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Most people think of malware as being disruptive, unintended software. Short for "malicious software", malware explains itself pretty well, but as GNU founder Richard Stallman can attest, our interpretations of what makes software "malware" can vary greatly. For Stallman, who just penned his insights for The Guardian, malware is software that does what it's supposed to do, but with caveats. Tracking is a major beef of Stallman's, and is his biggest target here. Even "open source" OSes like Android are not safe from being called the M-word, as it's designed to harvest an absurd amount of data on its users. He sums up his thoughts well, stating, "What sorts of wrongs are found in malware? Some... Read more...
Machine learning and artificial intelligence aren't easy things to grasp, but both are critically important for technology to march on, our surroundings to get smarter, and the digital assistants within our phones to become more useful. Microsoft Research and NVIDIA are teaming up this week to showcase what's possible when two giants in the space link hands and share insights. NVIDIA GPUs are being used by Microsoft Research, and the results are impressive. Microsoft Research employs around 1,000 scientists and engineers to make significant product contributions and address some of society’s toughest challenges. According to information released by both companies, an increasing amount of... Read more...