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Leaked Discord footage shows how far-right trolls game YouTube's algorithms
Far-right German trolls are organizing to game YouTube algorithms into making far-right video content trend and orchestrate harassment campaigns against political opponents, as evidenced by leaked online communications from the chat platform Discord. Though Discord -- a voice chat app originally designed for gaming -- has promised to do a better job in curtailing extremism within its servers , YouTube's Trending problem seems to have only gotten worse.
MediBloc (MED) Hits Market Capitalization of $96.30 Million
MediBloc traded down 6.7% against the U.S. dollar during the 1 day period ending at 12:00 PM ET on February 24th. One MediBloc coin can currently be bought for about $0.0325 or 0.00000336 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including Coinrail and Gate.io.
Lecture on future of artificial intelligence to be held at University
Professor Hassan Ugail, Director of the Centre for Visual Computing at the University of Bradford is fronting Artificial Intelligence - Human vs Machine on Thursday. "I will look at the good and the bad about this rapidly advancing technology and discuss why it may not be something we need to fear, but more something that needs to be properly understood."
How Artificial Intelligence Has Made Its Way From Wall Street's Top Hedge Funds To Retail Investors
The use of Artificial Intelligence as an investing tool was once reserved for the top of the Wall Street food chain. Only the largest commercial traders, financial institutions, hedge funds, and others with the necessary resources could implement an AI-based trading strategy into their portfolios.
Artificial intelligence shows unprecedented detail in global fishing activities
PhD student Kristina Boerder is collaborating with the people behind Global Fishing Watch to find new ways to use marine traffic satellite data to track fishing activity around the world. It's all thanks to a website - funded in part by actor Leonardo DiCaprio's foundation - that tracks ships and uses a type of artificial intelligence to figure out incredible detail in worldwide fishing patterns.
UK Regulators Highlight Expectations and Consult on Algorithmic Trading Supervision
The UK Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority have published co-ordinated papers on their expectations around firms' use of algorithmic trading strategies in wholesale markets. Firms have had to comply, since January 3, 2018, with new requirements introduced by the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and related Regulatory Technical Standards.
Here's How AI Is Changing VC Funding
Venture capital firms are using machine learning to make their investment decisions. Here's how to use AI for better business insights and better access to funds.
How to find 'real news' when Russian bots and algorithms are invading your newsfeed | Opinion
The algorithms served you this piece because you probably already know and believe in the ideas I'm about to put forth. This story bounced into your feed because what I am about to say might not be dramatically new to you.
Rethinking IT: Why Computer Scientists Should Care about Art, Chemistry and Biology
Career advice for computer scientists and IT professionals: Talk to, listen to, and work with your peers in a multi-disciplinary environment. Topping the hills of Santa Teresa County Park in south San Jose, Calif., IBM's West Coast research and development lab is home to some of Silicon Valley's now-ubiquitous tech innovations.
'The AI body snatchers have already taken over'
Until rules and guidelines are written that govern how artificial intelligence software makes decisions, there will be grave risks to using it, including utter ineffectiveness, warns Nicolas Economou of The Future Society. The society is a nonprofit that began at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Economou is the founder of the society's Science, Law and Society Initiative, an international forum that works on AI governance and policy to ensure that humanity reaps the benefits of AI while mitigating its risks.
Can digital innovations help fight health inequality? Satish Nambisan and Priya Nambisan
Recent tax and health care reform debates have helped to highlight the rapidly growing income and health inequities in the United States. A 2017 study , based on respondents' self-assessment of personal health and health care, showed that the United States has among the highest income-based health disparities in the world .
What is a SAN and how does it differ from NAS?
A storage area network provides a pool of storage resources that can be centrally managed and allocated as needed, but how is a SAN different than NAS and how does how it segregate storage traffic? A storage area network is a dedicated, high-speed network that provides access to block-level storage. SANs were adopted to improve application availability and performance by segregating storage traffic from the rest of the LAN.
