Samsung Security Tech Forum 2021

Shared subjects include; Security engineering and machine learning, Telephony gone the way of the internet?: Combating threats targeting voice communication, Challenges in automated vulnerability discovery through Fuzzing among others.

Tech gauges how brain learns faces

Real-world, unconstrained images like these (a) are used to train facial recognition networks. Testing for the study was done on highly controlled laser-scan data varying by viewpoint (b, columns), illumination (b, rows) and caricature-like identity strength (c). Credit: University of Texas at Dallas. Facial recognition technology has advanced swiftly in the last five years. As University of Texas at Dallas researchers try to determine how computers have gotten as good as people at the task,...

In the Age of AI

A documentary exploring how artificial intelligence is changing life as we know it — from jobs to privacy to a growing rivalry between the U.S. and China. FRONTLINE investigates the promise and perils of AI and automation, tracing a new industrial revolution that will reshape and disrupt our world, and allow the emergence of a surveillance society. More Information In the Age of AI (full film) | FRONTLINE

Sagemaker Studio unveils IDE for Machine Learning

Amazon SageMaker Studio, announced by CEO Andy Jassy on the second day of the AWS re:Invent conference, is envisaged as unifying all the tools needed for machine learning. Several other SageMaker products were launched alongside it. SageMaker made its debut at re:Invent in 2017 as:a fully managed service for the machine learning (ML) process. It was upgraded at last year’s conference, which saw the addition of SageMaker Ground Truth, an automated data-labeling service.  SageMaker Studio is intended to make building models...

Coursera adds Machine Learning Specialization

Coursera has added another Machine Learning Specialization. Its distinguishing feature is that is targeted at those working in finance, medicine, engineering, business or other domains where machine learning is taking hold. We’ve all heard the buzz around machine learning and the way it pervades every aspect of our lives, see Machine Learning For Cat Control, and even that it pays well. As far courses as are concerned we have looked at offerings from Udacity, edX and Google as...

3 ways data analytics can fail

Whether you are using a spreadsheet or advanced data analytics with machine learning or AI – unless you are vigilant, your foraging for insights from data can so easily go wrong. A big part of the problem is that ultimately, data is always viewed through a human lens. Unfortunately, our brains did not evolve to process complex numerical data and our instincts, biases and desires can significantly alter our understanding of the data being presented...

Data Analytics: Past, Present and Future

The desire to look into the future is as old as humanity itself. From wanting to know where the next meal is coming from to placing bets on the Grand National – a view of the future has an obvious attraction. Nowadays, businesses are turning from witchcraft and wizardry and looking to something a little more scientific. They want to figure out what is to come and give themselves an edge.  These days, it’s all...

Seniors welcome robots in elder care pilot, workers not so much

A consortium of technology institutions has reported initial positive results from research piloting the use of robots in elder care in Finland. While seniors welcomed the innovation, care workers have not been as keen on the change — at least not initially. The Lappeenranta University of Technology has partnered with a group of technology institutions for a pilot in which robots were used in elder care work in Lahti. LUT lead researcher Professor Helinä Melkas...