Science and technology
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.
New HTC Exodus Able To Run Full Bitcoin Node
Now up for sale, Taiwanese electronics giant HTC has released a new mobile phone tailored with a hardware wallet to hold certain cryptocurrency assets, including bitcoin. Most notably, unlike its predecessor, the Exodus 1, HTC’s Exodus 1s is capable of holding the entire bitcoin ledger.
A New Study Says Nearly 96% Of Deepfake Videos Are Porn
Deepfakes are one of the scariest phenomenons of recent technology trends. From demeaning women to costing monetary loss, these artificial videos are causing a lot of trouble for people.
Crypto industry is already preparing for Google’s “quantum supremacy”
Google’s quantum computer may not yet threaten Bitcoin’s cryptography, but quantum-resistant blockchains are getting ready just in case.
LTC Founder Suggests Mining Pools Donate 1% Block Rewards To Litecoin Projects
Scammers Who Sold Coin '10x Faster Than Bitcoin' Now Jailed
ConsenSys to Build Global Trade Platform for Agribusiness Giants
Research Firm and Environmental Watch Dog Test World’s First Air Quality Ledger
UK Cricket Club Will Issue This Season’s Tickets Over a Blockchain
Cardano Creator Charles Hoskinson Calls For Creation Of World Reserve Currency As U.S. Dollar ‘Recedes’
Suspects arrested by Tokyo police over ¥78 million bitcoin theft
Bitcoin’s Privacy and Scaling Tech Upgrade ‘Taproot’ Just Took a Big Step Forward
5G SIM cards to enable crypto-currency payments in 5 years
The 5 Biggest Blockchain And Distributed Ledger Trends Everyone Should Be Watching In 2020
Top books on bitcoin & blockchain you should read in 2020
Why Bitcoin Won’t Be Dethroned As Crypto Market King