30 December 2018 | Curated by Matt Devost
I hope this email heralds in a happy New Year for everyone. Personally, this will be an exciting year with new ventures launched and lots of changes to be announced the second week of January.
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This week on the Global Frequency...
Is quantum computing a national security risk? (Read More)
Was computer vision the most powerful AI breakthrough of 2018? (Read More)
Cybersecurity and AI viewed as tech royal wedding of 2019. (Read More)
With all the focus on ballistic missile defense, Russia takes an underwater approach with an unstoppable nuclear weapon. (Read More)
A thoughtful New Year resolution. Take the time to review and delete unused applications on your mobile device. (Read More)
A fake hand used to defeat vein authentication. I didn't even know that was a thing. (Read More)
Does machine learning make stock swings more drastic? (Read More)
Fact or Fiction:
In reading the Perfectionists by Simon Winchester I'm struck with one particular thought. If the last century of innovation was driven by increased precision, is the next century defined by giving up control and having less fault tolerance in areas of AI and Machine Learning? While precision will continue to be important to micro-electronics, quantum, and other technologies - it also seems that we are about to enter into an error of fuzzier logic and letting machines learn with fewer constraining parameters. Regardless, if you want what is likely the most detailed historical analysis of precision engineering and the influence it has had on modern innovation, this book is for you. (Amazon Link)
Quote of the Week:
“Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.” – William Bruce Cameron
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