Now many of my friends know that I enjoy things that are artistically done. There are elements of this that have that "uncanny valley" feel -- where they don't quite look right. But the technology is evolving quickly.
This year marks 70 years since Alan Turing published his paper introducing the concept of the Turing Test in response to the question, “Can machines think?” The test’s goal was to determine if a machine can exhibit conversational behavior indistinguishable from a human. Turing predicted that by the year 2000, an average human would have less than a 70% chance of distinguishing an AI from a human in an imitation game where who is responding—a human or an AI—is hidden from the
Some malware used in the attack had never been seen before by investigators. Some kinds of online aggression are “noisy,” almost certain to draw attention, as the multifaceted Russian attack on the 2016 presidential election was. And some are “quiet,” more reminiscent of the subtle spy-vs.-spy operations fictionalized in the novels by the great John le Carré, who died Dec. 12.
The far-reaching Russian hack that sent U.S. government and corporate officials scrambling in recen
The Defense Department has long been sounding the alarm on the increased need for enhanced cybersecurity measures across its programs to protect data and communications. It has promoted better cyber hygiene among its employees and is now preparing the defense industrial base to begin hardening its networks through its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification regulation. https://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/articles/2020/12/16/hack-the-building-spotlights-vulnerabilities
When I first read this article from Engadget I thought... how awesome is that! Imagine a robot player that is able to learn a game and master it without first even knowing the rules of the game!!! But this thought then led me to think about some of the higher level games played by statesmen every day. Imagine if diplomats and statesmen used AI tools to optimally employ all of the assets at their disposal. Although AI is incapable of this today, we are clearly moving tow
A large hacking scandal continues to send shockwaves throughout the cybersecurity community, raising questions about the need for better regulation of third-party vendors. To sum up: Russian hackers appear to have wormed their way into numerous federal agencies, including the Pentagon, the State Department, DHS, the Department of Commerce, and even, apparently, the National Nuclear Security Administration. U.S. officials were somehow clueless about the hacking until being not
After so much news about potential cyber security threats from the People's Republic of China (PRC), the DHS has finally produced a business advisory report detailing some of the potential security risks associated with working with some Chinese companies.
According to the report "risks result from direct actions of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and from PRC laws that coerce PRC firms into providing data and relevant information to the Chinese government. This Advisory p
Cybersecurity experts are warning Amazon customers to beware a new account update being rolled out to the company’s smart devices installed in millions of homes. The plan is for those customers to share their home broadband with neighbors, to make their devices work more effectively and over longer distances. This new account setting will be on by default, impacting many Echo and Ring devices—you actually need to log into your account to switch it off. https://www.forbes.com/