Want a promotion? It pays to sit near your boss
In recent months, Google has made it clear that artificial intelligence is a priority by investing millions in AI startups, making high-profile hires and in one, slightly less splashy way: changing the seating arrangement in its Silicon Valley headquarters. The tech giant put Google Brain, a research lab dedicated to artificial intelligence, near the chief executive's office at its Silicon Valley campus.
Why Elon Musk Is Stepping Down from AI Safety Group He Co-Founded
Entrepreneur and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk may have a little more time on his hands , as he's departing his spot on the board of the artificial-intelligence safety group OpenAI, according to a blog post. The departure is likely the result of Tesla's move into the realm of A.I., which he said in 2017 would be the " best in the world " and would even be able to " predict your destination ."
Rising Patent Applications - And Challenges - For New Technologies, Artificial Intelligence
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Vox Media cuts 50 employees as Facebook changes rattle industry
Vox Media Inc., the owner of news and lifestyle websites like SB Nation and Eater, is laying off about 50 employees, a sign that Facebook Inc.'s recent algorithm changes are forcing publishers to shift strategies. The cuts were confined mostly to workers who produce social media video for Vox's clothing site, Racked; Curbed, which focuses on real estate; and sports-oriented SB Nation, Chief Executive Jim Bankoff said in a memo to staff.
Video: If this robot dog doesn't turn you off to Artificial Intelligence, nothing will
Plenty of Artificial Intelligence news out there this week and none of it good. There are some important warnings from a recent conference of threat analysts I'll get to in a moment, but first we should check in on the laboratories of Boston Dynamics.
Google's new AI can look into your eyes and predict heart attack risk Source: Cox Media Group
Researchers from Google and sibling company Verily Life Sciences have developed a new algorithm using artificial intelligence to predict the risk of heart attack, stroke and other major cardiovascular events . Scientists studied data from 284,335 patients and found the "deep-learning" AI algorithm could identify risk factors based on age, blood pressure, gender, smoking status and others just by scanning the individuals' retinas .
Commentary: We must fight back against fabrications
"Falsehood flies, and the truth comes limping after it," wrote Jonathan Swift more than 300 years ago. What would he have said in the age of Twitter? A sobering paper published in the winter edition of Strategic Studies Quarterly - the strategy journal of the U.S. Air Force - explains how propagandists manipulate social media in their cyberwars against the United States.
Control AI now or brace for nightmare future, experts warn
Rogue states, criminals and terrorists could use artificial intelligence to wreak havoc around the world, according to a new report. More than two dozen experts from top universities and research organizations in the U.S. and the U.K. wrote the alarming report about the malicious use of AI, which was published Wednesday by Cambridge University.
NV Energy, Inc.NV Energy Partners with Bidgely to Enhance Customer Engagement Experience
NV Energy tapped the leader in energy disaggregation, Bidgely , to help their customers save money on energy use and boost survey engagement. Utilizing the latest technology while offering premium energy efficiency tools, NV Energy focuses on enhancing the customer engagement experience.
Artificial Intelligence Raises Real Risks from Malicious Hackers, Rogue States
Rapid advances in artificial intelligence are raising risks that malicious users will soon exploit the technology to mount automated hacking attacks, cause driverless car crashes or turn commercial drones into targeted weapons, a new report warns. The study, published on Wednesday by 25 technical and public policy researchers from Cambridge, Oxford and Yale universities along with privacy and military experts, sounded the alarm for the potential misuse of AI by rogue states, criminals and lone-wolf attackers.
Experts warn of 'malicious' AI being used for future cyber attacks
A group of international experts have warned that rogue states and terrorists could turn to artificial intelligence to destabilise the world. A new report by 26 experts on AI, security and technology suggests that unless preparations are made against the malicious use of the technology, cybercrime will rapidly increase in years to come.
Artificial intelligence is everywhere, watching almost all modern-day human behaviors
One of the problems in demystifying artificial intelligence is that once an AI-based product reaches the public, "we stop calling it AI," said Tara Chklovski , the CEO and founder of Iridescent , a nonprofit that aims to educate and empower children and their parents on engineering and technology matters. This is true.
