Top Tech Articles of 2020
Top tech articles of 2020
As the year is coming to an end, we take a look at the top tech articles of 2020 which have been the most popular among our audience. From music gesture intelligence tool, to facial recognition technology, without forgetting cybersecurity or deep learning algorithms, many different topics sparked your interest.
Author: Kim Martineau | @kimmartineau
Music gesture artificial intelligence tool developed at the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab uses body movements to isolate the sounds of individual instruments.
Author: Jens Martin Skibsted | @jmskibsted
The form future jobs will take is likely to be shaped by how man and machine end up working together. It remains unclear to what extent the analytical power of machines will replace that of humans. Will the human presence in some job functions become entirely obsolete? Such questions could be better framed.
Author: David Yakobovitch | @dyakobovitch
Retail stores continue to suffer from theft losses characterized by shoplifting despite security cameras installed, and AI is offering timely assistance. By working with facial recognition technology, artificial intelligence is using algorithms to determine the behavioral patterns of shoppers in a bid to reduce theft cases.
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Author: Padraig Scully
IoT Analytics continues to track in which verticals most IoT projects are happening. This article discusses selected IoT projects in each of the 10 application areas, including 20 examples of recent projects.
Author: Jinkie Bracken
Cybersecurity has always been important, but now businesses are starting to put a premium on cyber defenses. It has been a long time coming, but many are now realizing just how critical it is to keep them safe from potential cyber-attacks. Cybersecurity will gain momentum come 2021, and some trends will likely affect the whole industry.
Author: Jessica Uwoghiren
The City of Toronto has 140 neighbourhoods spanning 6 districts. As a new immigrant, a vital question to answer is “What neighbourhood do I settle in?”. The aim of this project is to group Toronto neighbourhoods in order of desirability using Machine Learning and Data Visualization techniques.
Author: Ben Dickson | @bendee983
At this year’s ICML conference, scientists at IBM Research and Taiwan’s National Tsing Hua University Research introduced “black-box adversarial reprogramming” (BAR), an alternative repurposing technique that turns a supposed weakness of deep neural networks into a strength.
Author: Rebecca Heilweil | @rebheilweil
Elon Musk revealed more details about his mysterious neuroscience company Neuralink and its plans to connect computers to human brains. The company has demonstrated a prototype of its brain-machine interface that currently works in pigs.
Author: Bernard Marr | @BernardMarr
GPT-3 has been created by OpenAI, a research business co-founded by Elon Musk and has been described as the most important and useful advance in AI for years. But there’s some confusion over exactly what it does (and indeed doesn’t do).
Author: Kayvan Alikhani
For business leaders, ushering in an AI-driven global calamity isn’t a top-of-mind concern, but even avoiding smaller risks can be a major challenge. Businesses must figure out how to deploy AI in a way that does not harm consumers, violate consumers’ privacy or otherwise run afoul of laws. If they can’t, it could trigger massive lawsuits.