Software

This bizarre image-translation tool turns drawings into photographs

Or at least it tries to.<p>A new machine learning-based image generator, called the Image-to-Image Demo, is getting attention for the bizarre creations it produces.<p>The interactive image-translation demo uses inputed outlines, or “edges,” to produce a complete photographic image, based on a body of …

Machine Learning

“Creepy . . . but impressive” facial recognition software is going to the next level

Soon our faces will unlock doors and buy socks for us — and allow us to be tracked and ID'd with scary precision<p>Facial recognition systems — computers that can verify a person’s identity from a digital image or video still — have been around for a few years now. Following a recent explosion in big …

Machine Learning

Why composition is superior to inheritance as a way of sharing code

Inheritance is one of the pillars of Object-oriented programming (OOP), the other two being polymorphism and encapsulation. Inheritance is therefore …

Programming

A gallery of interesting Jupyter Notebooks

This page is a curated collection of Jupyter/IPython notebooks that are notable for some reason (the page was created before the Jupyter name …

Machine Learning

9 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

If you thought yesterday’s post covering paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale was a great one, well, you’re absolutely correct. In fact, a few of …

iPhone Apps

Your computer's blinking LED is actually a huge security risk

Researchers have discovered a way to hack into a computer by aiming a drone at the tiny blinking light found on most Windows desktops.<p>The espionage …

Malware

Google harnesses machine learning to help publishers thwart abusive comments online

Google and its early-stage incubator Jigsaw have launched a new tool that uses machine learning to help publishers combat online abuse.<p>With Perspective, Google is offering online publishers an API that they can integrate into any of their platforms that facilitate user comments. Perspective taps a …

Machine Learning

Making Your Phone Take Dictation

<b>Q.</b> <i>I am a writer and ideas for stories come to me at the most inopportune times. I usually end up making voice memos on my iPhone, but in the end I really need to transcribe them to text. Is there an effective and efficient app to automatically transcribe voice recordings?</i><p><b>A.</b> Third-party apps and …

iOS Apps

‘Poorly Written’ Ransomware Targets macOS Software Pirates

New ransomware has been found in the wild that targets macOS software pirates. The “poorly coded” malware, created in Swift, promises to crack the …

Malware

Air-gapping is no protection from drone-wielding hackers

With talented hackers able to break into just about any device that's connected to the internet, from a computer to a car, the best way to keep …

Cybersecurity

China is funding Baidu to take on the US in deep-learning research

While US-based companies like Alphabet, IBM, Facebook, and Microsoft typically dominate US artificial-intelligence headlines, China’s government is now accelerating the country’s own contributions to the field.<p>China’s National Development and Reform Commission, a government agency tasked with …

Machine Learning

IBM Deploys 400 Blockchain Projects, But Perspectives Are Unclear

IBM President and CEO Ginni Rometty believes Blockchain technology is far more important than Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning.<p>At the …

IBM

TeamSpy malware exploits TeamViewer in phishing campaign

Heimdal Security researchers spotted a new spam campaign carrying the TeamSpy data-stealing malware.<p>The attackers exploit the TeamViewer remote …

Malware

What it's like to be spied on by Android stalkerware marketed to suspicious spouses

For $170, Motherboard's Joseph Cox bought SpyPhone Android Rec Pro, an Android app that you have to sideload on your target's phone (the software's …

Malware

Keep Your Account Safe by Avoiding Dyzap Malware

Introduction<p>Dyzap belongs to a family of malware designed to steal confidential information from enormous target applications by installing a “man in …

macOS Development for Beginners: Part 1

Do you want to learn how to develop your own apps for macOS?<p>Good news! Apple makes developing for macOS incredibly easy, and in this tutorial series …

XCode

Vanity metrics, the future, and 100,000 thank yous

Hi. I’m Eoghan McCabe. I’m the CEO and a co-founder of Intercom.<p>You may remember me from such blog posts as our Series A funding announcement, our …

SaaS

Understanding the differences between AI, machine learning, and deep learning

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning have become integral for many businesses. But, the terms are often used interchangeably. …

Machine Learning

How Pinterest’s visual search went from a moonlight project to a real-world search engine

Sometime around 2013 and 2014, deep learning was going through a revolution that required pretty much everyone to reset their expectations as to how things worked, and leveled the playing field for what people were doing with computer vision.<p>At least that’s the philosophy that Pinterest engineer …

Machine Learning

New JavaScript library invites coders to play with Canvas

Looking to blur the line between technology and art, the Sandpit library for creative coding uses JavaScript and the canvas 2D element.<p>Accessible on …

JavaScript

6 Cloud Growth Areas to Watch According to Analysts

• fullscreen<p>Click through the slideshow for five areas to watch in cloud over the next three years.<p>fullscreen<p>IaaS Leads Cloud Spending Growth in …

SaaS

Hardentools

Hardentools is a collection of simple utilities designed to disable a number of "features" exposed by operating systems (Microsoft Windows, for now), …

Malware

Four Tips for Powerful Mobile App Development Using Artificial Intelligence

While artificial intelligence now encompasses multiple fields other than mobile app development, its steady rise in usage in this field is a telling …

Machine Learning

Why UX is pivotal to the future of SEO

As search engine algorithms become more sophisticated, many believe user signals will play a greater role in search rankings. Columnist David Freeman …

UX Design

Entity Framework Core Tutorial

Entity Framework is a powerful Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) framework for data access in .NET. This framework can be used to build Data Access …

10 Ways Machine Learning Will Transform the Everyday Digital Experience

Machine learning is creating a foothold in the business world, especially when it comes to innovative digital experience, and Web Content Management …

Machine Learning

Payments, AI and machine learning to drive MYOB forward

MYOB chief executive Tim Reed believes the company is at one of the second big turning points in the its history, thanks in part to the $48 million …

Machine Learning

Can Neural Nets Usher In A New Era Of Optical Astronomy?

Hubble eXtreme Deep Field "XDF" (2012) view — except for a few stars, every speck of light is an entire galaxy — some as old as 13.2 billion …

Astronomy

Aussie startup has a different take on AI

Machine learning has become almost synonymous with artificial intelligence (AI), thanks to successes by big technology companies such as IBM and …

Machine Learning

Your IDE won't change, but YOU will: HELLO! Machine learning

Machine learning has become a buzzword. A branch of Artificial Intelligence, it adds marketing sparkle to everything from intrusion detection tools …

Machine Learning