MUMBAI: Artificial intelligence startup Arya.ai claims to have created what could be the first system prototype within medicine and security, while exploring research solutions using drones within defence domains in India.
“80% of the world’s data is unstructured, we ideally want to create artificial intelligence assistants within every profession, by giving developers the option to do so,” says Vinay Sankarapu, IIT alumnus and founder of Arya.ai, the startup that got noticed after being selected for VentureNursery’s incubator and accelerator programme. Continue reading AI startup Arya creates the first system prototype within medicine and security
Our cars, our homes, our appliances and even our toys: Things around us are going to keep getting smarter. In 2016, we’ll entrust even more of our lives and their intimate details to machines — not to mention the companies that run them.
Are we ready for that?
You might, for instance, like the idea of turning on your TV with a spoken command — no more fumbling for the remote! But for that to work, the TV needs to be listening all the time, even when you’re not watching. And even when you’re discussing something extremely personal, or engaged in some other activity to which you’d rather not invite eavesdroppers.
Continue reading Gadgets are getting smarter, but are we ready for that?
BEIJING: Scientists from China’s Zhejiang province have developed a computer chip that works much like the brain, the media reported on Thursday.
Jointly developed by scientists from Hangzhou Dianzi University and Zhejiang University, the new chip, named “Darwin” was revealed earlier this week after more than a year of research, Xinhua news agency reported.
“It can perform intelligent computer tasks by simulating a human brain’s neural networks, in which neurons connect with one another via synapses,” said Ma De from Hangzhou Dianzi University.
Continue reading Brain-like computer chip developed by Chinese scientists
Study shows next 4 years will see sharp growth in home robots.
Don’t have a robot working in your home? In a few years, you just might.
At least one in 10 U.S. homes will have a consumer robot by 2020, according to a study from Juniper Research. That number is up considerably from the one robot in 25 homes this year.
We’re not quite ready to have a Rosie the robot, like the one on The Jetsons, working in homes as maids and cooks, but the first robots to enter our homes likely will be task oriented, doing basic household chores like mowing the lawn or vacuuming.
Continue reading One in 10 U.S. homes may have a robot by 2020
The past year brought big changes to the core software applications and tools that companies use every day, and some of those shifts promise to have a particularly enduring impact. Here are five ways the past year changed enterprise software for good.
1. As at home, so at work
Compare today’s enterprise software tools with those from just a year or two ago, and you can’t help but notice one striking difference: the user experience. Today’s software increasingly incorporates ideas and features from the consumer world — in particular, from smartphones and mobile computing. Interfaces are dramatically simpler, social features are ubiquitous, interactions mimic those we’re all familiar with from our personal lives, and absolutely everything is mobile-enabled. This isn’t your father’s enterprise software anymore, and that’s a very good thing.
2. Analytics for all
Another ubiquitous component that wasn’t there before is analytics. If they haven’t already, you can be sure they’re coming soon to work software near you. Analytics capabilities have been democratized. Business users are being freed from submitting an IT request or begging for time with a highly trained analyst; instead, many analytics tools are at their fingertips, giving the power to slice, dice and probe data to their heart’s content. Is that a good thing? In many ways, absolutely — though it’s not without potential perils.
Continue reading 5 ways 2015 changed enterprise software forever
Device would use pressurized gas to pierce the skin and capture a tiny amount of blood, according to patent application.
Google has filed a patent application for a wearable device that can test diabetics’ blood sugar levels without the use of a needle.
The application, filed with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office on Dec. 3, is for a wrist-worn device that uses pressurized gas to pierce the user’s skin and draw in a “micro-emergence” of blood to be tested.
The device might not be for diabetics alone. The patent application notes that blood could be tested for various qualities, including hormone levels, proteins and enzymes, which could factor into various medical conditions.
Continue reading Google is working on a wearable that could test diabetics’ blood sugar levels
The use of encryption by tech companies has come under criticism from U.S. law enforcement agencies.
President Obama is seeking the help of tech companies to combat terror threats, which he described as entering a new phase.
Obama’s remarks could put into sharp focus again the demand by law enforcement agencies for tech companies to provide ways for the government to access encrypted communications.
In an address late Sunday from the Oval Office, Obama said he “would urge high-tech and law enforcement leaders to make it harder for terrorists to use technology to escape from justice.”
Continue reading Obama wants help from tech firms to fight terrorism
The provision was dropped previously after opposition from lawmakers and the tech industry.
Legislation requiring tech companies to report on terrorist activity on their platforms is likely to be revived in the U.S., following concerns about the widespread use of Internet communications by terrorists.
A proposed rule that would require companies to report vaguely defined “terrorist activity” on their platforms had been included as section 603 in the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016.
But Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) removed a hold on the bill only after the controversial provision was deleted from it.
Continue reading Legislation requiring tech industry to report terrorist activity may be revived
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are working on artificial intelligence software that could one day act like a personal assistant, whispering directions to get to a restaurant, put together a book shelf or repair a manufacturing machine.
The software is named Gabriel, after the angel that serves as God’s messenger, and is designed to be used in a wearable vision system – something similar to Google Glass or another head-mounted system. Tapping into information held in the cloud, the system is set up to feed or “whisper” information to the user as needed.
At this point, the project is focused on the software and is not connected to a particular hardware device.
Continue reading Researchers creating assistant that whispers directions in your ear
A GROUP of about 20 Russian hackers has fleeced over $1 billion from global bank accounts in the past three years, according to a new report.
The international software security group Kaspersky Lab believes of that figure, $706 million has been stolen from individuals and businesses from the US and across Europe since 2012.
$300 million has also been stolen from Russian bank accounts.
“There’s so much sophistication now, they are so organised,” Mike Sentonas from Intel Security told news.com.au. “It’s a business, it’s not just a few people, it’s a process.”
“We’ve been tracking a lot of these groups for years now and they have such strong architecture it’s hard to shut it down.” Continue reading Criminal hacking groups in Russia are becoming more like sophisticated corporations