Chinese boffins use infrared LEDs to fool security cameras
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Fool facial recognition software

A group of Chinese computer boffins has published a paper claiming that you can mess up facial recognition software by shining hat brim mounted infrared LEDs on the user's face, projecting CCTV-visible, human eye invisible shapes designed to fool the face recognition software.

AMD announces details of Chimera flaws
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 11:18

AMD announces details of Chimera flaws


So it probably was a dodgy short-selling move

Last week AMD was hit by claims that its chips had a security flaw which would take years to fix, however it is starting to look like the security outfit which identified the flaws was singling out the chipmaker.

Macron wants France to win AI war
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Tuesday, 27 March 2018 11:04

Macron wants France to win AI war


No surrendering this time

French President Emmanuel Macron touts artificial intelligence as the next technological frontier France cannot afford to miss, and will launch a major “offensive” this week.

Uber ordered to take its self-driving cars off the road
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Failed to keep people safe

After failing to meet an expectation that it would prioritise public safety as it tested its self-driving technology, Uber has been ordered to take its self-driving cars off Arizona roads.

Firms investing fortunes in AI
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Tuesday, 27 March 2018 10:29

Firms investing fortunes in AI


Spending reaching $19.1 billion in 2018.

Tarot readers at IDC have shuffled their decks and decided that worldwide spending on cognitive and AI systems will reach $19.1 billion in 2018.

MSI pulls back after "lone employee" attacks AMD
Published in Graphics


Comments did not have our blessing


MSI Gaming has gone into damage control mode after its official Facebook page for India waded into AMD Radeon graphics cards, saying that "Nvidia currently are ahead in the GPU experience" and suggesting the competition is sub-par.

EU says it still might break up Google
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Monday, 26 March 2018 12:37

EU says it still might break up Google


Best not to rule it out

The European Union holds “grave suspicions” about the dominance of internet giant Google and has not ruled out breaking it up, according to the EU’s antitrust chief.

Guccifer 2.0 accidently outs himself as a Russian spook
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One slip up has given the game away

While most people have suspected Guccifer 2.0 works for Russian intelligence and is not the  peace-loving Romanian activitist he claimed, actual evidence has been thin on the ground.

Uber's self driving car not up to snuff
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Monday, 26 March 2018 12:11

Uber's self driving car not up to snuff


Gear is failing to live up to expectations

Uber's self-driving car gear consistantly lived up to expectations before it killed a Tempe pedestrian, according to US reports.

There's no Love for the US
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Monday, 26 March 2018 12:01

There's no Love for the US


High Court will not extradite hacker

The UK's High Court will not send Lauri Love to face trial in the US for hacking government computer systems. Instead it has issued a final refusal to overturn Love's successful appeal of his extradition which kills the US attempt to sentence the hacker for a hundred years in one of its private prisons down the loo.