Science and technology
Trump administration to propose big jump in funding for AI, Quantum R&D: sources
The White House on Monday will propose a big jump in U.S. government spending on artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum information sciences research and development in its 2021 budget proposal, two people briefed on the plan said.
Artificial intelligence-created medicine to be used on humans for first time
A drug molecule "invented" by artificial intelligence (AI) will be used in human trials in a world first for machine learning in medicine.
An AI Epidemiologist Sent the First Warnings of the Wuhan Virus
The BlueDot algorithm scours news reports and airline ticketing data to predict the spread of diseases like those linked to the flu outbreak in China.
Toshiba says it created an algorithm that beats quantum computers using standard hardware
Something to look forward to: Some of the biggest problems that need solving in the enterprise world require sifting through vast amounts of data and finding the best possible solution given a number of factors and requirements, some of which are at times unknown.
Chinese court rules AI-written article is protected by copyright
A court in Shenzhen, China, has ruled that an article generated by artificial intelligence (AI) is protected by copyright, according to state news outlet China News Service, representing a notable milestone for AI’s credentials as a creative force.
Top technology trends that shaped 2019
Technology took a giant leap in 2019, dramatically changing the way the world functions. We take a look at some of the tech trends that shaped the world last year
Microsoft proposes AI that improves when you smile
Positive affectivity, or the characteristic that describes how people experience affects (e.g., sensations, emotions, and sentiments) and interact with others as a consequence, has been linked to increased interest and curiosity as well as satisfaction in learning. Inspired by this, a team of Microsoft researchers propose imbuing reinforcement learning, an AI training technique that employs rewards to spur systems toward goals, with positive affect, which they assert might drive exploration useful in gathering experiences critical to learning.
Top 4 workplace learning trends in 2020
Artificial intelligence (AI) and big data have made their presence known in the enterprise, but the influence of these technologies will reach new heights in 2020, an Udemy report found. The technology has made operations smarter and more efficient for retailers, healthcare, field service work, cybersecurity, and more, but 2020 will see AI, and big data take on business learning.
Germany: Association Uses IOTA DLT to Incentivize Plastic Recycling
Getting people to do good such as recycling and waste segregation requires some degree of economic incentives to be built into the system. Biota, a German waste management association, launched its newest product, Deposy, which acts as a system to collect plastic waste from consumers and link them to recyclers, as reported by Ledger Insight, December 4, 2019.
Data Scientist Uses Deep Learning to Predict BTC Price in Real-Time
A data scientist at India’s prestigious Vellore Institute of Technology has outlined a method for how to purportedly predict crypto prices in real-time using a Long Short-Term Memory (LSTM) neural network.
High-tech Japan uses AI in song to welcome pope
Few aspects of life escape the touch of high tech in cutting-edge Japan, including an official song written to welcome Pope Francis when he visits Japan from Saturday.
PundiX (PXS) Blockchain Project Inks Deal with the Government of Cyprus
PundiX (PXS), a distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform that claims to be dedicated to transforming retail businesses with its blockchain-based point of sale solutions, and Borghese Ventures, a Cyprus-based artificial intelligence (AI), are partnering with the government of Cyprus, for the integration of DLT and AI into several sectors of the nation’s economy, reports Enterprisetimes on November 19, 2019.
AI can predict if you'll die soon – but we've no idea how it works
Artificial intelligence can predict a person’s chances of dying within a year by looking at heart test results – even when they look normal to doctors. How it does so is a mystery.
Google collects us patient data in secret, another call for blockchain
A recent report published by The Wall Street Journal indicates that Google has been collecting medical data on millions of US citizens through something known as the ‘Project Nightingale.’
Top 5 Trends For Digital Metamorphosis In 2020
Over the next few years, digital transformation trends will be metalling in the world. Among these are the digital transformation trends which are repetitive such as cloud, edge compute, Internet-of-Things and augmented reality.
Six ways the crypto world is preparing for quantum computing
With Google having achieved quantum supremacy, cryptographers are racing to save blockchain—and cryptocurrencies.
Litecoin Summit: Quantum computers not a threat to crypto, claims Samson Mow
The long-awaited second annual Litecoin Summit 2019 featured some prominent personalities of the cryptocurrency industry, many of whom touched upon various aspects of the space and addressed some of the FUDs associated with the industry. One such crypto-personality was Blockstream’s CSO Samson Mow who tried to dispel the latest rumours on quantum computing and the danger it poses to cryptocurrencies.
China Studying Blockchain and AI for Cross-Border Financing
China is looking into the application of blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to cross-border financing, Reuters reports on Oct. 27.
The Top 5 Issues Faced by Futurists
Technology affects every aspect of our lives. It affects the way we communicate, and how we travel, but it also determines how we learn, how we bank, and the way we run our businesses.
Microsoft collaborates with OpenZeppelin to launch audited smart contract library
Recently, OpenZeppelin, provider of blockchain security audits and open-source development tools, announced that it would be launching the OpenZeppelin Audited Smart Contract library. This launch is in collaboration with multinational technology corporation, Microsoft, as part of its Azure blockchain development kit’s VSCode plug-in.
BTCU – the Fastest and Complete Bitcoin?
Wells Fargo Invests $5M in Startup Connecting Crypto Exchanges and Banks
IOTA Foundation Suspends Network, Probes Fund Theft in Trinity Wallet
‘Full Transparency Not Ideal for Cryptocurrency’ Says Chainalysis Exec
A Mailbomber in the Netherlands Wants a BTC Payment to Stop Blowing Things Up
Crypto Market Is A “Giant Garbage Dumpster”: Minneapolis Fed President
China files 84 patents for central bank digital currency
North Korea Is Expanding Its Monero Mining Operations, Says Report
Bitcoin mining hardware maker Canaan's stock price surges more than 80%
The world gold miner tokenizes assets and opens trading on the Simex and Coinsbit exchanges
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