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Dated discoveries built on innovation - Irish Times

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He became director of its school of theoretical physics in 1940 and lived here for 17 years, becoming an Irish citizen.
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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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For the first time, a robot passed a medical licensing exam

For the first time, a robot passed a medical licensing exam | Systems Theory | Scoop.it

Experts generally agree that, before we might consider artificial intelligence (AI) to be truly intelligent —that is, on a level on par with human cognition— AI agents have to pass a number of tests. And while this is still a work in progress, AIs have been busy passing other kinds of tests.

 

Xiaoyi, an AI-powered robot in China, for example, has recently taken the national medical licensing examination and passed, making it the first robot to have done so. Not only did the robot pass the exam, it actually got a score of 456 points, which is 96 points above the required marks.

 

This robot, developed by leading Chinese AI company iFlytek Co., Ltd., has been designed to capture and analyze patient information. Now, they’ve proven that Xiaoyi could also have enough medical know-how to be a licensed practitioner.

 

Local newspaper China Daily notes that this is all part of the country’s push for more AI integration in a number of industries, including healthcare and consumer electronics. China is already a leading contender on the global AI stage, surpassing the United States in AI research, in an ultimate effort to become a frontrunner in AI development by 2030. The country’s determination, driven by the realization that AI is the new battleground for international development, could put the U.S. behind China in this worldwide AI race.


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The industrial internet of things and cyber security: An ecological and systemic perspective on security in digital industrial ecosystems - IEEE Conference Publication

All over the world, objects are increasingly connected in networks such as the Industrial Internet of Things. Interconnections, intercommunications and int
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IBM announces a trailblazing quantum machine

IBM announces a trailblazing quantum machine | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Researchers have built the most sophisticated quantum computer yet, signaling progress toward a powerful new way of processing information.
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Parity calamity! Wallet code bug destroys $280 MEEELLION in Ethereum

Parity calamity! Wallet code bug destroys $280 MEEELLION in Ethereum | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Punter 'accidentally' borks dozens of strangers' crypto-currency collections
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Giving Open-Source Projects Life After a Developer's Death

Giving Open-Source Projects Life After a Developer's Death | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Open-source software is increasingly popular, but some modules rely on just a single developer. What happens when they die?
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Advanced nuclear finds a more welcome home in Canada than the U.S.

Advanced nuclear finds a more welcome home in Canada than the U.S. | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
An early regulatory review may put Terrestrial Energy on track to commission the first fourth-generation reactor in North America.
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Google’s AI Wizard Unveils a New Twist on Neural Networks

Google’s AI Wizard Unveils a New Twist on Neural Networks | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Google's Geoff Hinton helped catalyze the current AI boom and says he knows how to make machines smarter at understanding the world.
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The Ridiculous Amount of Energy It Takes to Run Bitcoin

The Ridiculous Amount of Energy It Takes to Run Bitcoin | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Running Bitcoin uses a small city’s worth of electricity. Intel and others want to make a more sustainable blockchain
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Facebook says 126 million people in the U.S. may have seen posts produced by Russian-backed agents

Facebook says 126 million people in the U.S. may have seen posts produced by Russian-backed agents | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Facebook, Google and Twitter plan to tell congressional investigators this week that the scope of Russia’s campaign to spread disinformation on their sites — and to potentially disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential race — is much broader than the companies initially reported.
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New twists in the road to quantum supremacy

New twists in the road to quantum supremacy | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Quantum computers will soon surpass conventional ones, but it will take time to make the machines useful.
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China vs US: Who is winning the big AI battle? - TechNode

China vs US: Who is winning the big AI battle? - TechNode | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
AI is the next big thing. While the US may be strong in AI now, they could be left in the dust. Find out how AI is developing in the US and China.
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The newest AlphaGo mastered the game with no human input

The newest AlphaGo mastered the game with no human input | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
AlphaGo Zero is the first AI system of its kind to learn the game just by playing against itself.
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Everything you need to know about China's ambitious space plans

Everything you need to know about China's ambitious space plans | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
China is quickly becoming one of the most ambitious and pioneering nations when it comes to exploring space
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Can Cyber‐Physical Systems Reliably Collaborate within a Blockchain?

Can Cyber‐Physical Systems Reliably Collaborate within a Blockchain? | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
A blockchain can be considered a technological phenomenon that is made up of different interconnected and autonomous systems. Such systems are referred to here as cyber‐physical systems: comple
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Alibaba’s AI fashion consultant helps it set a new Singles’ Day record

Alibaba’s AI fashion consultant helps it set a new Singles’ Day record | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
AI will blur the line between online and offline retail.
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Bitcoin Expansion Is Off the Table. At Least for Now.

