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1. Now computers are writing perfectly acceptable pop songs
"Ugh," my dad used to grunt when I switched on Radio 1 . "This music sounds like it was written by a computer". It's a criticism that's been levelled at synthpop for years. But what if it was true? Taryn Southern, a YouTube star and content creator, has just released a song she wrote with the help of artificial intelligence. Called Break Free, it's a brooding ballad that wouldn't sound out of place on the Hunger Games soundtrack. Southern wrote the lyrics and melody, but the backing track was built by her laptop, after she punched...
Origional Story Date :11/13/2017
Editorial | BBC
Information Technology | Artificial Intelligence
2. Nvidia's GPU sales drive Q3
Nvidia posted earnings for its fiscal Q3 (ended October 29), and its performance surpassed analyst expectations yet again. Strong demand for the company's graphic processing chips, which are used in gaming and data centers, as well as the accelerating adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and driverless cars, largely drove growth during the quarter. The graphics chip designer reported record revenue of $2.6 billion, up 32% year-over-year (YoY) from $2 billion, and up 18% from the $2.2 billion it posted in the previous...
Origional Story Date :11/13/2017
News | Business Insider
Information Technology | Hardware | GPU
3. What is Russia's new VPN law all about?
A Russian law regulating the use of technologies enabling users to search the internet anonymously came into force on 1 November. Many are worried the law will make it harder for Russians to bypass internet censorship. Signed by President Vladimir Putin in July, the law imposes restrictions on proxy avoidance tools. These tools include virtual private networks (VPNs) and anonymous proxy servers (anonymisers). VPN providers will be obliged to closely cooperate with Russian media watchdog Roskomnadzor and comply with its requests...
Origional Story Date :11/7/2017
Research | BBC
Information Technology | Hardware | Networking | VPN | Software | Legal | Piracy
4. T-Mobile Expands LTE-A and Gigabit LTE Reach
At a media and analyst event Wednesday in San Jose, Calif., alongside Qualcomm, T-Mobile said it has fired up LTE Advanced in more than 920 markets, with Gigabit LTE live in 430 of those markets. The operator said it achieves Gigabit Class LTE by simultaneously accessing the “trifecta” of carrier aggregation, 4X4 MIMO, and 256 QAM. T-Mobile also announced plans to launched License Assisted Access (LAA) on small cells this year to add capacity and speed, and further densify its network...
Origional Story Date :11/13/2017
News | Wireless Week
Information Technology | Hardware | Networking | Wireless
5. China dominates top supercomputers list
China has overtaken the US to have the most supercomputers in the list of the world's fastest 500 systems. The communist nation accounted for 202 of the globe's highest performance machines, according to the latest Top500 survey. By contrast, the US had 143. That marks its lowest level since the bi-annual study began, 25 years ago, but still secured it second place. Japan placed third with 35 systems, and Germany fourth with 20. In the previous survey, published in June, the US still had a lead of 169 supercomputers to China's...
Origional Story Date :11/13/2017
Research | BBC
Information Technology | Hardware | Computers | Servers | Supercomputing
6. Carnegie Mellon University Launches AI Research Group
Drawing on the expertise of over 100 faculty members across seven departments, Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science (SCS) has launched one of the largest artificial intelligence (AI) research groups in the world: CMU AI, to serve as a resource for producing new AI capabilities and expanding the knowledge of the next generation of AI scientists. "AI is no longer something that a lone genius invents in the garage," said SCS Dean Andrew Moore, a key leader of the group....
Origional Story Date :11/13/2017
News | Baseline
Information Technology | Artificial Intelligence
7. There could soon be a new way to bet on the rise of blockchain
Exchange operator Nasdaq has teamed up with Reality Shares, an investment marketplace, to launch an index to track companies in the red-hot blockchain industry. The smart-beta index called the Reality Shares Nasdaq Blockchain Economy Index, is planned to provide the basis for an exchange-traded fund by Reality Shares, according to a press release on the news out Monday. The product has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Reality Shares. Smart-beta products have been on the rise on Wall Street as...
Origional Story Date :11/13/2017
Editorial | Business Insider
Information Technology | Security | Blockchain
8. AI researchers want governments to ban killer robots, before it's too late
Artificial intelligence technology has developed in leaps and bounds in the last decade, and now, governments are being urged to ban robots that can kill, before things get out of hand. Researchers from Australia and Canada have issued an open letter to the respective leaders of each country, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to take a "firm global stand" against weaponising AI. The open letter comes ahead of a United Nations conference on the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW)...
Origional Story Date :11/7/2017
News | Mashable
Information Technology | Artificial Intelligence | Robotics
9. Major internet outage hits the U.S.
Large swaths of the United States experienced internet connection problems today, with several major ISPs apparently affected. Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T all appeared to have issues, with Comcast blaming the outage on an "external network issue." This outage falls just after the one-year anniversary of a major DDOS attack on Dyn that crippled the internet for a day in October of 2016. According to DownDetector, which tracks internet outages, Comcast customers experienced connectivity issues in...
Origional Story Date :11/6/2017
News | Mashable
Information Technology | Online | Internet
10. Bill Gates to build smart city in Arizona with $80 million investment
Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has purchased nearly 25,000 acres of land in southwestern Arizona for the construction of a brand-new "smart city," KPNX reports. Through one of his investment firms, Belmont Partners, Gates has committed $80 million to build a community composed of offices, stores, schools, and homes. The community will be known as Belmont. Roughly 3,800 of the 24,800 acres will be devoted to office, commercial, and retail space, according to Belmont Partners, while 470 acres will be set aside for public...
Origional Story Date :11/13/2017
Editorial | Business Insider
Information Technology | Technology Trends | Digital Transformation