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Meng arrest and Huawei claims illustrate Chinas high-tech dilemma | Asia Times

There is nothing like a high-profile court case to spark an outpouring of condemnation and soul-searching. During the past 10 days, the arrest of Meng Wanzhou has not only catapulted her into the center of trade tensions between the United States and China, it has also created a seismic shift in geopolitical relations. Considered corporate royalty in the world’s second-largest ...

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Manufacturing: In artificial intelligence, small solutions win big

Wed, Dec 12, 2018 – 5:50 AM A NEW generation of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions will prove themselves in 2019. They will build new trust, urgency and understanding of what ‘AI’ actually is, and just how much it can deliver. Voice-driven solutions will lead the charge. And we’ll see pick-and-place robots in smart warehouses delivering a major competitive edge, as ...

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Intel shows off its next big chip plans for ‘architecture era’

At the Los Altos home of Intel cofounder Robert Noyce, Intel executives, architects, and fellows revealed their plans to expand into new markets for the company’s processors and other chips. During “Architecture Day” on Tuesday, the team said it anticipates that the next decade will see more changes in computing architecture than we’ve seen in the past 50 years. Intel believes ...

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Skilled workforce will steer maritime success

Wed, Dec 12, 2018 – 5:50 AM SINGAPORE has grand ambitions when it comes to building on its legacy as a maritime nation. The new Tuas mega port, earmarked as the centrepiece of Singapore’s Next Generation Port vision, is being built to achieve a large increase in capacity together with the latest technology: automated yard cranes and port equipment, drones ...

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Privacy groups urge tech firms to sign Safe Face Pledge to restrict use of facial recognition

An unusual consensus emerged recently between artificial intelligence researchers, activists, lawmakers and many of the largest technology companies: Facial recognition software breeds bias, risks fueling mass surveillance and should be regulated. Deciding on effective controls and acting on them will be a lot harder. On Tuesday, the Algorithmic Justice League and the Center of Privacy & Technology at Georgetown University Law Center unveiled the ...

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Latticework raises $13 million for Amber, a privacy-conscious NAS device

It seems nary a week goes by without a breach that compromises millions of personal files. On Monday, Google revealed that it will shut down its social network, Google+, months earlier than initially planned after the profiles of tens of millions were inadvertently exposed. In September, Facebook revealed that hackers had gained access to data belonging to 50 million people. And ...

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Neural Network ‘Synapse’ Technology Showcased at IEEE Meeting

There’s nice snapshot of advancing work to develop improved neural network “synapse” technologies posted yesterday on IEEE Spectrum. Lower power, ease of use, manufacturability, and performance are all key parameters in the search for optimum neural network technologies. Several promising approaches were presented at last week’s IEEE International Electron Device Meeting in San Francisco. Currently there is a virtual alphabet soup of ...

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