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Tech Elites, Donor Class Unite with GOP/Dems to Outsource White-Collar American Jobs

Silicon Valley’s business elites and donor-class billionaires are uniting with elected Republicans and Democrats to ensure that white-collar, middle-class American jobs are swiftly outsourced to mostly Indian and Chinese nationals. A plan known as the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, introduced in the Senate by Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Kamala Harris (D-CA), as well as […]

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IBM’s AI takes on world-class debater in argument about preschool

IBM’s Project Debater, an AI system that can engage in live debate with humans, today faced off with 2016 World Debating Championships Grand Finalist and 2012 European Debate Champion Harish Natarajan. The debate was about preschool subsidies, with Project Debater arguing in favor and Natarajan arguing in the opposition. More than 50 […]

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Big Tech’s Unholy Alliance With the Pentagon

In September 2017, Google began work on Project Maven, a Pentagon program that provides artificial intelligence software for drone warfare. More than ten employees were tasked with building a highly realistic surveillance system, like Google Earth, that would render whole cities and buildings, classifying cars as cars and people as […]

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IBM’s AI classifies seizure types to help people with epilepsy

About 1.2 percent of people in the U.S. — and 3.4 million worldwide — have active epilepsy, and roughly one in 26 people will develop it in their lifetime. Not all suffer seizures the same — and for a third of patients, no medical treatment options exist. As for the […]

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IBM, Ford, LG Chem lead blockchain coalition for ethically sourced minerals

A coalition of companies led by IBM will use blockchain technology to ensure that the supply chain for minerals will be ethically sourced. The coalition includes Ford Motor, Huayou Cobalt, LG Chem, and RCS Global. We’ve all heard about “blood diamonds” and conflict minerals, where mined goods are used to […]

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BlackBerry, IBM, Microsoft, and others join Android Enterprise Recommended initiative

About a year ago, Google announced the Android Enterprise Recommended program. It includes a list of Android devices that are ideal for business use and comply with certain guidelines (running a recent version of Android, supporting zero-touch enrollment, etc.). For companies looking to deploy a large number of phones, Google also now has a set […]

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IBM’s new weather system will use your smartphone sensors for better forecasts

A legacy forecast system (L) compared to IBM’s new system. There are billions of smartphones in use today which we can leverage for things like traffic reports and distributed computing projects. Now, IBM thinks it can use all these phones to enable better weather forecasts too (h/t: Ubergizmo). The veteran tech company announced the IBM Global High-Resolution […]

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3 tech companies whose terrible 2018 you missed: Snap, Yelp, and IBM

So much went so spectacularly wrong in so many ways for tech companies in 2018 that it was hard to keep track of all the horror shows. Some fails were so epic — like those of Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Tesla — that they deserve their own postmortem. But these […]

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IBM researchers monitor Parkinson’s disease with fingernail sensors

Grip strength can tell a lot about a person — including whether a neurodegenerative disease is about to set in, and how far it’s progressed. In a study published in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers from IBM describe a wearable system — a so-called “fingernail sensor” — they used to measure how […]

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Facial recognition remains tempting but toxic for tech companies

In a blog post announcing support for the Asia Pacific AI for Social Good Research Network and highlighting Google’s efforts to use artificial intelligence (AI) to combat disease and natural disasters, Kent Walker, senior vice president of global affairs, wrote that Google wouldn’t offer a “general-purpose” facial recognition API through […]

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How Oblong helped IBM build its ‘immersion rooms’ with giant displays

John Underkoffler is best known as the science adviser for the landmark sci-fi film Minority Report, where actor Tom Cruise uses “data gloves” and gesture controls to manipulate a transparent computer. As the CEO of Oblong Industries, he has been trying to bring that to life. He founded the company in 2006 and launched […]

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IBM Laid Off 20K Older Americans, Sought to Import 37K Foreign Workers

Outsourcing corporation IBM laid off about 20,000 older Americans in the last five years, a new investigation reveals, while the tech multinational sought to import at least 37,000 foreign workers to take U.S. jobs. A joint investigation by ProPublica and Mother Jones reveals that about 60 percent of the Americans that were laid off by IBM […]

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Researchers Create Computer the Size of a Speck of Dust

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Researchers at the University of Michigan have created a computer so tiny, it’s dwarfed by a single grain of dust. The device, measuring just 0.3mm on a side, doesn’t just strain our eyes — it strains our definition of what […]

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The Istio service mesh hits version 1.0

Istio, the service mesh for microservices from Google, IBM, Lyft, Red Hat and many other players in the open source community, launched version 1.0 of its tools today. If you’re not into service meshes, that’s understandable. Few people are. But Istio is probably one of the most important new open source projects out there right […]

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Tech companies can bid on the Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud contract, starting today

On Thursday, the Pentagon opened bidding for a huge cloud computing contract that could be worth as much as $10 billion. Given its size, the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract, known as JEDI, is alluring for major cloud computing companies that might not normally do much business with the Department of Defense. Announced in March, […]

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Space is open for business

David Cowan Contributor David Cowan is a partner at Bessemer Venture PartnersBessemer Venture Partners, where he launched the firm’s investing practices in space tech, cyber security, cloud infrastructure and consumer tech. More posts by this contributor SpaceTech Is Venture Capital’s Final Frontier Security For Startups Tess Hatch Contributor Tess Hatch is an investor at Bessemer […]

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IBM’s AI watermarking method protects models from theft and sabotage

What if machine learning models, much like photographs, movies, music, and manuscripts, could be watermarked nearly imperceptibly to denote ownership, stop intellectual property thieves in their tracks, and prevent attackers from compromising their integrity? Thanks to IBM’s new patent-pending process, now they can. In a phone conversation with VentureBeat, Marc Ph. Stoecklin, manager of cognitive cybersecurity intelligence […]

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Walmart acquiring Shopify is no longer a laughable idea

Sujay Seetharaman Contributor Sujay Seetharaman is a Customer Success Manager and a Market Analyst at eCommerce market intelligence firm PipeCandy As competition between Walmart and Amazon intensifies, the acquisition of Shopify’s merchant marketplace may be the boost that the Walton family’s juggernaut needs to move ahead. In May this year, Amazon published its small business […]

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IBM Experimenting With Cryptocurrency Pegged To U.S. Dollar

IBM has decided to experiment with a digital currency that’s pegged to the United States dollar. The cryptocurrency stablecoin is tied to the government-backed currency that is the USD. The idea behind tying up the cryptocurrency with an existing currency is to reduce the volatility that’s often seen with digital currencies. Advertising IBM has confirmed […]

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