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VHS Gets Computer Science Inspiration At Yale
Computer science has been the fastest growing area of study and Advanced Placement testing at Verona High School for the past decade. In 2009, only four students took AP Computer Science A, now VHS is ranked #1 in the state among non-magnet high schools for its per-capita participation in AP comp sci, a program that now includes AP Computer Science Principles as well.
6 Strategies to Maximize Earned Media for Your Brand
Getting media exposure in top-tier publications is exciting, but how you leverage that exposure is what will really pay off for your brand. Your PR team -- be it a single person or an entire agency -- and the publication itself can only move the needle so much when it comes to leveraging publicity.
Mum-of-two rewarded for outstanding Computing work
Bex Reynolds, from St John's, Worcester, receiving the Carol Pugh prize from Sue Powell, from the Worcestershire Association of Women Graduates , a local branch of the British Federation of Women Graduates A mother-of-two, who went from working at the University of Worcester to becoming a student, has been recognised with a special prize for her outstanding work in Computing. She has now received the Carol Pugh prize from the Worcestershire Association of Women Graduates , a local branch of the British Federation of Women Graduates , in recognition of her academic achievements so far, which also gained her an Academic Scholarship from the University.
Study: Burglars could hack smart sprinkler to disable alarm
Computer scientists at William & Mary in Virginia say burglars could potentially break into houses through smart home devices. Those are the products that are connected to the internet and allow people to turn up their thermostat or turn on a sprinkler through apps on their phone.
In a world of 'algorithmic culture,' music critics fight for relevance
Music critics are lamenting the possibility of a machine-driven world that rewards artists not for their originality, creativity, or emotional authenticity, but for their ability to replicate proven, predetermined formulas. Studies show that pop music and lyrics have grown This warped reward system, by which musicians climb the streaming charts, can influence every aspect of a song, from the music and lyrics to the artists' wider visual and social personas.
AI (Artificial Intelligence) And The Customer Service Experience: 3 Key Principles
I definitely understand your predicament. The implications seem massive-from process change to employment considerations-and it's understandable that, even as a mental exercise, they'd induce paralysis.
Will 2019 be the year of the Mac?
First there was the Mac halo, then the iPod came along, which created its own halo and built interest in iPhones. Then Apple broke into the enterprise with iPad .
Major companies are using AI to decide who you speak to on the phone
Phone a call centre and the person on the end of the line will often try to sell you something. Now it seems this upselling is fuelled by artificial intelligence.
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AI is making quick inroads into the workplace. Equally capable of whipping up informed predictions in a flash and completing specific tasks on a scale that humans can't match, artificial intelligence is being applied to everything from business processes to analytics.
Germany Announces 3 Billion 'Artificial Intelligence (AI) Made in Germany' Initiative
The German federal government has announced a sweeping new initiative with the stated goal of making "Germany and Europe the worldwide leader in the field of artificial intelligence." In so doing, Germany is following in the footsteps of Japan , China , and South Korea , whose governments have adopted ambitious national AI strategies since the beginning of 2017.
50 years after the computer mouse was demonstrated, we look at its future
On Dec. 9, 1968, Douglas Engelbart gave the first public demonstration of a computer mouse. Today we look at the device's history, as well as futuristic concepts for computer interfaces.
Google CEO Says He Leads 'Without Political Bias' In Congressional Testimony
Google CEO Sundar Pichai arrives to testify during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption Google CEO Sundar Pichai is no longer an empty chair: In his public debut in Congress, the tech executives is planning to strike a patriotic note in response to several recent controversies involving the company.
Salesforce is hiring its first Chief Ethical and Humane Use...
Registration will allow you to post comments on GreenwichTime.com and create a GreenwichTime.com Subscriber Portal account for you to manage subscriptions and email preferences. Salesforce is hiring its first Chief Ethical and Humane Use officer to make sure its artificial intelligence isn't used for evil Goldman will spearhead a new Office of Ethical and Humane Use, which focuses on developing strategies to use technology in an ethical and humane way at the company.
