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How to beat fingerprint scanners [VIDEO]

How to beat fingerprint scanners [VIDEO] | IT News | Scoop.it
With the launch of the iPhone 5S, more people will be using fingerprint sensors as part of their daily security than ever before.

But just how can fingerprint locks be defeated, and how easy is it? The guys at MythBusters have found out.

Via Gust MEES
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So fingerprints offer even worse protection then the good old pincode. But yes, it's easier....

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Artificial intelligence is now an arms race. What if the bad guys win?

Artificial intelligence is now an arms race. What if the bad guys win? | IT News | Scoop.it
One thing's for sure: no one is safe in a world where AI can hack itself.
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The dark side of #AI. And lessons learned from history tell us that bad guys are always the first to use it.

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Gitex 2017: How can blockchain make you a happier person?

Gitex 2017: How can blockchain make you a happier person? | IT News | Scoop.it
A new initiative underway at Avaya hopes to use blockchain networks to help make the citizens of Dubai happy
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Using a blockchain to make citizens happier. Well, it could help :-)

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Artificial intelligence is going to completely change your life

Artificial intelligence is going to completely change your life | IT News | Scoop.it
Just as electricity transformed the way industries functioned in the past century, artificial intelligence has the power to substantially change society in the next 100 years.
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#AI as the new electricity. So we must take care of the companies that own it.... 

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Deloitte Report: Over 26,000 Blockchain Projects Began in 2016 - CoinDesk

Deloitte Report: Over 26,000 Blockchain Projects Began in 2016 - CoinDesk | IT News | Scoop.it
More than 26,000 new projects related to blockchain were created on code repository GitHub last year, according to data collected by Deloitte.
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The future of networking is blockchain. Start getting used to it.

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Blockchain: Every Company is at Risk of Being Disrupted by a Trusted Version of Itself

Blockchain: Every Company is at Risk of Being Disrupted by a Trusted Version of Itself | IT News | Scoop.it
We are living in an exponentially expanding trust gap. — Richie Etwaru
Blockchain will disrupt every industry. Blockchain is a disruptive technolog
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Blockchain will change everything. We just need to get familiar with it.

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Can Basic Income Plus The Blockchain Build A New Economic System? | Fast Company

Can Basic Income Plus The Blockchain Build A New Economic System? | Fast Company | IT News | Scoop.it
To stop society’s unsustainable demand for ever-more resources, we need to decentralize and localize our economy. Combining the new ledger technology with UBI may be the way to make that happen.
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A blockchain for a universal basic income. Sounds interesting enough.

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ETL is dead

ETL is dead | IT News | Scoop.it
ETL is hard. And it's limiting. Unfortunately, there wasn't a better way because of the constraints of data technology. Until now
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ETL is slow and not exactly agile. And that's the biggest problem. So, time for a successor. 

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Please tell me, what is blockchain and how does it work? | LinkedIn

Please tell me, what is blockchain and how does it work? | LinkedIn | IT News | Scoop.it

By Peter van Ernst. 

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Interesting and clear. By Peter van Ernst.

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Dubai has its very own official cryptocurrency

Dubai has its very own official cryptocurrency | IT News | Scoop.it
Dubai now has its own cryptocurrency, thanks to a new partnership fostered through the city's Accelerator Initiative.
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Cryptocurrencies, bitcoins and blockchain are here to stay.

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Ethical dilemmas should not halt the rollout of AI. Here’s why

Ethical dilemmas should not halt the rollout of AI. Here’s why | IT News | Scoop.it
The possibilities of AI to transform our lives raise many big ethical questions, but for the greater good they should not be allowed to stop its adoption.
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I would say we'll have to be very carefull. We don't know how it will evolve, so we should be warned.

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Introduction to Blockchains & What It Means to Big Data | 7wData

Introduction to Blockchains & What It Means to Big Data | 7wData | IT News | Scoop.it
Perhaps most significant development in IT over the past few years, blockchain has the potential to change the way that the world approaches big data, with enhanced security and data quality. “Arguably the most significant development in information technology over the past few years, blockchain has the potential to change the way that the world approaches big data, with enhanced ... Read More
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Worth reading

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Research suggests there's a case for the 3-hour workday to maximise productivity

Research suggests there's a case for the 3-hour workday to maximise productivity | IT News | Scoop.it
The average worker spends most of the eight-hour workday doing many other things beside work.
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I think they are right.

