29 Burst results for "Technology Review"

Who Are the Belarusian Cyber Partisans?

Risky Business

02:22 min | 1 year ago

Who Are the Belarusian Cyber Partisans?

"The first place. I want to talk about these actually. From patrick neil at mit technology review. And i think he's written probably one of the stories here About the cyber partisans in belarus. These this is the group that claimed to be hacktivists. Who ex filled a whole bunch of Data that's critical to the functioning of the belarusian. Sort of security apparatus and. Yeah he's got he's got right up really talking about this group. It's interesting stuff. Yes this is a really good return to the because we talked wasn't two or three weeks ago on the show win by. I started dropping some of the things that this group the partisans had hacked out the various interstate security apparatus in belarus. And this kind of goes back and looks at. That story has a bunch more details about kind of the makeup of the group They should be saying something. Like fifteen ish people bounce from the work in the tech industry and belarus in general and a few that have some sub security experience about what kind of learning to hack on the fly supported by a whole bunch of ex patriots involuntary ex patriot belarussian police and other state security people that fled the country after you know some of the bad things down in las relations and they end up providing support and gardens and analytics To help them go through. The process of making the most of the networks have a gangster. I think this kind of spitballing at times like it. Is this exactly what it sounds like. Is it really activists and local did initially talk about this. We came down on the side of well. This actually looks like it might be genuine kind of weird and it starts is to see some stories that back out that feel that we have at the time because we were going on. I'm pretty thin input at that at that point in the story but this is just an i was reading. This and i'm struck by this is like really walked inside a threat. Looks like you know we. We've seen so much has been made in writing about computer security over the you know the the dangers of insiders. This is really the in game of of insider when your own national government is using the people who work the mechanics of your national governments have security apparatus tuning against you and then using those tolls against the government and that's just a. That's inside three writ large and it's really interesting to see.

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"technology review" Discussed on The CyberWire

The CyberWire

01:47 min | 1 year ago

"technology review" Discussed on The CyberWire

"The taliban seizure of hide that's hand-held interagency identity detection equipment biometric registration and identification devices aroused concern when it was first reported but the risks of that loss while real seem likely to be limited. Mit technology review argues. That a more serious matter is the insurgent government's acquisition of apps the afghan personnel and pay system used by the deposed governments ministries of defense and the interior. A great deal of data was collected in apps. Technology reviews sources tell it that each profile and apps contains at least forty data fields quote. These include obvious personal information such as name date data birth as well as a unique. Id number that connects each profile to a biometric profile kept my the afghan ministry of interior. But it also contains details on the individuals military specialty and career trajectory. As well as sensitive relational data such as the names of their father uncles and grandfathers as well as the names of the two tribal elders per recruit who served as guarantors for their enlistment and quote this amounts to a catalog of community connections with anyone whose name appears in a profile flagged as connected in some non trivial way to the subject of the profile. And unfortunately there are signs that the lists are being used in head hunting searches for personnel. Who served in or otherwise connected to the former government's military services apps data was unprotected by retention or deletion policies and was presumably seized intact.

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Dangers of Data Collected in Afghanistan

The CyberWire

01:47 min | 1 year ago

Dangers of Data Collected in Afghanistan

"The taliban seizure of hide that's hand-held interagency identity detection equipment biometric registration and identification devices aroused concern when it was first reported but the risks of that loss while real seem likely to be limited. Mit technology review argues. That a more serious matter is the insurgent government's acquisition of apps the afghan personnel and pay system used by the deposed governments ministries of defense and the interior. A great deal of data was collected in apps. Technology reviews sources tell it that each profile and apps contains at least forty data fields quote. These include obvious personal information such as name date data birth as well as a unique. Id number that connects each profile to a biometric profile kept my the afghan ministry of interior. But it also contains details on the individuals military specialty and career trajectory. As well as sensitive relational data such as the names of their father uncles and grandfathers as well as the names of the two tribal elders per recruit who served as guarantors for their enlistment and quote this amounts to a catalog of community connections with anyone whose name appears in a profile flagged as connected in some non trivial way to the subject of the profile. And unfortunately there are signs that the lists are being used in head hunting searches for personnel. Who served in or otherwise connected to the former government's military services apps data was unprotected by retention or deletion policies and was presumably seized intact.

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"technology review" Discussed on Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

03:02 min | 1 year ago

"technology review" Discussed on Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

"Government quickly fell to the taliban over the weekend. Alerts went out with instructions to delete digital activity contacts photos. Music anything that might link someone to something opposed by the taliban but in the absence of a coordinated evacuation effort vulnerable. Afghans are now being asked to share personal information online sometimes too accounts they can't confirm are legitimate. Eileen glow is a senior reporter covering tech policy and ethics at mit technology review. She also spent two and a half years in kabul as founder of impassioned afghanistan the country's first digital media agency she says afghans are being asked to share details about past employment even scans of their passports. So there's google forms that are popping up. There's a whatsapp numbers. There's numerous facebook and whatsapp and signal groups. Where people are sharing and asking for pretty private information. So the idea. Is that if someone is able to coordinate safe passage to the airport or coordinate to get someone on an evacuation plane. It's a lot easier to do that if you already have all of these details in place but on the other hand. It's really hard to know where these documents are actually going. And what kind of data safety or security is being practiced or not it. It's you know it's it was complicated reporting this piece even because our intent was not to say like hey. You shouldn't be doing this. Because if this is someone's lifeline like then yes we should be making use of every way that we can do to get people that need safety to safety but there are questions that need to be raised. You wrote that. It is unlikely that the taliban can hack whatsapp or google form. So what is the risk there. Even if the taliban is not able to hack into google forms what's up any of these other communication channels. You don't really know if the person that is saying that they are this organization trying to get people out is really that organization. It leads to in the short term potential issues if some bad actor comes in and tries to exploit the situation but it also leads like potentially bad digital security habits in the long term. And a message that your data is essentially up for grabs. And that's the price of getting you out of the country and that is not the right message. Either you wrote that. The threats in afghanistan are both online and off. What are you hearing about online threats. From from some of your contacts. I've spoken to a number of individuals that have received threats from the taliban That have told them that they know where their family home is that they know what they're doing. The taliban has also learned to use technology and social media and they are also delivering threats via these these platforms..

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"technology review" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

05:16 min | 1 year ago

"technology review" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"In the process the algorithms then can learn the original persons intonation pacing etc the ability to emulate nuance relies on that training set. That's where it comes from aka the human who supplied the voice and then some fine tuning so it's a couple hours of reading for the human and then a few weeks of fine tuning for the other humans Well said labs offers eight digital actors with descriptions like you can get energetic and insightful actor or poised and expressive actor markets and services to corporate learning once the models are trained that can be adapted fairly easily. Let's say you have an artificial voice during a commercial for restaurant chain not only. Can you change the text for the ad to say. The location is atlanta or toronto. Depending on where you're running it that's easy you don't have to rerecord the whole spot. You could also change the voices accent From a southern accent in atlanta to a canadian accent for toronto companies can customize the voices the way they were customized typefaces and colors for their logos. So maybe they buy the off the shelf one but they tweak it a little make it sound like the pizza hut guy or the domino's guy company called semantic provides particularly a motive voices as guide tracks for video games and animation. And even some of those showed up in final products resembled dot. Ai specializes in imitations and has been used to patch up actor dialogue and movies and tv shows. If it got garbled or was covered by some noise or there was a mispronunciation that needed to be fixed. Overall the shorter the duration the easier it is to fool listeners into thinking it's a human But longer for works. Like audiobooks and podcasts are still best hosted by humans for now you guys want to hear a little sample of what. Yeah all right. Let's let's do a well said a voice actor in a promotional style. This comes from karen house soundcloud account so thanks to her for posting. These karen is the senior editor at mit technology review covering the fields cutting edge research and its impacts on.

