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Florida city pays $600,000 ransom to save computer records

A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from governments and businesses.

Wed 19 Jun 19 from

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PizzaGAN gets the picture on how to make a pizza

Is nothing sacred? Who would dare to even attempt to talk about a machine-learning experiment that results in the perfect (gasp) pizza? It is difficult to contemplate, but a research quintet ...

4 hours ago from TechXplore

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A Rogue Raspberry Pi Let Hackers Into NASA’s JPL Network

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) works with some of the most advanced technology in the world including Mars rovers and space telescopes. However, it was a relatively simple piece of consumer ...

5 hours ago from Extremetech

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Seals have been trained to sing the Star Wars theme - have a listen

Scientists have trained grey seals to copy speech, as well as notes from music including the Star Wars theme and the nursery rhyme Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

6 hours ago from Newscientist

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Algorithm quickly finds hidden objects in dense point clouds

A new MIT-developed technique enables robots to quickly identify objects hidden in a three-dimensional cloud of data, reminiscent of how some people can make sense of a densely patterned "Magic ...

10 hours ago from TechXplore

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Artificial intelligence identifies 'kissing bugs' that spread Chagas disease

New research from the University of Kansas shows machine learning is capable of identifying insects that spread the incurable disease called Chagas with high precision, based on ordinary digital ...

6 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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US Homeland Security Department to move sensitive data of more than 250 MILLION people to Amazon

The US Department of Homeland Security revealed its plans while seeking proposals to integrate multiple identification facilities into the new database system they are developing.

5 hours ago from Daily Mail

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From one brain scan, more information for medical artificial intelligence

MIT researchers have devised a novel method to glean more information from images used to train machine-learning models, including those that can analyze medical scans to help diagnose and treat ...

Wed 19 Jun 19 from TechXplore

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The intersection of vision and language

Nine thousand two hundred artificial intelligence researchers. Five thousand one hundred sixty-five research papers submitted, of which only 1,300 were accepted. One Best Student Paper.

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Samurai text tells secrets of sword-fighters' 'supernatural powers'

A newly translated samurai text called "Twelve Rules of the Sword" reveals the secrets of a sword-fighting school that mastered a technique that seemed to give supernatural powers.

Wed 19 Jun 19 from FOXNews

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