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#SNA : Interlocking Boards of Directors | #awareness #contagion

#SNA : Interlocking Boards of Directors | #awareness #contagion | Systems Theory | Scoop.it

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luiy's curator insight, June 15, 2013 9:52 AM

The blue nodes in the network above are conduits that move information, ideas, and knowledge between the clusters -- they are the intersection where two networks overlap. Contagion between corporations is often based on flows via Boards of Directors. We apply social network analysis [SNA] to this social graph and we see who may be key in this diffusion process. We apply a new SNA metric, I call Awareness [measures potential awareness of a node to what is happening around it (directly and indirectly) based on it's pattern of connectivity]. Those nodes with higher awareness are shown in a larger size in the diagram below.

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Blockchain: towards a framework for privacy of the machine

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New weblog posted with the title ‘Blockchain: Towards a framework for privacy of the machine’ You can find the weblog here
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A Spectacle of Light: Record-Breaking Drones Kick Off PyeongChang 2018

A Spectacle of Light: Record-Breaking Drones Kick Off PyeongChang 2018 | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
To the delight of amazed audiences around the world, Intel’s drone light show broke its own record at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 opening ceremony.
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This Robot Runs Entirely Off a Neural Network

This Robot Runs Entirely Off a Neural Network | Systems Theory | Scoop.it

This creepy machine, called Alter, runs entirely off a neural network. That means all its incoherent and erratic movements are 100 per cent free of any human control. It’s basically alive. Although Alter looks like it’s dressed up in some kind of Ex Machina cosplay, it’s underneath where all the interesting stuff is happening. Alter has 42 pneumatic actuators and a “central pattern generator,” according to Engadget’s Mat Smith. The CPG essential creates the robotic equivalent of neurons, so the robot can move.

 

Here’s Alter in action via The Japan Times. The robot doesn’t resemble or sound anything like a human just yet. Alter’s erratic movements are based on sensors that can detect noise, temperature, humidity, and proximity. These sensors act as simple stand-ins for our own senses. Also, its strange vocalisations are actually sine waves depicting the movement of the robot’s fingers, according to Engadget.

 

Alter was created by two robotics laboratories in Tokyo and Osaka and is currently on display at Tokyo’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. The exhibition will end later this week, so the robot isn’t long for public life, but it’s still posing for the paparazzi anyways.


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Maria Jose Pilo Massetti's curator insight, February 11, 12:34 PM
Esta máquina escalofriante, llamada Alter, se ejecuta completamente fuera de una red neuronal. Eso significa que todos sus movimientos incoherentes y erráticos están 100% libres de cualquier control humano. Básicamente está vivo. Aunque parece que Alter está vestida con algún tipo de cosplay de Ex Machina, es debajo de donde están sucediendo todas las cosas interesantes. Alter tiene 42 actuadores neumáticos y un "generador central de patrones", de acuerdo con Mat Smith de Engadget. El CPG essential crea el equivalente robótico de las neuronas, por lo que el robot puede moverse.  
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Blockchain Moves Beyond Bitcoin

Blockchain Moves Beyond Bitcoin | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Touted as the next big tech disrupter in the world of business, blockchain technology could make transactions, from finance to food chain logistics, faster and more secure.
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Quantum computers may be more of an imminent threat than AI

Quantum computers may be more of an imminent threat than AI | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
A quantum computer can solve equations faster than traditional computers.
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Amazon Wants to Disrupt Health Care in America. In China, Tech Giants Already Have.

Amazon Wants to Disrupt Health Care in America. In China, Tech Giants Already Have. | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
While the United States is focused on reining in costs, Chinese tech firms are looking to build the hospital of the future using artificial intelligence.
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The Tech Giants Growing Behind China's Great Firewall

The Tech Giants Growing Behind China's Great Firewall | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The fast-growing tech giants in China look recognizably familiar - but markedly different - to the ones we know so well in Silicon Valley.
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Job One for Quantum Computers: Boost Artificial Intelligence | Quanta Magazine

Job One for Quantum Computers: Boost Artificial Intelligence | Quanta Magazine | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The fusion of quantum computing and machine learning has become a booming research area. Can it possibly live up to its high expectations?
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Here’s How Scammers Are Using Fake News To Screw With Bitcoin Investors

