Incoming White House science and technology leader on AI, diversity, and society

Technologies like artificial intelligence and human genome editing “reveal and reflect even more about the complex and sometimes dangerous social architecture that lies beneath the scientific progress that we pursue,” said Dr. Alondra Nelson today as part of the introduction of the Biden administration science team. On Friday, the Biden transition team appointed Nelson to […]

Brazil's Bolsonaro to allow China's Huawei in 5G auctions: newspaper

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s government will not seek to bar Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from 5G network auctions slated for June this year, newspaper Estado de S. Paulo reported on Saturday, citing government and industry sources. Financial costs potentially worth billions of dollars and the exit of ally President Donald Trump […]

OpenAI’s text-to-image engine, DALL-E, is a powerful visual idea generator

Once upon a time in Silicon Valley, engineers at the various electronics firms would tinker at their benches and create new inventions. This tinkering was done, at least in part, to show to the engineer at the next bench so they could both appreciate the ingenuity and inspire others. Some of this work eventually made […]

The FBI Has Made Over 100 Arrests Related to the Capitol Riot

In yet another week that felt like a month, the world continues to feel the reverberations of the seditious assault on the US Capitol building on January 6. After platforms like Twitter and Facebook booted Donald Trump last week, Amazon pulled support from far-right “free speech” platform Parler, knocking it offline for the foreseeable future. […]

CES 2021: ‘Wearable tech that’s like using the Force’

Some of the devices featuring at the 2021 CES technology expo have been designed to help users avoid touching items like computers, phones and touchscreens. BBC Click’s Omar Mehtab puts some of them to the test. See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick Credit: Source link

The Race Is On to Identify and Stop Inauguration Rioters

They came prepared for war. Leroy Coffman parked his Red GMC Sierra pickup truck a stone’s throw from the US Capitol building at 9:15 am on January 6. Inside the truck, legal documents allege, were 11 Molotov cocktails containing a napalm substance, a handgun, shotgun, rifle, crossbow with bolts, several machetes, camouflage smoke devices, and […]

Big Tech Can’t Ban Its Way Out of This

Still, Stalinsky said he comes down on the “take it down” side when it comes to violent extremism. His perspective was forged by years of monitoring activity by Islamic terrorists. The Islamic State, in particular, became notorious for its strategic use of social media in the 2010s. “This might sound crazy, but if it were […]

Will your neighbors get vaccinated?

As the coronavirus vaccines have rolled out across the US, the process has been confusing and disastrous. States, left by the federal government to fend for themselves, have struggled to get a handle on the logistics of distribution. Many, including Georgia, Virginia, and California, have fallen woefully behind schedule. But even if there were a […]

What Is Master Data Management (MDM)

Master Data Management (MDM) describes a type of enterprise data management architecture, governed by a collection of formal data quality practices and processes, designed to leverage digital technologies for the entire business. Getting MDM right represents a critical data management component for your entire enterprise. This article describes MDM’s role in an organization and other […]

Apple fails to overturn VirnetX patent verdict, could owe over $1.1 billion

By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) – A federal judge denied Apple Inc’s bid to set aside or reduce a $502.8 million patent infringement verdict favoring VirnetX Holding Corp, and awarded interest and royalties that could boost Apple’s total payout in two lawsuits above $1.1 billion. In a decision issued on Friday, U.S. District Judge Robert Schroeder […]