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China has won AI battle with U.S., Pentagon's ex-software chief says

blog post image China has won the artificial intelligence battle with the United States and is heading towards global dominance because of its technological advances, the Pentagon's former software chief told the Financial Times.

How global conferences are using tech to stay in business

blog post image "Moving events online kept the industry going during the pandemic and now they're here to stay." Notable mentions of the conferences Collision, Web Summit, and RISE, and the speed networking software Mingle. "[T]he Distance Learning Association's Thomas Capone says that the future of meetings and events...

Pegasus: Spyware sold to governments 'targets activists'

blog post image Israeli tech firm NSO denies media reports that its software has been sold to authoritarian regimes. The Android and iOS spyware can apparently see photographs and contacts, log everything that is typed, and turn on the camera and microphone.

US passes emergency waiver over fuel pipeline cyber-attack

blog post image The US acts to keep fuel flowing after its largest pipeline was hit by a ransomware cyber-attack. "Cyber-security firm Digital Shadows says the Colonial attack has come about due to the pandemic - with more engineers remotely accessing control systems for the pipeline from home. James Chappell, co-founder...

Why a U.S. hospital and oil company turned to facial recognition

blog post image Deployments of facial recognition from Israeli startup AnyVision show how the surveillance software has gained adoption across the United States even as regulatory and ethical debates about it rage.

The Agile Manifesto 20 years on: agility in software delivery is still a work in progress | ZDNet

blog post image We've had two decades to absorb the values and principles of the Agile Manifesto. What have we learned, and what are we still learning? 'We are closer and more aware, but we are turning a tanker and it is slow and incremental.'

First it was Agile software development, now Agile management is remaking the workplace | ZDNet

blog post image "The most effective managers have used the past 12 months to support new remote-working practices with Agile leadership styles. This is what two digital leaders have learnt from the experience - and here's how you can benefit."

The Technology Behind Cinematic Photos

blog post image There has been some work by teams at Google looking at analysing images to extract their 3D features. They launched a new feature called 'cinematic photos' and this blog posted by Per Karlsson and Lucy Yu, Software Engineers, of Google Research tries to explain how it works. "Looking at photos from...

Microsoft Teams AI could tell you who is most enjoying your video call

blog post image Researchers at Microsoft have developed an AI for the firm's Teams videoconferencing software that highlights positive audience reactions during a virtual presentation

Stripe acquires Nigeria's Paystack for over $200 million to expand its footprint in Africa

blog post image Africa is a great opportunity for ecommerce in coming decades and Nigeria's Paystack has been growing fast. "Stripe is a San Francisco-based fintech startup that provides payments infrastructure for businesses. Its software and APIs are used by millions of companies of all sizes to accept payments,...

Kenyans go hi-tech to save endangered Grevy’s zebra: Software analyses ’citizen scientist’ photos to automate census

blog post image Kenyans go hi-tech to save endangered Grevy’s zebra: Software analyses ’citizen scientist’ photos to automate census of rare zebra

The origin and meaning of a

blog post image Waterfall Process: A waterfall software process breaks down a large effort into a sequence of activities, usually leaving risks too late.

AI helps to improve radiologist performance.

blog post image In a multicenter study, radiologists had better performance with deep convolutional network software for the detection of malignant pulmonary nodules on chest radiographs than without. Deep Convolutional Neural Network-based Software Improves Radiologist Detection of Malignant Lung Nodules on Chest Radiographs....

Open is Eating the World: What Source Code and Science Have in Common.

blog post image "Open is Eating the World: What Source Code and Science Have in Common: In 2011, Marc Andreessen said that software is eating the world, predicting that technology companies would continue to significantly disrupt an increasingly broad range of industries. Since then, publishers have embraced technology....

Building SMILY, a Human-Centric, Similar-Image Search Tool for Pathology. Advances in machine learning (ML) have shown great

blog post image Building SMILY, a Human-Centric, Similar-Image Search Tool for Pathology. Advances in machine learning (ML) have shown great promise for assisting in the work of healthcare professionals, such as aiding the detection of diabetic eye disease and metastatic breast cancer. Though high-performing algorithms...

Robust Neural Machine Translation: In recent years, neural machine translation (NMT) using Transformer models has experienced

blog post image Robust Neural Machine Translation: In recent years, neural machine translation (NMT) using Transformer models has experienced tremendous success. Based on deep neural networks, NMT models are usually trained end-to-end on very large parallel corpora (input/output text pairs) in an entirely data-driven...

Joint Speech Recognition and Speaker Diarization via Sequence Transduction: Posted by Laurent El Shafey, Software Engineer

blog post image Joint Speech Recognition and Speaker Diarization via Sequence Transduction: Posted by Laurent El Shafey, Software Engineer and Izhak Shafran, Research Scientist, Google Health Being able to recognize “who said what”.

Apollo 11 Had a Hidden Hero: Software: The moon landing was one of the most important moments in the history of computing,

blog post image Apollo 11 Had a Hidden Hero: Software: The moon landing was one of the most important moments in the history of computing, laying the foundations for everything from fly-by-wire cockpits to the smartphones in our hands.

Been using this ‘pencil project’ software for flowcharting. Works really well for quickly sketching systems diagrams

blog post image Been using this ‘pencil project’ software for flowcharting. Works really well for quickly sketching systems diagrams and workflows that you can export to various formats. It is available on Windows (also as a stand-alone App on PortableApps.com, Linux, and Mac) The ‘sketchy’ style wireframing...

Chatbot claims to beat GPs at medical exam: The Royal College of General Practitioners disputes the abilities of Babylon's

blog post image Chatbot claims to beat GPs at medical exam: The Royal College of General Practitioners disputes the abilities of Babylon's software. Aiming your chatbot at published, purposefully language clue-filled test items from the MRCGP exam seems to me to be more about self-publicity than actually funding and...