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"technology review" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show 1

Daily Tech News Show 1

05:20 min | 1 year ago

"technology review" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show 1

"Actors provide audio for deep learning algorithms to train on so you still need humans in the process. The algorithms then can learn the original persons pronunciation intonation pacing etc the ability to emulate nuance relies on that training set. That's where it comes from aka the human who supplied the voice and then some fine tuning so it's a couple hours of reading for the human and then a few weeks of fine tuning for the other humans Well said labs offers eight digital actors with descriptions like you can get energetic and insightful actor or poised and expressive actor markets and services to corporate learning once the models are trained that can be adapted fairly easily. Let's say you have an artificial voice during a commercial for restaurant chain not only. Can you change the text for the ad to say. The location is atlanta or toronto. Depending on where you're running it that's easy you don't have to rerecord the whole spot. You could also change the voices accent From a southern accent in atlanta to a canadian accent for toronto companies can customize the voices the way they were customized typefaces and colors for their logos. So maybe they buy the off the shelf one but they tweak it a little make it sound like the pizza hut guy or the domino's guy company called semantic provides particularly a motive voices as guide tracks for video games and animation. And even some of those showed up in final products resembled dot. Ai specializes in imitations and has been used to patch up actor dialogue and movies and tv shows. If it got garbled or was covered by some noise or there was a mispronunciation that needed to be fixed. Overall the shorter the duration the easier it is to fool listeners into thinking it's a human But longer for works. Like audiobooks and podcasts are still best hosted by humans for now you guys want to hear a little sample of what. Yeah all right. Let's let's do a well said a voice actor in a promotional style. This comes from karen house soundcloud account so thanks to her for posting. These karen is the senior editor at mit technology review covering the fields cutting edge research and its impacts on.

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"technology review" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

05:16 min | 1 year ago

"technology review" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"In the process the algorithms then can learn the original persons intonation pacing etc the ability to emulate nuance relies on that training set. That's where it comes from aka the human who supplied the voice and then some fine tuning so it's a couple hours of reading for the human and then a few weeks of fine tuning for the other humans Well said labs offers eight digital actors with descriptions like you can get energetic and insightful actor or poised and expressive actor markets and services to corporate learning once the models are trained that can be adapted fairly easily. Let's say you have an artificial voice during a commercial for restaurant chain not only. Can you change the text for the ad to say. The location is atlanta or toronto. Depending on where you're running it that's easy you don't have to rerecord the whole spot. You could also change the voices accent From a southern accent in atlanta to a canadian accent for toronto companies can customize the voices the way they were customized typefaces and colors for their logos. So maybe they buy the off the shelf one but they tweak it a little make it sound like the pizza hut guy or the domino's guy company called semantic provides particularly a motive voices as guide tracks for video games and animation. And even some of those showed up in final products resembled dot. Ai specializes in imitations and has been used to patch up actor dialogue and movies and tv shows. If it got garbled or was covered by some noise or there was a mispronunciation that needed to be fixed. Overall the shorter the duration the easier it is to fool listeners into thinking it's a human But longer for works. Like audiobooks and podcasts are still best hosted by humans for now you guys want to hear a little sample of what. Yeah all right. Let's let's do a well said a voice actor in a promotional style. This comes from karen house soundcloud account so thanks to her for posting. These karen is the senior editor at mit technology review covering the fields cutting edge research and its impacts on.

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"technology review" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

05:16 min | 1 year ago

"technology review" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"In the process the algorithms then can learn the original persons intonation pacing etc the ability to emulate nuance relies on that training set. That's where it comes from aka the human who supplied the voice and then some fine tuning so it's a couple hours of reading for the human and then a few weeks of fine tuning for the other humans Well said labs offers eight digital actors with descriptions like you can get energetic and insightful actor or poised and expressive actor markets and services to corporate learning once the models are trained that can be adapted fairly easily. Let's say you have an artificial voice during a commercial for restaurant chain not only. Can you change the text for the ad to say. The location is atlanta or toronto. Depending on where you're running it that's easy you don't have to rerecord the whole spot. You could also change the voices accent From a southern accent in atlanta to a canadian accent for toronto companies can customize the voices the way they were customized typefaces and colors for their logos. So maybe they buy the off the shelf one but they tweak it a little make it sound like the pizza hut guy or the domino's guy company called semantic provides particularly a motive voices as guide tracks for video games and animation. And even some of those showed up in final products resembled dot. Ai specializes in imitations and has been used to patch up actor dialogue and movies and tv shows. If it got garbled or was covered by some noise or there was a mispronunciation that needed to be fixed. Overall the shorter the duration the easier it is to fool listeners into thinking it's a human But longer for works. Like audiobooks and podcasts are still best hosted by humans for now you guys want to hear a little sample of what. Yeah all right. Let's let's do a well said a voice actor in a promotional style. This comes from karen house soundcloud account so thanks to her for posting. These karen is the senior editor at mit technology review covering the fields cutting edge research and its impacts on.

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"technology review" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

05:20 min | 1 year ago

"technology review" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"Actors provide audio for deep learning algorithms to train on so you still need humans in the process. The algorithms then can learn the original persons pronunciation intonation pacing etc the ability to emulate nuance relies on that training set. That's where it comes from aka the human who supplied the voice and then some fine tuning so it's a couple hours of reading for the human and then a few weeks of fine tuning for the other humans Well said labs offers eight digital actors with descriptions like you can get energetic and insightful actor or poised and expressive actor markets and services to corporate learning once the models are trained that can be adapted fairly easily. Let's say you have an artificial voice during a commercial for restaurant chain not only. Can you change the text for the ad to say. The location is atlanta or toronto. Depending on where you're running it that's easy you don't have to rerecord the whole spot. You could also change the voices accent From a southern accent in atlanta to a canadian accent for toronto companies can customize the voices the way they were customized typefaces and colors for their logos. So maybe they buy the off the shelf one but they tweak it a little make it sound like the pizza hut guy or the domino's guy company called semantic provides particularly a motive voices as guide tracks for video games and animation. And even some of those showed up in final products resembled dot. Ai specializes in imitations and has been used to patch up actor dialogue and movies and tv shows. If it got garbled or was covered by some noise or there was a mispronunciation that needed to be fixed. Overall the shorter the duration the easier it is to fool listeners into thinking it's a human But longer for works. Like audiobooks and podcasts are still best hosted by humans for now you guys want to hear a little sample of what. Yeah all right. Let's let's do a well said a voice actor in a promotional style. This comes from karen house soundcloud account so thanks to her for posting. These karen is the senior editor at mit technology review covering the fields cutting edge research and its impacts on.

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"technology review" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

05:20 min | 1 year ago

"technology review" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"Actors provide audio for deep learning algorithms to train on so you still need humans in the process. The algorithms then can learn the original persons pronunciation intonation pacing etc the ability to emulate nuance relies on that training set. That's where it comes from aka the human who supplied the voice and then some fine tuning so it's a couple hours of reading for the human and then a few weeks of fine tuning for the other humans Well said labs offers eight digital actors with descriptions like you can get energetic and insightful actor or poised and expressive actor markets and services to corporate learning once the models are trained that can be adapted fairly easily. Let's say you have an artificial voice during a commercial for restaurant chain not only. Can you change the text for the ad to say. The location is atlanta or toronto. Depending on where you're running it that's easy you don't have to rerecord the whole spot. You could also change the voices accent From a southern accent in atlanta to a canadian accent for toronto companies can customize the voices the way they were customized typefaces and colors for their logos. So maybe they buy the off the shelf one but they tweak it a little make it sound like the pizza hut guy or the domino's guy company called semantic provides particularly a motive voices as guide tracks for video games and animation. And even some of those showed up in final products resembled dot. Ai specializes in imitations and has been used to patch up actor dialogue and movies and tv shows. If it got garbled or was covered by some noise or there was a mispronunciation that needed to be fixed. Overall the shorter the duration the easier it is to fool listeners into thinking it's a human But longer for works. Like audiobooks and podcasts are still best hosted by humans for now you guys want to hear a little sample of what. Yeah all right. Let's let's do a well said a voice actor in a promotional style. This comes from karen house soundcloud account so thanks to her for posting. These karen is the senior editor at mit technology review covering the fields cutting edge research and its impacts on.

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"technology review" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

05:20 min | 1 year ago

"technology review" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"Actors provide audio for deep learning algorithms to train on so you still need humans in the process. The algorithms then can learn the original persons pronunciation intonation pacing etc the ability to emulate nuance relies on that training set. That's where it comes from aka the human who supplied the voice and then some fine tuning so it's a couple hours of reading for the human and then a few weeks of fine tuning for the other humans Well said labs offers eight digital actors with descriptions like you can get energetic and insightful actor or poised and expressive actor markets and services to corporate learning once the models are trained that can be adapted fairly easily. Let's say you have an artificial voice during a commercial for restaurant chain not only. Can you change the text for the ad to say. The location is atlanta or toronto. Depending on where you're running it that's easy you don't have to rerecord the whole spot. You could also change the voices accent From a southern accent in atlanta to a canadian accent for toronto companies can customize the voices the way they were customized typefaces and colors for their logos. So maybe they buy the off the shelf one but they tweak it a little make it sound like the pizza hut guy or the domino's guy company called semantic provides particularly a motive voices as guide tracks for video games and animation. And even some of those showed up in final products resembled dot. Ai specializes in imitations and has been used to patch up actor dialogue and movies and tv shows. If it got garbled or was covered by some noise or there was a mispronunciation that needed to be fixed. Overall the shorter the duration the easier it is to fool listeners into thinking it's a human But longer for works. Like audiobooks and podcasts are still best hosted by humans for now you guys want to hear a little sample of what. Yeah all right. Let's let's do a well said a voice actor in a promotional style. This comes from karen house soundcloud account so thanks to her for posting. These karen is the senior editor at mit technology review covering the fields cutting edge research and its impacts on.

