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In spite of the billions of dollars companies collectively spend each year on cyberdefenses, hackers keep defeating them.
Executives at ascendant tech titans like Amazon and Google tend to look down on their predecessor IBM.
Poop that mimics your facial expressions was just the beginning.
In an interview, Danish computer scientist Danny Lange, who has invented machine-learning platforms for technology giants such as Uber and Amazon, addresses the subtleties between true AI and technology that follows human scripts…
Challenging a simplistic pathway metaphor.
The 37% rule is rarely applicable in real-world situations. It is certainly entirely wrong-headed as advice for getting married.
We are past the tipping point in the transition away from 20th-century big software architectures.
Engineering has been marginalized by the unhealthy belief that engineering is the application of science.
On the implementation and maintenance of caches.
Scientists consider the limits of ethics in the realm of artificial intelligence, and how to mitigate its biases.
Morgan Ames' book highlights the missing HCI design process for the XO Laptop
Why it is good to have a systematic approach to software verification.
Employers are providing workers with high-tech tools to help them …
A multi-institutional collaboration has demonstrated a "surfing attack" that uses …
Researchers have developed new molecular virus simulations to help fight …