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An Industry In Transition: Key Tech Trends In 2018

It’s the time of the year where everyone makes predictions for the following year. But rather than focus on predictions, I’d like to zero in on long-term trends that will have a broad, far-reaching impact. So without further ado, here are three of them:<p><b>1. The Pendulum Of Cybersecurity Will Shift</b> …

Machine Learning

Hackers can figure out your phone's PIN code using just its sensor data

Researchers said their method worked 99.5% of the time and could be used to guess all 10,000 possible combinations of 4-digit PINs.<p>Security …

Forget display: 3 ways AI can make search smarter

More than half of all marketers plan to adopt AI over the new two-year period. As they begin to experiment with ways to put AI to use, the top …

Machine Learning

Avoiding the ML hipster trap

Machine Learning hipster effect<p>Machine Learning is very in vogue at the moment. I feel that a pressure some junior data scientists and engineers feel …

Machine Learning

These are the two books that are helping Xi Jinping understand AI

China’s president Xi Jinping is an avid reader. He peppers his speeches with quotes from his favorite writers, including Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo, and Paulo Coelho. His annual New Year’s Day greetings offers a rare look into the secrets of his office bookshelf—something Chinese netizens …

Bitcoin is the “new world currency” Peter Thiel wanted PayPal to be

Bitcoin prices rose on a Wall Street Journal report (paywall) that Peter Thiel’s investment fund recently made a major wager on the cryptoasset, adding to the list of bigwigs whose support for the market has inflamed the mania. But the PayPal co-founder is no bitcoin arriviste—he’s had a vision for …

Why chief data officers can help IT succeed in digital transformation

By 2019, 90% of large global companies will employ a CDO. Here's what the role involves, and how to determine if your company would benefit from …

VW, Google announce quantum computing partnership

The German automaker and the tech juggernaut will focus on traffic optimization, artificial intelligence and EV battery development.<p>Volkswagen and Google are teaming up on quantum computing, with the goal of creating smarter cars and better infrastructure. The two goliaths plan to focus on three …

Quantum Computing

Everyone Wants to Run an AI Company - MIT Technology Review

As machine learning and AI become ever more powerful and useful, companies are scrambling to hire chief AI officers and to train their staffs to use …

Artificial Intelligence

Watch This Neural Network Learn How To Play ‘Mario Kart’

Artificial intelligence just keeps getting better at beating us at games, and what game more lends itself to a computer being a cheating, blue-shelling bastard than <i>Mario Kart</i>? That’s the idea behind MariFlow, a <i>Mario Kart</i>-playing neural network programmed by Seth Bling based upon a neural program …

Mario Kart

Want to Really Teach a Robot? Command It With VR

Do me a favor and grab and object near you. Anything will do. Even if it’s something you’ve never handled before, odds are your brain automatically …

This AI Creates Photo-Realistic Faces of People Who Don’t Exist

Instead of searching for the ideal model for a photo shoot, photographers of the future may be able to generate one using artificial intelligence. …

Bitcoin2X collapses as future of Bitcoin is thrown into disarray

Bitcoin value plunges as investment into Bitcoin Cash soars after Bitcoin2X failure<p>Bitcoin2X is no more. Intended to launch on 17 November as an …

Bitcoin

Artificial Intelligence Is Putting Ultrasound on Your Phone

If Jonathan Rothberg has a superpower, it’s cramming million-dollar, mainframe-sized machines onto single semiconductor circuit boards. The …

Why Artificial Intelligence Could Be NVIDIA’s Golden Goose

NVIDIA's pursuit of multibillion-dollar opportunities in AI could give it a big boost.<p><b>NVIDIA</b> (NASDAQ:NVDA) is using its GPUs (graphics processing …

6 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Change the Way We Work

Ever since its introduction as an academic discipline back in the 50s, AI has led to a combination of disappointment and optimism.<p>In fact, …

Artificial Intelligence

Silicon Valley vs. Wall Street

How tech is breaking the bank<p>Thirty years ago last Monday, the <b>Dow Jones Industrial Average</b> fell by 508 points.<p>The 22.6% drop, known as <b>Black Monday</b>, was the biggest decline ever recorded on Wall Street. The culprit was an algorithm run amok: software automatically started selling off futures when …

Why Apple Sees the iPhone X as Its Platform for Artificial Intelligence

Apple sees its mobile devices as a major platform for artificial intelligence in the future, Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams said on …

Artificial Intelligence

Facebook and Intel are joining forces for artificial intelligence

Birth of the Nervana Neural Network Processor<p>The future of technology is artificial intelligence, but before it can radically change the world, we …

Artificial Intelligence

Mastercard opens access to its blockchain tech

The payments giant has opened its blockchain APIs to developers to progress work in cross-border transactions.<p>Mastercard has opened its blockchain …

Blockchain

Big money stays away from booming bitcoin | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin is booming, digital currency hedge funds are sprouting at the rate of two a week and the value of all cryptocurrencies has surged tenfold this year to more than $170 billion.<p>Yet for all the hype, mainstream institutional investors are steering clear of the nascent market, …

Cryptocurrency

Artificial Intelligence Investments Aren't Just a Pipe Dream -- Here's Why

Tech stocks are hot right now, but that doesn't mean artificial intelligence is all hype.<p>Technology stocks often get a lot of attention in a bull …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Space Data Is The New Big Data

Space Data is about to get big. Thanks to the growing sophistication and falling cost of satellites, more businesses than ever are looking to the “final frontier” for insights which can be put to use here on Earth.<p>That’s the conclusion of a report that has just been published by Sparks & Honey. The …

Big Data

You Could Become an AI Master Before You Know It. Here’s How. - MIT Technology Review

At first blush, Scot Barton might not seem like an AI pioneer. He isn’t building self-driving cars or teaching computers to thrash humans at computer …

Artificial Intelligence

Almost Half of All Companies Have Deployed Machine Learning

The machine learning revolution has started. Find out how and where companies are investing, according to an Oxford Economics research study.<p>PCMag …

Google's machine learning software has learned to replicate itself

Google’s AutoML<p>Back in May, Google revealed its AutoML project; artificial intelligence (AI) designed to help them create other AIs. Now, Google has …

Artificial Intelligence

IDG Contributor Network: When big data gets personal...and cloudy

According to IBM, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data per day. That is a lot of really big data. And big data is getting bigger. It is becoming …

Big Data