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"technology review" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

05:16 min | 1 year ago

"technology review" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"In the process the algorithms then can learn the original persons intonation pacing etc the ability to emulate nuance relies on that training set. That's where it comes from aka the human who supplied the voice and then some fine tuning so it's a couple hours of reading for the human and then a few weeks of fine tuning for the other humans Well said labs offers eight digital actors with descriptions like you can get energetic and insightful actor or poised and expressive actor markets and services to corporate learning once the models are trained that can be adapted fairly easily. Let's say you have an artificial voice during a commercial for restaurant chain not only. Can you change the text for the ad to say. The location is atlanta or toronto. Depending on where you're running it that's easy you don't have to rerecord the whole spot. You could also change the voices accent From a southern accent in atlanta to a canadian accent for toronto companies can customize the voices the way they were customized typefaces and colors for their logos. So maybe they buy the but they tweak it a little make it sound like the pizza hut guy or the domino's guy company called semantic provides particularly a motive voices as guide tracks for video games and animation. And even some of those showed up in final products resembled dot. Ai specializes in imitations and has been used to patch up actor dialogue and movies and tv shows. If it got garbled or was covered by some noise or there was a mispronunciation that needed to be fixed. Overall the shorter the duration the easier it is to fool listeners into thinking it's a human But longer for works. Like audiobooks and podcasts are still best hosted by humans for now you guys want to hear a little sample of what. Yeah all right. Let's let's do a well said a voice actor in a promotional style. This comes from karen house soundcloud account so thanks to her for posting. These karen is the senior editor at mit technology review covering the fields cutting edge research and its impacts on.

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"technology review" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

05:16 min | 1 year ago

"technology review" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"In the process the algorithms then can learn the original persons intonation pacing etc the ability to emulate nuance relies on that training set. That's where it comes from aka the human who supplied the voice and then some fine tuning so it's a couple hours of reading for the human and then a few weeks of fine tuning for the other humans Well said labs offers eight digital actors with descriptions like you can get energetic and insightful actor or poised and expressive actor markets and services to corporate learning once the models are trained that can be adapted fairly easily. Let's say you have an artificial voice during a commercial for restaurant chain not only. Can you change the text for the ad to say. The location is atlanta or toronto. Depending on where you're running it that's easy you don't have to rerecord the whole spot. You could also change the voices accent From a southern accent in atlanta to a canadian accent for toronto companies can customize the voices the way they were customized typefaces and colors for their logos. So maybe they buy the off the shelf one but they tweak it a little make it sound like the pizza hut guy or the domino's guy company called semantic provides particularly a motive voices as guide tracks for video games and animation. And even some of those showed up in final products resembled dot. Ai specializes in imitations and has been used to patch up actor dialogue and movies and tv shows. If it got garbled or was covered by some noise or there was a mispronunciation that needed to be fixed. Overall the shorter the duration the easier it is to fool listeners into thinking it's a human But longer for works. Like audiobooks and podcasts are still best hosted by humans for now you guys want to hear a little sample of what. Yeah all right. Let's let's do a well said a voice actor in a promotional style. This comes from karen house soundcloud account so thanks to her for posting. These karen is the senior editor at mit technology review covering the fields cutting edge research and its impacts on.

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"technology review" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

05:15 min | 1 year ago

"technology review" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"Algorithms then can learn the original persons renunciation intonation pacing etc the ability to emulate nuance relies on that training set. That's where it comes from aka the human who supplied the voice and then some fine tuning so it's a couple hours of reading for the human and then a few weeks of fine tuning for the other humans Well said labs offers eight digital actors with descriptions like you can get energetic and insightful actor or poised and expressive actor markets and services to corporate learning once the models are trained that can be adapted fairly easily. Let's say you have an artificial voice during a commercial for restaurant chain not only. Can you change the text for the ad to say. The location is atlanta or toronto. Depending on where you're running it that's easy you don't have to rerecord the whole spot. You could also change the voices accent From a southern accent in atlanta to a canadian accent for toronto companies can customize the voices the way they were customized typefaces and colors for their logos. So maybe they buy the off the shelf one but they tweak it a little make it sound like the pizza hut guy or the domino's guy company called semantic provides particularly a motive voices as guide tracks for video games and animation. And even some of those showed up in final products resembled dot. Ai specializes in imitations and has been used to patch up actor dialogue and movies and tv shows. If it got garbled or was covered by some noise or there was a mispronunciation that needed to be fixed. Overall the shorter the duration the easier it is to fool listeners into thinking it's a human But longer for works. Like audiobooks and podcasts are still best hosted by humans for now you guys want to hear a little sample of what. Yeah all right. Let's let's do a well said a voice actor in a promotional style. This comes from karen house soundcloud account so thanks to her for posting. These karen is the senior editor at mit technology review covering the fields cutting edge research and its impacts on.

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"technology review" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

05:49 min | 1 year ago

"technology review" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"It this is. This is a marketing thing as much hardware. Maybe even more so because at least we can already do this stuff. You know a lot of the initiated who were really in the crypto. They are doing this kind of stuff. This is for all the folks who just there may maybe just now hearing about bitcoin not necessarily hearing about it but they're just now becoming interested in it in who they may have heard on the regular news. All countries are starting to use this stuff now so this is giving regular people who just don't know all the ins of out about crypto the opportunity to in their mind be very safe with it. They've heard of You know they've heard of twitter. There's a good chance that they've heard of cash app like okay. I can get a device from cash app. So when i buy. Bitcoin is now on this thing that i own. I can put it in the safe deposit box or whatever you're going to do to keep that thing safe so it's amazing technology. This is stuff that has been happening for years. But it is something that's going allow regular people initiate a folks that want to get into crypto Away to get into it. A relatively safely and with europe. I when i first heard the story this was like how is this a big deal but i think that square has done a really decent job thus far of being you know the. You don't need your wallet. Point of sale company and cash up extremely popular. So the the the idea of making this sort of aac cryptocurrency. We do software but also hardware solutions for anyone including you person who might be getting into this. You know for the first time. I think that makes a lot of sense. Yeah it's like buying a kit versus doing it yourself. Some people just like get like yeah. Just give me everything package together. I don't wanna have to assemble at other. People want to assemble it. And that's fine and that brings me back to the fact that i liked it. They're doing an open source project. So that all kinds of people can benefit from their work Just needs to end up being done and be work you you see. A kid actually was talking to someone earlier today about this. Like buying a humidor with cigars any. That's exactly right. It's like you everything you need. Although it doesn't come with the bitcoin in it that is that that is true. You have to remember that. Mit technology review karen. How wrote an article about artificial voice actors Think siri given the voice to a video game character or the corporate video training that you receive human voice. Actors provide audio for deep learning algorithms to train on so you still need humans in the process. The algorithms then can learn the original persons pronunciation nation intonation pacing etc the ability to emulate nuance relies on that training set. That's where it comes from aka the human who supplied the voice and then some fine tuning so it's a couple hours of reading for the human and then a few weeks of fine tuning for the other humans Well said labs offers eight digital actors with descriptions like you can get energetic and insightful actor or poised and expressive actor markets and services to corporate learning once the models are trained that can be adapted fairly easily. Let's say you have an artificial voice during a commercial for restaurant chain not only. Can you change the text for the ad to say. The location is atlanta or toronto. Depending on where you're running it that's easy you don't have to rerecord the whole spot. You could also change the voices accent From a southern accent in atlanta to a canadian accent for toronto companies can customize the voices the way they were customized typefaces and colors for their logos. Maybe they buy the off the shelf one but they tweak it a little make it sound like the pizza hut guy or the domino's guy company called semantic provides particularly a motive voices as guide tracks for video games and animation. And even some of those showed up in final products resembled dot. Ai specializes in imitations and has been used to patch up actor dialogue and movies and tv shows. If it got garbled or was covered by some noise or there was a mispronunciation that needed to be fixed. Overall the shorter the duration the easier it is to fool listeners into thinking it's a human But longer for works. Like audiobooks and podcasts are still best hosted by humans for now you guys want to hear a little sample of what. Yeah all right. Let's let's do a well said a voice actor in a promotional style. This comes from karen house soundcloud account so thanks to her for posting. 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"technology review" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

