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The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium
Algorithms are the new medium between people and people, people and data, data and data.
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Cyber Espionage and the Digital Redistribution of Wealth

Cyber Espionage and the Digital Redistribution of Wealth | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Since the computerization of modern business, intellectual property (IP) theft in the U.S. has escalated to unprecedented levels. According to the former commander of the...
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Baidu Opens Lab in Silicon Valley Devoted to Research into 'Deep Learning'

Baidu Opens Lab in Silicon Valley Devoted to Research into 'Deep Learning' | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Baidu: "We have a really big dream of using deep learning to simulate the functionality, the power, the intelligence of the human brain."
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The Baidu IDL will research the relatively new field of ‘deep learning’ – mimicking the brain with a mix of hardware and software – and might yield some clever new products in future, such as something like Apple’s Siri or Google Now for voice-activated searches on mobile 1, or perhaps something related to wearable computing like Google Glass. Well, we know Baidu is working on glasses-based tech already.

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