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Multiple Canadian universities - including two B.C. schools - are using computing services or accepting money from controversial Chinese tech giant Huawei despite repeated warnings from the country's intelligence service of Chinese companies' possible involvement in state-sponsored espionage. "Beijing will use its commercial position to gain access to businesses, technologies and infrastructure that can be exploited for intelligence objectives, or to potentially compromise a partner's security," the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service said in a May academic outreach report.
Using Fiber Optics, ORNL Team Demonstrates Universal Quantum Computing
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a frequency-based approach to quantum computing. The researchers performed two distinct, independent operations simultaneously on two qubits encoded on photons of different frequencies.
We're One Step Closer Toward an Optical Quantum Computer
An optical quantum computer has the potential to streamline energy-efficient techniques and engineer new drugs, according to Australian National University . Now that technology is one step closer, thanks to an international team of researchers who developed a vital component -an optical microchip.
Pew study: Artificial intelligence will mostly make us better off by 2030 but fears remain
Most experts canvassed by Pew say artificial intelligence will leave most of us better off by 2030. But there are fears about jobs and mayhem.
Cloud Computing 2019: The Cloud Comes of Age
Cloud computing has moved past its "self-centered teenage years" to become a "turbocharged engine powering digital transformation around the world," states a new Forrester report, " Predictions 2019: Cloud Computing ." The research firm predicts that in 2019 the cloud will reach "its more interesting young adult years, bringing innovative development services to enterprise apps rather than just serving up cheaper, temporary servers and storage."
2019: Look for improvements to software-defined data-center networks
Developments in factors as varied as cloud services, security, containers and white-box switches can make a positive impact for SDDNCs in the coming year. To help IT pros attain top performance for their software-defined data-center networks , we have identified 10 crucial technology areas to watch and evaluate during 2019.
As Amazon lands, Virginia ready to launch 'cyber moon shot' with universities
Erdem Topsakal , chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at VCU, is on the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative's executive panel. His colleagues include ECE professor Sherif Abdelwahed and computer science professors Krys Cios and Milos Manic.
8 top artificial intelligence and analytics trends for 2019
Forward-looking organizations can't afford to overlook the emerging trends in artificial intelligence and analytics in 2019. In 8 Most Important AI and Analytics Trends for 2019 , DMI unpacks the driving forces in AI for the New Year.
Israeli inventor of car cameras says self-driving vehicles are future of artificial intelligence
Amnon Shashua, founder and chief technology officer of Israeli camera company Mobileye, is at the vanguard of self-driving cars. MobileEye was bought by Intel for $15 billion.
New artificial intelligence-based system to differentiate between different types of cancer cells
Osaka University researchers have developed a system using artificial intelligence that can automatically differentiate between different types of cancer cell, potentially paving the way for the rapid, automated determination of appropriate individualized cancer treatments In cancer patients, there can be tremendous variation in the types of cancer cells from one patient to another, even within the same disease. Identification of the particular cell types present can be very useful when choosing the treatment that would be most effective, but the methods of doing this are time-consuming and often hampered by human error and the limits of human sight.
China's AI start-up Megvii raising US$500 million at US$3.5 billion valuation - sources
HONG KONG: Chinese artificial intelligence provider Megvii Inc, commonly known as Face++, is targeting to raise US$500 million in a new funding round that pegs the current valuation of the firm at US$3.5 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said. Bank of China Group Investment Ltd, the state bank's private equity arm, is looking to lead the fundraising with US$200 million, two of the people told Reuters, declining to be named as the information is confidential.
Here's The One Thing That Makes Artificial Intelligence So Creepy For Most People
As many businesses prepare for the coming year, one of the key priorities is determining best use case and strategic implementation of artificial intelligence as it applies to the core competencies of the company. This is a fairly challenging area on a variety of levels.
Fifty years after Douglas Engelbart's epic demo, technologists gather ...
Tim Berners-Lee, right, and Brewster Kahle, left, talk on a panel with Tim O'Reilly during the The Demo@50 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. Tim Berners-Lee, right, Brewster Kahle, center, and Tim O'Reilly, left, talk on a panel during the Demo@50 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018.