05:27 min | 1 year ago

"technology review" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"The process. The algorithms then can learn the original persons pronunciation intonation pacing etc the ability to emulate nuance relies on that training set. That's where it comes from aka the human who supplied the voice and then some fine tuning so it's a couple of hours of reading for the human and then a few weeks of fine tuning for the other. Humans well said labs offers eight digital actors with descriptions like you can get energetic and inciteful actor or poised and expressive actor markets services to corporate. E-learning wants the models are trained that can be adapted fairly easily. Let's say you have an artificial voice doing a commercial for a restaurant chain. Not only can you change the text for the ad to say the location is atlanta or toronto. Depending on where you're running that's easy you don't have to re record the whole spot. You could also change the voices accent from a accent in atlanta to a canadian accent. For toronto companies can customize the voices the way they would customize typefaces and colors for their logos. So maybe they buy the off the shelf one but they tweak it a little make it sound like the pizza hut guy or the domino's guy company called semantic provides particularly emotive voices as guide tracks for video games and animation and even some of those of showed up in final products Resemble dot ai. Specializes in imitations and has been used to patch up actor dialogue and movies and tv shows if it got garbled or was covered by some noise or there was a mispronunciation that needed to be fixed. Overall the shorter the duration the easier it is to fool listeners into thinking it's a human But longer works like audiobooks and podcasts are still best hosted by humans for now. You guys want to hear a little sample sizes too. Yeah all right. Let's let's do a well said a voice actor in a promotional style. This comes from karen house soundcloud account so thanks to her for posting. These karen is the senior editor at mit technology review covering the fields cutting edge research and its impacts on society. She writes a weekly newsletter called the algorithm which was named one of the best newsletters on the internet in two thousand nineteen by way the awards. Now let's here a vocal. Id different company Add sample casper. We've taken sleep to the next level temperature last with a cool breeze through the windows. Get the sleep. You've always dreamed of with casper.

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"technology review" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

NEWS 88.7

01:55 min | 1 year ago

"technology review" Discussed on NEWS 88.7

"For all of their waste. Right now they are free riders. I'm Jenny during holding companies accountable for plastic waste. Next time on living on Earth from PRS Saturday night at 10 O'clock right here on news 88 7. On this week's on the media, an intimate portrait of a newspaper staff grievous lots it withstood, and the one that may not. We could bounce back from a mess shooting, but I do not know if we can survive corporate ownership. On this week's on the media from W. N Y C late Saturday afternoon at five o'clock right here. Yeah. This is science Friday. I'm silky Bushwick, California has a reputation as the state that's doing the most to combat climate change. And the linchpin of those efforts is California's cap and trade program, where the state's biggest polluters, Exxon Mobil, BP oil and others are required to offset their carbon dioxide emissions. They do this by investing in strategies that mitigate climate change. But according to a recent investigation by Propublica and others, this climate solution is actually adding millions of tons of Co. Two to the atmosphere. How Through a loophole in the States Forest Offset program which seeks to reduce carbon emissions by preserving trees. My next guest is Lisa Song, a Propublica reporter who broke this story with MIT Technology Review and with help from carbon Plan, a nonprofit that analyzes the scientific integrity of carbon removal efforts. Lisa, Welcome to science Friday. Hi. Thanks for having me. Before we talk about your article. For those who aren't familiar. What is California's forest.

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How the Sun Could Spoil NASA's Trip Back to the Moon

Kottke Ride Home

02:07 min | 1 year ago

How the Sun Could Spoil NASA's Trip Back to the Moon

"Nasa is supposed to go back to the moon in twenty four as part of its program but recently seemed like they may need to push that deadline back a few years and while it's never good to rush something as serious as catapulting human beings into space. The mit technology review points out. There's one reason it might be better if they stuck to the original timeline. And it's the sons faults. According to a new study published today in the journal solar physics were going to be seen some extreme space weather. Roughly around twenty twenty six through twenty twenty-nine exactly when nasa might go to the moon if the current twenty twenty four time line is pushed back. Now what do they mean. By extreme space weather mostly solar storms quoting the mit tech review. The surface of the sun erupts with gas and plasma ejecting charged particles protons electrons and heavy ions into the rest of the solar system at millions of miles per hour. These particles can strike earth and the moon in just a matter of minutes. Earth's magnetic field protects us from them but the particles can still fry electronics in power grids on the surface and damage critical that manage. Gps until the communication services space weather could be extremely dangerous for any astronauts flying to the moon or trying to live and work on lunar outpost at the surface life support systems and power could shut down and solar activity could produce life-threatening levels of radiation between apollo sixteen and seventeen says matthew owens lead author of the study and a space physicist at the university of reading. There was a huge space weather event. That would have likely been fatal. If astronauts had been on the moon the time and quotes and this is something that i learned from that apple tv plus show for all mankind which showed a solar storm occurred that disrupted radio communication on earth and created a dire situation for the astronauts on the lunar base. But how do we know that this is going to be worse in the latter half of the decade as opposed to in twenty twenty four. Because that's when the sun will be ending. Its eleven year cycle cycle twenty five which began at the end of twenty nineteen.

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"technology review" Discussed on KPCC

KPCC

06:16 min | 2 years ago

"technology review" Discussed on KPCC

"They're setting new records topping 4100 per day this week, Covert 19 vaccinations in the U. S have been rolling out for nearly four weeks. Some people are fearful of taking the shot. They say the air concerned about possible side effects. This week, the CDC published a study looking at a handful of allergic reactions to the vaccine. Amy nor germ is here to fill us in on that story and other science headlines from the week she's an editor at M I T Technology Review. Always good to see you, Amy. Every thanks for having me. I used to have you all right, Let's let's get into our questions about this. Everyone is interested in the possible side effects of these vaccines. Politicians were taking them on camera to show it was safe. What did the CDC data tell us? Well, there have been a few severe allergic reactions to the Corona virus. Vaccines being rolled out right now, but they've been very few so fewer than two dozen for almost two million people who were covered in that new CDC report about it. And when the CDC announced these numbers on Wednesday, the agency emphasized that these reactions are rare and that the benefit of getting the vaccine and being protected against the virus far outweighs the risk of any allergic reaction. And we do allergic reactions to some people do happen with all vaccines, right? Yeah, that's right. They can happen with flu vaccines as well, though it's extremely rare in that case, and in the case of the Corona virus vaccines, they mostly happened in people who have had a history of allergies. If it does happen, it's treatable. The CDC is suggesting that you stay on site for 15 to 30 minutes after vaccinated just in case as a precaution. The virus killed 4000 people just yesterday, as you said it was the deadliest day yet in the pandemic, so it's still definitely worth getting vaccinated. When you have the chance later in the hour, we're going to fact check your feet and talk more about Vaccine news that has been popping up. Let's move on to your next story. There are less than two weeks until inauguration day, and President Trump is rolling back some rules issuing new ones on his way out. One rule that was finalized is the EPA is transparency rule. What does this rule do right? This rule announced on Tuesday. It's effective immediately, and it changes what evidence that agency can consider when it's making decisions or publishing guidance or information to the public. Real basically says the agency should give more weight to scientific studies with data that's publicly available and less weight to studies that rely on data that hasn't been made public. And so the EPA has said that this is for the sake of transparency. But critics have said that this will make it harder for the EPA to include important studies that haven't been published publicly, perhaps because they have sensitive health or medical information about people who participated in the studies who were promised confidentiality. And in particular critics, they're worried about what this might mean for studies used in toxicology and epidemiology to determine someone's exposure tow the risk of something like a chemical substance. So they're basically saying that this rule is an attack on science. Yeah, the American Lung Association has come out against it. The American Medical Association American Public Health Association, the EPA's own scientific advisers had said that this rule could make the EPA less efficient. I mean, obviously, a lot of these groups are for having more data publicly available, and therefore data transparency whenever possible. But the scientific community in this case is arguing that we shouldn't devote this other important group of studies that don't have public debt available with, but we're just Scientifically, very useful invalid. Do we know how the Biden administration might handle this rule? Could it roll back some of these rulings? Yeah, There's many changes that the Trump administration has made to environmental rules that fighting administration might take. Another look at Trump Administration has also loosened restrictions on methane emissions from oil and gas wells. Just as one example s O Biden administration could certainly change this. And in the meantime, the rule does allow the EPA administrator to great exemptions to this rules. In the meantime, they could use that to kind of work around it if they want. Let's move on to your next story because it's really an interesting one about a law. That would create a White House A I artificial intelligence office. Tell us about that. Yes, so we could go and New Year's Day, the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act became law. It was kind of tucked into this very long defense bill that Congress had passed and President Trump vetoed in Congress overrode the veto to make it law. This one chunk this AI act lays out basically a national strategy for how the government plans to invest in a I research moving forward. It was supported by many large research universities and engineering associations and by companies like Google and Amazon and IBM that are active in this research. And it does a number of things that creates the White House A office to coordinate a I research and it expands Network of a I research centers that were already operating under the National Science Foundation and also gives billions in new funding to AI research at the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Um, so there's a lot of different changes that this is laid out. Funds would still need to be appropriated by Congress in order to make all of this actually happen, But now the plan is in place. The framework is there. You know whenever a eye technology comes up There is also a conversation about ethics on how it will affect people on got equally how how this tech should be used with this office. Put that conversation in the spotlight, too. Yeah, There's a number of things that this act could do on that question. Specifically, so the funding that would go to nest in particular would be focused on creating standards and guidelines for trustworthy Ai and how we should think about that. And how program should be designed with ethics in mind. And then a few of the centers, the research centers that have already started up are focused on specific topics that might Help improve people's lives through a I research. So there's two in coordination with the USDA, studying how I could be applied to Agriculture Administration has also been supportive of these centers in the National Science Foundation has a number of funding programs already devoted to fairness and ethics..

