Computer Science

Cyberattack on graphics processors endanger user privacy

Hackers can use the graphics processing unit to spy on web activity, steal passwords, and break into cloud-based applications Computer scientists at the University of...

Scientists create a simpler-than-ever quantum “hard drive for light”

Physicists at the University of Alberta in Canada have developed a new way to build quantum memories, a method for storing delicate quantum information...

Artificial Intelligence will match human intelligence by 2062

The idea that Artificial Intelligence will learn unique human traits like adaptability, creativity and emotional intelligence is something that many in society consider to...
World’s largest neuromorphic supercomputer with 1 million processors switched on for first time

World’s largest neuromorphic supercomputer with 1 million processors switched on for first time

The world’s largest neuromorphic supercomputer designed and built to work in the same way a human brain does has been fitted with its landmark...

New method could help produce more powerful quantum sensors

As quantum technology continues to come into its own, investment is happening on a global scale. Soon, we could see improvements in machine learning models,...
Amazon’s sexist hiring algorithm could still be better than a human

Amazon’s sexist hiring algorithm could still be better than a human

Amazon decided to shut down its experimental artificial intelligence (AI) recruiting tool after discovering it discriminated against women. The company created the tool to trawl...

30 years ago, the world’s first cyberattack set the stage for modern cybersecurity challenges

Back in November 1988, Robert Tappan Morris, son of the famous cryptographer Robert Morris Sr., was a 20-something graduate student at Cornell who wanted...

Big data is giving an edge to big companies

The growth gap is widening between large and small companies. A new study offers a surprising explanation. Given all the bromides about small business being...

As digital threats grow, will cyber insurance take off?

Cyberattacks cost the world more than natural disasters – US$3 trillion in 2015, a price that may climb to $6 trillion annually by 2021...

Scientists create scalable platform for on-chip quantum emitters

Nanoscale light sources can now be created with unprecedented efficiency and precision. This paves the way for new developments in quantum computing and quantum cryptography. Household...