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IBM’s Quantum Leap Could Redefine ‘Magic’

No, I’m not talking about that Quantum Leap. IBM just made a really interesting announcement in that it is enhancing its online quantum computer systems with a new API and improving its simulator so it can handle 20 qubits. While listening to the prebriefing was a bit like pretending I was Penny trying to understand […]

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Could IBM’s Watson Fix President Trump?

President Trump offers a good emulation for a future artificial intelligence system, suggests a column I read earlier this month, and his presidency may be an early warning of what could happen if we should fail to think through its training and information sources. Cathy O’Neil, the author of the piece, is a data scientist, […]

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Germany Could Ding Facebook for Fake News

The frenzied 2016 election cycle mercifully is over, but Facebook’s fake news problem isn’t going away. The company may face steep fines in Germany if it fails to address it satisfactorily. A bill slated for consideration next year would establish fines of up to $ 500,000 euros per day for each day that a fake […]

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Cyber Grinches Could Disrupt Holidays’ Biggest Shopping Weekend

Recent high-profile distributed denial of service attacks on the Internet’s infrastructure and an investigative journalist’s website have spiked concerns over possible disruptions of traffic during the biggest online shopping weekend of the year. Online spending last year exceeded $ 5.8 billion on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, according to Adobe, and that figure is expected […]

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