Can computers be creative? EU-funded WHIM project not only generates fictional storylines but also judges their potential usefulness and appeal representing a major advance in computational creativity and Universities of Europe Universities are occupied with the challenge!
As the computing and semiconductor worlds digest IBM’s departure from the fab, Big Blue is going all out in Data Analytics projects, announcing two successful UK projects. In one, Clear Returns helps retailers understand how and why product returns happen, and how to predict them. Camden Borough uses the analytical approach process to reduce fraud, save time and money over a range of services, so reducing budget cut impacts.
Graphene Week 2015 in Manchester found delegates and others treated to the premiere of a musical suite by Sara Lowes, composer-in-residence at the National Graphene Institute. The Suite was commissioned by Brighter Sound, a Manchester-based producer of creative music projects and cultural events.
ScotlandIS has just launched its new re-branded website, including a new interactive area, which provides companies and members with a platform to raise questions, follow discussions and participate in thought provoking debate. This is where the latest IT news will be found and ScotlandIS events can be booked online in the interactive area.
Stephen Coty, chief security evangelist, for Alert Logic argues that hacktivism has been around for 35 years, initially as service denials and demos. That he notes has shifted to being more intrusive and destructive. His message is that the motive is not iimportant, but the key to fighting back is through Threat Intelligence teamed with reverse engineering.
Atom Bank, granted its licence by the Bank of England, plans to launch to customers later this year. Championing innovation, transparency and convenience, the organisation is developing a range of personal and business banking products and services, delivered through an app experience, designed initially for mobile devices, desktops to follow. It is also partnering with FIS. But not a clink as yet about Bitcoin, although London has at least two services already.
ScotlandIS, digital technologies trade body awarded the winners of its fifth annual Digital Technology Awards at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (not Glasgow Arches) where the elite of Scotland’s companies attended an event celebrating their continuing successi in the sector.
Already a focus of irate attention for bundling Ask Toolbar with the Java Installer, asking the Oracle seems to be in decline for though existing updates and maintenance do rise, new licences have flatlined to dropping, Stepping into this convenient breach are the Open Source contenders.
One the one hand a new hacking threat SoT aka “Security of Things” has the medical community alarmed as a security researcher says he's discovered a way for hackers to change the dosage of medications delivered by a patient's drug pump. On the other hand DUQU is all viral
Gaber has been trying to collect up oddities for you, getting waylaid by Google trying to make him get an email account, when he already has two and was among the first to ever get a Gmail email!! Sigh! Then he forgot his password for ComputeScotland and notes he has over 300 passwords!! About 10 are valid but only about two are memorable!!
The availability of skilled workers will have the biggest impact on the success and development of the TechNorth hub, according to new research from Robert Half Technology. A third (31%) believe skills will have the greatest effect, while other challenges include access to venture capital (cited by 27% of IT leaders), poor infrastructure/transport links (21%), the fact that TechNorth will be a cluster of cities rather than a single hub location (7%) and international appeal (7%).
Wanted pioneering woman software start up company in Scotland!! Way to go by Bitlanders perhaps? The proportion of women in the digital and creative industries falling with only a quarter (26%) of those working in the digital sector being female, new research shows. The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), show the proportion of women is down from 33% in 2002 - far below the UK average of 47%.
Last of the big time mergers in semiconductors and one of the most synchronous, Intel’s merger acquisition of Qualcomm for $16.7billion makes sense for many reasons. Intel has a strong computing presence from data centres down to the notebooks, but has missed out on the smart phone, where Qualcomm owns smartphone space but lacks presence in cloud computing. Meantime ARM plays the optimised Cortex-M processor card.
CodeClan is looking for versatile and confident instructors, enthusiastic to shape the skills, habits, and outcomes of new entrants to the world of software development. It is recruiting for a spread of positions in the team; those able to lead a course from start to finish and motivate a cohort of 20 students through new, complex ideas; those who can support the delivery of the course with their own experience in software development. Based initially in Edinburgh, courses are on-site eight hours a day, five days a week, each course for 16 weeks.
Device Developers’ Conference annual event for the developers of intelligent systems and devices. The 2015 event will takes place in May and June, in Cambridge, Reading, Manchester and Uphall outside Edinburgh.This year Solid Stat Supplies offers its expertise for embedded systems development in control and communications both wireless and wired.
Web dating and IT entrepreneur Bill Dobbie has emerged and aims to emulate early pioneers of the Scottish whisky industry, giving the Hebridean Island of Raasay its first legal distillery, following a multimillion pound investment.
Crowd sourced startup Outernet, is aiming to rent communication satellites to carry the 'essentials' of the internet, as Wikipedia, open source software, health resources from Disease Control Centres and international news to billions of people,
Coding is becoming an increasingly popular career choice for women according to Stck Overflow Careers, that enables employers to engage with the largest community of developers in the world. UK developers are among best paid and most highly skilled coders in the world, claims a newly published global report.
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