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AI Player Alphago to Play Chinese Go Champion
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AI Player Alphago to Play Chinese Go Champion

DeepMind's Go-playing artificial intelligence program AlphaGo in May will play against top Chinese Go player Ke Jie in a three-game match in China.

Computer Crashes May Be Due to Forces Beyond Our Solar System
From ACM TechNews

Computer Crashes May Be Due to Forces Beyond Our Solar System

Vanderbilt University professor Bharat Bhuva on Friday gave a presentation on single-event upsets at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement...

Ibm's Hub For Wearables Could Have You Out of the Hospital Faster
From ACM TechNews

Ibm's Hub For Wearables Could Have You Out of the Hospital Faster

IBM Research scientists have created a device that siphons health data from multiple wearable devices and shares the results with a patient's doctor.

Intel Researches Tech to Prepare For a Future Beyond Today's Pcs
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Intel Researches Tech to Prepare For a Future Beyond Today's Pcs

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich says his company is investigating and investing in technologies that promise to transcend the computing capabilities of current PCs and...

Will AI ­sher in a New Era of Hacking?
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Will AI ­sher in a New Era of Hacking?

Advanced artificial intelligence systems developed to defend assets in cyberspace might be turned to malevolent purposes by cybercriminals.

Eu Plans $2b Investment in Cybersecurity Research
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Eu Plans $2b Investment in Cybersecurity Research

The European Union is contributing $500 million to fund research into cybersecurity, and is asking the private sector to contribute an additional $1.5 billion.

Disposable Robots Can Sprint, Fly, and Potentially Save Lives
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Disposable Robots Can Sprint, Fly, and Potentially Save Lives

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley are developing inexpensive mini-robots that can run, climb, fly, and communicate with emergency personnel....

Hpe Shows Off a Computer Intended to Emulate the Human Brain
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Hpe Shows Off a Computer Intended to Emulate the Human Brain

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is showing off a prototype computer designed to imitate the parallelism of the human brain using circuit boards and memory chips.  

How Toy Street Lamps Are Shedding New Light on Quantum Computing
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How Toy Street Lamps Are Shedding New Light on Quantum Computing

The bulbs from toy street lamps, among other things, are helping to reveal new insights into quantum computing. 

Not Lost in Translation: Researchers 'teach' Computers to Translate Accurately
From ACM TechNews

Not Lost in Translation: Researchers 'teach' Computers to Translate Accurately

Scientists are seeking to improve the capabilities of online translation programs by embedding new artificial intelligence methods to build complete sentences. 

What Will it Take to Make A.I. Sound More Human?
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What Will it Take to Make A.I. Sound More Human?

Conversation fillers such as "hmm" and "uh-huh" are critical to improving communication between humans and artificial intelligence.

Tor Project Says It Can Quickly Catch Spying Code
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Tor Project Says It Can Quickly Catch Spying Code

A Tor Project developer reports the project is enhancing its software to rapidly detect tampering to its network for the purpose of surveillance. 

Algorithm Reads Tweets to Figure Out Which Restaurants Make You Sick
From ACM TechNews

Algorithm Reads Tweets to Figure Out Which Restaurants Make You Sick

A new app identifies food poisoning-related tweets and connects them to restaurants using geotagging, in order to identify likely hotspots of food poisoning.. 

New Gpu Memory Standards to Supercharge Graphics
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New Gpu Memory Standards to Supercharge Graphics

The increasing popularity of life-like games and virtual reality technology is pushing the computing industry to develop better graphics technology. 

A New Algorithm From MIT Could Protect Ships From 'rogue Waves' at Sea
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A New Algorithm From MIT Could Protect Ships From 'rogue Waves' at Sea

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a predictive tool that could give ships a two- to three-minute advance warning of approaching rogue...

Millions of Sensitive Records Exposed By Mobile Apps Leaking Back-End Credentials
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Millions of Sensitive Records Exposed By Mobile Apps Leaking Back-End Credentials

Researchers have found thousands of mobile applications implement cloud-based, back-end services in a way that lets anyone access sensitive records created by users...

Even Encrypted Medical Record Databases Leak Information
From ACM TechNews

Even Encrypted Medical Record Databases Leak Information

Many types of databases used for electronic medical records are vulnerable to leaking information, according to a new study from Microsoft researchers.  

Tired of Memorizing Passwords? A Turing Award Winner Came ­p With This Algorithmic Trick
From ACM TechNews

Tired of Memorizing Passwords? A Turing Award Winner Came ­p With This Algorithmic Trick

ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Manuel Blum believes online passwords can be made more secure by creating what he calls "human computable" passwords.  

Why the World's Top Computing Experts Are Worrying About Your Data
From ACM TechNews

Why the World's Top Computing Experts Are Worrying About Your Data

Many of the world's top computer science experts met last week to determine how the widespread collection of data about consumers can be prevented from causing...

Super-Intelligent Machines Spawned By Ai? Execs Aren't Worried
From ACM TechNews

Super-Intelligent Machines Spawned By Ai? Execs Aren't Worried

Technology experts at an artificial intelligence-themed event were dismissive of scenarios in which super-intelligent machines eventually surpass human intelligence...
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