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AI, bots and robots
- How Knightscope’s Security Robots Surveil the Public
- A turf war and a botched contract landed two pentesters in Iowa jail
Despite no evidence of criminal intent, Coalfire employees face charges of criminal trespass.
- A unifying approach for controlling flying robotic insects
- Introduction to Confident Learning: Finding and Learning with Errors in Datasets
- New AI System Predicts Seizures with Near-Perfect Accuracy
- What Would the Father of Cybernetics Think About A.I. Today?
- It’s a Disservice to Urge Young People to Become Entrepreneurs
The legend of the twenty-something business wunderkind is everywhere in pop culture. Here’s the problem. The data are in. It turns out that the whole thing is a gigantic myth.
- Farewell, Cortana
- What happens when a bot writes your blog posts
Have you ever wondered if you’d be replaced by AI in the near future? I know I have. What if a bot could learn all about my style of writing and create a post of its own for this blog? Well, …
- Machine Learning Can Help Unlock the World of Ancient Japan
- Bank of America Closes Roelof Botha’s Bank Account
- Why office noise bothers some people more than others
No one likes an office whistler or pen clicker – but for some people, these noises aren’t just a nuisance, they’re a full-blown aural assault. Why?
- AI Update, Late 2019
- Heliogen’s new tech could unlock renewable energy for industrial manufacturing
Last Monday a group of millionaires and billionaires took a trip to an industrial site in Lancaster, Calif. to witness the achievement of what could represent a giant leap forward in the effort to decarbonize some of the world’s most carbon intensive industries. For Bill Gross, the founder of…
- How to recognize AI snake oil
- Vertebrates became predators by tweaking the neural crest
- How to apply ML and deep learning to audio analysis
- Build a WhatsApp Chatbot with Python, Flask and Twilio
Build a WhatsApp chatbot with Twilio, Python and the Flask framework
- Neural correlates of the DMT experience assessed with multivariate EEG
Neural correlates of the DMT experience assessed with multivariate EEG
- Deep Learning and its implication for chip design
The past decade has seen a remarkable series of advances in machine learning,
and in particular deep learning approaches based on artificial neural networks,
to improve our abilities to build more accurate systems across a broad range of
areas, including computer vision, speech recognition, language translation, and
natural language understanding tasks. This paper is a companion paper to a
keynote talk at the 2020 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC)
discussing some of the advances in machine learning, and their implications on
the kinds of computational devices we need to build, especially in the
post-Moore’s Law-era. It als
- AI hype opens doors as easily as it slams them in your face
- Deep Learning with PyTorch
- The revolution of machine learning has been greatly exaggerated
Can AI teach itself the laws of physics? Will classical computers soon be replaced by deep neural networks? Sure looks like it, if…
Blockchain and decentralization
- Tari labs blockchain tech curriculum
- 400 Lines Binance CryptoCurrency Bot
- A Python library for writing distributed self-replicating programs
- A Leaky Cryptocurrency Faucet
- Police seize cryptocurrency from alleged movie pirate
- PIA bought by company known for distributing malware
Woman computer scientist of the week
Cloud and architecture
- Using multi-arch Docker images to support apps on any architecture
How Docker 19.03 makes it simple to build images for most hardware platforms.
- Basecamp Co-Founder David Heinemeier Hansson On: The Founding of Ethical SaaS
- Microsoft Incorporates Graphcore AI Chips in Azure Cloud
- Determining the Size of Your SaaS Market
- Local-first software: you own your data, in spite of the cloud
Local-first software: you own your data, in spite of the cloud Kleppmann et al., Onward! ’19 Watch out! If you start reading this paper you could be lost for hours following all the interesti…
- An interview with Barbara Liskov
- Google Kills Cloud Print
- How NextRoll uses AWS Batch for daily business operations
- Evaluating the Search Phase of Neural Architecture Search
Neural Architecture Search (NAS) aims to facilitate the design of deep
networks for new tasks. Existing techniques rely on two stages: searching over
the architecture space and validating the best architecture. NAS algorithms are
currently evaluated solely by comparing their results on the downstream task.
