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Well, 2019 finished with Intel as king of the chip world, Broadcom doing OK, everyone else shrinking. Good thing 2020's looking up, eh?

donderdag 2 april 2020 in The Register Emergent Tech (Tech News)

Oh, oh no... oh God Intel and Broadcom were the lone beacons of success in an otherwise dismal semiconductor market last year, according to industry analysts at Omdia (formerly IHS Markit).…

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Samsung calls it a day on liquid-crystal display, says quantum dot is really hot

dinsdag 31 maart 2020 in The Register Emergent Tech (Tech News)

Low demand, supply glut. Why bother? Samsung Display will discontinue production of LCD panels by the end of the year due to falling demand for the increasingly marginalised tech and a supply glut in the market.…

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Relax, breaking a website's fine-print doesn't make you a criminal hacker, says judge in US cyber-law legal row

dinsdag 31 maart 2020 in The Register Emergent Tech (Tech News)

If you ignore the T&Cs to probe a site's algorithms, don't expect the Feds to swoop in using the dreaded CFAA Netizens probing websites' algorithms for bias and discrimination, against the sites' terms and conditions, can breathe a small sigh of rel…

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Sunday: Australia is shocked UK would consider tracking mobile data to beat pandemic. Monday: Australia to deploy drone intimidation squads

dinsdag 31 maart 2020 in The Register Emergent Tech (Tech News)

Bloody poms are full of great ideas Australian prime minister Scott Morrison may have to eat his words on how to limit the spread of coronavirus after the country's westernmost state announced "extreme and draconian" measures all of its own.…

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Call for netizens to demand scraped pics from Clearview, ML weather forecasts, and Star Trek goes high def with AI

maandag 30 maart 2020 in The Register Emergent Tech (Tech News)

Your quick summary of neural network news Roundup  Hello Reg readers. Here's a quick roundup of bits and pieces from the worlds of machine learning and AI.…

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Delivery drones: where are they when we really need them?

maandag 30 maart 2020 in The Register Emergent Tech (Tech News)

Amazon promised. Google trialed. UPS got itself a licence. But only one percent of retailers are interested because they're still mostly rubbish More than one billion people are in Coronavirus-inspired lockdown and even going out to shop for essenti…

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Drones intone 'you must stay home,' eliciting moans from those in the zone: Flying gizmos corral Brits amid coronavirus lockdown

zaterdag 28 maart 2020 in The Register Emergent Tech (Tech News)

Big Brother refitted for Big Hover Authorities in the UK have begun using drones to direct the public to comply with public health measures announced on Monday to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus.…

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Don't believe the hype: Today's AI unlikely to best actual doctors at diagnosing patients from medical scans

woensdag 25 maart 2020 in The Register Emergent Tech (Tech News)

Majority of academic studies into hospital image processing aren't subjected to clinical testing Don’t fall for overblown claims that AI algorithms are just as good as, or even better, than human doctors at diagnosing diseases from medical images. T…

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Racist speech-to-text AI systems don't understand black people as well as whites - just watch the datasets

dinsdag 24 maart 2020 in The Register Emergent Tech (Tech News)

Lack of varied training data to blame, say researchers Speech recognition models developed by top tech firms struggle to understand black people more than white people, according to fresh research published this week.…

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Self-driving truck boss: 'Supervised machine learning doesn’t live up to the hype. It isn’t C-3PO, it’s sophisticated pattern matching'

maandag 23 maart 2020 in The Register Emergent Tech (Tech News)

Starsky Robotics shuts down, plus more news from world of neural networks Roundup  Let's get cracking with some machine-learning news.…

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Germany says nein to Euro Unified Patent Court, pulls plug and leaves it nearby if anyone wants to put it back in

maandag 23 maart 2020 in The Register Emergent Tech (Tech News)

Top court says UPC was not properly approved but only on a technicality Germany’s constitutional court has ruled that the long-planned Unified Patent Court (UPC), which would create a single legislature for the whole of Europe to decide on patents, …

