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Weblog posted #Blockchain and the #governance of #algorithms About the question how to govern rules in a blockchain
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Hackers Are Targeting Nuclear Facilities, Homeland Security Dept. and F.B.I. Say

Hackers Are Targeting Nuclear Facilities, Homeland Security Dept. and F.B.I. Say | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Among the companies targeted was a firm that operates a nuclear power plant in Kansas. It is not clear who was responsible.
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The popularity of WeChat in China raises the question: why not in the U.S.?

The popularity of WeChat in China raises the question: why not in the U.S.? | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Though the messaging app dominates in China, few Americans have even heard of it.
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This new squad of Internet experts will try to bring order to international cyber conflict

This new squad of Internet experts will try to bring order to international cyber conflict | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The United Nations has failed to get countries to agree how international law applies to cyberspace, so a new group is stepping up.
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How a Bug in an Obscure Chip Exposed a Billion Smartphones to Hackers

How a Bug in an Obscure Chip Exposed a Billion Smartphones to Hackers | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
A Broadcom flaw that undermined scores of Android and iOS devices hints the future of smartphone hacking lies in third-party components.
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Beijing Wants A.I. to Be Made in China by 2030

Beijing Wants A.I. to Be Made in China by 2030 | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
A new plan from the top of the Chinese government calls for the country to become a powerhouse in artificial intelligence in just over a decade.
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Why The IIoT Revolution Will Happen At The Edge, Not In The Cloud

Why The IIoT Revolution Will Happen At The Edge, Not In The Cloud | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Cloud centralized systems are currently the most widespread model for IIoT applications. These systems directly control the operation of the "things".
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Governments have to invest in the fourth industrial revolution | Larry Elliott

Governments have to invest in the fourth industrial revolution | Larry Elliott | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Despite the unprecedented speed of current breakthroughs investment is weak and money is either stashed away or distributed to shareholders
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GE’s research scientists are learning to meld AI with machines

GE’s research scientists are learning to meld AI with machines | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
As part of its shift toward high-tech businesses, the 125-year-old company, number 40 on our list of the 50 Smartest Companies, is threading artificial intelligence throughout its operations, starting with its scientists.
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AI and ‘Enormous Data’ Could Make Tech Giants Like Google Harder to Topple

AI and ‘Enormous Data’ Could Make Tech Giants Like Google Harder to Topple | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
A new record-breaking research paper is a reminder that AI could make Google, Facebook, and Amazon more immune to competition.
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Collaboration Between Humans and Machines Is Key at DARPA’s Robot Challenge

Collaboration Between Humans and Machines Is Key at DARPA’s Robot Challenge | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The falls and fumbles of robots in the DARPA Challenge point to the remaining hurdles for human-robot interfaces.
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China may match or beat America in AI

China may match or beat America in AI | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
AT THE start of this year, two straws in the wind caught the attention of those who follow the development of artificial intelligence (AI) globally.
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China’s Bitmain dominates bitcoin mining. Now it wants to cash in on artificial intelligence

China’s Bitmain dominates bitcoin mining. Now it wants to cash in on artificial intelligence | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Two years ago, a Chinese chip-design expert named Micree Zhan was reading China's seminal science-fiction novel, The Three-Body Problem, by Liu Cixin, while wrestling with how to create a new processor. He had already designed custom chips for the company he co-founded, Bitmain, that had made it into the world's leading bitcoin miner, allowin
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China’s central bank has begun cautiously testing a digital currency

China’s central bank has begun cautiously testing a digital currency | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The People’s Bank of China has developed a digital currency that’s designed to scale to the number of transactions made every day across the country.
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China’s Plan for World Domination in AI Isn’t So Crazy After All

China’s Plan for World Domination in AI Isn’t So Crazy After All | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Xu Li’s software scans more faces than maybe any on earth. He has the Chinese police to thank.
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The Countless Computers Embedded in Nature

The Countless Computers Embedded in Nature | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
An evolutionary biologist studies how flocks of birds, slime molds, networks of neurons, and other biological collectives jointly process information.
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EXCLUSIVE: First human embryos edited in U.S., using CRISPR

EXCLUSIVE: First human embryos edited in U.S., using CRISPR | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Researchers have demonstrated they can efficiently improve the DNA of human embryos.
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Roomba, the cute little robovac, has got a side hustle

Roomba, the cute little robovac, has got a side hustle | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The CEO of iRobot is pushing the company toward a broader vision of the smart home. It could soon sell maps of the interiors of people’s houses.
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The Threat to Critical Infrastructure - Growing Right Beneath Our Eyes

The Threat to Critical Infrastructure - Growing Right Beneath Our Eyes | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The threat to critical infrastructure is real and growing. Adversaries of all types pose a present danger. The challenge of the next decade for infosec is here
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Smart fridges and TVs should carry security rating, police chief says

Smart fridges and TVs should carry security rating, police chief says | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
At-a-glance security information should be beside energy efficiency ratings to protect households according to Durham chief constable Mike Barton
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Google’s AI guru says that great artificial intelligence must build on neuroscience

Google’s AI guru says that great artificial intelligence must build on neuroscience | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Inquisitiveness and imagination will be hard to create any other way.
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The Military Is Altering the Limits of Human Performance

The Military Is Altering the Limits of Human Performance | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Breakthroughs in biometric science mean future troops will fight with weapons that understand them—inside and out.
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Inside Facebook’s Quest for Software That Understands You

Inside Facebook’s Quest for Software That Understands You | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
A reincarnation of one of the oldest ideas in artificial intelligence could finally make it possible to truly converse with our computers. And Facebook has a chance to make it happen first.
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A Blueprint for Coexistence with AI | Backchannel

A Blueprint for Coexistence with AI | Backchannel | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
There's no getting around the fact that artificial intelligence will upend our world—but human empathy can't be coded.

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Biased algorithms are everywhere, and no one seems to care

Biased algorithms are everywhere, and no one seems to care | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The big companies developing them show no interest in fixing the problem.
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