Online giants, Facebook and Amazon are recruiting specialists in blockchain technology to each launch their own cryptocurrencies.
Online giants, Facebook and Amazon are recruiting specialists in blockchain technology to each launch their own cryptocurrencies.
It may be time to cut your losses with Bitcoin after the last few turbulent weeks. The cryptocurrency flagship may be about to sink…
It’s been estimated that those of the population in the North-West who still don’t have basic digital skills could be losing money due to not being able to compare prices online, access free services and shop around beyond the high street.
Executive director of trade body techUK; Matthew Evans is suggesting that the government needs to adopt Cloud technologies in all sectors.
The UK has a fast growing digital sector that is creating jobs and boosting the economy but the nation is lagging behind when it comes to companies sharing data digitally.www.businesscloud.co.uk/news/cloud-should-be-at-heart-of-industrial-strategy
According to the co-founder of VividQ; Aleksandra Pedraszewska, we are only a maximum of 2 and a half years from seeing the first holograms on the market.
The hardware and software appear to be there already, its just depending on which tech giant is going to go to market first…http://www.businesscloud.co.uk/news/fully-holographic-displays-will-be-here-within-two-years
A US robotics company; Bossa Nova, has opened a UK office in Sheffield and will soon start providing robots to supermarkets. The robots will be tasked with continually scanning shelves to count stock for replenishment, stock take and keeping track of shopping trends.
When it comes to the future of security, (which is less ‘future’ and more Now) it seems that those in the know are more likely to use AI to defend their business while those who aren’t will avoid it.
But can businesses turn a blind eye to using AI technology when the criminals are embracing it to get what they want?
Only one year after introducing the Azure Data Box, Microsoft have released the ‘edge’ which includes the very same microchips that Microsoft use in their own cloud data storage.https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/resources/videos/azure-friday-introducing-azure-data-box-edge/
Researchers have successfully printed a prototype eye. Complete with light receptors it’s the first step towards a truly bionic eyeball that could let the blind see or even improve on the vision quality of the sighted.
A pilot study at Stanford University has developed a pair of glasses that can assist autistic children to identify emotions of people they come into contact with.
Google Glass; nicknamed Superpower Glass (to appeal) scans the face of the person in front of the child and tells them what that person is feeling using a form of facial recognition technology.
Recently, first tests have been successfully completed on the new 5G for indoor coverage.
It outstrips 4G 100 fold. Due in the UK in 2020. Hard to believe 4G has been with us for a decade already!
Engineers at Brown University are developing an AI to be installed in a Hasbro toy that is currently available as a companion robot.
Imagine the possibilities as well as using this bot as a digital assistant, it could be an excellent early warning system for the owner and authorities for healthcare and security!
An Italian legal research team have used AI to discover that none of the big tech firms they looked into are compliant with the new GDPR.
An exoskeleton is being developed to allow people to do extraordinary feats of strength and stamina.
Aside from the obvious applications in the military, construction and extreme sports, this could give para and quadriplegic people a chance to walk again surely?
As well as fighting aggressive alien queens!
Google is developing their Duplex AI to be on the receiving end of the line in a call centre. But they’re not alone. Amazon, IBM, Microsoft and Cisco are also looking into this.
Do they take strong accents into consideration? I’m picturing a story told by stand up Kevin Bridges about trying to order cinema tickets using an automated phone system with a thick Glaswegian accent… hahaha
It’s a good initiative of supplying the right police with footage of dangerous driving. Hopefully it should help with insurance too.
Of course the privacy nuts are going to have a say. There’s a sure fire way to not be in any footage apart from being a pedestrian… Don’t drive like a moron!!
I’m so sick of Facebook now… so many data breaches recently and now it seems they have a data share agreement with China… Awesome.
Picture source: https://www.tcpalm.com/story/opinion/2018/03/22/poll-what-action-do-you-plan-take-aftermath-facebook-data-scandal/448784002/
The Uni of Wyoming with the help of Snapshot Serengeti is developing an AI that can identify and count species in the national park.
Hopefully the data will be made available to the park rangers in real time to help them battle poaching. It would certainly help tracking each species for the tourists, but only those shooting with a camera.
IBM had their AI; the ‘machine’ put up a pretty convincing argument against a human debator.
Having a vast amount of digital data at its disposal it had much pithier rebuttals for the humans topic than vice versa.
Perhaps we should trial it against a politician?
Not surprised that people have lost faith in cryptocurrencies following numerous world wide cyber crime surrounding them.
What was wrong with investing in gold and property?
As my family are waiting to move into our new home, this is a personally relevant article…
Nest’s ‘Hello’ went on sale in Europe last week after being trialled in the U.S.
