Partnership on AI adds new organizations to its network

The Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society (Partnership on AI) is strengthening its network of partners by welcoming new organizations to share their diverse, unique perspectives on AI. Earlier in the year, Partnership on AI brought in Apple and six nonprofit board members to serve on the board of directors. This week, the … continue reading

MIT CSAIL’s WiGait, Check Point discovers OSX/Dok malware, and Apple suggests self-driving changes to Calif. DMV — SD Times news digest: May 1, 2017

Researchers from MIT CSAIL have been working on a system called WiGait, which accurately monitors walking speed in a way that is both continuous and unobtrusive. The researchers’ paper presented the device, saying it measures the walking speed of multiple people, with 95 to 99 percent accuracy using wireless signals. Professor Dina Katabi at MIT’s CSAIL says … continue reading

Google Brain team prepares for machine-learning-driven future

Research on intelligent software systems and machine learning made great strides in 2016, and some of the credit for that goes to the Google Brain team. Going forward, the team said it will continue to conduct machine learning research, especially in areas like healthcare, AI safety, and natural language understanding. The Google Brain team doesn’t … continue reading

SecurityScorecard report: Top retailers have major security issues this year

It’s the holiday season, and retailers are watching their online sales climb. Business may be booming for these companies, but shoppers beware: 100% of these retailers have issues with domain security, according to SecurityScorecard’s “2016 Biggest Holiday Retailers Cybersecurity Report.” When it comes to cybersecurity, retailers have a lot to worry about, especially since these … continue reading

Researchers design chip that identifies defects, monitors performance

A team of researchers have designed a new solution to malicious circuitry in device chips. The team’s chip contains an embedded module that monitors its own computations and flags defects before attackers can sabotage devices. The embedded module proves its own calculations are correct, and its external module validates the first module’s proofs. Siddharth Garg, … continue reading

NVIDIA delivers AI supercomputer to OpenAI, Google’s new OS Fuchsia, and DuoSkin wearable tattoos—SD Times news digest: Aug. 15, 2016

NVIDIA’s CEO hand-delivered an AI supercomputer-in-a-box, the NVIDIA DGX-1, to OpenAI in San Francisco last week. OpenAI’s researchers will put the first production DGX-1 to work on artificial intelligence challenges. The DGX-1 is packed with 170 teraflops of computing power, equaling 250 conventional servers. OpenAI will use it to work on projects like artificial personal … continue reading

Envelop VR for Windows public beta, Apple to pay bug bounty for reported flaws, and Visual Studio Code 1.4—SD Times news digest: Aug. 5, 2016

Envelop VR has introduced its Envelop for Windows, a computing platform that enables interaction with Windows applications while immersed in a virtual reality headset. Envelop for Windows allows users to shop online, watch YouTube videos, and work in Microsoft Office, all at the same time. With this product, users can have control over each window’s … continue reading

Black Duck creates Center for Open Source Research & Innovation

Black Duck announced today that it has created the Center for Open Source Research & Innovation (COSRI) as a way to give companies and researchers more information on the open-source ecosystem. Open-source components now comprise more than 50% of the average application, according to Black Duck’s director of strategic communications Brian Carter. The company found … continue reading

Oracle provides technology to White House’s PAWR program

Oracle is providing its Oracle Cloud technology and engineering resources to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s program Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR). The platform is a public/private partnership that is focused on addressing the challenges of at-scale research platforms, and it increases education on wireless technology and data networking. The … continue reading

AT&T open-sources its SDN platform, Apple opening imaging lab in France, and Couchdrop.io in beta—SD Times news digest: July 18, 2016

AT&T is making its current Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy platform available as open source. The company is working with the Linux Foundation on the structure of this open-source initiative. The ECOMP platform powers AT&T’s software-defined network. It gives businesses control over their network services, and developers the ability to create their own services. … continue reading

Research paper looks at safety issues of artificial intelligence

There’s been much talk about how artificial intelligence will benefit society, but what about the potential impacts that AI has when the system is poorly designed and creates problems? This is a question several researchers and OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research company, tackled in a recent paper. The paper was written by researchers from … continue reading

Twitter acquires Magic Pony Technology to advance machine learning

Twitter is taking new steps to enhance its machine learning capabilities with its recent acquisition of Magic Pony Technology, a London-based technology company that has developed machine learning techniques for visual processing. According to Twitter, the first steps toward its machine learning investments started with Madbits in July 2014, followed by Whetlab in June 2015. … continue reading

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