Day: February 18, 2019

When Cyberattacks Pack a Physical Punch

Physical security goes hand in hand with cyberdefense. What happens when – as we see all too often – the physical side is overlooked? …read more Source:: Threatpost

Facebook reportedly suspends Russia-backed pages targeting millennials – CNET

Pages on current affairs and history collected tens of millions of views in the past few months, CNN reports. …read more Source:: CNet

Deep Learning May Need a New Programming Language That’s More Flexible Than Python, Facebook’s Chief AI Scientist Says

Deep learning may need a new programming language that’s more flexible and easier to work with than Python, Facebook AI Research director Yann LeCun said today. From an interview: It’s not yet clear if such a language is necessary, but the possibility runs against very entrenched desires from researchers and engineers, he said. LeCun has…

Travelling The Oregon Trail With An Apple II Robot

For one reason or another, we’re going with a retro-futuristic 80s aesthetic in this case, [Mike] decided to turn an Apple IIe into a robot. If you have to ask why, you’ll never know, but this project does have some interesting things going for it. There’s a voice synthesizer, a brand spankin’ new power supply,…

IBM to launch AI research center in Brazil

The facility will be the first Latin American institution of the AI Horizons Network and will receive a $20 million investment. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Facebook’s Yann LeCun says ‘internal activity’ proceeds on AI chips

Yann LeCun, the leader of Facebook’s AI Research unit, said the company is proceeding with internal activity on machine learning chips, though he is confident industry will come up with many new solutions to push forward processing of deep learning in specialized silicon. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Netflix Cancels The Punisher and Jessica Jones, Ending its Marvel Shows

An anonymous reader shares a report: Netflix is officially no longer producing Marvel’s live-action shows. The streaming service has canceled both The Punisher and Jessica Jones, according to Deadline, with the latter’s third season set to debut as the last batch of Marvel live-action episodes on Netflix. “We are grateful to Marvel for five years…

From the Oscars to Sundance, we’re obsessed with true stories – CNET

Documentaries and fictionalised drama expose hard truths from the Oscars to Sundance. …read more Source:: CNet

Asteroid set to eat a bullet from a JAXA spacecraft this week – CNET

Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft is finally ready to collect a sample of the asteroid Ryugu. …read more Source:: CNet

The Rotary Joystick Can Take A Beating

It’s a well-known fact amongst the older set that games used to be harder. Back in the 1980s, most home computers had awful keyboards, barely adequate joysticks, and the games had to be difficult to have any longevity, because there’s only so much you can fit into a single sided disk. Some of these games…