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Nokia’s next chapter | McKinsey & Company

Nokia’s next chapter | McKinsey & Company | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The Finnish giant has exited mobile phones and doubled down on its networking business. Chairman Risto Siilasmaa explains why--and how.
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Tencent, a leading Chinese Internet company, is entering the race to advance AI with a new lab

Tencent, a leading Chinese Internet company, is entering the race to advance AI with a new lab | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Tencent, which provides the immensely popular mobile app WeChat along with games and entertainment content, is determined to build a formidable AI lab.
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Me, My Money, and My Devices

Me, My Money, and My Devices | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Technology has yet to fundamentally change how we think about money. As the mobile Internet begins to take financial control out of the hands of bank tellers and regulators, innovators are connecting us to our money in new ways.
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By 2030, this is what computers will be able to do

By 2030, this is what computers will be able to do | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Medical nanobots, autonomous vehicles and other incredible breakthroughs. But will they bring people together?
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Cambridge Scientists: We Shouldn't Define Intelligence According to Humanity

Maybe the definition of intelligence needs a rethink; a Cambridge scientist has a few ideas. Intelligence may be expanded to encompass, not merely human thinking, but the thinking of other primates, certain bird species, and even machines and computer programs.
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Google's AI just created its own universal 'language'

The technology, used in Google Translate, can translate unseen material between languages
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Microsoft Spends Big to Build a Computer Out of Science Fiction

The computer giant says it’s ready to start planning a prototype quantum computer, a superpowerful device that relies on subatomic particles instead of transistors.
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China’s new cybersecurity rules threaten to block Western innovation

China’s new cybersecurity rules threaten to block Western innovation | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Critics say the laws will stymie U.S. tech giants working inside the country.
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Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017 - Smarter With Gartner

Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017 - Smarter With Gartner | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and smart things promise an intelligent future.
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Overcomplicated technology and the need for biological thinking

Overcomplicated technology and the need for biological thinking | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Complex systems like stock trading software need to be studied like an ecosystem.
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Google AI invents its own cryptographic algorithm and no one knows how it works

Google AI invents its own cryptographic algorithm and no one knows how it works | Systems Theory | Scoop.it

Google Brain has created two artificial intelligences that evolved their own cryptographic algorithm to protect their messages from a third AI, which was trying to evolve its own method to crack the AI-generated crypto. The study was a success: the first two AIs learnt how to communicate securely from scratch.

 

The Google Brain team (which is based out in Mountain View and is separate from Deep Mind in London) started with three fairly vanilla neural networks called Alice, Bob, and Eve. Each neural network was given a very specific goal: Alice had to send a secure message to Bob; Bob had to try and decrypt the message; and Eve had to try and eavesdrop on the message and try to decrypt it. Alice and Bob have one advantage over Eve: they start with a shared secret key (i.e. this is symmetric encryption).

 

Importantly, the AIs were not told how to encrypt stuff, or what crypto techniques to use: they were just given a loss function (a failure condition), and then they got on with it. In Eve's case, the loss function was very simple: the distance, measured in correct and incorrect bits, between Alice's original input plaintext and its guess. For Alice and Bob the loss function was a bit more complex: if Bob's guess (again measured in bits) was too far from the original input plaintext, it was a loss; for Alice, if Eve's guesses are better than random guessing, it's a loss. And thus an adversarial generative network (GAN) was created.


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From the Turing Test to Deep Learning: Artificial Intelligence Goes Mainstream

From the Turing Test to Deep Learning: Artificial Intelligence Goes Mainstream | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
renowned computer scientist Melanie Mitchell spoke to CBR's Ellie Burns about artificial intelligence (AI) - breakthroughs, hurdles and myths.
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A New Era of Internet Attacks Powered by Everyday Devices

A New Era of Internet Attacks Powered by Everyday Devices | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The attack on the web’s infrastructure laid bare new vulnerabilities linked to our reliance on cameras, smart thermostats and the rest of the internet of things.
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Programmers are having a huge discussion about the unethical and illegal things they’ve been asked to do

Programmers are having a huge discussion about the unethical and illegal things they’ve been asked to do | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
As computer programmers write code that runs everything from airplanes to pharmacy orders, there's a serious need for ethical training and guidelines.
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Machine learning versus AI: what's the difference?

Intel’s Nidhi Chappell, head of machine learning, reveals what separates the two computer sciences and why they're so important
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Blockchains and ecosystems

In 1935, Arthur Tansley [1], a pioneer in the field of ecology, stated that an ecosystem is to be considered a whole that is made up of interconnected constituent parts.
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The Problem of Defining Autonomous Weapons - Future of Life Institute

The Problem of Defining Autonomous Weapons - Future of Life Institute | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Heather Roff works on defining autonomous weapons, understanding how they differ from automated weapons, and figuring out the role of humans.
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Computing at Light Speed: The World's First Photonic Neural Network Has Arrived

Princeton University researchers have developed the world’s first integrated silicon photonic neuromorphic chip, which contains 49 circular nodes etched into semiconductive silicon. The chip could complete a math equation 1,960 times more quickly than a typical central processing unit, a speed that would make it ideal for use in future neural networks.
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Big Data Game-Changer: Alibaba’s Double 11 Event Raises the Bar for Online Sales

Big Data Game-Changer: Alibaba’s Double 11 Event Raises the Bar for Online Sales | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The ever-expanding Double 11 Global Online Shopping Festival showcases Alibaba’s innovations in key technology areas such as big data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality.
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Why quantum mechanics might need an overhaul

Why quantum mechanics might need an overhaul | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg says current debates in quantum mechanics need a new approach to comprehend reality.
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How bots ruined everything: from Drake to diets

How bots ruined everything: from Drake to diets | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Whether you’re struggling to get gig tickets or being fat-shamed by an app – AI is calling the shots. Weren’t these algorithms supposed to be on our side, not making thing worse?
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Quantum Computers Are Coming, and the World Might Not Be Ready

Quantum Computers Are Coming, and the World Might Not Be Ready | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
They could do wonders for medicine, chemistry, banking and information-gathering. There's just one problem.
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There is a blind spot in AI research

There is a blind spot in AI research | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Fears about the future impacts of artificial intelligence are distracting researchers from the real risks of deployed systems, argue Kate Crawford and Ryan Calo.
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