung did not disclose the value of the deal, which marks the first announced acquisition in new technologies since companies in the Samsung group pledged in August a 25 trillion won investment in artificial intelligence, 5G, electronic components for autos, and biopharmaceuticals.
Fantastically far out poster for 1974 artificial intelligence lecture at UC Berkeley
Chris Veltri, proprietor of San Francisco's legendary Groove Merchant record shop, posted this astounding artifact to his Instagram wunderkammer of outre culture paper ephemera @collagedropoutsf ! It's a poster for a lecture by artificial intelligence pioneer Herbert Simon that took place at UC Berkeley in 1974. The speech was titled "How Man and Computers Understand Language."
Federal grant to increase UTA doctoral students in computer science and engineering
A University of Texas at Arlington computer science professor has received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, supplemented with $300,000 in UTA matching funds, that will significantly increase the number of doctoral students, especially among women and minorities. Ishfaq Ahmad, UTA professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, will lead the project.
Huawei takes on Apple and Samsung with three-camera Mate 20 Pro
Fresh from overtaking Apple to become the world's second-largest smartphone maker, Huawei unveiled a new flagship device aimed at taking the top spot. The Mate 20 Pro, revealed at an event in London on Tuesday, is billed as a rival to the iPhone XS Max and Samsung's Galaxy Note 9. It includes three rear-facing cameras, facial recognition security and an artificial intelligence engine that can identify objects and people in real time.
Artificial intelligence used in clinical practice to measure breast density
An artificial intelligence algorithm measures breast density at the level of an experienced mammographer, according to a new study published in the journal Radiology . The researchers said the study, the result of a collaboration between breast imagers and AI experts, represents a groundbreaking implementation of AI into routine clinical practice.
Google AI Spots Breast Cancer in Lymph Nodes 99% of Time
A Google artificial intelligence tool called LYNA can now spot if breast cancer has spread to lymph nodes with a 99 percent accuracy rate, the tech giant revealed last week. When it comes to breast cancer treatment options, doctors base their decisions on whether the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes.
From Decolonial Computing to Queer Theory, These Gallatin Students Are Concentrating on Change
At the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, students study everything from the study of love to the color blue and even Harry Potter. This year, students are picking even more engaging and niche majors.
Researchers Call for More Humanity in Artificial Intelligence
Fei-Fei Li has spent her career trying to make software smart-with some success. Lately she's begun to ask herself a new question: How can we make smart software aligned with human values? "As much as AI is showing its power, it's a nascent technology," Li said at the WIRED25 Summit in San Francisco Monday.
Roboticist trains AI to tell people their fortunes
When Alexander Reben began feeding thousands of inspirational expressions he scraped off the Internet into an algorithm he designed, he wasn't sure what might happen next. The goal was to train artificial intelligence to create the sort of generic messages that someone might find in fortune cookies.
MIT unveils new $1 bn college for artificial intelligence
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced plans Monday to create a new college of artificial intelligence with an initial $1 billion commitment for the program focusing on "responsible and ethical" uses of the technology. The prestigious university said it would add 50 new faculty members and create an interdisciplinary hub for work in computer science, AI, data science, and related fields.
Google Pixel 3 phone aims to automate more daily tasks
In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, file photo New Google Pixel 3 smartphones are displayed in New York. Google's new Pixel 3 phone plays catch-up with Apple and Samsung on hardware.
Google Pixel 3 phone aims to automate more daily tasks
Google's new Pixel 3 phone merely plays catch-up with Apple and Samsung on hardware. But it showcases Google's advances in software, particularly in artificial intelligence.
Stephen Hawking warns that AI, - superhumans' could wipe humanity in posthumous book
Stephen Hawking, the renowned physicist who died in March, warns of both rises in advanced artificial intelligence and genetically-enhanced "superhumans" in a book publishing Tuesday. According to an excerpt of the book "Brief Answers to the Big Questions" published by the U.K.'s Sunday Times, Hawking wrote AI could prove "huge" to humanity so long as restrictions are in place to control how quickly it grows.
