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Elon Musk: Mark Zuckerberg’s understanding of AI is “limited”
"There aren't many people in the world who can justifiably call Mark Zuckerberg a dumb-ass, but Elon Musk is probably one of them.

Early on Tuesday morning, in the latest salvo of a tussle between the two tech billionaires over the dangers of advanced artificial intelligence, Musk said that Zuckerberg's "understanding of the subject is limited."
gear  &  gadgets  ministry  of  innovation  technology  lab  ai  artificial  intelligence  elon  musk  facebook  mark  zuckerberg  singularity  spacex 
july 2017 by jonerp
Yahoo reveals more breachiness to users victimized by forged cookies
"Yahoo has sent out another round of notifications to users, warning some that their accounts may have been breached as recently as last year. The accounts were affected by a flaw in Yahoo's mail service that allowed an attacker—most likely a "state actor," according to Yahoo—to use a forged "cookie" created by software stolen from within Yahoo's internal systems to gain access to user accounts without a password."
ministry  of  innovation  risk  assessment  technology  lab  breach  yahoo  megabreach 
february 2017 by jonerp
Microsoft’s 2Q17: cloud growth slows, Windows surprising, Surface resilient
"As ever, Microsoft also offered alternative figures that book Windows 10 revenue up front instead of amortized over several years, and which hold exchange rates constant to remove the impact of rate fluctuations year-on-year (which gives some indication of year-to-year changes in actual sales transactions, if not of money in the bank). Using that regime for both this year and last, revenue was up 4 percent at $26.1 billion, operating income was up 8 percent at $8.2 billion, net income up was up 10 percent at $6.5 billion, end earnings per share were up 13 percent at $0.83."
ministry  of  innovation  technology  lab  cloud  finances  microsoft 
january 2017 by jonerp
Alphabet ended drone Internet project, saying economics didn’t work out
"Alphabet's airborne broadband plans no longer include drones, as the company says balloons are a more promising delivery mechanism for bringing Internet access to remote and rural areas."
ministry  of  innovation  technology  lab  alphabet  drones  google  project  loon  titan  aerospace 
january 2017 by jonerp
Google teaches “AIs” to invent their own crypto and avoid eavesdropping
"Google Brain has created two artificial intelligences that evolved their own cryptographic algorithm to protect their messages from a third AI, which was trying to evolve its own method to crack the AI-generated crypto. The study was a success: the first two AIs learnt how to communicate securely from scratch."
ministry  of  innovation  risk  assessment  technology  lab  cryptography  encryption  google  brain  neural  networks 
october 2016 by jonerp
Pizza, the unsung agent of the robot revolution
"With that short-lived episode over, the roadmap for robotic deliveries is now back under debate, at least if you were expecting arms and legs. But how about an autonomous delivery box on wheels or an airborne drone instead? These are all at the prototype stage but they’re definitely coming; in fact, there's a wide range of innovative technology under investigation by retailers to achieve a competitive edge, from drones to chatbots to redesigned Mars rovers and slasher robots."
features  gear  &  gadgets  ministry  of  innovation  technology  lab  amazon  automation  ocado  robots  starship  technologies  uk 
october 2016 by jonerp
Microsoft cloud annualized run rate hits $13bn in strong first quarter
"At various times, Microsoft's critics have said that both Bing and Surface should be cancelled. Both now look to be reasonably well established businesses; Bing is claimed to be profitable, and while Surface's finances are murkier it appears at the very least that Microsoft is building it into a strong brand that is showing some ability to influence the broader PC market."
ministry  of  innovation  technology  lab  business  finance  financials  microsoft 
october 2016 by jonerp
At the bleeding edge of AI: Quantum grocery picking and transfer learning
"Even so, a future move from a binary to a quantum method, while complicated, could ultimately optimise vehicle routing tasks, which feature numerous variables. It could also deliver a boost to Ocado’s forthcoming robot grid technology, optimising the 4D (space and time) conundrums that this much-touted but yet-to-be-unveiled system grapples with."
ministry  of  innovation  technology  lab  ocado  quantum 
october 2016 by jonerp
Broadband industry tries again to kill net neutrality and Title II
"ISPs' attempt to overturn the Federal Communications Commission rules were rejected when a three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit voted 2-1 in favor of the FCC. Now the broadband industry's trade groups are seeking an "en banc" review in front of all of the DC Circuit court's judges instead of just a three-judge panel. If this fails, ISPs can appeal to the Supreme Court, but the odds against them winning appear to be long."
infinite  loop  law  &  disorder  ministry  of  innovation  technology  lab  ctia  fcc  ncta  net  neutrality 
july 2016 by jonerp
Site Visit - IBM Design Studio Austin - by @holgermu
"Always great to visit design centers, especially when they are successful and have moved the needle for their respective organization. It is fair to say that Design Thinking, the IBM design centers, starting with Austin and the designers have made a substantial difference to current IBM products. When mainframe engineers use Design Thinking for a zOS upgrade – you know IBM is onto something that works and transforms the way how the vendor builds its products."
design  thinking  ibm  innovation  lab  uix  usability  user  interface 
december 2015 by jonerp
Ballmer: Microsoft’s cloud revenue numbers are “bullshit”
"Microsoft today held its annual shareholder meeting, leaving one significant Microsoft shareholder—former CEO Steve Ballmer—less than happy with the way the company reports the financial performance both of its nascent hardware business and of its cloud business, according to Dina Bass at Bloomberg."
ministry  of  innovation  technology  lab  ballmer  cloud  hardware  microsoft  shareholder  meeting  surface  windows  phone 
december 2015 by jonerp

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