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Stack Overflow Developer Survey Results 2018

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:16

This year, over 100,000 developers told us how they learn, build their careers, which tools they're using, and what they want in a job.

Spot the Fake: Artificial Intelligence Can Produce Lifelike Photographs

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:02

Fraudulent images have been around for as long as photography itself. Take the famous hoax photos of the Cottingley fairies or the Loch Ness monster.

Vint Cerf on the Prospect of a "Digital Dark Age"

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:02

Google Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf talks about the frailty and impermanence of digitally-stored information.

AI Can Spot Signs of Alzheimer's Before Your Family Does

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:00

Researchers are exploring machine learning as a tool for identifying signs of Alzheimer's disease that physicians and loved ones may otherwise overlook.

New UTSA Study Presents Method to Stop Cyberattacks on GPS-Enabled Devices

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:00

A new study describes a computer algorithm that mitigates the effects of spoofed GPS attacks on electrical grids and other GPS-reliant technologies.

New Model Reveals Forgotten Influencers and 'Sleeping Beauties' of Science

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:00

Researchers at the University of Chicago's Knowledge Lab have created a computational model to measure the spread of influential ideas across scholarship and culture.

Machines See the Future for Patients Diagnosed With Brain Tumors

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:00

New artificial intelligence software forecasts the survival of glioma patients by examining tissue biopsy data.

Next Worry for Facebook: Disenchanted Users

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:13

Facebook Inc.'s handling of user data has upset lawmakers and regulators in multiple countries. But the biggest risk to its business could come from angry users.

Kids See More Women in Science than Five Decades Ago

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:07

The study from Northwestern University was looking at gender stereotypes in science over years and how these develop in children.

Pioneers of Modern Computer Architecture Receive ACM A.M. Turing Award

Wed, 03/21/2018 - 08:26

ACM has named John L. Hennessy, former President of Stanford University, and David A. Patterson, retired Professor of the University of California, Berkeley, recipients of the 2017 ACM A.M. Turing Award for pioneering a systematic, quantitative approach to the design and evaluation of computer architectures with enduring impact on the microprocessor industry.

It Could Be Time To Move Into the AI Job Market

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 16:07

Machine learning engineers and data scientists are the two fastest-growing new jobs in the United States, according to LinkedIn's latest Emerging Jobs Report.

The U.S. Military Wants AI to Dream Up Weird New Helicopters

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 13:00

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is funding efforts to employ artificial intelligence to conceptualize complex component designs, including the D-FOCUS project which offers alternatives to existing designs.

Machine Learning Drives NSynth Super's New Sounds of Music

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 13:00

Google's Project Magenta researchers have developed a machine to serve as an instrument that acts as a physical interface for the NSynth algorithm, which uses a deep neural network to create new sounds.

Digging Deep: Harnessing the Power of Soil Microbes for More Sustainable Farming

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 13:00

Scientists are working on a "farm of the future" project based on microbiology and machine learning. The team is growing crops at an Arkansas farm that they hope to transform into the world's most scientifically-advanced farm.

Targeting China, Trump Threatens Student Visas. That Would Hit a Big U.S. Export

Tue, 03/20/2018 - 10:55

The Trump administration's proposed crackdown on China's trade practices could hit one sector where the U.S. runs a big trade surplus: higher education.

Europe's New Privacy Law Will Change the Web, and More

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 16:50

Consumers have long wondered just what Google and Facebook know about them, and who else can access their personal data. But internet giants have little incentive to give straight answers—even to simple questions like, "Why am I being shown this ad?"

Five Things to Know about Russian Attacks on the Energy Grid

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 16:39

Trump administration officials on Thursday accused the Russian government of staging a multi-year cyberattack campaign against the energy grid and other elements of critical infrastructure in the United States.

Can Bitcoin Technology Improve Research Data Integrity? This Clemson Professor Thinks So

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:00

Researchers at Clemson University have developed a technique to secure raw data using blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin.

How Accurate Is Your AI?

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:00

A researcher at Kyoto University in Japan has developed a new technique that evaluates an artificial intelligence program's ability based on the nature of its input data.

Field-Data Study Finds No Evidence of Racial Bias in Predictive Policing

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:00

Predictive policing does not lead police to make discriminatory arrests, according to research conducted at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.