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APNewsBreak: Google clarifies location-tracking policy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has revised an erroneous description on its website of how its "Location History" setting works, clarifying that it continues to track users even if they've disabled the setting.<p>The change came three days after an Associated Press investigation revealed that several …

Privacy

Work-Bench enterprise report predicts end of SaaS could be coming

Work-Bench, a New York City venture capital firm that spends a lot of time around Fortune 1000 companies, has put together The Work-Bench Enterprise Almanac: 2018 Edition, which you could think of as a State of the Enterprise report. It’s somewhat like Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends report, but with …

Workbenches

NCAA announces new rule changes allowing 'elite' high school seniors to hire agents

The NCAA unveiled significant rule changes Wednesday aimed at cleaning up college basketball that will include “elite” high school seniors having the ability to hire agents and underclassmen having the ability to return to college if they enter the NBA draft but aren’t selected.<p>The NCAA also took …

College Football

How to edit a human

For decades scientists aspired to modify the code of life. Tom Whipple meets Jennifer Doudna, who succeeded<p>This story begins nearly four billion …

Genetics

Think Twice About a Company When You Keep Hearing These 4 AI Buzzwords

For every AI company doing groundbreaking work there are a dozen new "know-it-alls."<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For every business that's using AI to do something groundbreaking, there are more that, well, aren't. Adobe’s 2018 "Digital Trends" report found that …

Machine Learning

Chinese AI Beats Doctors in Diagnosing Brain Tumors

The AI system could diagnose tumors more accurately (and faster) than 15 human physicians.<p>A Chinese AI system diagnosed brain tumors and other conditions more accurately and faster than a team of top Chinese physicians, according to Xinhua. The AI, called BioMind, was developed by the Artificial …

The New Story of Humanity's Origins in Africa

Several new discoveries suggest that our species didn’t arise from a single point in space. Instead, the entire continent was our cradle.<p>There is a decades-old origin story for our species, in which we descended from a group of hominids who lived somewhere in Africa around 200,000 years ago. Some …

GOP megadonor: ‘I’m not writing one penny to any of them’ until DACA is resolved

A billionaire Florida healthcare mogul and Republican megadonor says he will cut off contributions to elected officials and candidates who refuse to fix immigration laws.<p>Mike Fernandez, long at odds with President Donald Trump over deportations, told POLITICO in a phone interview he’s behind a …

The AI winter is well on its way

Deep learning has been at the forefront of the so-called AI revolution for years now, and many people believed that it would take us to the world of the technological singularity. Many companies talked big in 2014, 2015, and 2016 when technologies such as Alpha Go were pushing new boundaries. For …

Machine Learning

Algorithms for Visual Learners

Computer programming is a lot like chess. It is fairly simple to teach people the moves. But knowing how the pieces move isn’t the reason you can …

Facebook’s open-source Go bot can now beat professional players

Go is the go-to game for machine learning researchers. It’s what Google’s DeepMind team famously used to show off its algorithms, and Facebook, too, recently announced that it was building a Go bot of its own. As the team announced at the company’s F8 developer conference today, the ELF OpenGo bot …

Machine Learning

Iran tells ISPs to block Telegram

Iranian officials have called for ISPs to block both the mobile and desktop versions of Telegram in the country. ISPs are also reportedly being instructed to block the messaging service in a way that can't be bypassed by a VPN. <i>Reuters</i> reports that Iran's judiciary website Mizan, quoting a court …

Researchers find a machine learning technique that can help soldiers learn 13 times faster than conventional methods- Technology News, Firstpost

A novel <b>machine learning</b> technique could help soldiers to learn 13 times faster than conventional methods as well as help save lives, say researchers, …

To master artificial intelligence, don't forget people and process

Having the right technology and expertise in place is just the first step in profiting from AI. Ultimately, accountability and repeatability will be …

Is artificial intelligence a better stock picker than humans?

EquBot's AI-powered equity ETF uses IBM's Watson to develop a portfolio of stocks that its sponsors argue would beat human fund managers and the …

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Machine Learning

Japanese scientists just created an AI that can “read” human minds

Nope, this isn’t just fodder for the new series of Black Mirror<p>As computer scientists attempt to make machines think and learn like humans, the …

The Brain

Millennials Are Screwed - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing writer for Highline.<p>Typography - Jason Wong<p>Jason is an art director and graphic designer based in suburban New Jersey.<br>He is also a part of the lettering sketch blog Friends of Type.<p>Spiritual Guide - Becky<p>Becky is an 8-bit creation living in …

New Jersey

AI’s Cool New Thing: Capsule Networks (explained)

A buzz is about in AI circles around “capsule networks,” a new variant on neural networks that backers say could simplify, cut the costs of, …

Artificial Intelligence

Send scam emails to this chatbot and it’ll waste their time for you

Chatbots. They’re usually a waste of your time, so why not have them waste someone else’s instead? Better yet: why not have them waste an <i>email scammer’s</i> time.<p>That’s the premise behind Re:scam, an email chatbot operated by New Zealand cybersecurity firm Netsafe. Next time you get a dodgy email in …

Chatbots

The Superweirdo Behind ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

It was 394 days before the scheduled release of “Thor: Ragnarok,” and at 4:30 in the morning, the movie’s director, Taika Waititi, was already dressed for another long day: knit cap, dapper wool shirt buttoned up to the neck, cup of coffee in hand. He was three months into the shoot for this $180 …

Thor: Ragnarok review

The God of Thunder gets the movie he’s always deserved<p><i>Thor: Ragnarok</i> is proof that Marvel has finally allotted space for a new cinematic voice to take total control over one of its franchises in desperate need of change.<p><i>Ragnarok</i> is a doodle notebook full of teenage daydreams, a neon-infused fantasy …

Wilson Says Kelly Lied, Used 'Racist Term' in His Emotional Briefing

The Florida lawmaker who criticized President Donald Trump's condolence call to a fallen soldier's wife hit back at White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Friday, claiming that his emotional comments a day earlier featured a “lie” and a “racist” insult directed at her.<p>“I feel sorry for General …

Donald Trump

Every Wi-Fi network at risk of unprecedented 'Krack' hacking attack

Every Wi-Fi connection is potentially vulnerable to an unprecedented security flaw that allows hackers to snoop on internet traffic, researchers have revealed.<p>The vulnerability is the first to be found in the modern encryption techniques that have been used to secure Wi-Fi networks for the last 14 …

Hacker Broke Into Hotel Rooms Electronically, Stole Customers’ Stuff

Key cards may be a convenient way for hotels to issue room keys, but a bug in one popular model made it convenient to electronically pick the locks. …

DevSecOps for Your APIs

Applications are changing. A web app in days gone by was a single application running on a server in a datacenter somewhere. Today, that same web app …

If Grandma Has a Pacemaker, Please Take Her in For a Firmware Update

The Food and Drug Administration announced today that 465,000 pacemakers installed in the US have a security vulnerability that could be exploited to …

How the GDPR will disrupt Google and Facebook

<i>Google and Facebook will be disrupted by the new European data protection rules that are due to apply in May 2018. This note explains how.</i><p>Google and …

The Active Directory Botnet

50%<p>50%<p>BLACK HAT USA 2017 -- It's a nightmare of an implementation error with no easy fix. Ty Miller and Paul Kalinin from Threat Intelligence Pty. …

Information Security