Technology

By Cognitus Academy | This collection of articles focuses on technological developments that affect society and includes artificial intelligence, communications and social media.

Here's what happened when Trump asked Bill Gates to be his science advisor

In a March meeting with Bill Gates, President Trump reportedly asked the billionaire philanthropist if he wanted the prestigious job of White House …

Bill Gates

SpaceX is dealt blow as secret military satellite goes missing

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - A military satellite launched by Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies appears to have crashed into the sea after a …

Defence Cyber Chief

1<p>1<p>The Ministry of Defence (MINDEF)'s Defence Cyber Chief, Mr David Koh, announced the MINDEF Bug Bounty Programme on the sidelines of his visit to …

Emerging ‘hyperwar’ signals ‘AI-fueled, machine-waged’ future of conflict

Imagine wars fought by swarms of unmanned, autonomous weapons across land, air, sea, space and cyber. The autonomous weapons use artificial …

Cyber Maturity in the Asia Pacific Region 2017 | Australian Strategic Policy Institute

The Cyber Maturity in the Asia–Pacific Region report is the flagship annual publication of the ASPI International Cyber Policy Centre.<p>This report …

Smart Elevators, Self-Driving Cars Require More Computing Power at Network’s Edge

Life-or-death calculations can't wait for a response from the cloud<p>By<p>Sara Castellanos<p>Sara Castellanos<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@SCastellWSJ<p>sara.castellanos@wsj.com<p>Millions of machines and objects are connecting to the internet for the first time, challenging an architecture that was designed …

Internet of Things

Ceding powers of decision to AI presents a paradox

The main technique behind recent advances in AI hardly lives up to the name “artificial intelligence”. There is little intelligent about it: machine …

Job-destroying monsters and the 'super-aged'

The UK health secretary has admitted that there is a shortage of both doctors and nurses. This is a problem that could have been foreseen some years …

Cryptocurrencies: debased coinages

Year-end reviews like to identify words and phrases that have captured the zeitgeist. Lex’s choice is “hodl”, an in-word as niche as many of the …

Apple iPhone slowdown tests consumer loyalty

Conspiracy theorists have long been convinced that Apple was deliberately slowing down old iPhones to force customers to upgrade to newer models.<p>This …