While intuitive, this fails to explicitly evaluate the effectiveness of their
search strategies. In this paper, we present a NAS evaluation framework that
includes the search phase. To this end, we compare the quality of the solutions
obtained by NAS search policies with that of random architecture selection. We
find that: (i) On average, t
- Cloudflare open-sources Flan Scan, a network vulnerability scanner
- Google Is Killing Google Cloud Print
- Google Quietly Kills Cloud Print
Google quietly revealed this week that it will kill Cloud Print, a cloud-based printing solution that never exited beta.
- Comparative Benchmark of Arm, AMD, and Intel for Cloud-Native Workloads
Development and languages
- Microsoft is working to bring 64-bit Intel app emulation to Windows on ARM
- Building a 64-bit aarch64 kernel and userspace for the Raspberry Pi 4
- New Vulnerabilities All Come Preinstalled on Android Phones
- Windows will improve user privacy with DNS over HTTPS
- Logitech’s Adaptive Gaming Kit Finishes What Xbox’s XAC Started
- Programmer’s Guide to Performance Analysis and Tuning on Modern CPUs
- WebWindow, a cross-platform webview library for .NET Core
- Publish NPM Package with GitHub Actions
- Eliza explores the dangers of on-demand digital therapy
- Algebraic Data Types: Things I wish someone explained on functional programming
Algebraic data types and algebraic data structures sound similar. It’s like they ought to be the same thing. But they’re not. They both have ‘algebraic’ in the name, so it’s confusing. I got them mixed up at times. Others have too. But, they’re different concepts. Understanding the difference will help if you’re trying to learn functional programming.
- Microsoft says yes to future encrypted DNS requests in Windows
- Why is Android Studio’s Emulator always listening to my microphone?
- Python 3.9 Alpha 1 released
- Designing Windows 95’s User Interface
- Appelpy – library for easier regression modelling in Python
- Bad Binder: Android In-the-Wild Exploit
- The Enterprise Programming Language
- Mu: Sketching out a minimal system programming language
- GitLab 12.5
Quote of the week
The best things are simple, but finding these simple things is not simple.
- NUVIA: New Server CPU Startup Going After Intel and AMD
- Google One
- Operating Manual for VC Firm Bloomberg Beta
- Intel desktop board BIOS update end-of-life
- Google search results have more human help than you think, report finds
- Intel’s CIP wants to collect the “categories of websites you visit”
Information about the Intel® Computing Improvement Program
- Facebook, Google Donate Heavily to Privacy Advocacy Groups
Few companies have more riding on proposed privacy legislation than Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc. To try to steer the bill their way, the giant advertising technology companies spend millions of dollars to lobby each year, a fact confirmed by government filings.
- Amazon, Please Stop Sending Me Packages I Didn’t Buy
- Testing Google Stadia
- Fitbit users are getting rid of the devices because they don’t trust Google
Privacy groups this week began pushing regulators to block the Fitbit acquisition, which the company originally hoped to close in early 2020.
- “Google Stadia is not a product that exists because people want it”
- Facebook and Microsoft Partner on Remote Development
- jquery Commit d0c00: Core: Migrate from AMD to ES Modules :tada:
- Julian Assange and visitors were spied on by security firm for US intelligence
La Repubblica has had access to the video and audio recordings of the Spanish company, UC Global, which spied on the WikiLeaks founder, his team of journalists
- PayPal to acquire shopping and rewards platform Honey for $4B
PayPal announced today it has agreed to acquire Honey Science Corporation, the makers of a deal-finding browser add-on and mobile application, for $4 billion, mostly cash. The acquisition, which is PayPal’s largest to date, will give the payments giant a foothold earlier in the customer’…
- Google to restrict political adverts worldwide
Google is extending a ban on campaigns targeting ads at people based on their political leanings.
- Her Amazon Purchases Are Real. The Reviews Are Fake
- Satya Nadella Added $850b to Microsoft
Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella is responsible for the most value creating corporate transformation of the 21st century due to sweeping cultural and strategic changes at a company regulators once tried to break-up.
- When Will Google Shutdown Stadia?
- Simple-twitter: A bare-bones Twitter clone implemented in a single file
A bare-bones Twitter clone implemented in a single file – Gabriel439/simple-twitter
- Twitter lets you use 2FA without a phone number
“We’ve updated how you can use two-factor authentication, allowing you to enable it with or without a phone number. Here’s how to add extra security to your account using an authorization app, physical security key, or SMS text message: https://t.co/8sTklAnKPY https://t.co/2ewsJRhUZe”
- Tesla Cyber Truck Live Stream – 8pm PST
- Tesla Cybertruck
Cybertruck is designed to have the utility of a truck with sports car performance. Built to be durable, versatile, capable and high-performance both on-road and off-road.
