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  • Oct 18, 2016
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Taming our technologies

Humanoid robot iCub is used for research into cognition and artificial intelligence   18 October 2016 – I am attending a rather off-beat workshop, “The Weaponization of Social Media in International Politics”, as a precursor to the next chapter in my artificial intelligence series. For the last two months I have been running through the […]


  • Sep 16, 2016
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As machine learning technology improves, blurred or pixelated images are not as safe as they may seem

16 September 2016 –  The University of Texas at Austin and Cornell University are saying blurred or pixelated images are not as safe as they may seem. As machine learning technology improves, the methods used to hide sensitive information become less secure. Quartz reports: Using simple deep learning tools, the three-person team was able to […]


IBM unveils its the brain-inspired TrueNorth cognitive computer

Gregory P. Bufithis, Esq. 19 August 2015 – Most efforts to mimic the brain have focused on software, but in recent years, some researchers have ramped up efforts to create neuro-inspired computer chips that process information in fundamentally different ways from traditional hardware. This includes an ambitious project inside tech giant IBM and Big Blue just […]


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