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"technology review" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

06:04 min | 2 years ago

"technology review" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The shot. They say they're concerned about possible side effects. This week, the CDC published a study looking at a handful of allergic reactions to the vaccine. Amy nor germ is here to fill us in on that story and others science headlines from the week She's an editor at M I T Technology Review. Always good to see you, Amy. Hey, I read. Thanks for having me. I used to have you all right, Let's let's get into our questions about this. Everyone is interested in the possible side effects of these vaccines. Politicians were taking them on camera to show it was safe. What did the CDC data tell us? Well. There have been a few severe allergic reactions to the Corona virus. Vaccines being rolled out right now, but they've been very few so fewer than two dozen for almost two million people who were covered in that new CDC report about it. And when the CDC announced these numbers on Wednesday, the agency emphasized that these reactions are rare and that the benefit of getting the vaccine and being protected against the virus. Far outweighs the risk of any allergic reaction. And we do allergic reactions to some people do happen with all vaccines, right? Yeah, that's right. They can happen with flu vaccines as well. Though it's extremely rare in that case, and in the case of the Corona virus vaccines, they mostly happened in people who have had a history of allergies. If it does happen, it's treatable. The CDC is suggesting that you stay on site for 15 to 30 minutes after vaccinated just in case as a precaution. The virus killed 4000 people just yesterday, as you said it was the deadliest day Yet in the pandemic, so it's still definitely worth getting vaccinated. When you have the chance later in the hour, we're going to fact check your feet and talk more about vaccine news that has been Popping up. Let's move on to your next story. There are less than two weeks until inauguration day, and President Trump is rolling back. Some rules issuing new ones on his way out. One rule that was finalized is the EPA is transparency rule. What does this rule do? Right, this rule announced on Tuesday. It's effective immediately, and it changes what evidence the agency can consider when it's making decisions or publishing guidance or information to the public. Real basically says the agency should give more weight to scientific studies with data that's publicly available and less weight to studies that rely on data that hasn't been made public. And so the EPA has said that this is for the sake of transparency. But critics have said that this will make it harder for the EPA to include important studies that haven't been published publicly, perhaps because they have sensitive health or medical information about people who participated in the studies who were promised confidentiality. And in particular critics. They're worried about what this might mean for studies used in toxicology and epidemiology to determine someone's exposure tow the risk of something like a chemical substance. So they're basically saying that this rule is an attack on science. Yeah, the American Lung Association has come out against that. The American Medical Association and American Public Health Association, the EPA's own scientific advisers, had said that this rule could make the EPA Less efficient, You know, obviously, a lot of these groups are for having more data publicly available, therefore, data transparency whenever possible. But the scientific community in this case is arguing that we shouldn't devote this other important group of studies that don't have public debt available. What? What you're still of scientifically very Useful invalid. Do we know how the Biden administration my handle this rule? Could it roll back some of these rulings? Yeah, There's many changes that the Trump administration has made to environmental rules that Biden administration might take. Another look at Trump Administration has also loosened restrictions on methane emissions from oil and gas wells. Just as one example s O Biden administration could certainly change this. And in the meantime, the rule does allow the EPA administrator to grant exemptions to this rules. In the meantime, they could use that to kind of work around it if they want. Let's move on to your next story because it's Really an interesting one about a law that would create a white house A I artificial intelligence office. Tell us about that. Yes, so we could go on New Year's Day. The National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act became law. It was kind of tucked into this very long defense bill that Congress had passed and President Trump vetoed. In Congress overrode the veto to make it law. This one chunk this AI act lays out basically a national strategy for how the government plans to invest in a I research moving forward. It was supported by many large research universities and engineering associations and by companies like Google and Amazon and IBM that are active in this research. And it does a number of things that creates the White House, A office to coordinate a I research and it expands Network of a I research centers that were already operating under the National Science Foundation and also gives billions in new funding to AI research at the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Um, so there's a lot of different changes of this is laid out funds would still need to be appropriated by Congress in order to make all of this actually happen, But now the plan is in place. The framework is there. You know whenever a eye technology comes up There is also a conversation about ethics on how it will affect people on got equally how how this tech should be used with this office. Put that conversation in the spotlight, too. Yeah, There's a number of things that this act could do on that question. Specifically, so the funding that would go to nest in particular would be focused on creating standards and guidelines for trustworthy I and how we should think about that and how program should be designed with ethics in mind. And then a few of the centers, the research centers that have already started up are focused on specific topics that might Help improve people's lives. Today I research so there's two in coordination with the USDA, studying how I could be applied to Agriculture Administration has also been supportive of these centers in the National Science Foundation has a number of funding programs already devoted to fairness and ethics..

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New GPT-3 Models Can Generate Images From Text

Techmeme Ride Home

03:35 min | 2 years ago

New GPT-3 Models Can Generate Images From Text

"Open a has introduced two new. gpt three models. The first is called clip. Which can classify images and categories from arbitrary text. The second is more interesting. It's doll e which can generate images entirely from snippets of text coding. The it technology review for all gpt threes flair. Its output can feel untethered from reality as if it doesn't know what it's talking about that's because it doesn't by grounding text and images researchers at open a and elsewhere are trying to give language models a better grasp of the everyday concepts that humans used to make sense of things dolly and clip. Come at this problem from different directions. At first glance clip contrasted language image. Pre-training is yet another image recognition system. Except that it has learned to recognize images not from labeled examples in curated data sets most existing models do but from images and their captions from the internet. It learns what's in an image from a description rather than a one word labels such as cat or banana clip is trained by getting it to predict which caption from a random selection of thirty. Two thousand captions is the correct one for a given image to work this out. Clip learns to link a wide variety of objects with their names and the words that describe them this then let's it identify objects in images outside. It's training set. Most image recognition systems are trained to identify certain types of objects such as faces in surveillance videos or buildings in satellite images. Like gpt three clip can generalize across tasks without additional training. It is also less likely than other state of the art image recognition models to be led astray by adversarial examples which have been subtly altered in ways that typically confused algorithms even though humans might not notice a difference instead of recognizing images dolly which i'm guessing is a wally slash dolly pun draws them. This model is a smaller version of. Gpt three that has also been trained on text image pairs taken from the internet. Given a short natural language captions such as a painting of a capybaras sitting in a field at sunrise or a cross section view of a walnut dali generates lots of images that match it dozens of capybaras of all shapes and sizes in front of orange and yellow backgrounds. Row after row of walnuts though. Not all of them in cross section and quote. The results are apparently striking. Maybe not as striking as when gt. Three i got everyone's attention a few months ago in the show notes. There's a link to the open. Ai blog where they show you examples of what this ai can achieve. You can also use the tool. Apparently to generate your own images. Sam altman had it draw an illustration of baby shark in a wizard hat wielding a blue light. Saber and it did it though. Apparently the tool was neutered. Just a bit. So people couldn't produce porn with it still as daniel rack tweeted quote. People think is coming for truck drivers first boy. Do i have news for you and quote and as a laser. You'd hausky tweeted quote. Consider this your notice. If you're a manga artist you have and years left before you're out of a job. I wish that i had any grasp whatsoever of how to relate to announcements like these my initial sense is an equals to wisely adjusted upwards to actually after the end of the world and quote

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Algorithms for vaccine distribution have a weakness: the people behind them

