Andres Oppenheimer: My biggest fear for 2018? That ‘Alexa’ and other intelligent machines will go crazy

As 2018 gets started, there are many dire warnings about the dangers facing the world, from a war with North Korea to an explosion of violence in the Middle East. But I have a more mundane fear: that the robots and algorithms that we are incorporating into our daily lives will suddenly go crazy. You may… Please follow and like us:

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New Malware Is So Powerful It Can Melt Your Phone

Security researchers have discovered a new form of powerful malware that secretly mines cryptocurrency on a person’s smartphone, which can physically damage the device if it is not detected. Researchers from the Russia-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky investigated the malware, dubbed Loapi, which they found hiding in applications in the Android mobile operating system. The malware works… Please follow and like us:

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Why You Should Invest In Litecoin Instead Of Bitcoin

Cryptocurrencies remain topical as Litecoin has taken center stage, leaving Bitcoin vying for attention. While investors are cautiously monitoring Bitcoin’s fundamental scalability issues, those in the know are hedging their bets into up-and-coming cryptocurrencies such as Litecoin, which has increased over 200 percent in less than five days. We are all chomping at the bit —… Please follow and like us:

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Humans still rule drone racing, but NASA’s AI pilot might change that

How an AI-guided drone works, and why it lost. This drone means business. NASA/JPL-Caltech In a California warehouse in October, quadrocopter drones zoomed and buzzed, racing through an obstacle course of black-and-white checkered arches. On one team: drones guided by software and AI, the work of a team from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. On the other:… Please follow and like us:

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Shanghai Stocks Falling Out of Favor As Central Bank Tightening Hard On Track

The Shanghai Composite Index had its worst day of the year Thursday, down 2.3%. After beginning a well-defined price uptrend that started in May 2017, Wednesday’s move could trigger sensitive momentum algorithms to exit long positions, particularly those formulas that focus on price channel patterns and downside deviation consistency models. But beyond the algorithmic factors, there… Please follow and like us:

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Two of the Biggest Threats to the Stability of the World Economy Are Hiding in Plain Sight

In the early 1990s, transnational corporations (TNCs) in the agriculture, services, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing sectors each got agreements as part of the WTO to lock in rights for those companies to participate in markets under favorable conditions, while limiting the ability of governments to regulate and shape their economies. The topics corresponded to the corporate agenda… Please follow and like us:

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Real security requires strong encryption – even if investigators get blocked

By Susan Landau, Professor of Computer Science, Law and Diplomacy and Cybersecurity, Tufts University. What’s the best way to keep data secure? Victor Moussa/Shutterstock.com The FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice have been fighting against easy, widespread public access to encryption technologies for 25 years. Since the bureau’s dispute with Apple in 2016 over access… Please follow and like us:

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How artificial intelligence could help spies do their jobs

When the intelligence analyst is an algorithm. A visualization generated by Primer that explores media coverage of terrorism. Primer Consider the job of an intelligence analyst—someone who has to sift through vast amounts of information and figure out the bigger narrative. The raw data this hypothetical analyst looks at could be anything from a report on… Please follow and like us:

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Why Samsung Invested In Chinese AI Startup

It was found out over the weekend that Samsung Electronics apparently invested in a Chinese artificial intelligence startup called DeePhi Tech in August. Industry sources are now claiming that the South Korean company’s move was likely due to political consideration. In an interview with The Korea Herald, one industry source disclosed that Samsung made a big… Please follow and like us:

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The Robots Are Not Coming To Wall Street, They’re Already Here — And Multiplying

When considering the forthcoming computerized-automation revolution, one area where this societal change will be different from the previous industrial revolution is who it impacts. While much of the industrial revolution forced the working class to find new skills, the smart technology revolution is going to take on human intelligence – and this will impact the upper… Please follow and like us:

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An Introduction to ‘The Satoshi Revolution’

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – R. Buckminster Fuller The revolution of 2009 went unnoticed by most people because it was peaceful, orderly and profoundly technological. In 2009, Satoshi Nakamoto released open source software by which peer-to-peer transfers of… Please follow and like us:

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AI Versus Hackers: How Machines, Automation Can Help Protect Your Business

Depending on who you listen to AI is either the future we should embrace or it’s one to fear. But for those on the front lines of security, artificial intelligence could be a way to help humans fight back against security threats, hackers and eventually maybe even other machines. In a world where algorithms could soon… Please follow and like us:

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Predicting Financial Markets With Deep Learning

Henri Waelbroeck, director of research at machine learning trade execution system Portware, says rather poetically that the system “reads the tea leaves” in market data to distinguish different sorts of orders and execute trades more efficiently. Portware uses artificial intelligence to help traders select the best algorithm for particular market conditions, asset class, broker, venue etc.,… Please follow and like us:

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How will AI hit hedge funds and asset-management firms?

How do data scientists differentiate themselves in a world of rapidly advancing artificial intelligence and machine learning? This is something that hedge funds and asset management firms, which are heavily invested in new technology, think about a great deal. Separate components often referred to in order of importance are: data, algorithms and hardware. But while these… Please follow and like us:

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Artificial Intelligence Will Help Hunt Daesh By December

Daesh fighters THE NEWSEUM: Artificial intelligence is coming soon to a battlefield near you — with plenty of help from the private sector. Within six months the US military will start using commercial AI algorithms to sort through its masses of intelligence data on the Islamic State. “We will put an algorithm into a combat zone… Please follow and like us:

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