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AI, bots and robots
- Proliferation of hydrocarbon-degrading microbes at the bottom of Mariana Trench
- American College of Radiology unveils free AI software development platform
- Use Deep Learning to Automatically Colorize Black and White Photos
- The black hole picture is both an astonishing achievement and a deceptive image
The simplistic portrait masks a mind-bendingly complex realityÂ Â
- Berkeley Blue – Accelerating robotics through low-cost hardware
- GCHQ Cracks Frank Sidebottom’s Codes
The government’s top codebreakers unlock hidden messages from the cult comedy character’s creator.
- FPGA/DNN Co-Design: An Efficient Methodology for IoT Intelligence
- Engineering Uncertainty Estimation in Neural Networks
- Deep Learning in Clojure from Scratch to GPU: Learning a Regression
- The impact of AI on inequality, job automation, and skills of the future
- When AI Meets Nowruz
- ‘Flash Boys’ Trading Bots Are Running Wild on Crypto Exchanges
- AI Helps Classify Lung Cancer at the Pathologist Level
- MLJAR – build machine learning models without coding
- Chatbots aren’t as difficult to make as You Think
- A Gentle Introduction to Text Summarization in Machine Learning
Text summarization is a common in machine learning. In this article, we’ll explore how to create a simple extractive text summarization algorithm.
- Did Google Sabotage Firefox?
- The Drones and Robots That Helped Save Notre Dame
In the era of social media, events such as the fire at Notre Dame cathedral are experienced by a global audience in real-time. From New York to Tokyo, millions of people were glued to their smartphâ¦
- Google accused of sabotaging Firefox, again
- IBM halting sales of Watson AI tool for drug discovery
- End-to-End Differentiable Learning of Protein Structure
- Why Alan Turing Wanted AI Agents to Make Mistakes
- Learning Parser Combinators with Rust
- AI is not coming for you
A current joke that has been circulating around the tech world for a while now is that the way to get VCs to eat out of your hand is to slap the words AI, âmachine learningâ and/or âblockchainâ on your pitch deck. A1: Companies have learned that referring to âmachine learningâ as âAIâ results in … Continue reading “AI is not coming for you”
- AI Winter Is Coming
- The Mueller Report Can’t Be Copyrighted, Is Flagged by Copyright Bots Anyway
Blockchain and decentralization
- Azure Cosmos DB: Microsoft’s Cloud-Born Globally Distributed Database
It has been almost 9 months since I started my sabbatical work with the Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB team. I knew what I signed up for then…
- Lexiconomy – The World’s First Decentralized and Economized Dictionary
- Open-source online board gaming platform build atop blockchain tech
- Self-Described Bitcoin Creator Craig Wright Sues a Podcaster for Libel
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- Webiny – CMS powered by GraphQL and React
- 1060-hour image of the Large Magellanic Cloud captured by amateur astronomers
This extraordinary view of the LMC might be the world’s longest exposure image in amateur astronomy.
1060 hours were needed to capture this highly-resolved image (204 Megapixels) of the Large Magellanic Cloud.
- Best Practices for AWS Lambda Container Reuse
- The Laws of Trading – New Book
- The Notre Dame fire and the future of history
The fire turned the thousand-year-old roof to ash. But a digital replica of the cathedral could help make its restoration all the more complete.
- Cloudflare Announcing AMP Real URL (AMP Under Your Own Domain)
The promise of the AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) project was that it would make the web, and, in particular, the mobile web, much more pleasant to surf. The AMP HTML framework was designed to make web pages load quickly.
