Stanford University researchers have found a security flaw in audio-based completely automated public Turing test to tell computers and humans apart (CAPTCHAs), which are designed to provide Internet security for the visually impaired. Audio CAPTCHAs require users to listen to a string of spoken letters or numbers disguised with background noise. However, Stanford professor John [...]
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Lisbon University computer scientists have developed SPIRIT, software that reduces carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by turning certain computers on a server off if those computers are not being used, and then turn them on again when they are needed. SPIRIT was used on 200 computers at Lisbon University last year and saved the equivalent of [...]
University of California, Berkeley visiting scholar Vivek Wadhwa says that Russia’s efforts to build a Silicon Valley will be challenging due to the lack of a culture of entrepreneurship, risk-taking, and openness. However, Wadhwa notes that no other region in the world has been able to replicate Silicon Valley’s success. He encourages Russia to build [...]
IBM researchers have successfully mapped out the long-distance network of the brain of the Macaque monkey, which holds significant ramifications for reverse-engineering the brain and creating a network of cognitive computing chips. “We have collated a comprehensive, consistent, concise, coherent, and colossal network spanning the entire brain and grounded in anatomical tracing studies that is [...]
China’s relentless focus on science and technology could ultimately lead it to become the world leader in technology. In China, the labor pool is getting increasingly sophisticated, the leadership is focused on innovation, and the country is adopting policies to pressure U.S. firms into transferring their technology.
The country’s focus on science and technology may [...]