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The British must decide if they are lions or lambs

Four years ago, while on holiday in Yorkshire, my wife and I met a farmer who admitted that he relied heavily on EU subsidies but said that he would …

Great Britain

3D-Printed Neural Network Performs Tasks at the Speed of Light

A team of scientists has created a unique all-optical platform that can perform machine learning tasks at light speed.<p>The researchers, headed by …

Deep Learning

AI in cybersecurity: what works and what doesn't

Let's start by dispelling the most common misconception: There is very little if any true artificial intelligence (AI) being incorporated within …

Artificial Intelligence

The Promise and Perils of AI Medical Care

Hi folks, it’s Jeremy from London. There’s no hotter technology right now than artificial intelligence. And one of the areas where people are most …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Will Replace Tasks, Not Jobs

There is no shortage of angst when it comes to the impact of AI on jobs. For example, a survey by Pew Research Internet finds Americans are roughly twice as likely to express worry (72%) than enthusiasm (33%) about a future in which robots and computers are capable of doing many jobs that are …

Machine Learning

Opinion: New Nvidia chip extends the company’s lead in graphics, artificial intelligence

Nvidia on Monday announced its next-generation graphics architecture called Turing, named after the early-20th century computer scientist credited as …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists discover completely new form of carbon after decades of searching

A new form of carbon has been created, opening up a whole new world of potential technological applications.<p>Carbon can already be moulded into …

University of California

The Two Easiest Ways to Gain More Muscle in Less Time

These methods will reduce the length of your workouts by up to 50 percent while still delivering identical gains in size and strength.<p>If you're like most people, you want more muscle than you have right now, but you’re busy and you don’t have much free time to go to the gym and lift weights. If …

Muscle

A small team of student AI coders beats Google’s machine-learning code - MIT Technology Review

Students from Fast.ai, a small organization that runs free machine-learning courses online, just created an AI algorithm that outperforms code from …

Machine Learning

MacBook Pro 2018 users complain of cracking speakers as early woes continue | Trusted Reviews

<b>Is Apple’s Mac division losing it’s edge, just a little bit? Following the recent issues over sticky keyboards and throttled processors, users of the</b> …

MacBook Pro

AWS error exposed GoDaddy business secrets

Updated: It is believed information belonging to thousands of GoDaddy systems was leaked due to the failure.<p>An error in Amazon AWS bucket …

Cloud Computing

Apple runs into another embarrassing issue with the new MacBook Pro

A series of embarrassing gaffes in Cupertino are leading many to question whether Apple has lost its eye for detail.<p>Just weeks after Apple acknowledged, then patched, a throttling issue in its updated line of “Pro-level” laptops, users are now reporting another problem that casts Apple‘s quality …

MacBook Pro

Dark Energy May Be Incompatible With String Theory

On June 25, Timm Wrase awoke in Vienna and groggily scrolled through an online repository of newly posted physics papers. One title startled him into …

Physics

Snapchat's leaked source code is clean, literally

In May, hackers leaked a portion of Snapchat’s top secret source code to the wider Internet. Snapchat owner Snap Inc was quick to issue a takedown notice, but the Internet never forgets. You can still find it, if you know where to look.<p>I got my hands on a copy last night. What impressed me is the …

Source Code

Windows 10 Leak Exposes Microsoft's New Monthly Charge

Ever since its creation, Microsoft has described Windows 10 “as a service”. The fear has always been that this meant Microsoft would start charging users a monthly fee to maintain the operating system, and now a new leak has confirmed this is exactly what will happen…<p>In a new report, CNet’s well …

Windows 10

The most offensive curse word in English has powerful feminist origins

Cursing is a good way to be bad. It’s mostly harmless and signals authenticity to listeners. For the linguistically bold, vulgarity is just one element of a rich vocabulary, a spice for speech. Yet even those of us who curse like sailors shirk the word “cunt.”<p>Breathe deep, because we’re about to …

Linguistics

New genre of artificial intelligence programs take computer hacking to another level