As companies embrace AI, it's a job-seeker's market
Dozens of employers looking to hire the next generation of tech employees descended on the University of California, Berkeley in September to meet students at an electrical engineering and computer science career fair. Boris Yue, 20, was one of thousands of student attendees, threading his way among fellow job-seekers to meet recruiters.
Artificial Intelligence Can Help Fight Global Hunger
A world without hunger by 2030 is the theme of this year's World Food Day, and the goal of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization. Events around the world on October 16th will promote awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.
Computer science department plans to provide new online master's degree
The UT Department of Computer Science is in the final stages of approval for a new online master's degree program. "The question everyone wants to ask is, 'Can online be done as well as the traditional on-campus lecture?'" said Brent Winkelman, department of computer science director.
Sound, vibration recognition boost context-aware computing
Smart devices can seem dumb if they don't understand where they are or what people around them are doing. Carnegie Mellon University researchers say this environmental awareness can be enhanced by complementary methods for analyzing sound and vibrations.
MIT Creates AI that Predicts Depression from Speech
Depression is one of the most common disorders globally that impacts the lives of over 300 million people, and nearly 800,000 suicides annually, per the World Health Organization March 2018 figures. Diagnosing depression may be a challenging, complex endeavor.
A short history of artificial intelligence
The computer can't tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what's missing is the eyebrows.
A Grad Student Solved a Fundamental Quantum Computing Problem
Urmila Mahadev giving a computer science seminar last week at the University of California, Berkeley, ahead of her presentation yesterday at the Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science in Paris. of 2017, Urmila Mahadev found herself in what most graduate students would consider a pretty sweet position.
Digimarc (DMRC) & Leidos (LDOS) Head-To-Head Contrast
Digimarc and Leidos are both industrial products companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership. 55.6% of Digimarc shares are held by institutional investors.
Artificial Intelligence Explained in "Biblical" Terms
In the beginning, the bible hints at the creation of human beings by stating god "created" man in his image and likeness. And the operative word here is "create" which means to produce, generate, bring into being, make, fabricate, fashion, build.
The Machine Learning Revolution: How Artificial Intelligence Could Transform Your Business
With a technology as impactful as machine learning , it can be difficult to avoid hyperbole. Sure, billions of dollars in investment are pouring into ML projects.
Thriving in the Data Tsunami
A Children's Hospital University of Michigan Health System study showed that in 95% of patients DNA sequencing revealed new information that could be used for future drug discovery. In 46% of patients they found new actionable information that was useful for the patients care team.
Free Speech in the Age of Algorithmic Megaphones
Yesterday Facebook took down 559 domestic political pages and 251 accounts for violating its terms of service on coordinated inauthentic behavior-"networks of accounts or Pages working to mislead others about who they are, and what they are doing." While Facebook has been frequently critiqued for hosting and inadvertently aiding foreign disinformation campaigns, this is the first time a collection of domestic political pages have raised flags.
When Your Boss Is an Algorithm
There are nearly a million active Uber drivers in the United States and Canada, and none of them have human supervisors. It's better than having a real boss, one driver in the Boston area told me, "except when something goes wrong."
Microsoft builds quantum computing team in Raleigh
A review of job postings and LinkedIn profiles shows that, starting this summer, the firm began scooping up Qualcomm engineers for its super computer division. Microsoft declined to comment on the situation, but LinkedIn profiles of new hires show at least six former Triangle Qualcomm engineers are now on the Microsoft payroll working in quantum computing in Raleigh.
Computer scientist speaking in Wellesley about election hacking
The League of Women Voters of Wellesley has invited computer scientist Barbara Simons to speak at its opening meeting, where she will share thoughts in a speech called Election Security: Threats and Solutions. Simons is Board Chair of Verified Voting, a non-partisan, non-profit organization that advocates for legislation and regulation that promotes accuracy, transparency and verifiability of elections, and has co-authored the book Broken Ballots: Will Your Vote Count? She has a Ph.D in computer science from U.C. Berkeley.