- Tesla’s new Cybertruck smashed during demo
- Tesla’s Cybertruck Approach on Auto Manufacturing and Engineering
- Google Translator Toolkit is shutting down
- Microsoft Fluent Design System
- Average product lifespan of Google products before It kills them
Google has killed over 150 products since 2006. The average lifespan of a Google product is 4 years and 1 month.
- Microsoft REST API Guidelines
Microsoft REST API Guidelines. Contribute to microsoft/api-guidelines development by creating an account on GitHub.
- European IBank to phase out fossil fuel financing
- Hacking Neural Networks: A Short Introduction
A small course on exploiting and defending neural networks – Kayzaks/HackingNeuralNetworks
- What Did I Learn from the First VC Check I Ever Wrote?
- Some women can see up to 100x more colors than most people
A tiny group of people can see ‘invisible’ colours that no-one else can perceive, discovers David Robson. How do they do it?
- A Woman Who Recorded 70k Tapes of American News
- Linux Distributions Archives
- A foundation course in reading German
- Apple warns of risks from German law to open up mobile payments
- Air Pollution Reduces IQ, a Lot
The number and quality of studies showing that air pollution has very substantial effects on health continues to increase. Patrick Collison reviews some of the most recent studies on air pollution and cognition. I’m going to post the whole thing so everything that follows is Patrick’s. —- Air pollution is a very big deal. Its …
- Local Linux User Tries FreeBSD
- Hacker Publishes 2TB of Data from Cayman National Bank
“RELEASE: Sherwood – Copies of the servers of Cayman National Bank and Trust (CNBT), which has allegedly been used for money laundering by Russian oligarchs and others.
Includes a HackBack readme explaining Phineas Fisher’s hack and exfiltration of funds. https://t.co/xoQLSjBFX3”
- Blocklike.js Educational Library – So kids can level up from Scratch
- Disney+ fans without answers after thousands hacked
- Why is everyone a bank?
- AT&T Released Danos Code to Linux Foundation
- Empathic concern does not reduce partisan animosity: study
Americans are as polarized as they’ve ever been. Could the problem be that we’re caring for each other too much?
- Thomas Guenoux, a CEO Helping to See the Funny Side of Life as a Developer
In this interview, Thomas Guenoux, the founder of CommitStrip, explains the creation process behind the strip and what makes developers laugh.
- The Robotics Industry Could Learn a Lot From Puppeteers
- Uxbox – The open-source prototyping tool
- One year using Kubernetes in production: Lessons learned
- Computer things they didn’t teach you in school #2
- The Long-Forgotten Flight That Sent Boeing Off Course
- So you want to learn Microservices?
- System76 Will Start Designing and Building Its Own Linux Laptops in January 2020
- Don’t Rush Quantum-Proof Encryption, Warns NSA Research Director
- Mastering Atari, Go, Chess and Shogi by Planning with a Learned Model
- Step by step guides and paths to learn different tools or technologies
Roadmaps, articles and resources to help you choose your path, learn and improve.
- Rust compiler bug test case reduction techniques
- Expose local server. Support both TCP/UDP, of course support HTTP
- Microsoft’s “Love” of Linux
- Greener, longer life: More trees reduce premature deaths in cities
- DeepMind’s MuZero teaches itself how to win at Atari, chess, shogi, and Go
- Hacker Laws: “When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.”
💻📖 Laws, Theories, Principles and Patterns that developers will find useful. #hackerlaws – dwmkerr/hacker-laws
- Things I’ve learned in 20 years of programming
- We Tested 5 Popular Web Hosting Companies and All Were Easily Hacked
- Postwoman – a free, fast, and beautiful alternative to Postman
👽 API request builder – A free, fast, and beautiful alternative to Postman https://postwoman.io 🔥 – liyasthomas/postwoman
- Collection of Jupyter notebooks for quantitative finance
Collection of notebooks about quantitative finance, with interactive python code. – cantaro86/Financial-Models-Numerical-Methods
- Tesla PowerWall 2 Hack
TESLA PowerWall 2 Security Shenanigans . Contribute to hackerschoice/thc-tesla-powerwall2-hack development by creating an account on GitHub.