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The nightmare scenario for computer security - artificial intelligence programs that can learn how to evade even the best defenses - may already have arrived.<p>FILE PHOTO: Servers for data storage are seen at Advania's Thor Data Center in Hafnarfjordur, Iceland August 7, …

Artificial Intelligence

Self-supervised learning gets us closer to autonomous learning

Self-Supervised Learning is getting attention because it has the potential to solve a significant limitation of supervised machine learning, viz. …

Machine Learning

Mark Cuban's Best Productivity Hack Is Seriously Beyond Brilliant

Controlling his schedule gives him power over his success, health, and destiny. Here's how he does it.<p>Conventional wisdom says that "collaboration" is the key to success. Indeed, companies have spent umpteen billions of dollars on open plan offices specifically to increase the number of meetings …

Time Management

'Brexit created doubt': Romanian workers turn backs on UK farms

“This is the hardest year,” says Alexandru Barbacaru, director of Est-Vest Services, a Romanian employment agency for temporary workers for the UK.<p>Sitting in his office in central Bucharest, his desk cluttered with filled-in application forms and tax documents for past and present workers, …

Recruitment

String Theory May Create Far Fewer Universes Than Thought

Some physicists claim the popular landscape of universes in string theory may not exist

Dark Matter

Accidents at Amazon: workers left to suffer after warehouse injuries

Vickie Shannon Allen, 49, started working at Amazon as a counter in a fulfillment warehouse at Haslet, Texas, in May 2017. At first, like many employees, Allen was excited by the idea of working for one of the fastest growing corporations in the world. That feeling dissipated quickly after a few …

Compensation

The Ascendance of nftables

The Sun sets on iptables (image by fdecomite, CC BY 2.0)iptables is the default Linux firewall and packet manipulation tool. If you’ve ever been …

Linux

Why Your Return From Home Equity Is Always Zero

Home equity is an awful investment. It is unsafe, illiquid and its rate of return is always zero. Home equity is your “skin in the game” — it’s the difference between your home’s value and how much you owe on the loan.<p>If you own a $500,000 home and owe $400,000 on the loan, you have $100,000 in …

Personal Finance

A Book About A Single, Simple Experiment

I got an advance copy of Anil Ananthaswamy’s forthcoming <i>Through Two Doors at Once</i> a while back, and while I was too busy with my own book to read it in time to blurb it, I did manage to finish it before it was released, so you get this review slightly in advance.<p>This is a 250-odd page book about …

Quantum Physics

Why Do Some People Get Bitten By Mosquitoes More Than Others? Science Has A Surprising Answer

It's always nice to be well-liked — with a few exceptions. Most people are more than happy to be unpopular with serial killers, rodents, and bugs. …

Mosquitoes

Google's Grand Plan To Make AI Accessible To Developers And Businesses

Artificial intelligence took center stage at Google’s annual user conference, Cloud Next 2018. The company made several announcements that make machine learning and artificial intelligence accessible to both developers and businesses.<p>One of the first announcements came in the form of Cloud AutoML, …

Machine Learning

How ‘AIOps’ is optimizing cloud computing up and down the stack

Artificial intelligence workloads are consuming ever greater shares of information technology infrastructure resources. AI is also taking up …

Machine Learning

The Brexit right is letting ideology trump democracy

If Britain were not in the middle of a nervous breakdown, Shahmir Sanni would be a national hero. As it is, the British right has done its damnedest to wreck the life of the whistleblower who provided the evidence that pro-Brexit groups Vote Leave and BeLeave “worked to a common plan” to break …

Brexit

Dominic Raab: the face that says, ‘I need to take back control of my sphincter’ | Marina Hyde

Even for those who’ve been stockpiling I-told-you-sos for two years, there really is zero satisfaction in watching Brexit secretary Dominic Raab wanly assure a parliamentary committee that, post-Brexit, “there will be adequate food”. Just like the al-Qaida number three job used to be, the DExEU gig …

Dominic Raab