5 Artificial Intelligence Trends To Watch Out For In 2019
We will continue to see the advancement of ML and AI-related technologies in 2019 and beyond. Companies such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, IBM and Microsoft are investing in research and development of AI, which will benefit the ecosystem in bringing AI closer to consumers.
The demo that changed everything: How Douglas Engelbart inspired Silicon Valley
A screenshot of Doug Engelbart during his famous computing demo on Dec. 9, 1968 at San Francisco's Civic Auditorium. PHOTO: ANNA MARIE REMEDIOS - MERCURY NEWS Engelbart was one of the first, if not the first, to think of computers as communications devices rather than just giant adding machine.
How Douglas Engelbarta s a Mother of All Demosa changed the face of modern computing 50 years ago
The computer mouse was first conceived by Douglas Engelbart in the 1960s, then a computer scientist at the Stanford Research Institute. Today marks the 50th anniversary of "The Mother of All Demos", presented by Douglas Engelbart, a computer scientist at the Stanford Research Institute, known for creating the computer mouse.
S. Korea's segmented labor market hampers labor mobility, creates less competition
The fear of losing jobs due to automation will not become reality, as innovation will continue to create jobs, according to World Bank Group Senior Director Michal Rutkowski. Still, nations should consider how to better protect workers in the changing work environment driven by technology advances, he added.
Bureau Veritas (BVRDF) & IQE (IQEPF) Critical Survey
Bureau Veritas and IQE are both business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends. Bureau Veritas has a beta of 0.88, indicating that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Endava (DAVA) Lifted to "Buy" at Zacks Investment Research
They currently have $27.00 price objective on the stock. According to Zacks, "Endava Plc provides information technology services.
New Study: CS For All Is More Inclusive When Students Understand Computing Careers
DENVER: Efforts to broaden participation in STEM and computing have been in process for decades, yet our technology workforce continues to suffer from a lack of diversity, and the demand for computing jobs continues to significantly exceed the pipeline. Exposure to a breadth of technology careers and access to more engaging career exploration leads to an improved awareness and perception of computing careers, according to a new research report from STEM education provider Couragion and Oracle Academy.
UNNAMED1989 WeChat ransomware authors get arrested by Chinese police
Tencent and Qihoo 360 security researchers helped Chinese police to find the culprit that was responsible for the development and the release of UNNAMED1989 WeChat ransomware. The 22-year-old Luo Moumou was arrested in Guangdong province on December the 5th.
Number of computing students drops 8pc in five years
'Latest statistics from the Higher Education Authority show a steady decline in new entrants for information and communications technology courses' It's not the lack of jobs, because employment prospects are good, with 81pc of recent Irish tech graduates walking straight into work, overwhelmingly in Ireland. But despite the high demand from employers and some of the best starting salaries in the economy, interest in a career in this field has dropped significantly.
UA studies using AI to restore movement to paralyzed limbs
A University of Arizona physiology and neuroscience researcher has received a $1.2 million grant to use artificial intelligence to restore movement to paralyzed limbs. Professor Andrew Fuglevand of the medical college in Tucson will use the National Institutes of Health funding to study electrical stimulation of muscles restore limb movements in paralyzed people.
Top computer scientists form European lab devoted to AI
A group of prominent computer scientists has come together to form a new pan-European laboratory devoted to artificial intelligence. The European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems, or ELLIS, will run physical laboratories and create an education program for doctoral students studying a type of AI called machine learning, while building bridges between universities and companies in the region.
Gmail - Promotions' bug reveals an algorithmic mystery
It was around 4 a.m. Friday when Jonathan Kealing, bleary-eyed from an all-nighter with his 11-month-old daughter, first noticed the flood of emails into his inbox: from Groupon, the St. Louis Cardinals, a political campaign, a kids' store. These were messages that Gmail had for years swept dutifully, quietly into his "Promotions" tab, where the coupons and other junk go.
