By Dina Bass Bloomberg Thu., Jan. 3, 2019 Last year, Microsoft Corp.’s Azure security team detected suspicious activity in the cloud computing usage of a large retailer: One of the company’s administrators, who usually logs on from New York, was trying to gain entry from Romania. And no, the admin wasn’t on vacation. A hacker had broken in. Microsoft quickly alerted its customer, and the attack was foiled before the intruder got too far. Chalk one up to a new generation of artificially intelligent software that adapts to hackers’ constantly evolving tactics. Microsoft, Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Amazon.com Inc. and various startups are moving away from solely using older “rules-based” technology designed to respond to specific kinds of intrusion and deploying machine-learning algorithms that crunch massive amounts of data on logins, behaviour and previous attacks to ferret out and stop hackers. “Machine learning is a very … [Read more...] about Artificial Intelligence Vs. The Hackers . . .
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Seth Shostak, SETI Updated 4:52 pm PST, Monday, December 17, 2018 Photo: Seth Shostak Photo: Seth Shostak Image 1 of / 45 Caption Close Image 1 of 45 Photo: Seth Shostak Don't rule out alien intelligence in UFO sightings, says scientist 1 / 45 Back to Gallery Is Earth being visited by space aliens? A lot of people think so, although few of them are scientists. Professional researchers are not easily persuaded by eyewitness testimony, blobby photos, or claims that evidence for itinerant aliens has been stashed away by a paranoid government. Put more succinctly, academia doesn’t give a whole lot of credence to the incessant claims that some of the thousands of UFOs sighted … [Read more...] about Don’t rule out alien intelligence in UFO sightings, says scientist
Five years ago, the coders at DeepMind, a London-based artificial intelligence company, watched excitedly as an AI taught itself to play a classic arcade game. They’d used the hot technique of the day, deep learning, on a seemingly whimsical task: mastering Breakout,1 the Atari game in which you bounce a ball at a wall of bricks, trying to make each one vanish. 1 Steve Jobs was working at Atari when he was commissioned to create 1976’s Breakout, a job no other engineer wanted. He roped his friend Steve Wozniak, then at Hewlett-Packard, into helping him. Deep learning is self-education for machines; you feed an AI huge amounts of data, and eventually it begins to discern patterns all by itself. In this case, the data was the activity on the screen—blocky pixels representing the bricks, the ball, and the player’s paddle. The DeepMind AI, a so-called neural network made up of layered algorithms, wasn’t programmed with any knowledge about how Breakout … [Read more...] about How to Teach Artificial Intelligence Some Common Sense
The Best: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1969) Early in the film, a character takes a routine commercial flight to a space station aboard a shuttle sporting Pan Am's logo. Swap SpaceX for Pan Am, and 2001 predicts the ambition of the private spaceflight industry. Even HAL 9000's nuanced descent into lethal system error rings true. Expert opinion: "You can't train AI [artificial intelligence] for every problem it might have to solve," says roboticist and author Daniel H. Wilson, referring to HAL's response to learning that secrets are being kept from it. "Different levels of classified information are exactly the wrench that could turn a predictable learner into a murderer." Advertisement - Continue Reading Below Advertisement - Continue Reading Below The Andromeda Strain (1971) In this adaptation of Michael Crichton's novel, the Pentagon uses a satellite to capture an extraterrestrial virus in order to study its potential as a biological weapon. Instead, the virus runs amok, mutating … [Read more...] about The 10 Most (And Least) Accurate Sci-Fi Movies
Let's start off the week with some fun with the best new Android and iPhone games for the past week! In our weekly round up of the best new Android and iPhone games we introduce you to everything new and worthy with no limits to the genre, platform, or price. We can't guarantee that you'd love the genre of the game we've picked, but if you do, chances are you'd spend hours playing one of these games.So what are the games that captured our attention in the very first days of 2016? The clever adventure puzzler FortuneMemory is first on the list with its interesting attempt to put memory at the crux of passing through the various levels. Captain Cowboy is another surprisingly well made puzzle game with an immersive hand-crafted world. And while there is no one big-name release to take over this list, the games from smaller studios are made with a lot of love and attention, and are definitely worth a look. With no further ado, check out the best new Android and iPhone games of the first … [Read more...] about Best new Android and iPhone games (December 29th, 2015