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First reputation-based blockchain guarantees security against 51 percent attacks

Researchers at the University of Luxembourg are part of an international team that has proposed the first blockchain system to guarantee proper performance even when more than 51 percent of the system's computing power is ...

Hardware

AI hardware news: Nvidia has dev kit for tinkerers while module to ship in June

To say that Nvidia is interested about artificial intelligence is an understatement. It's like saying Nvidia finds technology interesting. The company's AI platform, it said, is a decade-long, multibillion-dollar investment ...

Computer Sciences

Pi has been calculated out to 31.4 trillion decimals, Google announces on Pi Day

Just in time for Pi Day, a new world record has been set for calculating the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter.

Computer Sciences

A generative memory approach to enable lifelong reinforcement learning

A key limitation of existing artificial intelligence (AI) systems is that they are unable to tackle tasks for which they have not been trained. In fact, even when they are retrained, the majority these systems are prone to ...

Computer Sciences

Are human brains vulnerable to voice morphing attacks?

A recent research study led by the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Department of Computer Science investigated the neural underpinnings of voice security, and analyzed the differences in neural activities when users ...

Computer Sciences

AQM+: A new model for visual dialog question generation

Researchers at Clova AI Research, NAVER and LINE, have recently proposed a new framework called AQM+ that allows dialog systems to generate context-relevant questions and answers. Their model, outlined in a paper pre-published ...

Computer Sciences

New exploitation techniques and defenses for DOP attacks

Data-oriented attacks allow hackers to manipulate non-control data and alter a program's behavior, often causing significant damage to the systems affected. Researchers at Virginia Tech, Clemson University, Pennsylvania State ...

Computer Sciences

Securing the 'internet of things' in the quantum age

MIT researchers have developed a novel cryptography circuit that can be used to protect low-power "internet of things" (IoT) devices in the coming age of quantum computing.

Computer Sciences

Supercomputers can spot cyber threats

Identifying cybersecurity threats from raw internet data can be like locating a needle in a haystack. The amount of internet traffic data generated in a 48-hour period, for example, is too massive for one or even 100 laptops ...

Computer Sciences

How machines teach us to be more innovative

Technology still cannot simulate human intelligence to solve complex problems, in a variable environment and with partial information. But it is getting closer. An example is the case of autonomous vehicles, able to make ...

Computer Sciences

Recognizing disease using less data

As artificial intelligence systems learn to better recognize and classify images, they are becoming highly-reliable at diagnosing diseases, such as skin cancer, from medical images. But as good as they are at detecting patterns, ...