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

05:38 min | 2 years ago

Algorithms for vaccine distribution have a weakness: the people behind them

"To deal with the massive logistical problem of distributing covid nineteen vaccines the federal government and some states are turning to private companies to create algorithms for prioritizing shipments. Some hospital systems like george washington in dc and stanford in palo alto also created their own software systems to prioritize which healthcare workers. Get vaccines i. In stanford's case we now know that process went wrong prioritizing doctors and administrators mostly working remotely residents working directly with patients every day. And we wondered is vaccine problem algorithms are meant to solve or are officials leading algorithms. Take the blame for built. In inequality karen how has reported on this for the mit technology. Review i would say that the stanford them not in fact that complex and there's actually been an argument within the hour them's research community about whether or not if we could even call it an algorithm because essentially it was just a set of rules that were codified into numbers and for many of the hospitals that i got in touch with after this story broke at stanford they used just a more simple rule set they usually just consider one factor which is the actual department of the staff what stanford was trying to do. Not just factor in one thing. They were trying to factor in. I guess. Three things age department and prevalence of exposure but the issue is. They didn't do it in a way that was craft. And so they're really kind of two lessons that we can learn from the stanford case the first is that the way that the distribution allocation was decided There were no residents at the decision making table. And then the second thing we can learn is once. The algorithm was rolled out. There was no mechanism for people to provide feedback so on top of lake. Having this thing that was somewhat flawed audit. They didn't really test it. They disorder like here. You go now shots. Exactly the issue is that they didn't have people who are impacted by this algorithm at the decision making table and they didn't have ways to then quickly itera an update the over them once they realized it was flawed is vaccine allocation of problem that algorithms are meant to solve or will it becomes something that you know leaders might get to hide behind when inequities inevitably happen. A lot of times. People believe that when an algorithm is involved it somehow is this other entity that is completely detached from human decision. Making and the algorithm is suddenly unbiased even though it was programmed by people and what i sort of try to hammer home to people when i talk about this is algorithm. The decision making is human decision making and so some of the language that stanford's leadership started using after this happened was the algorithm was really complicated. It was the algorithms fall is a misnomer. it's just. It doesn't really acknowledge the fact that they were the ones literally. Codifying these priorities into code. Karen how is a reporter for the mit technology review and now for some related links. Venturebeat has a nice piece about the federal vaccine distribution process. And how it's been contracted out to one of the trump administration's favorite private companies. The data mining company here which has other federal contracts under its belt of course pollen tear and the us department of health and human services have created a software platform that prioritizes shipments of the vaccines various states and then tracks the rollout and the vaccination process. Now look this is like obviously how you would do something this big in the computer age but since it's ultimately taxpayer money funding this process. It seems like it should be easy enough to tell us all what exact data goes into making these decisions. You know these big public health decision. It's but we don't know it sounds pretty cool on defense. Dot gov how they describe this tiberius platform using a big database of non personally identifiable information tiberius. Run some numbers every week. Determine which states should get vaccines ship it out. Lickety-split defense dot com even notes that quote tiberius can provide zip code by zip code view of priority populations including frontline workers nursing home residents which is always how computers are supposed to work like magic with pristine data. That's regularly updated in fully comprehensive except that not every zip code gets counted or track very well especially in four or black and brown neighborhoods or on reservations or places where lots of frontline workers might live and where covid nineteen is killing. More people also possibly health departments all over. The country are totally underfunded and reporting data with fax machines. If at all and again we actually don't know much about what. Data is being used to make these determinations at the federal level. But what we do know is it's not going great and lots of states are saying they're getting less vaccine and they expected to get an inequality is already showing up and people are frustrated and skeptical and it just seems like the best thing everyone can do is again be as transparent as possible about how it all works and i'm trying to start off. Twenty twenty one hopeful. So hey maybe if we keep talking about it. It'll happen

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Finally, a Room-Temperature Superconductor

Techmeme Ride Home

04:03 min | 2 years ago

Finally, a Room-Temperature Superconductor

"Not Exactly, the revolution that would result if we achieved cold fusion, but it is notable that room temperature superconductivity has been achieved for the first time quoting MIT technology review room temperature superconductors, materials that conduct electricity zero resistance without needing special cooling are the sort of technological miracle that could up end daily life. They could revolutionize the electric grid and enable levitating trains among many other potential applications but until now, superconductors have had to be cool to extremely. Low temperatures which has restricted them to use as a niche technology. I'll be an important one for decades. It seemed that room temperature superconductivity might be out of reach forever. But in the last five years, a few research groups around the world have been engaged in a race to attain it in the lab and one of them just one in a paper published today in nature researchers report achieving real temperature supercar activity in a compound containing hydrogen sulfur. And Carbon at temperatures as high as fifty eight degrees Fahrenheit thirteen point three Celsius or two, hundred, Eighty, seven, point seven Kelvin the previous highest temperature had been two hundred and Sixty Kelvin or degrees Fahrenheit that she'd by a rival group at George Washington University and the Carnegie Institution in Washington DC and twenty eighteen another group at the Planck Institute for Chemistry, in Germany, achieved two hundred and fifty degrees Kelvin or negative nine point seven degrees Fahrenheit at. Around the same time like the previous records, the new record was attained under extremely high pressures roughly two and a half million times greater than that of the air we breathe. It's a landmark says Jose Flora's leave us a computational physicist at the sappy Enza University of Rome who creates models that explain high temperature superconductivity and was not directly involved in the work. The ways in which electric is generated transmitted and distributed could be fundamentally transformed by cheap and. Effective temperature superconductors bigger than a few millions of a meter about five percent of the electricity generated in the United States is lost in transmission and distribution according to the Energy Information Administration, eliminating this loss would for starters, save billions of dollars and have a significant climate impact. But room temperature superconductors wouldn't just change the system we have. They enable a whole new system transformers which are crucial to the electric grid could be made smaller cheaper and more. Efficient. So to could electric motors and generators superconducting energy storage is currently used to smooth out short term fluctuations in the electric grid but it's still remains relatively niche because it takes a lot of energy to keep superconductors cold room temperature superconductors. Especially, if they could be engineered to stand strong magnetic fields might serve as very efficient ways to store large amounts of energy for longer periods of time making renewable but intermittent energy sources like wind turbines or. Solar cells more effective, and because flowing electricity crates, magnetic fields superconductors can also be used to create powerful magnets for applications as diverse as MRI machines and levitating trains. Superconductors are of great potential importance to the nascent field of quantum computing as well. Superconducting cubits are already the basis of some of the world's most powerful quantum computers being able to make such. Cubans without having to cool them down would not only make computers simpler smaller and cheaper but. Could lead to more rapid progress in creating systems of many cubits depending on the exact properties of the superconductors that are created it remains to be seen whether scientists can devise stable compounds that are superconducting not only at ambient temperature, but also at ambient pressure. But the researchers are optimistic. They conclude their paper with this tantalizing claim quote, a robust resume temperature superconducting material that will transform the energy economy quantum information processing, and sensing may be achievable and quote.

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Facebook and AG Barr Escalate Standoff Over Encrypted Messages