Here’s How Scammers Are Using Fake News To Screw With Bitcoin Investors | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
In the largely unregulated world of bitcoin and cryptocurrency, fraudsters are getting rich by deliberately spreading false information to affect the price of their holdings using social media, scam news sites, and private chat apps.
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Trisis has mistakenly been released on the open internet - CyberScoop

Trisis has mistakenly been released on the open internet - CyberScoop | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
An elite cyberweapon has been publicly sitting online due to a mistaken upload to VirusTotal, three sources familiar with the matter told CyberScoop.
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Any rule on Bitcoin must be global, Germany's central bank says

Any rule on Bitcoin must be global, Germany's central bank says | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Any attempt to regulate cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin must be on a global scale as national or regional rules would be hard to enforce on a virtual, borderless community, a director at Germany's central bank said on Monday.
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Xiaomi Mi Robot vacuum cleaner hacked

Xiaomi Mi Robot vacuum cleaner hacked | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Xiaomi’s robotic vacuum cleaner was hacked by security researchers — but it’s still much more secure than most other smart devices.
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Internet Users in China Expect to Be Tracked. Now, They Want Privacy.

Internet Users in China Expect to Be Tracked. Now, They Want Privacy. | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Chinese are demanding better protections even as the government and tech giants like Alibaba and Tencent gather ever more data.
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“The Relentless Pace of Automation”

“The Relentless Pace of Automation” | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence could dramatically improve the economy and aspects of everyday life, but we need to invent ways to make sure everyone benefits.
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India hopes to become an AI powerhouse by copying China’s model

India hopes to become an AI powerhouse by copying China’s model | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence (AI) has finally caught the Indian government's attention. On Feb. 01, delivering his budget speech, finance minister Arun Jaitley told parliament that the government think-tank, Niti Aayog, will spearhead a national programme on AI, including research and development. The intent showed in the numbers: Budget allocation for Digital India, the government's umbrella initiativ
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More efficient machine learning could upend the AI paradigm

More efficient machine learning could upend the AI paradigm | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Smaller algorithms that don’t need mountains of data to train are coming.
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China’s massive investment in artificial intelligence has an insidious downside

China’s massive investment in artificial intelligence has an insidious downside | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The country’s R&D advances are disrupting the industry—and strengthening control of the populace
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God is an algorithm: why we're closer to a Black Mirror-style reality than we think

God is an algorithm: why we're closer to a Black Mirror-style reality than we think | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
By surrendering to technology are humans sleepwalking into a future where free will is less and less of an option?
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You thought quantum mechanics was weird: check out entangled time – Elise Crull | Aeon Ideas

You thought quantum mechanics was weird: check out entangled time – Elise Crull | Aeon Ideas | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence about the implications of the new theory of quantum mechanics. The focus of their worry was wha
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Data is the new lifeblood of capitalism – don't hand corporate America control

Data is the new lifeblood of capitalism – don't hand corporate America control | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Data has become the world’s most important resource. Now Silicon Valley giants want to keep government from standing in the way of profits
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China wants to make the chips that will add AI to any gadget

China wants to make the chips that will add AI to any gadget | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The AI boom offers Chinese chipmakers a chance to catch up after years of lagging behind.
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Bitcoin and Ethereum have a hidden power structure, and it’s just been revealed

Bitcoin and Ethereum have a hidden power structure, and it’s just been revealed | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Close examination reveals how power is being consolidated across their networks.
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Trisis has the security world spooked, stumped and searching for answers

Trisis has the security world spooked, stumped and searching for answers | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
How security researchers stumbled into finding the next Stuxnet.
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How So Many Researchers Found a 20-Year-Old Chip Flaw At Once

How So Many Researchers Found a 20-Year-Old Chip Flaw At Once | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
The uncanny coincidences among the Meltdown and Spectre discoveries raise questions about "bug collisions"—and the safety of the NSA's hidden vulnerability collection.
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China wants an “orderly exit” from bitcoin mining

China wants an “orderly exit” from bitcoin mining | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Bitcoin mining could be on its last legs in China. The country's top internet-finance regulator, the Leading Group of Internet Financial Risks Remediation, issued a notice asking local governments to “guide” bitcoin-mining operations to make an "orderly exit” from the business, according to a leaked document online. Citing government sources, Bloomberg and Reuters earlie
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At least three billion computer chips are vulnerable to a security flaw found this week

At least three billion computer chips are vulnerable to a security flaw found this week | Systems Theory | Scoop.it
Companies are rushing out software fixes for Chipmageddon.
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