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Feb 15, 2016

Machines could make half of humans unemployed in 30 years

Posted by in categories: computing, employment, internet, neuroscience, robotics/AI, space

Frankly brainwashing tactics never worked with me. I am not sure what the media is up to; but this is truly become a bit ridiculous. Up until last week; the media and dooms day believers where telling everyone in the next 10 years; most of the jobs would no longer be held by humans. Until me and a few other folks on the web started sharing the facts on why that was not a reality. So, recently, the journalists new story is in 30 years most of the jobs will be taken by robots.

Again, we will settle down from the hype and learn that the reality is people will have jobs because new careers will be created plus some of the corporate and special skilled jobs that we have today have too much access to IP and other private information. And, this type of information most companies will want some level of human oversight managing the information and operations around it. Also, we will see that in order to keep creativity and real innovation moving forward that we will always need humans involved.

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Feb 15, 2016

7 of the Craziest Predictions for the Future, From the Past

Posted by in categories: food, neuroscience

Here is a funny Time Magazine article highlighting all those dire predictions made decades ago:


Mind control, a steep uptick in kelp farming, and other crazy predictions that have yet to come true.

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Feb 14, 2016

Attackers try to compromise Magento with a fake patch

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

Watch out for new patch from Magento — hackers are at it again.


Attackers are still trying to find Magento installations that haven’t patched a particularly bad vulnerability, this time trying to trick people into downloading a fake patch.

The bogus patch purports to fix a flaw known as the Shoplift Bug, or SUPEE-5344, wrote Denis Sinegubko, a senior malware researcher with Sucuri.

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Feb 14, 2016

Bringing Innovation into Cyberdefense Technologies

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, internet, security

Nice article; something that I agree very much with is the perspective that both Cyber Security is intertwined with technology innovation and adoption. Tech and other companies creating products or even services that leverages the net, can easily see their revenue potentials impacted due to poor Cyber Security. Example, Hello (Wi-Fi) Barbie by Mattel; when it was announced that the doll was indeed hackable; many buying consumers buying for their children left her on the shelf.


Hackers use innovative thinking when breaching systems, why can’t government?

by Larry Karisny

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Feb 14, 2016

Top CEOs Focusing on Cognitive Computing

Posted by in categories: business, cybercrime/malcode, internet, neuroscience, robotics/AI, security

I believe it is wonderful to think about cognitive computing. However, as a fellow CIO & CTO, I would suggest a key priority has to be focused on Cyber Security until it is resolved; or in a better position to proactively blocker would be intruders. Without a solid Cyber Security plan and model in place and operational; your cognitive computing capabilities will be worth nothing in the end once hackers are helping themselves to your IP and other information as well as your AI machines.


The news comes from the recent IBM Institute for Business Value study, “Redefining Competition: Insights from the Global C-suite Study — The CEO perspective.” Researchers interviewed more than 5,000 C-level executives worldwide about their perspectives on a variety of technology issues, including the importance of mobile solutions, cloud Relevant Products/Services computing, and the Internet of Things.

Torchbearers and Market Followers.

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Feb 14, 2016

Rare brain disorder, not Alzheimer’s, may be cause of loss for words

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

Wow


WASHINGTON – A mysterious brain disorder can be confused with early Alzheimer’s disease although it isn’t robbing patients of their memories but of the words to talk about them.

It’s called primary progressive aphasia, and researchers said Sunday they’re finding better ways to diagnose the little-known syndrome. That will help people whose thoughts are lucid but who are verbally locked in to get the right kind of care.

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Feb 14, 2016

Younger T Cells May Improve Immunotherapy for Cancer in Kids

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Very nice.


NEW YORK: Enriching T cells — a type of white blood cell — to attack certain cancerous diseases may prove beneficial to an increasing number of children during immunotherapy, says a study.

Younger T cells, classified as either naive T cells (newly minted cells) or stem central memory T cells (self-renewing, highly proliferative cells) were the most effective in immunotherapy, the study showed.

“Our main finding is that younger T cells are critically important in T cell immunotherapy,” said David M. Barrett, paediatric oncologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), University of Pennsylvania, US.

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Feb 14, 2016

India’s finance minister isn’t afraid of robots

Posted by in categories: business, economics, employment, finance, robotics/AI

I agree; still a lot of work to be done in order for AI to have a huge impact around taking most of the jobs away. Besides, with new technology comes new careers.


India’s finance minister isn’t worried about jobs being lost in the country’s manufacturing sector despite warnings that industrial robots will dramatically reduce the need for factory workers in coming decades.

“I still have faith in human ingenuity, that even when jobs are lost in certain sectors … more jobs will be created because of that increased economic activity in other sectors,” Arun Jaitley told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Sunday at the CNN Asia Business Forum in Mumbai.

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Feb 14, 2016

Chinese cyber strategy-building deterrence

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, military, security, space

China’s public report on their own Cyber Security Strategy — don’t get too excited; it is a “public” version of their plan (mean nothing in depth).


New cyber warfare unit

While China was assessed to have cyber warfare capabilities for quite some time, the declaration by its Central Military Council of the formation of a new military branch focussed on digital battleground technically called Strategic Support Force on 1st Jan. 2016 confirmed this. This new force is mainly aimed at providing resources capable of protecting China’s cyber and space security. On this occasion Xi pointed out that this force is central to achieving the “Chinese Dream” suggesting its importance.

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Feb 14, 2016

Top Marine Looks to Science Fiction to Prepare Corps for Future

Posted by in categories: futurism, military

Getting ready for battle — future of military gear and acessories.


The Marine Corps is expanding its cyber warfare and information warfare communities, and embracing cutting-edge technologies.

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