Keller @ Large: Why Trump Fired Back Against Old Sex Harassment Claim
Cambridge Company Uses Facial Recognition System To Stop Shoplifters A Cambridge company is using artificial intelligence to help retailers cut down on losses by tracking your every move at the checkout. Suffolk District Attorney Dan Conley Not Seeking Re-Election Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley will not be seeking another four-year term this November.
Life Coaching Guru Tony Robbins Tells Us Why He's Investing in...
Robbins has spent his career helping business leaders make decisions. Now, he's investing in technology designed to do the same.
Computer Science for All: Can Schools Pull It Off?
Sophomores Lauryn Ivy, left, and Alante Klyce are new to programming. But during an introductory computer science course at Chicago's Lindblom Math & Science Academy, they designed an app to address one of their most pressing challenges: keeping the girls' bathroom clean.
Ali Al-Ali has reached the finals of a science competition
A pupil has reached the final of a national science competition after impressing judges with his project looking into artificial intelligence. Year 12 student, Ali Al-Ali, who goes to The Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School in Aldenham, is hoping to be crowned champion of the Young Scientist of the Year award at the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair.
Accenture Executive Co-Hosts New Podcast Series on the Future of Artificial Intelligence in Canada
The five-part series, which launches today, features interviews with those shaping the country's AI ecosystem, including top academics, policy makers, business leaders and executives at innovative startups. It is available to download for free at theEffect.ai .
This Computer Uses Light-Not Electricity-To Train AI Algorithms
Inside, green light glows faintly from a collection of lenses, brackets, and cables that resemble an exploded telescope. It's a prototype computer that processes data using light, not electricity, and it's learning to recognize handwritten digits.
High-end gym chain Orangetheory cut its cost per lead in half using artificial intelligence
Since high-end gym Orangetheory launched its AI platform in December, the gym franchise has decreased its cost per lead from $20 to $8, according to Kevin Keith, chief brand officer at Orangetheory. As such, the growing company has quadrupled its media spend, with a majority of it directed toward AI.
Google's neural networks detect heart attack risk by looking at patients' eyes
By looking at the human eye, Google's algorithms were able to predict whether someone had high blood pressure or was at risk of a heart attack or stroke, researchers at the company have confirmed, opening a new opportunity for artificial intelligence in the vast and lucrative global health industry. The algorithms didn't outperform existing medical approaches such as blood tests, according to a study of the finding published in the journal .
How ProPublica is developing its own machine learning algorithms and...
Research from Alphabet's Verily shows that blood pressure, age, whether someone smokes, and more can be deduced by analyzing scans of patients' retinas with AI - Experts say it could provide a simpler way to predict cardiovascular risk - Scientists from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily Israel says it will regard cryptocurrencies as "a property, not a currency", making them subject to capital gains tax, as well as VAT in some cases - Israel's government confirmed Monday that it would treat bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a kind of property for tax purposes.
Google AI can predict heart disease by looking at pictures of the retina
It may sound like a sappy sentiment from a Hallmark card. Essentially though, that's what researchers at Google did in applying artificial intelligence to predict something deadly serious: the likelihood that a patient will suffer a heart attack or stroke.
ICT Trends in Telco/Service Market 2017: Key Players: Microsoft,...
"ICT Investment Trends in Telco/Service Providers", presents the findings from a survey of 125 telcos/service providers regarding their Information & Communications Technology investment trends. The survey investigates how telcos/service providers companies currently allocate their ICT budgets across the core areas of enterprise ICT expenditure: hardware, software, IT services, communications, and consulting.
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Artificial intelligence is cropping up everywhere in business, as organizations deploy the technology to gain insights into customers, markets and competitors, and to automate processes in almost every facet of operations. But AI presents a wide range of hidden dangers for companies, especially in areas such as regulatory compliance, law, privacy and ethics.
