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.

Are marketing clouds finally ready to get social media right?

Software leaders are once again tipping their toes into social media but this time they're being considerably more cautious.

We must take data more seriously to deliver greater productivity

It's high time businesses and consumers realise the value of data.

SMEs look to RPA to improve GDPR compliance and staff productivity

It seems that many SMBs are already unlocking the power of RPA to improve efficiency, allowing them to use their best asset - their employees – to focus on and undertake more transformative activities.

Data: transforming the energy sector and generating customer loyalty through AI

AI and data analytics can provide energy service providers with greater insight into the wants and needs of their customers.

NHS to get £500m tech investment

Health secretary Matt Hancock stresses need for digital transformation in healthcare.

Too human? Keeping the personal touch in customer contact

Through automation and AI, contact centres can deliver even greater personalisation while reducing strain on employees.

Technology doesn’t mean you can forget the basics of customer service

There is no excuse to forget the basic rules of customer service; technology can be used to enhance this – not replace. So, what are these rules - and how can businesses get them right?

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.

微软反击谷歌:Windows授权费降七成+硬件要求减少一半

由于PC产业受到苹果iPad与Android平板、Google Chromebook等新兴产品侵蚀,去年开始已经面临严重衰退,微软降低Windows 授权费用以及系统将对硬件的要求减少一半,这都无疑会增加低价产品的推出从而增强竞争力。

Russian Civil Law Changed By Wikimedia

An anonymous reader writes "Changes to the Russian Civil Code, which include the recognition of open licenses, the right for libraries to generate digital copies of certain works, were now signed by the Russian President and come into force on October 1st.

Fon officially introduces its social music router Gramofon, sells it for $30 through Kickstarter

Gramofon wants to connect your home stereo system to Spotify, much like many other connected speaker and home audio players. The unique twist? It will also offer shared Wi-fi.

MYSQL + MHA +keepalive + VIP安装配置(一)--MYSQL安装配置 - sunney

一、总概: 本文介绍了MySQL高可用性的实现方案MHA,MHA由Node和Manager组成,Node运行在每一台MySQL服务器上,不管是MySQL主服务器,还是MySQL从服务器,都要安装Node。主从安装keepalived ,实现虚拟ip漂移,程序不用改IP自动切换。

An Astrophysicist Explains Our Flying Car Problem

In a new essay at the New York Times, a professor of astrophysics at the University of Rochester asks the retro-futurist's most daunting question: Where's my flying car? Read more...

意大利電訊商搶先陳列 iPhone 6

自今日 Apple 宣佈將會舉行發表會後,與 iPhone 6 有關的消息便一直傳過不停。至於最新消息是來自意大利電訊商 TIM Mobile,其位於米蘭市中心的一間零售店的陳列架上,竟然搶先擺放了兩部 iPhone 6。

交互设计师的产出物是什么?

交互设计师产出物应该是交互设计稿。还应该包括或包含:完整的流程图。更多的指用户侧的流程,如果有逻辑复杂、异常流的情况下,必须要提供。完整的界面规划图。

高通跨界服务器芯片:英特尔移动芯片的失败重演?

近日,高通在其年度投资者会议上给出了公司未来五年的营收增长目标。由于在中国面临反垄断调查以及不少其他新兴市场更倾向购买价格更低廉的智能手机产品,其未来增长预期则略显黯淡。

WMO:2014年将成有气象记录以来最热年份

世界气象组织3日在总部日内瓦和正在举行联合国气候大会的秘鲁首都利马两地同时发布报告称,2014年成为有气象记录以来的最热年份之一基本已成定局,而且很可能成为史上最热的一年。

以开放式平台切入房产交易,“吉屋”定位做房产O2O领域的“天猫”

传统的新房交易有以下几个痛点:一是信息不透明、交易周期长导致交易双方需花费大量时间和金钱成本;二是买方市场下,开发商卖房难,代理公司也急需转型;三是经纪人手头客户和房源有限,佣金收入难以提高。

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