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FYI: You can trick image-recog AI into, say, detecting cats as dogs – by abusing scaling code to poison training data

zaterdag 21 maart 2020 in The Register Emergent Tech (Tech News)

You may want to check what you're actually teaching your neural networks in future Boffins in Germany have devised a technique to subvert neural network frameworks so they misidentify images without any telltale signs of tampering.…

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At last, our AI savior is here to nail the COVID-19 pandemic: A neural network that can detect coughing

vrijdag 20 maart 2020 in The Register Emergent Tech (Tech News)

False positive rates, we've heard of them The AI community is attempting to tackle the coronavirus pandemic using all sorts of algorithms in its toolbox. As such, it's coming up with ways to predict the virus’ protein structure, crunch through thous…

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Former Googler Anthony Levandowski ‘fesses up to pinching self-driving car secrets

vrijdag 20 maart 2020 in The Register Emergent Tech (Tech News)

Feds recommend 30-month stretch after reaching a deal on theft of IP that made its way to Uber Former Google exec Anthony Levandowski has agreed to plead guilty to pinching secrets about Google’s self-driving car tech and sharing them with Uber.…

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The show Musk go on: Tesla defies SIlicon Valley coronavirus lockdown order, keeps Fremont factory open

woensdag 18 maart 2020 in The Register Emergent Tech (Tech News)

Elsewhere, Geek Squad still sending out techies to elderly people's homes Tesla CEO Elon Musk said employees should continue working at the automaker's Fremont factory despite the site falling under the San Francisco Bay Area's strict near-lockdown …

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Yes, true, fusion reactors don't work quite yet, but, erm, maybe AI can help us stop our experiments from imploding

woensdag 18 maart 2020 in The Register Emergent Tech (Tech News)

No neural networks here though, only decision tree algos Machine learning algorithms may help scientists develop a warning system capable of preventing fusion reactor meltdowns in the future.…

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Eight-core 3.8 GHz CPU. 12 TFLOPS GPU. 1TB NVME SSD. 16GB RAM. Not a half-decent workstation, it's the new Xbox

woensdag 18 maart 2020 in The Register Emergent Tech (Tech News)

Microsoft drops some more detail of fourth-gen console: The Series X Microsoft has revealed some more specs for its forthcoming Xbox Series X, the fourth generation of its gaming console.…

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Facebook bot-FAIL sees real COVID info sent to the sin bin

woensdag 18 maart 2020 in The Register Emergent Tech (Tech News)

Creator of Godwin’s Law spotted dumb AI, Social Network seems to have fixed it with some code tickling One whole day after telling the world it was going to do its very best to ensure that only high-quality COVID-19 content from proper sources would…

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Come back, AI. All is forgiven: We know we've mocked you in the past, but we need help analyzing 26,000 papers on COVID-19, coronaviruses

dinsdag 17 maart 2020 in The Register Emergent Tech (Tech News)

Please develop machine-learning algos to analyse this text for a vaccine A dataset of more than 29,000 scientific papers focused on COVID-19, and the coronavirus family as a whole, has been publicly shared to ultimately help the medical world thwart…

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TensorFlow gets its quantum of solace, lid lifted on 'all-seeing crime-detecting' AI upstart, and more

maandag 16 maart 2020 in The Register Emergent Tech (Tech News)

Plus: Machine-learning software scans ancient texts Roundup  Here's a handy little roundup of all the bits of AI news that you may have missed.…

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European electric vehicle sales surged in Q4 2019 but only accounted for wafer-thin slice of total car purchases

vrijdag 13 maart 2020 in The Register Emergent Tech (Tech News)

'Up 50%' looks good, less so when it's 520,000 out of 15.3 million Electric and fuel-cell vehicle sales in Europe jumped by over 50 per cent in the last quarter of 2019, but still make up only 4.4 per cent of total sales.…

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