- JD.com’s Chief, Richard Liu, Is Accused of Rape in Lawsuit
Development and languages
- The Mercury logic programming system
- Giistr: Find GitHub Issues to Contribute To
- Jumia Is Not an African Startup.( A Digital Colonization Thread)
- Windows 10 source code: over 0.5 TB source code, over 4M files
- Programmatically Generate Diagrams for GitHub Readmes
ð§ââï¸ RESTful rendering pipeline for generating sequence and UML diagrams using Mermaid for Markdown docs (Diagrams as a Service) – Schachte/Mermrender
- Alpha: Solver for Lazy-Grounding Answer-Set Programming
- Dog Breed Identifier: from Keras Program to Android App
With the recent progress in Neural Networks in general and image Recognition particularly, it might seem that creating an NN-based application for image…
- Never commit secrets into Git repos
- Easily Review Comments in Atom – The GitHub Blog
- Wasmer: A Python library for executing WebAssembly binaries
ðð¸ Python library to run WebAssembly binaries. Contribute to wasmerio/python-ext-wasm development by creating an account on GitHub.
- Bosque Programming Language
- Source Code for Zork, Hitchhiker’s Guide, and Other Infocom Games on GitHub
A collection of historical source files, for education and perusal. – historicalsource
- Pyodide: Bringing the scientific Python stack to the browser
Pyodide is an experimental project from Mozilla to create a full Python data science stack that runs entirely in the browser. We think itâs worthwhile to work on moving the …
- Microsoft loses control over Windows Tiles
A service from Microsoft used to allow web page owners to deliver news on Windows Tiles as so-called Windows Live Tiles. After the service has been disabled, we were able to take
- Graphical Introduction to Dynamic Programming
- Mozilla is bringing Python interpreter to browsers
- Utah Bans Police from Searching Digital Data Without a Warrant, Closes Loophole
- Positional-Only Parameters for Python
- The Bosque Programming Language
Quote of the week
The central enemy of reliability is complexity.
— Geer et al.
- Tracking Phones, Google Is a Dragnet for the Police
The tech giant records peopleâs locations worldwide. Now, investigators are using it to find suspects and witnesses near crimes, running the risk of snaring the innocent.
- AI Podcast: Elon Musk on Tesla Autopilot
- Google’s Sensorvault Is a Boon for Law Enforcement. This Is How It Works
Investigators have been tapping into the tech giantâs enormous cache of location information in an effort to solve crimes. Hereâs what this database is and what it does.
- Amazon’s D.C. Move Threatens the Founders’ Vision for America
- New video of Intelsat 29e satellite reveals dramatic “anomaly”
- MIT Researcher Exposing Bias in Facial Recognition Tech Triggers Amazon’s Wrath
- A tale of how Google tried to win against Mozilla
- AMD Poised for Explosive CPU and GPU Sales Growth in 2019
AMD may see a big surge in sales in the second half of the year, following its Ryzen 3000 series CPU and Navi GPU launches.
- Starz Doesn’t Like News About Leaked TV-Shows, Takes Down TorrentFreak Tweet
A few days ago we reported on several major leaks of unreleased TV-shows. This included several episodes from the Starz original show “American Gods”. Apparently, however, Starz didn’t like our news reporting. To stop it from spreading any further, a representative asked Twitter to take down our tweet, stating that the article in question infringes its copyrights.
- Twitter Doesn’t Want You Sharing This Link About TV Piracy
- How Apple, Google, and other tech companies conspired against their own workers
When Rules Donât Apply is an educational multi-media campaign that highlights how antitrust law was used to protect labor rights in the digital age.
- MIT scholar surprised by Amazon’s hostile response to her face-recognition work
- Google Fiber to pay nearly $4M to Louisville in exit deal
- Amazon ‘flooded by fake five-star reviews’
Top-rated reviews on popular items are dominated by unknown brands, consumer group Which? finds.