It does what the other smart doorbell do plus another couple of nifty features like facial recognition and automated replies
California University has developed nanorobots to help clean patient’s blood of bacteria and the resulting toxins.
Is there anything left from Star Trek to be invented ? Has someone got started on Warp Drive yet?
I have to admit, I didn’t know that the Mars Rover was still there… Curiosity was sent up 6 years ago!
Yet another accident involving an autonomous car. Yet the accident was due to ‘human error’ ??
There are a lot of scare mongering reports about robots stealing jobs so it’s nice to see a report saying that they’re filling a void due to a lack of human workers.
It’s a pretty easy solution really. Build robots for the jobs we can’t or won’t do. Just dont give them any AI so they don’t know any better…
The US Dept of Defense (excuse the US spelling) is going to fund research into AI generated Deepfake videos in an effort to catch the fakers.
However they’ve already admitted that it may be a pointless endeavour.
I wonder if they’re using any presidential press releases? It would explain Trump. Maybe the poor guy has never said any of those moronic things and hasn’t tried to start WWIII?
The conspiracy theorists have sunk their teeth into another one… But I suppose it’s possible that Google would want to be seen as being at the forefront of the A.I. assistant race.
The headless quadruped robot ‘spotmini’ goes on sale in 2019 for an as yet undesclosed sum.
Covered in an earlier post, the SpotMini is one of the latest creations to come from Boston Dynamic, able to open doors and operate autonomously.
Following on from yesterdays story, Google have said that they will warn customers first when they are about to talk to a bot that can mimic a human voice
Google is going to trial their AI assistant for managing appointments and bookings for you over the phone.
It seems there is an unofficial race to become the world’s superiority in AI technology.
The US is trying to compete with China to be at the forefront of the field starting with face recognition but with the masses of data at China’s fingertips in regard to it’s population size the US may have it’s work cut out for it.
We’ve recently been offered digital assistance from all sides and here comes another one…
This time ‘Chris’ is here to assist you while driving to make any phone related tasks truly hands free.
It’s only taken about 40 years but bless those Japanese for finally making a transformer! The question is did they make an Autobot or a Deceptocon?
Why ask the question ‘Will too much tech overcomplicate the job’? With a 300% more efficient trial? If anything it would simplify the job of trying to see, the image is provided rather than you trying to guess what a blur is a few metres in front of you…
What would it be used for though? Surely they don’t care if you forget to tag a friend in a photo?
Who has access to the database? And how secure would it be? They’re asking to use state of the art technology but will they be using the like to protect the data?
I wonder how long it will take them to have no other human present during a surgery; having robotic surgeons and nurses being controlled remotely allowing for a completely clean room.
Now if I was suspicious of authority I’d believe this was developed as a means to spy…
It’s nice when engineers hear “robot” and don’t automatically think ‘sex-bot’.
A humanoid robot with AI technology but they won’t be made with legs… What if they ask for them? I think that’s cruel.
Goverments are trying to ban killer robots on the battlefield but what good will that do when this will be the next generation of terrorist?
AI and Robotics have so much more potential for improving human life…
You can now control a Wi-Fi enabled robot from anywhere in the world to collect rubbish from the chicago river.
So simple an idea really…
‘Marsbees’ are to be the first colony on Mars. They’re being sent as the scouting party before the first manned missions to survey the land.
It makes perfect sense when you think about it… drone technology is developing quickly, so why not a swarm of drones… aaah bees!
Are you for the rapid progression of technology or against it? I suppose it would depend on how complicated your job is…
It didn’t take long for a self drive car to kill a pedestrian… It happened last week in Arizona and as a result Uber have been banned from finishing their driverless car trial in the state.
The university of Texas has produced a team of robotic footballers and equipped them with AI technology to allow them to play independently.
No tech news is as important as this…
The human race just dropped a few IQ points.
Google founder Larry Page has funded a New Zealand company to produce a prototype of an autonomous electric aircraft, known as an eVTOL – which stands for electric Vertical Take Off and Landing.
Yet again video games have been blamed for violence in real life… It’s the chicken and the egg!
Besides, that’s rich coming from the president of a country with no gun control! Can I just say, gamers don’t kill people, people kill people.
A British company has been linked to the hack of a Japanese bitcoin broker after a Russian was caught trying to launder billions worth of bitcoin… sounds like a confusing joke
It’s nice to see the UK ranking high for something positive for a change!
I’m torn, great because of improved hygiene, bad because of even less employment for the spotted youth…
MIT have repurposed a Roomba to take the dangerous aspects out of carpentry
I love Dyson…
4G to soon be available on the moon should you happen to visit… Pity they haven’t cracked full coverage in Liverpool yet .