Bitcoin Expansion Is Off the Table. At Least for Now. | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The push would have created a split in the Bitcoin community and led to major issues for the virtual currency.
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China shopping festival smashes record with $25 billion haul

China shopping festival smashes record with $25 billion haul | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Alibaba (BABA.N), the Chinese e-commerce giant, said on Saturday its Singles' Day sales extravaganza hit $25.4 billion, smashing its own record from last year and cementing it as the world's biggest shopping event.
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Wizards of ROS: Willow Garage and the Making of the Robot Operating System

Wizards of ROS: Willow Garage and the Making of the Robot Operating System | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
How a small band of Silicon Valley engineers started a global robotics revolution
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Hedge Funds Push the Price of Bitcoin to New Highs

Hedge Funds Push the Price of Bitcoin to New Highs | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Since the beginning of the year, the value of Bitcoin has climbed 600 percent, fueled in part by interest from institutional investors.
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One Bitcoin Transaction Now Uses as Much Energy as Your House in a Week

One Bitcoin Transaction Now Uses as Much Energy as Your House in a Week | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Bitcoin’s surge in price has sent its electricity consumption soaring.
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China Doubles Down on the Double Helix – NEO.LIFE – Medium

China Doubles Down on the Double Helix – NEO.LIFE – Medium | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
O n the lush new campus of Fudan University in Shanghai this past Sunday, the auditorium in the life sciences building filled beyond capacity with about 300 students and biotech executives. The…
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Xi and Tillerson: what two speeches tell us about the future of China and the US

Xi and Tillerson: what two speeches tell us about the future of China and the US | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Two landmark addresses, one by Chinese president Xi Jinping and the other by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, were the clearest sign yet of a turn in the tide, says Samir Saran.
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As tech companies get richer, is it 'game over' for startups?

As tech companies get richer, is it 'game over' for startups? | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Young firms struggle to compete as deep-pocketed companies like Facebook and Amazon clone products and consolidate their power
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The Reaper Botnet Has Already Infected a Million Networks

The Reaper Botnet Has Already Infected a Million Networks | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Building on the devastating Mirai botnet that took major sites offline a year ago, Reaper has some scary new tricks.

 

The Mirai botnet, a collection of hijacked gadgets whose cyberattack made much of the internet inaccessible in parts of the US and beyond a year ago, previewed a dreary future of zombie connected-device armies run amuck. But in some ways, Mirai was relatively simple—especially compared to a new botnet that's brewing.

 

While Mirai caused widespread outages, it impacted IP cameras and internet routers by simply exploiting their weak or default passwords. The latest botnet threat, known as alternately as IoT Troop or Reaper, has evolved that strategy, using actual software-hacking techniques to break into devices instead. It's the difference between checking for open doors and actively picking locks—and it’s already enveloped devices on a million networks and counting.

 

Now, researchers at the Chinese security firm Qihoo 360 and the Israeli firm Check Point detailed the new IoT botnet, which builds on portions of Mirai’s code, but with a key difference: Instead of merely guessing the passwords of the devices it infects, it uses known security flaws in the code of those insecure machines, hacking in with an array of compromise tools and then spreading itself further. And while Reaper hasn’t been used for the kind of distributed denial of service attacks that Mirai and its successors have launched, that improved arsenal of features could potentially allow it to become even larger—and more dangerous—than Mirai ever was.

 

“The main differentiator here is that while Mirai was only exploiting devices with default credentials, this new botnet is exploiting numerous vulnerabilities in different IoT devices. The potential here is even bigger than what Mirai had,” says Maya Horowitz, the manager of Check Point’s research team. “With this version it’s much easier to recruit into this army of devices.”

 

The Reaper malware has pulled together a grab-bag of IoT hacking techniques that include nine attacks affecting routers from D-Link, Netgear, and Linksys, as well as internet-connected surveillance cameras, including those sold by companies like Vacron, GoAhead, and AVTech. While many of those devices have patches available, most consumers aren’t in the habit of patching their home network router, not to mention their surveillance camera systems.


Via Roger Smith, CineversityTV, Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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Roger Smith's curator insight, October 20, 10:39 PM

We oft forget how really vulnerable we are to being targeted by an automated system on the digital world (internet).   The bad guys regularly use them and they can target millions of people while they are asleep.


They see, they improve, they invest.   They treat it like a normal business transaction!

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Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The Chinese government plans to launch its Social Credit System in 2020. The aim? To judge the trustworthiness – or otherwise – of its 1.3 billion residents
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