- Indian government asks Apple and Google to take down TikTok app
- Jack Dorsey says it’s time to rethink the fundamental dynamics of Twitter
- Netflix: only 35 of IMDB top 250 available to stream
- Fact Checking Tesla’s “Impact Report”
- Intel Exiting 5G Modems
SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 16, 2019 â Intel Corporation today announced its intention to exit the 5G smartphone modem business and complete an assessment
- Google Decides to Monetize Maps
- Stripe Acquires Touchtech
Stripe, the payments powerhouse that is now valued at $22.5 billion, has made an acquisition to help it gear up for new regulations in Europe that will be rolled out later this year to improve security in online transactions. It has acquired Touchtech Payments, a startup out of Ireland that works wâ¦
- Microsoft turned down facial-recognition sales on human rights concerns
Microsoft Corp recently rejected a California law enforcement agencyâs request t…
- Amazon’s Slow Retreat from Seattle
- Popular Google Play Store Apps Are Abusing Permissions and Committing Ad Fraud
Following a BuzzFeed News investigation, Google removed six apps from the Play store that belonged to a major Chinese developer.
- Google OAuth Login Issues
- A Measles Case Hits Google’s Silicon Valley Headquarters
In the midst of a historic US measles outbreak, at least one Google employee walking around the tech giant’s main Silicon Valley campus has been diagnosed.
- Microsoft Bing Fire Tokenizer – 10x Faster Than NLTK
A lightning fast Finite State machine and REgular expression manipulation library. – Microsoft/BlingFire
- Canada Group Sues Government over Google’s Sidewalk Labs
- Microsoft Helped Build China’s Surveillance
- Fastly Files Registration Statement for Proposed IPO
- Learn more programming languages, even if you won’t use them
- Hackers publish data on thousands of US police officers and federal agents
- The Indictment of Julian Assange Is a Threat to Journalism
It is important to recognize that the legal charges brought against the founder of WikiLeaks this week have nothing to do with Russia or the 2016 election.
- Europe Learned to Fear China
- Quantum Algorithm Zoo
- Hacking Google ReCAPTCHA v3 Using Reinforcement Learning
- US Workers Are Paying High Taxes. But Without Any of the Benefits
- Learn TLA+
- Want to learn a new skill? Take some short breaks
- Top journals retract DNA-repair studies after misconduct probe
- Hackers could read non-corporate Outlook.com, Hotmail for six months
- From Theory to Systems: A Grounded Approach to Programming Language Education
- Don’t take my DataCamp course
- The University Is a Ticking Time Bomb
Treating nearly 75 percent of the professoriate as disposable is not sustainable.
- R: Lessons Learned, Directions for the Future
- Teaching rigorous distributed systems with efficient model checking
- TSA Says Theyre Not Discriminating Against Black Women but Body Scanners May Be
- How the quantum search algorithm works
An explanation of how the quantum search algorithm works, & introduction to the design of quantum algorithms
- A Chicago Woman Fell Victim to Candida Auris, a Drug-Resistant Fungus
The mysterious infection has appeared at hospitals around the world, but few institutions or families have discussed their experience.
- Bank of Japan to be top shareholder of Japan stocks
- Former student destroys 59 university computers using USB Killer device
- Why Are Women Under-Represented in Physics?
- Mercury – Banking built for startups
- Yet Another ZFS Port on Linux
- What we’ve learned from making Recurse Center 50% women, trans, and non-binary
- Uber’s self-driving unit gets $1B investment from SoftBank
- Why have so many physicists shrugged off the paradoxes of quantum mechanics?
- Hacker dumps thousands of sensitive Mexican embassy documents online
A hacker stole thousands of documents from Mexico’s embassy in Guatemala and posted them online. The hacker, who goes by the online handle @0x55Taylor, tweeted a link to the data earlier this week. The data is no longer available for download after the cloud host pulled the data offline, but â¦
- Helium shortages will impact quantum computer research
- Marcus Hutchins (a.k.a. Malwaretech) pleads guilty to creating banking malware
Malware researcher Marcus Hutchins has pleaded guilty to two counts of creating and selling a powerful banking malware, ending a long and protracted battle with U.S. prosecutors. Hutchins, a British national who goes by the online handle MalwareTech, was arrested in August 2017 as he was due to flyâ¦