Category: Software

Software, Tech

YouTube says it will bar Trump from posting videos for one week, but stops short of deleting his account

January 13, 2021

Via: Fortune

YouTube removed new content from U.S. President Donald Trump’s channel, citing concerns about the potential of violence following the riot at the U.S. Capitol last week. Trump’s channel now has its first strike against it, barring it from uploading new […]

Software, Tech

Google develops an AI that can learn both chess and Pac-Man

December 24, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

The first major conquest of artificial intelligence was chess. The game has a dizzying number of possible combinations, but it was relatively tractable because it was structured by a set of clear rules. An algorithm could always have perfect knowledge […]

Software, Tech

Forecast 2021: Artificial Intelligence during COVID and beyond

December 18, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Artificial intelligence has been a sector to watch during the pandemic. The enterprise has been seeking new routes to efficiency, organizations with an abundance of furloughed or fired workers have bandwidth crunches, and some companies may have used the hardships […]

Applications, Infrastructure, Software, Tech

Facebook criticizes Apple as it welcomes Europe’s new tech rules

December 16, 2020


Facebook accused Apple of using its power to “harm developers and consumers” and welcomed draft laws outlined by the European Commission. The new laws announced Tuesday — known as the Digital Markets Act and the Digital Services Act — are […]

Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Software, Tech

Elevating SaaS to its rightful place in the enterprise

December 15, 2020

Via: InfoWorld all

According to Gartner, SaaS (software as a service) remains the largest sector of the cloud computing market and is expected to grow to $117.7 billion in 2021 (a 16 percent increase). This is pretty impressive growth, which largely has been […]

Software, Tech

Twitter labeled 300,000 US election tweets — around 0.2%

November 13, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Just over a week after the U.S. elections, Twitter has offered a breakdown of some of its efforts to label misleading tweets. The site says that from October 27 to November 11, it labeled some 300,000 tweets as part of […]

Software, Tech

More voting software FUD falls flat after Trump highlights dubious data

November 13, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Reports that Dominion Software, which provides voting tabulation tools to about half the states in the U.S., “deleted” millions of votes have been soundly rebuffed after outgoing President Trump parroted numbers from a random internet forum. Tweeting Thursday morning about […]

Software, Tech

Regulations could speed up, not slow down, A.I. progress

November 10, 2020

Via: Fortune

Andy Taylor has a goal both modest and ambitious: bring artificial intelligence, or A.I., to air traffic control for the first time. A career air traffic controller, Taylor was quick to see the potential benefits that advances in computer vision […]

Federal, Policy, Software, Tech

Zoom settles with FTC after making ‘deceptive’ security claims

November 9, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

The Federal Trade Commission has announced a settlement with Zoom, after it accused the video calling giant of engaging in “a series of deceptive and unfair practices that undermined the security of its users,” in part by claiming the encryption […]

Software, Tech

How AI and advanced tech are being used to stop the spread of COVID-19

November 5, 2020

Via: Fortune

Kimberly Powell, vice president and general manager of healthcare at Nvidia, believes her company, in effect, is building time machines. Using artificial intelligence and supercomputing to drastically shorten the time doctors and researchers spend diagnosing diseases and developing antiviral drug […]