An Easy Guide to 'Crypto-Mining' the Market for What's Come to...
Had you bought one bitcoin for $100 in the summer of 2013, your investment would be now worth more than $8,000 . In a typical investment, a 5 percent to 10 percent annual return is considered great, but in the wild world of cryptocurrency, it's not a whole lot.
OracleVoice: What Developers Are Asking About The Open Source Fn Platform For Serverless Computing
Chad Arimura heads Oracle's open source serverless project, Fn, which is hiring engineers, UI developers, and evangelists in Oakland, California, and Bristol, England. One of the hottest trends of 2017, serverless computing, or functions as a service, is "about writing logic without thinking about the plumbing underneath," Arimura, the founding CEO of and now Oracle's vice president of software development for serverless, told the audience during his February 6 keynote presentation.
Ford dealers gain access to artificial intelligence tool for used-car sales
FordDirect, a joint venture between Ford Motor Co. and its dealers to help stores with digital marketing, has endorsed a used-vehicle report tool that takes advantage of artificial intelligence.
Mark Zuckerberg Takes on His Facebook Frankenstein Monster
A new profile shows he's become more circumspect over the platform he created. It's time we all did.
Hot major on campus? At schools big and small, it's computer science
Susan Snyder has covered education for the Inquirer since 1998. She currently covers higher education.
Artificial intelligence will help improve productivity: PM Modi at Mumbai University
The rise of artificial intelligence will help improve productivity and lead to equitable development, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the University of Mumbai on Sunday. Modi, who inaugurated the Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence on the Kalina campus of the university, downplayed fears of humans losing jobs to robots.
Mattis: Artificial Intelligence Poses Questions for Nature of War
Artificial intelligence and its impact on weapons of the future has made US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis doubt his own theories on warfare. A question on the subject prompted the retired Marine general to give an impromptu seminar on his theory of war Saturday to reporters returning with him from a week-long tour of Europe.
Analyzing Seven Stars Cloud Group (SSC) & Its Peers
Seven Stars Cloud Group is one of 22 public companies in the "Cloud Computing Services" industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Seven Stars Cloud Group to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations. As a group, "Cloud Computing Services" companies have a potential upside of 4.20%.
QLD to develop world first energy Big Data system to cut power bills
The University of Queensland is creating a 'Big Data' platform with artificial intelligence that can use information from millions of homes to control energy usage and drive down electricity costs. Researchers at UQ's School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering are building a system that can provide real-time analysis and manage household energy on a massive scale.
Robots are taking all our jobs
I watched Black Mirror till 3AM last night while I hugged my blanket and prayed that technology doesn't turn the world into what the show portrays. Then I remembered that my time would be better spent writing this article, but I seriously consider Black Mirror to be important research when it comes to artificial intelligence.
Lecturer will discuss artificial intelligence
How artificial intelligence affects the financial world will be the topic of a lecture Tuesday at Texas A&M University-Texarkana. Dr. Michael Wellman, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at the University of Michigan, will present "When Algorithms Trade: Artificial Intelligence Meets Finance" as part of the Program for Learning and Community Engagement lecture series.
Commentary: The hidden value of learning how to code
Coding is fast gaining popularity as one of the key enrichment activities parents send their kids for. An expert from the Singapore Management University discusses the value of coding in a child's learning journey.
It doesn't look like much, but this black box pulls energy out of thin air
In the search for sustainable energy solutions, no idea is too big or too small to consider. In the past couple of years, we've seen genetically engineered algae serve as biofuel , cellphones harness energy from radio waves , and even toilets that convert urine into electricity .
Multiple Artificial Intelligence Bills Introduced in House and Senate
Over the last two months, the United States legislature has introduced three new bills intended to establish a Federal Advisory Committee on the rapidly-evolving field of artificial intelligence and to analyze and report on the impact and growth of the technology. On December 12, 2017, Rep. John Delaney and Sen. Maria Cantwell introduced identical bills in the House and Senate .
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