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What Is the Higgs?

What Is the Higgs? | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Two physicists, Peter Higgs of Britain and François Englert of Belgium, on Tuesday won the Nobel Prize in Physics. But just what is the Higgs Boson?
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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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Blockchain could be the key to revolutionizing our energy grid

Blockchain could be the key to revolutionizing our energy grid | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Energy experts believe that blockchain technology can solve a maze of red tape and data management problems.
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Tech Giants, Once Seen as Saviors, Are Now Viewed as Threats

Tech Giants, Once Seen as Saviors, Are Now Viewed as Threats | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
American tech companies positioned themselves as entities that brought positive change by connecting people and spreading information. Perceptions are shifting.
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Human-Level AI Is Right Around the Corner—or Hundreds of Years Away

Human-Level AI Is Right Around the Corner—or Hundreds of Years Away | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Ray Kurzweil, Rodney Brooks, and others weigh in on the future of artificial intelligence
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To make a new kind of shoe, adidas had to change everything

To make a new kind of shoe, adidas had to change everything | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
adidas's South Asian factories churn out 720 million shoes a year, but production is slow and inflexible. In Bavaria, robots can make every pair unique. Welcome to the Speedfactory
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How the Chinese Cyberthreat Has Evolved

How the Chinese Cyberthreat Has Evolved | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The world’s most populous country is home to a slew of cyberspies and hackers who have likely stolen more secrets from businesses and governments than any other country
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Where is technology taking the economy? | McKinsey & Company

Where is technology taking the economy? | McKinsey & Company | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
We are creating an intelligence that is external to humans and housed in the virtual economy. This is bringing us into a new economic era--a distributive one--where different rules apply.
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No Inflation? Technology May Have Left it in the 20th Century

No Inflation? Technology May Have Left it in the 20th Century | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Janet Yellen takes a 20th-century approach to managing a 21st-century economy.
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How blockchain can make the world more energy efficient

How blockchain can make the world more energy efficient | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Investments in energy efficiency are one quarter what they need to be to stave off the worst effects of climate change. Could blockchain technology bridge the gap?
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The 8 most powerful supercomputers in the world

The 8 most powerful supercomputers in the world | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Supercomputers have revolutionized and enabled entirely new fields of science. Their power is staggering, but that's not the whole story.
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IBM Now Has More Employees in India Than in the U.S.

IBM Now Has More Employees in India Than in the U.S. | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
IBM has shifted its center of gravity halfway around the world to India, making it a high-tech example of the globalization trends that the Trump administration has railed against.
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China Blocks WhatsApp, Broadening Online Censorship

China Blocks WhatsApp, Broadening Online Censorship | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
With a crucial Communist Party meeting just weeks away, Beijing is further tightening its already formidable internet controls.
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A Brain Built From Atomic Switches Can Learn | Quanta Magazine

A Brain Built From Atomic Switches Can Learn | Quanta Magazine | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
A tiny self-organized mesh full of artificial synapses recalls its experiences and can solve simple problems. Its inventors hope it points the way to devices
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The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More.

The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More. | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
While the world is fixated on its nuclear missiles, North Korea has also developed a cyberattack program that is stealing millions and unleashing havoc.
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How the bloody field of battle made way for precision drones – Antoine Bousquet | Aeon Essays

How the bloody field of battle made way for precision drones – Antoine Bousquet | Aeon Essays | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The traditional arena of war is no more. Will it give way to a perpetual continuum of military and paramilitary violence?
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How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. Secrets

How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. Secrets | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Exploiting the popular Kaspersky antivirus software, Russian hackers searched millions of computers for American intelligence keywords. Israeli intelligence tipped off American officials.
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The West should stop worrying about China’s AI revolution

The West should stop worrying about China’s AI revolution | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The West shouldn’t fear China’s artificial-intelligence revolution. It should copy it.
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Robotics pioneer Rodney Brooks debunks AI hype seven ways

Robotics pioneer Rodney Brooks debunks AI hype seven ways | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Mistaken extrapolations, limited imagination, and other common mistakes that distract us from thinking more productively about the future.
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This is how much Google is spending on cutting edge AI research

This is how much Google is spending on cutting edge AI research | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Google acquired the British artificial-intelligence startup DeepMind in 2014 for a reported £400 million (roughly $525 million), a company its cofounder Demis Hassabis once described as aiming at “solving intelligence, and then using that to solve everything else.” Since then, the company's researchers have built a system that beat humans at one of the most complicated boar
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A history of artificial intelligence in 10 landmarks

A history of artificial intelligence in 10 landmarks | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Want to know what the most defining moments in the history of AI are? We've tried to narrow it down to the top 10 most significant.
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China Is Another Step Closer to Building a Quantum Internet

China Is Another Step Closer to Building a Quantum Internet | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
China's quantum satellite just facilitated the first intercontinental video call secured using quantum encryption.
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Electronics industry drives 2016 industrial robot sales: IFR

Electronics industry drives 2016 industrial robot sales: IFR | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Global sales of industrial robots rose by 16 percent in 2016, driven by the electronics industry, and are expected to rise faster in 2017, the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) said on Wednesday.
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One year later, Microsoft AI and Research grows to 8k people in massive bet on artificial intelligence

One year later, Microsoft AI and Research grows to 8k people in massive bet on artificial intelligence | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Microsoft’s first mission statement envisioned a computer on every desk and in every home, but Bill Gates also had another goal: that computers would…
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Progress in AI seems like it’s accelerating, but here’s why it could be plateauing

Progress in AI seems like it’s accelerating, but here’s why it could be plateauing | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Just about every AI advance you’ve heard of depends on a breakthrough that’s three decades old. Keeping up the pace of progress will require confronting AI’s serious limitations.
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A new generation of connected toys raises some thorny privacy questions

A new generation of connected toys raises some thorny privacy questions | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Toys and other devices are collecting loads of data from children. What could go wrong?
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Opinion | How to Regulate Artificial Intelligence

Opinion | How to Regulate Artificial Intelligence | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Three rules for ensuring that A.I. systems don’t run roughshod over humans.
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