Daily Tech News Show

08:26 min | 3 years ago

Facebook and AG Barr Escalate Standoff Over Encrypted Messages

"Buzzfeed reports that facebook sent a letter in response to us. Attorney General Bill Bar UK UK Home Secretary Pretty Patel and Australian Minister for Home Affairs. Peter Dutton and former US homeland security. Secretary Kevin McLean saying it would not weaken and end encryption across the facebook messaging APPs. So that means mostly what's happened. Messager Bar had sent the letter to facebook in October. On behalf of the others saying saying that end to end encryption and WHATSAPP MESSENGER would prevent law enforcement agencies from finding illegal activity such as child sexual exploitation terrorism and election meddling so trying to show the things they're like. Hey we won't be able to catch these horrible people if you don't give us away into your encrypted messages the US UK and Australian governments have all all asked facebook to let law enforcement gain access to user content. They've gotten a little cagey about over the years. Not asking specifically for a back door just saying we. I don't care how you do it but you should let us be able to find information of criminals with a warrant to which facebook is saying. We can't if we do end end decryption. They don't have the keys and there's no way for us to do that. Otherwise Messengers Director of Product Management for Privacy Integrity is testifying before the US Senate Judiciary Committee today which is having a hearing on encryption and lawful access apple sending someone to Manhattan's district attorney is going and the facebook representative is proposing ways to work with law enforcement without weakening encryption facebook has been high highlighting. Its use of AI. And even human moderation as ways to catch bad activity without breaking encryption and saying we'd love to work with law enforcement more on those approaches other companies like you may have heard of the NSO so group before offer actual malware to governments and law enforcement agencies that can be planted on target devices that can have legal difficulties altis depending on what country. You're in and how you're going about it and the vulnerabilities they exploit eventually get patched. And then you don't have your information anymore. It also has to be targeted. By Device Mel where the works on is not going to work on an android et Cetera et CETERA technology review describes another alternative alternative to breaking encryption. This one comes from an Israeli company called pick six P. I C. S. I. X. It's a ten year old company. That specializes is in data interception so instead of tapping the encryption by breaking it instead of putting malware on a phone directly they make devices that interrupt the connection and try to force the target onto another less secure platform so for instance has an device called the P six F fifteen gene that works on. GSM Three G. and four G. to create a fake cell tower now not to intercept the communication. Because if you're using signal that fake cell tower isn't going to do do you any good but what it does it makes it glitzy so you start a call on what's up and then like five seconds drops then you start a call again and it goes twenty seconds and it drops and it keeps messing with the connection. They have proprietary technology. They won't talk about how it does it but anybody who's used technology knows that can do that. Sometimes and the idea is to get people people frustrated enough to move off that secure platform whether it's what's APP signal or whatever and make a call or send a text message that can be intercepted apted because it's not encrypted. This is a standard method of surveillance that people use in the real world as well so this is them then applying it to the digital world and of course that tower can be used to inject Trojan horses as well so if you did have maller from the NFL group to in effect the target device. Nice you could do that. We're going to skip past. The idea of breaking encryption undermines it for everyone. I think we've made that point plenty of times research on this show and go to if we can give law enforcement a compelling way to get information without breaking king encryption. That's good for all of us because we don't want to weaken encryption. Patrick do any of these seem like likely candidates to be useful. I think they're it's definitely an interesting way to go about it I think that law enforcement when they want to break encryption. They're thinking about slightly wider wider net type of applications. They see troves of data and in many cases you know they they Thing they those if they could access whatever they want. In those enormous amounts of data it would be obviously very useful. The tool that pick six is Selling is very interesting because it's a different kind of novel. Approached when approach approach when applied to digital communication. But it it still very targeted. You have to physically be within reach of of the device the person you want to To to to hack you have to know which person you WanNa hack so it. It makes law enforcement Enforcements work more possible but I'm not sure it fits what the the the the agencies are asking for when they want to break You know when they went back doors or we don't want to know how you do it but we want to be available to be able to read those basically. They're saying if Tom Commits a crime. And we want to be able to go to Messenger. Say Give us all of Tom's messages. We went to look through and see who he's been talking talking to. We have a warrant right. facebook right now is saying we can't do that because well let's use what's up what's up saying. We can't do that. Because Tom was messages are encrypted end to end. He has the key we don't there's nothing we can do. It's just the way the system is set up. We'd love to comply with your warm but there's nothing there but gibberish because it's all encrypted What the police are saying is we would like you to give us that anyway? you shouldn't have a system that doesn't allow you to give us that we don't care how you do it doesn't have to be a backdoor act. RV could figure a way that doesn't involve a back door this these opportunities especially the one from pick six say. Why don't you just go and you know spend some some more effort and force that target? It's the one target. It's Tom Camp outside his house and in an unmarked van that he won't notice in force them off. That is a legitimate way to go but it's more effort. It's not as easy as going to the company and saying just hand him over it. It has more risks. Because you might be seen you might might be uncovered and it might doesn't always work. Maybe the person doesn't get frustrated so I get why law enforcement is like no no no. We don't want to do all that. That's a lot of legwork but the the other side of it is we weaken encryption for everyone in a way that that will eventually cause breaches that harm innocent people. Well that's obviously you know the core of the debate between encryption and back doors And that hasn't changed. And what the the what law enforcement is asking is. Tom Is suspicious individual. We want to see all of his messages. What the solution is certainly better than not not having anything? But it's closer to regular traditional law enforcement efforts where they will go as you mentioned as you described to your house And tried to get your future communication eve- even if they are successful. They'll get stuff that you will do in the future. Not your history your old all of your contact you've in communication with and stuff like that so I mean it's it's much closer to its not having the benefits of the the online world. It's it's closer to the right way. It's the way you do it with a phone where you can't find Old Phone calls but once you've tapped it you can get everything going forward and and I think you made a great point about the fact that this doesn't allow fishing expedition. I can't just go like give me everything that uses the word Jordan in it. which is you know something we've seen them want to do? And apparently that's a lot of the courts don't like it when you go on fishing expedition. So that's probably something they're not going to admit is a frustration for the book but would be.

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Older Adults Are Embracing Voice Assistants

Voice in Canada

01:23 min | 3 years ago

Older Adults Are Embracing Voice Assistants

"That looks at how people enjoy Oh using LEXI and in particular this one is looking at seniors as if we really didn't know this but it is interesting there's another study that just came out and this one is from Mit. A new study study was published from the MIT technology review that says that people need to start getting rid of the stereotype that seniors are bad with technology -nology because older adults are embracing voice assistance as helpful tools in their daily lives and furthermore. Mitt actually said this is a huge untapped market market. We know this in fact I can. I can say that a lot of the listeners of this flash briefing are in fact what would be considered quote the older unquote population so no surprise here one of the really obvious reasons or maybe not so obvious reasons that this is being embraced so quickly by the older population is that the technology is so user friendly right. There's not much of a learning curve here. Once you've got your device at up you just speak to it and just so so natural so this is helping to give seniors more meaningful lives. The other side of the coin of course is that we need to be aware of potential privacy privacy or security risks to vulnerable population particularly when they don't quite understand how technology works even though it is very easy to use so that's just something to keep in mind

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In a changing climate, how can tech help us survive?

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

06:52 min | 4 years ago

In a changing climate, how can tech help us survive?

"This marketplace podcast is brought to you by. Indeed, are you hiring with? Indeed, you can post job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist. Qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today and indeed dot com slash marketplace. That's indeed dot com slash marketplace. And Beilin ovo your systems are managed your devices secured and your company's data is protected why? Because IT is what you do. And because being a difference maker is who you are to learn more about the ways Lenovo is making a difference for not professionals Villanova dot com slash M B powered by Intel core, I seven processors. In a changing climate. How can tech help us survive? It's a new series for marketplace. Tech demystifying the digital economy. I'm Ali would. Vimal change is here this week. We're launching ongoing coverage of how tech can help us adapt to it in a series. We're calling how we survive the change is evident in increasingly extreme weather all over the globe. A UN report last week said a million plant and animal species are on the verge of extinction. And warming is speeding that up and the UN's intergovernmental panel on climate change, the IPC said last year that our current rate of warming will cause fifty four trillion dollars in damages and that its effects will be increasingly deadly climate. Scientists say the trajectory is clear, I could write six more IPC assessments. They're all going to say the same thing. William Collins is a climate scientist at the Lawrence, Berkeley, National Laboratory, who has authored several such reports they're leading an very straight law. And and that's the reason why the scientists are eager to stop writing reports and start diving into creating solutions. So. Far much of the investment around climate change has been related to mitigation or slowing carbon emissions and reducing temperature rise that is not going away. But Collins and others are now talking much more seriously about adaptation, the data engineering and the technology to keep surviving in a changed climate. You can look sure people all day long about what they should do. I really wanna pivot from twenty people what they should do to showing them what they can do about a year ago Collins founded the environmental resilience exceleron or to start researching solutions for adapting to climate change. One of its first projects is taking a city block in Oakland and installing solar panels and grey water technologies charging stations for electric vehicles and seeing how that makes the area self sufficient in an increasingly uncertain environment for private investors climate adaptation is both an opportunity and an imperative Jayco is managing director of the private equity firm light Smith group, I and four. We need to recognize the climate change is a humanitarian disaster. So before we get to the how awesome is it to make money off of this part of the discussion, you know, let's just pause for moment. And recognize that this is a bad bad problem. Choas farm as one of the very few focus specifically on investing and adaptation technology. He says governments alone can't afford all the solutions that will need private money will have to fund companies to build new technologies or help transfer existing tech to cities and countries that need it. But he says we don't have all the answers yet part of the challenge here has been when most people try to imagine what adaptation means they think of giant sea walls around Manhattan or putting domes over cities or some kind of futuristic Jerry bruckheimer scenario, where nowhere near some of that technology. And in fact, co says the first step in adapting to climate change is what he calls climate intelligence understanding the scope of the problem predicting, it's impa-. Tacts and getting everyone to use the same data. So tomorrow on the show. We'll look at one intelligence gathering effort happening at the global level with a visit to NASA. I'm Ali would. And that's marketplace tech. And now for some related links. There is of course, so much to say about this topic. And honestly, our coverage is probably going to evolve along with the conversation. So first of all here's some of the nuts and bolts about how this series will work for the rest of the week. We're going to talk about the data gathering efforts the money some of the early tech. And why talking about climate adaptation is a little bit controversial after that. We'll have a story every two weeks at least until the fall. But obviously, this isn't a topic that is going away and over on our website. Marketplace tech dot org. We've got a little bit of a reading list to get you started MIT technology reviews. Latest issue is all about climate change mitigation and at station. It's got a ton of good information intact and one huge aspect of this conversation is one of our favorite topics on this show, the uneven distribution of technology, a WBU our story out of Boston last week talks about fears of. Quote, green gentrification as that city works to become more resilient to flooding and sea level rise late last month. The Environmental Protection Agency put out one hundred fifty page document telling local communities to start planning. Now for the fact that natural disasters across the country are going to get a lot worse. And that is a rare admission of the effects of climate change from the current US administration. In fact, last week, the intergovernmental Arctic Council, which is made up of eight Arctic countries and regional groups, including the United States couldn't reach a consensus after its latest meeting, reportedly because the US delegation didn't want its priorities statement to include language about climate change. I'm Ali would. And that's marketplace tech. This is APN. Over the past few months you've been hearing divided decade our year long project covering the great recession, and it's ongoing impact. As a nonprofit news organization. We believe this kind of in depth. Reporting is essential to help people understand the economic forces that affect our lives to support this important work. Please go to marketplace dot org to become a marketplace investor with a donation of five dollars or more. 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How Cryptowerk Helps Businesses Fight Fraud with Blockchains