I can’t help but think that although the UK government is launching an official inquiry into the safety, volatility and possible criminal abuse of cryptocurrencies, they have an ulterior motive in a possible untapped source of tax payments…
Tesla is focusing their attention on AI, so to avoid a conflict of interest, head of the company; Elon Musk is quitting the AI ethics research group he founded in 2015
The Boston Dynamic robot SpotMini has been given an upgrade in that if ‘he’ is interrupted or interfered with, he will continue his task of opening the door
The BBC has found out that there were warning messages going back years, sent to AWS cloud clients about how safe their data was.
Google has reported that they have written an AI algorithm that can predict a patients likelihood of suffering a heart attack or stroke by scanning their retinas.
A man’s recovery time has been more than halved by allowing surgeons to pilot a robot to perform his necessary heart surgery in Liverpool. He’s one of the country’s first to have such treatment.
Hackers have created a search tool that trawls data on the Amazon web services cloud.
Boston Dynamic has introduced a new version of the spotmini. It has an extendable arm that can extend and open doors!
It’s started! The robots are taking our jobs! In Vegas they’ve opened a bar that is ‘manned’ by 2 robotic arms that will mix your drinks!
Uber have settled with Waymo to end the legal battle over trade secrets. Waymo have accepted a stake in Uber and a promise that they will never use Waymo tech in their driverless cars.
Even credit card providers are banning their customers from purchasing bitcoin. It’s pretty clear how confident the world is about cryptocurrencies …
A trial has just began in San Francisco pitting Google’s company Waymo against Uber. Uber is accused of stealing tech that they are using in their driverless cars.
Things just seem to be going from bad to worse for the cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin has been hit hard in the last couple of weeks as it seems people are losing confidence.
The ‘HumanDrive’ project is planning a 200 mile test on UK roads in 2019. They believe the UK roads will provide better testing conditions and experience. They’re competing with some of the field’s giants in the US to get driverless cars on the road by 2021.
Researchers found that although some malicious apps were banned they were still available for download to the public via some widely used app sites, including Google Play.
An AI has apparently cracked a so far indecipherable piece of text from the 1400s
Well it was only a matter of time considering how many times the idea of a sex-bot has appeared in cinema and tv over the years!
Not long into the real world testing of two different companies’ driverless cars, they have already reported major collisions. One being into the back of a parked fire engine!
Doesn’t fill you with optimism, does it?
Demand for the best graphics cards is pushing up the price on third person market sites. Cryptocurrency farmers are stacking graphics cards in order to farm more. Nvidia are now vetting their customers to put gamers first in the queue.
China are reportedly catching up with the US’s aspirations to be world leaders in AI technologies. The challenging researchers have been given government permission to ignore the red tape with regards to citizens’ privacy.
Cryptocurrencies have recently been in an upward trend. But the market has crashed following a statement that South Korea is going to clamp down on trade that uses virtual currency.
She’s a rather good natured robot… nothing but nice things to say about the market leaders in virtual assistants… Who would be liable for slander? company or robot… and come to think of it, can you slander an AI?
On Saturday hackers hijacked a ‘Blackwallet’ hosting server and gained access to user accounts stealing 669,920 of the virtual currency Stellar Lumen.
At last! Technology has figured out a way to get rid of queuing when you have no choice but to enter an actual shop!
Apparently adding their voice activated assistant to as many appliances as possible means Amazon are winning the digital butler battle but just how lazy do we need to be to ask Alexa to flush the toilet?
For those others of the Red Dwarf and Star trek Voyager generation… it’s finally here… Nanotechnology!
Scientists at Cornell University have built a muscle for a polymorph microscopic robot.
Isn’t it great that our generation’s Sci-Fi is now becoming… science.
Nvidia has clocked up 1,000,000 miles so far testing their AI with Uber… Could we expect to see autonomous cars on our roads within a decade?
It seems AI developers are branching out into the arts too… A bot has been ‘fed’ the 7 books of the Harry Potter series using a predictive keyboard and has produced a brand new chapter.
The results were fantastic… and completely bonkers!!
“They looked at the door, screaming about how closed it was and asking it to be replaced with a small orb. The password was ‘BEEF WOMEN,’ Hermione cried.”
Although the google search engine is blocked in China, they have been successful in opening a new AI research centre in Beijing to make use of the country’s talent.
Now the race is on for China to beat the U.S in any new breakthroughs in AI development and machine learning.
Bitcoin hs been accused of using as much electricity as an entire country.
