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Trump administration to propose big jump in funding for AI, Quantum R&D: sources

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.

10 FEBRUARY 2020

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Artificial intelligence-created medicine to be used on humans for first time

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.

2 FEBRUARY 2020

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An AI Epidemiologist Sent the First Warnings of the Wuhan Virus

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.

28 JANUARY 2020

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Toshiba says it created an algorithm that beats quantum computers using standard hardware

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.

21 JANUARY 2020

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Chinese court rules AI-written article is protected by copyright

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.

12 JANUARY 2020

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Top technology trends that shaped 2019

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

12 JANUARY 2020

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Microsoft proposes AI that improves when you smile

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.

30 DECEMBER 2019

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Top 4 workplace learning trends in 2020

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.

11 DECEMBER 2019

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Germany: Association Uses IOTA DLT to Incentivize Plastic Recycling

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.

6 DECEMBER 2019

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Data Scientist Uses Deep Learning to Predict BTC Price in Real-Time

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.

3 DECEMBER 2019

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High-tech Japan uses AI in song to welcome pope

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.

3 DECEMBER 2019

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PundiX (PXS) Blockchain Project Inks Deal with the Government of Cyprus

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.

20 NOVEMBER 2019

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AI can predict if you'll die soon – but we've no idea how it works
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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.

12 NOVEMBER 2019

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Google collects us patient data in secret, another call for blockchain

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.’

12 NOVEMBER 2019

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Top 5 Trends For Digital Metamorphosis In 2020

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.

9 NOVEMBER 2019

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Six ways the crypto world is preparing for quantum computing

Six ways the crypto world is preparing for quantum computing

With Google having achieved quantum supremacy, cryptographers are racing to save blockchain—and cryptocurrencies.

6 NOVEMBER 2019

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Litecoin Summit: Quantum computers not a threat to crypto, claims Samson Mow

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.

30 OCTOBER 2019

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China Studying Blockchain and AI for Cross-Border Financing

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.

28 OCTOBER 2019

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The Top 5 Issues Faced by Futurists

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.

27 OCTOBER 2019

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Microsoft collaborates with OpenZeppelin to launch audited smart contract library

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.

24 OCTOBER 2019

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