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‘hanging out the dirty linen’ to delve into the ethics of IT’s role in society.

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Blue Feed, Red Feed – WSJ.com “To demonstrate how reality may differ for different Facebook users, The Wall Street Journal created two feeds, one “blue” and the other “red.” If a source appears in the red feed, a majority of the articles shared from the source were classified as “very conservatively aligned” in a large […]

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A.I. Experiments Tags: AI, GOOGLE, experiments, artificial, ITGS, peopleandmachines Programmers are having a huge discussion about the unethical and illegal things they’ve been asked to do | IFLScience “”Let’s decide what it means to be a programmer,”Martin says in the video. “Civilization depends on us. Civilization doesn’t understand this yet.” His point is that in […]

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New AI algorithm taught by humans learns beyond its training “This figure compares a traditionally trained algorithm to Aarabi and Guo’s heuristically trained neural net.” Tags: ITGS, algorithms, ai, training, humans, heuristics – By dr tech Posted from Diigo. The rest of ITGSonline group favorite links are here.

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Tech is disrupting all before it – even democracy is in its sights | Technology | The Guardian “It was robot accounts that caused “#TrumpWon” to trend after each TV debate and allowed Trump to claim “victory”.” Tags: ITGS, algorithms, twitter, politics and government, disruption – By dr tech Cambridge students build a ‘lawbot’ to […]

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Admiral to price car insurance based on Facebook posts | Technology | The Guardian “Admiral Insurance will analyse the Facebook accounts of first-time car owners to look for personality traits that are linked to safe driving. For example, individuals who are identified as conscientious and well-organised will score well. Facebook forces Admiral to pull plan […]

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‘Dyre’ malware re-surfaces as ‘TrickBot’, targets Australian banks • The Register “Fidelis malware mangler Jason Reaves says the TrickBot malware has strong code similarities to the Dyre trojan, a menace that ripped through Western banks and businesses in the US, the UK, and Australia, inflicting tens of millions of dollars in damages through dozens of […]

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Computer Scientist Publishes Manifesto for Expressive Algorithmic Music | Motherboard “Generally, it questions the advance of computing in the absence of a deeper knowledge of how the human brain perceives the world to be computed. We want computers to have perception, yet we know little about the workings of our own human perception.” Tags: computer, […]

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Why the internet of things is the new magic ingredient for cyber criminals | John Naughton | Opinion | The Guardian “The significance of the attack on Krebs is that it looks as though many of the attacks on him came from large numbers of enslaved devices – routers, cameras, networked TVs and the like. […]

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Stealing an AI algorithm and its underlying data is a “high-school level exercise” — Quartz “Researchers have shown that given access to only an API, a way to remotely use software without having it on your computer, it’s possible to reverse-engineer machine learning algorithms with up to 99% accuracy. In the real world, this would […]

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?Chrome: Stop future computers from cracking current encryption – CNET “Google released a beta test version of its Chrome browser that attempts to keep your data secure even if today’s uncrackable encryption becomes tomorrow’s code-breaking cakewalk. The Chrome 54 beta gets the ability to encipher data sent to and from websites with a technology called […]

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