The White House released its “National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan” [PDF] this month. One of the chief concerns in the report is the fact that of the two countries doing the most research on artificial intelligence, more specifically on deep learning, the US has fallen into second place. The below graphs were published on page 13 of the report (page 21 if you’re looking at the PDF) and are supposed to be cause for concern. According to the graphs, China has outpaced the US in the publication of papers regarding “deep learning,” and, more to the point, has also had more such papers cited by other researchers.
People have been quick to point [...]
In an interview on Sunday, Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook opined that Russian state-sponsored hackers may have hacked the Democratic Party’s network and email system in order to help Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
A top Hillary Clinton official has made the stunning claim that Russian state-sponsored hackers hacked the Democratic National Convention’s (DNC) email network, now being leaked by WikiLeaks in order to help presidential seat rival and Republican nominee Donald Trump.
Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook, speaking to CNN, stated:
What’s disturbing to us is that experts are telling us that Russian state actors broke [...]
Donald Trump could become the next President of the United States. If and when he does, the subject of cybersecurity and the widening scale of cyberattacks will firmly be on the agenda. So what does Trump have to say about a subject that requires a certain understanding and nuance?
Donald Trump, now officially the Republican candidate for the Presidency ahead of the 2016 US Presidential elections, will have to tackle issues such as cybersecurity and the increasing number of cyberattacks from hackers beyond his shores, state-sponsored or otherwise.
In a telling interview with the New York Times, Trump inadvertently revealed his true grasp of cybersecurity while outlining [...]
In a rare instance that underlines the rising threat and menace caused by ransomware, the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has collaborated with the Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC) to release an alert on ransomware.
The United States and Canada have released a joint cyber alert to warn citizens against cyber extortionists who engage in criminal activity through ransomware. The menace is a strain of malware that typically encrypts a target’s computer data, rendering it inaccessible. The only way to retrieve or reclaim the data is by paying a ransom, typically in an electronic currency like Bitcoin.
The alert read:
[The DHS and [...]