FDA Expresses Priorities for Clinical Trial Efficiency, Artificial Intelligence
The FDA has announced new goals to help modernize its procedures and respond to new technologies. In a blog post by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., the agency expressed new priorities to help modernize clinical trials for medical devices and develop standards for new technologies like artificial intelligence.
Hashtag Trending: Revolutionizing emails; Facebook Portal privacy concerns and; Snapchat TV
A new artificial intelligence app is taking on the world of emails, the new Facebook Portal brings up concerns over privacy and Snapchat is creating its own 'Snap-sized' TV shows. First trending on Product Hunt : There's a new artificial intelligence platform looking to revolutionize the way we use our emails.
Nike's Jordan Brand Is Using a Facebook Messenger Bot to Deliver Content
Nike teamed up with conversational artificial intelligence platform Snaps on a Facebook Messenger bot for its Jordan Brand that it hopes will jump out of the gym among the sneakerhead community. Dan Harbison, global senior director, digital for the Jordan Brand, said his team looks at the two-way conversations enabled by Messenger bots as a massive opportunity, adding, "People will connect with people much more than they will with a large entity."
Udvar Hazy Artificial Intelligence summit attracts 300 students
About 300 students primarily from the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area attended the Girls Computing League's second-ever Artificial Intelligence Summit at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly on Oct. 6 and 7. The summit's organizers, most of whom are still high school students themselves, hoped to make an ... (more)
Belgian wins international cartoon contest in Denmark
Danish organizers say a Belgian artist has won the international Niels Bugge Cartoon Award that this year focused on artificial intelligence. Lars Refn, the chairman of the international jury, said Friday that Constantin Sunnerberg won the 3,000-euro first prize for his "inspired" cartoon interpretation of AI depicting two robot-resembling figures.
GandCrab 5.0.3 ransomware
GandCrab 5.0.3 ransomware uses sophisticated techniques to infiltrate computers and hide from its victims. Use Reimage to determine whether your system is infected and prevent the loss of your files.
What Does a Fair Algorithm Actually Look Like?
There's no common standard yet on what level of transparency is sufficient for the AI products making decisions about our lives. There's no common standard yet on what level of transparency is sufficient for the AI products making decisions about our lives.
Better alerts to feed a hungry world
A new type of survey called the "Waffle House Matrix" has proved to be an odd but effective way to measure the severity of natural disasters in the United States. It looks at whether these famed 24/7 restaurants in an affected area are open or closed.
Society is at a "crossroads" when it comes to artificial intelligence ...
Society is at a "crossroads" when it comes to artificial intelligence - and a technology executive explains why we need to be careful The animated face of prototype robot GRACE, Graduate Robot Attending Conference, is tested by Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist Reid Simmons, right, in the lab at the school in Pittsburgh. In this op-ed, SAP president of Americas and Asia Pacific Japan Global Customer Operations Jennifer Morgan argues that while artificial intelligence holds plenty of promise for businesses, it may also create numerous economic, political and social challenges.
MOBI jumps into UEM with new desktop, IoT management tools
Mobile management provider MOBI has added desktops and IoT devices to the portfolio of enterprise devices it can manage, plunging it into the unified endpoint management game. MOBI, a vendor of mobility management software, said this week it has added laptops, desktops, wearables and IoT sensors to its platform.
From hype to action: Next steps for edge computing
Edge computing has gradually climbed the hype curve over the last couple of years, and it now stands at the center of why we do new things and launch new technologies. Why is it so important, what does it mean, where is the money behind the movement, and what does it mean to you? These are all good questions, and there is no simple answer to any of them.
As DNA databases grow, you may already be in one, like it or not
Victor Hayes, a survivor of the East Area Rapist, holds up a pictures of himself at 21, during an interview in Carmichael, Calif., on Thursday, June 14, 2018. The pictures was taken months after the attack.