Saturday, February 23, 2019

Tech

Deepfakes are scary because they allow anyone’s image to be co-opted, and call into question our ability to trust what we see | Aspioneer

Deep fakes could destroy social trust- here’s how to tackle it

It has the potential to ruin relationships, reputations and our online reality. “Deepfake” artificial intelligence technology promises to create doctored videos so realistic that...
It must be acknowledged that cybersecurity now contributes to a business’s performance. Investing in effective IT tools has become an absolute necessity | Aspioneer

The real cost of cyberattacks

The world of cybersecurity has changed drastically over the past 20 years. In the 1980s, information systems security was a rather confidential field with...
When we communicate face-to-face there is an expectation of mutual attentiveness, but these norms could be wholly deconstructed if we were to have the majority of our conversations with non-humans | Aspioneer

Talking to AI voice assistants might just change how we interact

When you’re lost, Siri can be your best friend. But if she can’t retrieve the right address from your contacts, she can drive you...
5G is now the fifth generation, but despite considerable media attention and focus on its massively enhanced data capability, focusing on its speed alone is to miss the point of its significance | Aspioneer

5G offers consumer and business implications but there’s a catch

Never in the history of the mobile phone has there been so much hype about a new technology ahead of its launch than there is...
With the next generation of AI the stakes will almost certainly be much higher | Aspioneer

Advanced artificial intelligence: The time to act is now

Artificial intelligence can play chess, drive a car and diagnose medical issues. Examples include Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo, Tesla’s self-driving vehicles, and IBM’s Watson. This type of artificial intelligence...
It’s only a matter of time before the app bubble bursts | Aspioneer

Are we headed for another tech bubble collapse in 2019?

When the dot-com bubble burst in 2000 it sent significant numbers of businesses to the wall. Investment banks had been encouraging enormous investment in dot-com...
As Americans increasingly buy and install smart devices in their homes, all those cheap interconnected devices create new security problems for individuals and society as a whole | Aspioneer

The security issue in internet-of-things

As Americans increasingly buy and install smart devices in their homes, all those cheap interconnected devices create new security problems for individuals and society as a...
Bitcoin is now steadily trading below US$4,000 and has been constantly on a downward ride over the last year, losing more than half of its market capitalisation | Aspioneer

Will 2019 be the year when Bitcoin dies?

Back in December 2017, when its price reached close to US$20,000, Bitcoin looked like it had finally disrupted financial markets with the potential to enter the...
Cybersecurity researchers and analysts are rightly worried that a new type of computer, based on quantum physics rather than more standard electronics, could break most modern cryptography |Aspioneer

Is quantum computing the next big security threat?

Cybersecurity researchers and analysts  are  rightly worried that a new type of computer, based on quantum physics rather than more standard electronics, could break most modern cryptography.
Since Bitcoin produces no income, has limited scarcity value, and few people are willing to use Bitcoin as currency, it is even possible that Bitcoin has no intrinsic value | Aspioneer

Lessons from history, will bitcoin crash?

Nearly 170 years before the invention of Bitcoin, the journalist Charles Mackay noted the way whole communities could “fix their minds upon one object...

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