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Quantum computing might have just gone to a whole new level

Quantum computing might have just gone to a whole new level | IT News | Scoop.it
A pair of researchers from the University of Tokyo have developed what they're calling the "ultimate" quantum computing method.
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It is the future.

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The race to quantum supremacy is speeding up

The race to quantum supremacy is speeding up | IT News | Scoop.it
Researchers at Google and Harvard are both working towards the magic number that will produce what's called quantum supremacy.
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Quantum supremacy. Who will win the race?

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IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service

IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service | IT News | Scoop.it
IBM has been offering quantum computing as a cloud service since last year when it came out with a 5 qubit version of the advanced computers. Today, the..
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A QaaS service. Within a couple of years, it will be just as common as SaaS.

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This is what the entire internet looked like in 1973

This is what the entire internet looked like in 1973 | IT News | Scoop.it
Nearly half a century ago, the entire internet consisted of just 45 computers.
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Just for fun of course. But I do remember it ;-) #Arpanet

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If you upload your mind to a computer, are you immortal or just a bot?

If you upload your mind to a computer, are you immortal or just a bot? | IT News | Scoop.it
Immortality has gone secular. Unhooked from the realm of gods and angels, it’s now the subject of serious investment—both intellectual and financial—by philosophers, scientists, and the Silicon Valley set. Several hundred people have already chosen to be "cryopreserved" in preference to simply dying, as they wait for science to catch up and give the
John Lasschuit ®™'s insight:

It's indeed a good question. What makes a human human? Are we just a collection of (qu-)bits or takes it more to makes us human?

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We need to overcome AI's inherent human bias

We need to overcome AI's inherent human bias | IT News | Scoop.it
It’s a myth that artificial intelligence is objective because it relies on maths.
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There is still a long way to go for AI.

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This AI blockchain could be the most disruptive tech of the year

This AI blockchain could be the most disruptive tech of the year | IT News | Scoop.it
A company is developing an AI blockchain to prevent control of advanced AI from being entirely in the hands of Silicon Valley.
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What do you get when you combine two promising developments? An AI Blockchain.

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Quantum computing will change everything, and sooner than you expect

Quantum computing will change everything, and sooner than you expect | IT News | Scoop.it
Quantum computers can debug millions of lines of code in seconds. They can accurately predict phenomena despite hundreds of variables. And they're coming.
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Time to start digging into it!

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The Quantum Internet is just a decade away. Here's what you need to know

The Quantum Internet is just a decade away. Here's what you need to know | IT News | Scoop.it
As China moves closer to building a working quantum communications network, the possibility of a quantum internet becomes more and more real.
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In 20 years, we wonder how we could ever survive without quantum internet.

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Blockchain Could Help Us Reclaim Control of Our Personal Data

Blockchain Could Help Us Reclaim Control of Our Personal Data | IT News | Scoop.it
Recent data breaches should be a huge wake-up call.
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A good example of how blockchain can help to protect us.

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Interoperable blockchain network Aion appoints advisory board

Interoperable blockchain network Aion appoints advisory board | IT News | Scoop.it
Enterprise blockchain company Nuco today announced the advisory board for Aion, the first interoperable blockchain network and the framework allowin
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Will this create a chain of chains?

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There’s more than one side to AI in banking - Information Age

There’s more than one side to AI in banking - Information Age | IT News | Scoop.it
How can commercial banking leverage and benefit from artificial intelligence technology in an increasingly competitive environment?
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There are possibilities.

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We're in a race to quantum supremacy

We're in a race to quantum supremacy | IT News | Scoop.it
Researchers at Google and Harvard are both working towards the magic number that will produce what's called quantum supremacy.
John Lasschuit ®™'s insight:

I don't know which technology will be the winner, however I do know that quantum computing is the next phase in information technology. And it will be relieve that our next gen computers introduce uncertainity and become almost human :-)

 

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