Day: April 2, 2019

GA’day, mate: Open the plonk, turn up a banger, Visual Studio 2019 is officially here (don’t get too excited, Mac devs)

Striding into its third decade, dev suite is now ready to Share It’s a big day for Microsoft developers as Visual Studio 2019 for PC and Mac emerged, blinking, into the light of General Availability.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Can We Stop AI Outsmarting Humanity?

The spectre of superintelligent machines doing us harm is not just science fiction, technologists say — so how can we ensure AI remains ‘friendly’ to its makers? From a story: Jaan Tallinn (co-founder of Skype) warns that any approach to AI safety will be hard to get right. If an AI is sufficiently smart, it…

This gigantic pile of 350,000 Flickr photos is now art – CNET

At the San Francisco of Modern Art, a daunting mountain of images printed from a day’s worth of uploads gives a snapshot at the enormity of the internet. …read more Source:: CNet

From Facebook to memes to postcards, how we’ve shared photos over time – CNET

Long before phones with cameras, people transmitted photos. Snap + Share, an exhibit at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, looks at how. …read more Source:: CNet

Avengers: Endgame tickets now on sale online, if you can get them – CNET

Snap to it, Marvel fans, if you want to see what happens after Thanos’ big move. …read more Source:: CNet

Google Employees Are Lining Up To Trash Google’s AI Ethics Council

An anonymous reader quotes a report from MIT Technology Review: Almost a thousand Google staff, academic researchers, and other tech industry figures have signed a letter protesting the makeup of an independent council that Google created to guide the ethics of its AI projects. The search giant announced the creation of the council last week…

Finally, after years of dunking on Magic Leap, El Reg’s Kieren tries out the techno hype goggles. And the verdict…

To view this content, please click on the headline This week AR hype machine Magic Leap will finally – finally! – start selling its headset to the public but you’ll need to go to one of three AT&T stores in Boston, Chicago or San Francisco, to buy them. And fork over more than $2,000 to…

RIP, Google Plus: People memorialize failed social network on Twitter – CNET

Some are taking it pretty well. …read more Source:: CNet

ThreatList: Half of All Attacks Aim at Supply Chain

Attackers these days want to ‘own’ your entire system, including partners and suppliers. …read more Source:: Threatpost

We don’t know whether 737 Max MCAS update is coming or Boeing: Anti-stall safety fix delayed

Airlines will have to wait few more weeks to get new code as engineers need more time Boeing yesterday warned it will take longer than expected to overhaul the anti-stall system in its 737 Max aircraft, the infamous safety mechanism that likely caused two deadly crashes.… …read more Source:: TheRegister