New algorithm provides a more detailed look at urban heat islands
The concept of an urban heat island , a phenomenon in which urban areas are significantly warmer than the surrounding rural areas, is not new. The methodology for estimating UHIs, however, is constantly changing, creating a wide array of differing data points.
TikTok parent ByteDance said to raise $1.45 billion for AI and content
The fresh vehicle will help power artificial intelligence and media content for the $75 billion startup, which reportedly leapfrogged Uber's By 2021, ByteDance aims to count at least 50 percent of its total users from overseas, its founder and chief executive officer Zhang Yiming said during a speech in June. In China, a fold of ByteDance's media products - ranging from short-video platforms, a news portal to a humor app - have been in hot water with media watchdogs who are tightening control over online content.
CFPB catches flak from banks, credit unions on risks of AI
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday got an earful on the use of artificial intelligence from members of three advisory boards who said traditional financial institutions are at a competitive disadvantage against nonbank fintech firms. Federal financial regulators have pushed banks and credit unions to adopt new innovation such as AI, most recently in a statement related to anti-money-laundering procedures.
Donald Trump has seized a Chinese princess
When Donald Trump emerged from his dinner with Xi Jinping last Saturday aS' announcing a 90 day pause in their tit-for-tat tariff war, some fence-mending Chinese imports of American soybeans, cars and petroleum and that their "very strong and personal relationship" remained intact aS' world leaders and financial markets were greatly relieved. It quickly proved a very short Munich moment.
Artificial intelligence in agriculture
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Data center improvements have thus far focused on cost reduction and point solutions. Server consolidation, cloud computing, virtualization, and the implementation of flash storage capabilities have all helped reduce server sprawl, along with associated staffing and facilities costs.
The Latest: White House hosts tech execs Thursday
The White House is hosting what it calls a listening session to hear from tech leaders including the CEOs of Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm. The Thursday lunch meeting will address efforts to advance American leadership in artificial intelligence, wireless technology and quantum computing and how that will affect jobs and the economy.
Tech execs at White House to field ideas for US dominance
Top executives from Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm are gathering at the White House amid strained ties between President Donald Trump's administration and the tech industry and an ongoing trade war with China. The White House is calling the Thursday lunch meeting a listening session to field ideas for securing American dominance in artificial intelligence, quantum computing, advanced manufacturing and faster wireless technology known as 5G.
Ridgefield security innovator in one-way move to Danbury
Owl Cyber Defense is moving its headquarters to 42 Old Ridgebury Road in Danbury, Conn., pictured, after years at a smaller office complex in nearby Ridgefield. Owl Cyber Defense is moving its headquarters to 42 Old Ridgebury Road in Danbury, Conn., pictured, after years at a smaller office complex in nearby Ridgefield.
Bain Capital Ventures VC on whata s hot in startup funding
Ajay Agarwal is one of the Bay Area-based managing directors at Bain Capital Ventures, which in November 2018 announced $1 billion in new funding. Bain Capital Ventures, the investment arm of Bain Capital whose investments include DocuSign, SurveyMonkey and Rent the Runway, last month raised $1 billion to put into early- and growth-stage startups, and now has $4.9 billion in assets under management.
Get Ready. 2019 Predictions About Artificial Intelligence That Will Make Your Head Spin
While the hip, ubiquitous business buzzwords are cryptocurrency and blockchain, the truly formidable factor of what is being called the fourth industrial revolution is Artificial Intelligence. Whether praised as a panacea for greater business efficiency or the feared as the demise of humanity, Artificial Intelligence is upon us and will impact business and society at large in ways that we can only begin to imagine.
Smartphone app could screen for anemia
An algorithm developed by researchers in Atlanta was able to accurately pick up signs of anemia just from the coloration of people's nailbeds, the team reports in Nature Communications. "The bottom line is that we have created a way for anyone to be able to screen themselves for anemia anytime, anywhere, without the need to draw blood," said senior study author Dr. Wilbur Lam, an associate professor of biomedical engineering and pediatrics at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University.
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