UK can lead the way when it comes to AI

AI needs to be built on the principles of ethics, government report says.

It’s Operating Systems Vs. Messaging Apps In The Battle For Tech’s Next Frontier

As mobile devices continue to explore and colonize the technology landscape, their conquests are leading us to a new era, beyond search and apps.Looking to claim the territory previously held by URLs, portals, and even search and apps, the rapid acceleration of mobile interface innovation,

Happy New Year -- Let's Talk About Human Extinction

Stephen Hawking sees the danger of artificial intelligence. So does Elon Musk. Oxford professor Nick Bostrom, head of the Future of Humanity Institute, has written a whole book about it. Even the scientists at Google DeepMind, who are developing artificial intelligence,

Robots Can’t Kill You—and Claiming They Can is Dangerous

If we start holding robots responsible for their actions – and accidents – we let their human designers and operators off the hook.Read more...

What to Expect From Aliens When We Make First Contact

Given the vastness of space, it may only be a matter of time before we make contact with intelligent extraterrestrials. But how might an alien civilization react to such a monumental meet-and-greet, and can we possibly know their intentions? Here’s what we might expect.Read more...

The Ups And Downs Of A Google Broadband Satellite Play

The WSJ has published an article about how Google is planning to invest between $1 billion and $3 billion on low earth orbiting satellites, building on news also reported in The Information and SpaceNews around new hires and Google’s strategy to build out its broadband access business.

Why The Turing Test Is Bullshit

As many reported yesterday, a chatbot has passed the Turing Test , though under some very convenient conditions. The announcement has led some to declare that the age of AI is finally here, but that's nonsense. Here's why the Turing Test is a very poor way of measuring machine intelligence.

Secret Is Working On New Apps, Won’t Shut Down Original Product

Secret Inc. — makers of the”anonymish” app Secret, which lets users post notes to friends, friends-of-friends, or those in their vicinity without revealing their identities — crashed through the highs and lows of startup life in the last year, 

Looking ahead: Designing for in-car HMI

In Part 3 of this 5-part series we looked at the present and the past — in this section we look ahead into the near future of in-car HMI development.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/09/09/looking-ahead-designing-car-hmi/

Algorithms Are Replacing Unions As The Champions of Workers

So when I look around the world today and observe who are the next champions of workers, I surprisingly don’t see them where you would normally expect. Unions were once the bastions of progressive improvements for labor,

TechStars London Demo Day 2014: Meet The 11 Startups (And Our Picks)

Today in an old music hall turned art house movie theatre in the East End of London, TechStars presented its London DemoDay, three months after the group was announced. The startups presenting ran the gamut from B2B to consumer, education to e-commerce and social networking.

DDoS attack site Webstresser taken down

Joint operation takes down site responsible for last year's DDoS attacks against high street banks.

AI in the UK: ready, willing and... stale?

By investing in home-grown tech companies and future talent, the UK could become a world leader in AI technology.

Time is of the essence for cash-based payments

If we don’t prepare properly, the transition to a largely cashless future could see the re-emergence of financial exclusion, which we thought had been vanquished in Western societies.

AI B2B market set to be worth $1.2 trillion this year

Business value gained from employing artificial intelligence will hit new high in 2018, Gartner estimates.

Google upgrades Gmail to offer greater productivity

Major G Suite update brings new functionalities including AI-powered features.

GDPR: One month to go - the industry speaks

Some of the technology world's top minds share their advice and opinions on GDPR.

Organisations urged to ante up versus cybercrime

Financial businesses in the UK need to up their security game to tackle the latest threats.

VR vs AR: Which will become the dominant technology?

VR and AR are both transformative technologies, with applications in various industries like entertainment, education, healthcare, science and business.There are, however, some key differences in applications and how they work.

Five ways you could get your company into trouble without realising it

Simple things like writing a password on a piece of paper or clicking on an unknown link on an email could expose the organisation to a wide range of financial or reputational risks.

Why we should not fear calling people ‘resources’

For some, referring to people as resources doesn’t sit comfortably – they feel it dehumanises individuals and undervalues the qualities that make them unique.

Intel Announced 8-Core CPUs And Iris Pro Graphics for Desktop Chips

MojoKid (1002251) writes "Intel used the backdrop of the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco to make a handful of interesting announcements that run the gamut from low-power technologies to ultra-high-end desktop chips.

匿名社交正成为中国互联网社交的下一片红海

“今天你吐槽自己的老板了吗?”贴出这句话的人不是别人,正是“老板”自己,但看到这句话的朋友们并不知道是谁说的,可能还会回复几句真话,因为“老板”也不知道回复者是谁。

现实版杜拉拉: 一位外企员工的十年心路

我发现每隔几年时间亚太区和大中华区管理层都会发生地震,重新洗牌,风头强劲的一定会被打压,这一点和能力、业绩无关,类似于古代的皇帝削藩,以巩固公司的稳定。  我是一个特别喜欢规划自己人生的人,从大学 ... .

瑞典黑客曝OS X Yosemite有严重安全漏洞

威锋网 11 月 3 日消息,瑞典白帽黑客表示在苹果 OS X Yosemite 中发现了一个非常严重的安全漏洞,利用这个漏洞黑客可以控制用户电脑。

WCF 的学习过程 - 来杯咖啡

之前没有接触过WCF,这两天学习中。把遇到的问题和解决办法记下来。遇到的问题:(1).HTTP 错误 404.17 - Not Found请求的内容似乎是脚本,因而将无法由静态文件处理程序来处理(2).HTTP 错误 500.

蔡司在艰难环境下稳步前行

营收和盈余均实现同比增长,继续保持高水平研发投入 德国斯图加特2014年12月17日电 /美通社/ -- 在过去的2013/14财年(截至2014年9月30日),虽然受到汇率变动带来的不利影响,但蔡司 (ZEISS) 的营收依然增长2%,达到42.

Mars One入围者宣称该组织欺骗

组织火星殖民单程之旅的Mars One项目从诞生第一天就备受质疑,在中国也曾遭到官媒的一致抨击。现在入围Mars One最后一轮筛选的志愿者Joseph Roche博士公开对该组织的做法表达了质疑。

CISA Bill Promises Safety, But Actually Expands Government Surveillance

Remember when everyone freaked about CISPA , the cybersecurity bill with scary privacy implications ? CISA, a similarly-named cybersecurity bill, is here to take its place. Even after adding fifteen amendments, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act is a dangerous piece of legislation. Read more.

彭博社:2015年8月全球股市“黑色星期一”跌幅一览

周一对全球股市来说并不幸运:全球股票市场随著中国股市泄气,应声齐跌。

儿时记忆 《伏魔记》与《英雄坛说》的跌宕传奇

感谢加哥Chage的投递对于今天中国热爱游戏的 80、90 后而言,一定有两个印象深刻的词,步步高与文曲星。

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