Thousands of computers worldwide are working round the clock to complete the necessary equations in order to get paid in bitcoins so amateurs and professionals alike are turning their hands and machines to mining…
Introduced as a fun way for the masses to use blockchain; Cryptokitties have done just that… only a little too well. Trading was slowed on the Ethereum due to their popularity and the trouble is still ongoing.
A Slovenian based company has been the target of ‘highly professional’ hackers on Wednesday. The breach has cost the company 4700 bitcoins; something in the region of 80 million USD!
Steam started accepting bitcoin in April. At that time, each Bitcoin was worth about $450 (£335). Now, each coin is worth about $14,800.
Fees from processing bitcoin and it’s volatility have contributed to Valve temporarily halting acceptance of the cryptocurrency.
Google claim their ‘AlphaGo Zero’ artificial intelligence program has bested the current AI champ ‘Shockfish 8’ after only hours of teaching itself chess from scratch… This claim has yet to be peer reviewed however.
Nissan plans to test self-driving taxis on Japanese roads from March next year with a free trial fortnight in Yokohama.
I just had a flashback from Arnie’s Total Recall…
The UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned about running Russian made Kaspersky software on your computer. They could be spying on us….
Amazon is integrating the open source containerization platform Kubernetes into its AWS cloud.
We realise this has nothing to do with AI, robotics or the cloud but how cool is this?! An element that defies physics might save us and the planet! Go science!
Google has announced that it will launch a new cloud region in Hong Kong in 2018
The newest UK budget will be pumping money into 5G, Driverless cars and AI.
The US have announced that the date for the vote about net neutrality will happen on Dec 14th.
AWS is now hosting data for the US spy agencies in its secret region. Shhh don’t tell anyone!
Now robots can do backflips!
Judgement day 20% complete.
Nvidia has its heads up in the clouds as its GPU’s are being used by every major cloub provider which has resulted in a 32% increase in revenue!
Linux has now taken all 500 spots in the top 500 super computers OS list!
How is it possible that in this day and age computer science isn’t a core subject?
So much for the China market making a dent!
‘One day the AIs are going to look back at us the same way we look back at the fossil skeletons on the plains of Africa’
Amazon AWS has introduced its P3 instances for EC2, super-charging machine learning for businesses running the AWS cloud platform.
Robotics engineers are finally using nature to design a more user friendly robot… that can lift 1000 lbs or a mug!
Sometimes the only way to win is not to play…
Especially when you’re gaming with bots!
Google’s program ‘Alpha Go’ powered by Deepmind AI that beat the worlds best Go player has been beaten by the new Alpha Go Zero!
Google will run on 100% renewable energy this year! Go green Google!
Google’s sister company Deepmind has setup an ethics committee for AI.
Netapp and Microsoft have teamed up to offer Network File System (NFS) which is delivered natively in Azure
Microsoft has announced plans to acquire Cycle Computing, in a move that will boost its High Performance Computing (HPC) and Big Computing efforts.
Norway has revealed its plans to build the worlds largest data centre in the Arctic circle! Its plans show it will be drawing up to 1000MW of power when finished.
A new AI called Macie is now protecting AWS data by analysing the patterns by which it’s accessed. Who, when and how much will be continuously monitored and will raise the alarm should the pattern deviate.
UK government is to introduce a new law to greatly improve our ability to control our personal data.
IBM have broken the record for image recognition using AI by 4% with a 33.8% accuracy. The record was previously held by Microsoft.
Bitcoin has split into two following a disagreement with the miners on how it will scale.
Although the bots were programmed to communicate in english, they’d decided it was inefficient and slow… Anyone else thinking ‘Skynet’?
Linux Daemons could be powered by Angels? At 100 million times faster than todays computers, how could it be anything else?
What type of Silicon is needed to create AI? It seems at the mo all of it! GPU, CPU and ASIC!
Companies are stockpiling Bitcoins to prepare to pay ransoms if they get infected with ransomware. Surley a better use of the money would be to invest in better security and awareness?
Intel have created an AI usb accelerator!
Google is now offering an alternative to Amazons transfer appliance Snowball in 100TB or 480TB versions.
With Cloud enterprise adoption rates steadily rising, so are cases of new cyber threats from criminals looking to capitalise on changing business habits.
Despite this, a worryingly low number of cloud service providers are yet to offer dedicated protection against malware in the cloud.
There is a shortage of proactive cloud malware solutions, even amongst industry leading vendors. Because of this, most businesses are unable to defend their cloud effectively.
Google has built a brand new cloud computing data center in London second only to the one in Brussels. Its aim is to provide faster access times to those in the UK. Google is currently 3rd in the Cloud computing race with Amazon leading and Microsoft in second place.
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