Johns Hopkins Computer Science prof Professor Peter Fröhlich grades his college students on a curve: the best rating on the ultimate will get an A and everybody else is graded accordingly.
Clever college students in Fröhlich’s “Intermediate Programming”, “Computer System Fundamentals,” and “Introduction to Programming for Scientists and Engineers” discovered that this meant […]
Human beings have a bizarre, poorly-understood potential to choose a single dialog out of a loud room, it is referred to as the “cocktail party effect” and whereas its precise mechanism is not completely understood, researchers do know that imaginative and prescient performs a job in it, and that with the ability to see […]
Ben Gurion college’s Mordechai Guri is a grasp exfiltrator, a pc scientist who’s devised a bewildering array of innovative techniques for getting knowledge off of “airgapped” computer systems which have been absolutely disconnected from any sort of community.
Airgapping is meant to represent a sort of protection in depth. On the one hand, […]
Simulated humanoid pulling off an ideal backflip, which it did after a month of simulated coaching. GIF: Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Using well-established machine studying strategies, researchers from University of California, Berkeley have taught simulated humanoids to carry out over 25 pure motions, from somersaults and cartwheels by means of to excessive leg kicks and […]
Marketing corporations often “anonymize” their dossiers on web customers utilizing hashes of their e-mail addresses — fairly than the e-mail addresses themselves — as identifiers in databases which are saved indefinitely, traded, bought, and leaked.
Cryptographically safe hashing converts any file to a brief string (its “hash”), and it is theoretically inconceivable to […]
Berkeley’s “Foundations of Data Science” boasts the fastest-growing enrollment of any course in UC Berkeley historical past, and now it is free on the college’s Edx distance-education platform.
The course is free to audit, however you must pay if you wish to take the exams and obtain a certificates of completion.
Robot regulation pioneer Ryan Calo (previously) teamed up with U Washington pc science and law-school colleagues to write down Is Tricking a Robot Hacking? — a University of Washington School of Law Research Paper.
Calo and co are trying on the intersection of adversarial examples (blind spots in machine studying techniques that make […]
In An Empirical Analysis of Traceability in the Monero Blockchain, a gaggle of eminent laptop scientists analyze a longstanding privateness defect within the Monero cryptocurrency, and reveal a brand new, delicate flaw, each of which can be utilized to doubtlessly reveal the main points of transactions and establish their events.
In some methods, […]
A gaggle of Chinese pc scientists from academia and business have published a paper documenting a instrument for fooling facial recognition software program by shining hat-brim-mounted infrared LEDs on the person’s face, projecting CCTV-visible, human-eye-invisible shapes designed to idiot the face recognition software program.
The tactic lets the attacker specify which face the […]
Many individuals fear that 3D printers will usher in an epidemic of untraceable “ghost guns,” notably weapons that may evade some notional future gun management regime that emerges out of the present motion to place wise, minimal curbs on weapons, notably anti-personnel weapons.
Certainly, it is possible to 3D print a gun […]