Depending on your opinion, Artificial Intelligence is either a threat or the next big thing. Even though its deep learning capabilities are being applied to help solve large problems, like the treatment and prevention of human and genetic disorders, or small problems, like what movie to stream tonight, AI in many of its forms (such …

Artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming a critical component in how government, business and citizens defend themselves against cyber attacks. Starting with technology designed to automate specific manual tasks, and advancing to machine learning using increasingly complex systems to parse data, breakthroughs in deep learning capabilities will become an integral part of the security agenda. …

Down goes HotBot 4b into the volcano. The year is 2050 or 2150, and artificial intelligence has advanced sufficiently that such robots can be built with human-grade intelligence, creativity and desires. HotBot will now perish on this scientific mission. Does it have rights? In commanding it to go down, have we done something morally wrong? …

The biometrics industry is booming as of late. A world dominated by biometric systems will be convenient and cost-saving for us. However, in light of the security attacks that we have experienced over the past years, security is a highly valid concern. How secure is the existing infrastructure of our biometric systems? Difficult to forge …

AI, as conceived of in popular culture, does not yet exist, even if autonomous and expert systems do. Smartphones might not be supercomputers, but they are called “smartphones” for good reason, in terms of how their operating systems function. Equally, we are happy to talk about a computer game’s “AI”, but gamers quickly learn to …

Like it or loathe it, the robot revolution is now well underway and the futures described by writers such as Isaac Asimov, Frederik Pohl and Philip K. Dick are fast turning from science fiction into science fact. But should robots have rights? And will humanity ever reach a point where human and machine are treated …

IBM Security announced last 10 December 2019 that it is extending its artificial intelligence (AI) technology originally developed to protect users in the financial services industry, to clients in all industries via the company’s identity-as-a-service (IDaaS) offering. IBM Cloud Identity now features AI-based adaptive access capabilities that help continually assess employee or consumer user risk …

Researchers working in The N.1 Institute for Health at the National University Of Singapore (NUS), led by Assistant Professor Camilo Libedinsky from NUS Psychology, and Senior Lecturer Shih-Cheng Yen from the Innovation and Design Programme at NUS Engineering, have discovered that a population of neurons in the brain’s frontal lobe contain stable short-term memory information within dynamically-changing neural …

A new approach could make it easier to train computer for “extreme classification problems” like speech translation and answering general questions, researchers say. The divide-and-conquer approach to machine learning can slash the time and computational resources required. Online shoppers typically string together a few words to search for the product they want, but in a world …

During your data manipulation, exploration, and even analysis, functions can get complicated, putting one function inside of one another in order to accomplish tasks in one swoop. These are called nested functions. A nested function may look like something like this: Not only can this confuse you while you are coding, this looks quite ugly …