The Tech Blog Writer Podcast - Inspired Tech Startup Stories

04:27 min | 4 years ago

How Cryptowerk Helps Businesses Fight Fraud with Blockchains

"Warm. Welcome to the show Kato them. This is a Labatt who you are. And what you do. Well, thank you, Neil. I really I am excited to talk to you today here from San Mateo in California as you can hear doubt from my accent. I am a original German who escaped to the bay area about ten years ago. And having been a form of venture capitalist about ten years ago. I moved into the entrepreneurial side of things and love to found startups and last one is actually two years ago. I founded with the professor for blockchain of UC Berkeley, and as a German, by the way and put a team around it the company's called travek and work like the German work. So we kept a little bit of the heritage. And we are small companies still did a series eight funding about twenty people and crypto work addresses them the market of trying to bring. To the world trusted data. And I'm more than happy to tell you what I think what it is. What is all about fantastic? And I love what you've done that you've escaped to a beautiful part of the world. And you've created this company, but you've still kept your own heritage in. And I think that's a fantastic thing and crypto work for anyone new tuning in provides massively, scalable blockchain as a service solution for enterprise applications. Can you just help set the scene and tell everyone listening little bit more about exactly what it? Well. And of course, what problems you so feel customers. Sure, first of all the question and always missed a question of trust. Right. And if you talk that's the primary promise of Blockchain's and to create trust. However, they is a little bit of a different question. Because if you look at a lot of education's Blockchain's have been applied to create trust among trusted parties, which could also translate into a lot of the private Blockchain's where the number of. Of nodes are somewhat limited right, and therefore the notes could be influenced and controlled potentially. But it's a wonderful mechanism to create trust among trusted parties. If you want to create trust among independent non trusting parties, actually the public Blockchain's predominantly used for crypto currencies bitcoin blockchain and theorem actually do provide the magnetism of having ten thousands of notes around the world. However, the public Blockchain's face, a problem of scale ability, and of course, transaction costs. Let me talk about cookie about transaction cost. I mean, they I don't even know what they're probably thirty to fifty cents right now on the bitcoin blockchain they pro-war up to fifty dollars. Sometime highly volatile, but thirty to fifty cents per a single transaction is nothing where you can create as. Transaction for a single data entry in the database if he wants to bring trust to data we need to find a technology review to find mechanisms to bring an doubt the immutable trust to on massive scale to the world. This is what crypto work has solved to a proprietary technology, and let me talk just very simply about technology. The effect is that react. She can as a kind of a middleware right into a number of Blockchain's in parallel the public Blockchain's like liquor bitcoin cerium, but also any other blockchain we have AP is to hash graph IBM, hyper ledger. If people want to have a private blockchain, but predominantly be used the public blockchain bitcoin the cerium to write hashes into them. We are strong believer that no actual data should go onto the Blockchain's for. Generating the trust. But only hashes of the data the problem. So we we do that. And we do that on a fraction of a penny. Basically, a m effector of about a thousand less than when a usually would pay for the public blockchain like bit Cornyn Decio at the same time, we can write a millions of transactions per

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No One Knows If Video Doorbells Actually Make You Safer

Business Wars Daily

04:20 min | 4 years ago

No One Knows If Video Doorbells Actually Make You Safer

"Business wars daily is brought to you by papal when it comes to growing your business. You need a partner you can trust for today and tomorrow and pay pal processes over ten million payments per day. That's experience you can rely on. Visit pay pal dot com slash growth to set up a free business account today. From wondering, I'm David Brown. And this is business wars daily on this Tuesday, November thirteenth to high tech companies have been fighting over the best way to keep you safe ring and nest each promised to transform your doorbell into a home security device a two way video that lets you see who's at your door, and you can talk to your visitors. Whether you're actually at home or not through an app on your smartphone connected. Outdoor speaker rings ads. Make it seem like the motion sensing device magically chases away intruders in one ad to twenty-something criminals. Doofus crook straight out of a Disney movie. Pull up to a suburban house in case the joint they're approaching when suddenly one sees the ring doorbell and freezes the homeowner is away working out at a gym when the ring video likes up on his phone. Stop. What you got ring? What are we supposed to do? Tell you what I'd do. I'd start run. Now, gentlemen us sold. Doorbell do that ours. And so they do the two men backup in terror and run off. It's an intuitive Brennan's right if burglars new you could actually see and talk to them, they'd run away, wouldn't they? But the company promises more than that a study conducted by ring suggests that entire neighborhoods are much safer when his few as ten percent of homeowners have the device a sort of heard protection for this and other reasons Amazon bought the startup for a billion dollars earlier this year. The only problem is it doesn't seem to hold true. The magazine MIT technology review examined public crime data and the only independently conducted study and concluded that there was a crime reduction. But noth- the way you'd think neighborhoods without rings seemed to be safer all of which really suggests that nobody knows whether these help or not because studying the many variables of neighborhood behavior. He is really hard more. And better studies are needed. In the meantime, though, those ring burglars are downright cute. Not scary at all if criminals were all this innocent. You could go the low tech route and just yell at him to go away. From wondering this business worse daily? Hey, listen, if you like our show, check out the episode notes, just tapped wiper the cover art. You'll also see some offers from our sponsors. We hope you'll support our show by supporting them. Thanks for being with us. I'm David Brown with more. Business wars daily is brought to you by pay pal. Wants an attorney in New York City, Linda transformed her resale hobby into a thriving luxury consignment company called Linda stuff. What was once a passion project that started by selling her kids? Video games is now a one hundred person company in ninety three thousand square foot facility wholly focused on designer fashion as a company specializing in high end, previously owned goods, reputation is everything integrity and trust. Or a critical part of how the company operates from day. One Linda has counted on pay pal every step of the way to help. Give her customers confidence and protect her business from fraud, even when selling internationally when it comes to growing your business. Pay pal is your payments partner for today and tomorrow, visit pay pal dot com slash growth to set up a free business account today. That's pay pal dot com slash growth. To sign up for free today.

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Startup offering to preserve brain with ‘100 percent fatal’ procedure for $10,000

IOT Podcast

01:34 min | 5 years ago

Startup offering to preserve brain with ‘100 percent fatal’ procedure for $10,000

"Excellent okay and kevin can it took a trip on the dark side we were talking about it this morning about this the story i'm sure many of you saw it it was mit technology review wrote about a lupus a y combinator startup that it is lets you upload your yourself but it is a hundred percent fatal and this is freaky i was like kevin what the heck does this have to do with the internet of things other than other than it's just to clarify the startup is preserving brains for the moment that's what they're gonna do with the hopes of actually being able to upload all of all of you in the future and the reason they this is fatal is because they have to keep your brain preserved and alive so to speak so you've kind of pretty much got to be dead that's one whole freaky bit about it but normally i wouldn't even brought this up but you said something pretty profound once before on the ship over many times but in particular you would said once year data is uploaded to the cloud or a company etc you don't control what they do with it and i thought about that as it applies to this and if they this company actually does succeed and i'm not saying they will but what if they did my entire brain data would be in their hands what would be done with it i've got no control over because i'm already dead and that's really scary yet.

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