Back in September, Code Clan declared its intention of opening Glasgow offices. Now that plan is endorsed by the launch of two new Glasgow scholarships for 2017 To celebrate our first birthday and the launch of our first Glasgow course in January 2017, we’re offering two half scholarships, each to the value of £2,250, for two new students
Do you want to be the top or the bull? Well, both options are open to you discovers Gaberlunzie, who tired of the weekly lottery ticket, thought his gelt might be better spent on acquiring stocks and shares. Next came learning who was in the market and how exactly these bulls and bears worked.
If it computes, it’s liable to hijacking unless secured with cast-iron software. Makes you wonder about robots! Alien Vault notes that the Mirai botnet is a malware designed to take control of the BusyBox systems commonly used in IoT devices. BusyBox software is a lightweight executable, capable of running several Unix tools in a variety of POSIX environments that have limited resources. It is an ideal candidate for IoT devices, accordingly, it appears that the DDoS attacks of October 21 have been identified as sourced from XiongMai Technologies equipment.
Disruptive technology companies dominate "The Startups Awards" as winners are announced at London ceremony with winners selected from a diverse range of fields that encompass pet food, pensions and personal grooming. Key factor linking winner success, however, has been the way they have embraced and and pioneered hightech to better serve customers and disrupt established industries.
OAS (Ocean Array Systems) is to use the ORE (Offshore Renewable Energy) Catapult’s 7 MW offshore wind demonstration turbine to validate software designed to improve the control strategies of offshore WTGs. Improved turbine control, adopted farm-wide, could see as much as a 2.4% reduction in the LCOE (Levelled Cost of Energy) of offshore wind, says OAS.
While IBM opens its prize competitions for AI development, Intel launches its Artificial Intelligence, debuting a DLIA (Deep Learning Inference Accelerator) card that is an FPGA (field-programmable gate array)-based hardware and software solution for neural network acceleration. It now has an Arria 10 FPGA optimised for targeted topologies of convolutional neural networks and it claims will become available by 2017.
The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE is a $5 million AI and cognitive computing competition challenging global teams to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful AI technologies to tackle the world’s grand challenges. This prize is focused on creating advanced and scalable applications that benefit both consumer and business across a multitude of disciplines. Solutions will contribute to the enrichment of available tools and data sets for the usage of innovators everywhere. The ultimate goal is also to accelerate the understanding and adoption of AI’s most promising breakthroughs.
Despite its detection, due to the small size of the lander and the resolution of the HiRISE camera on the MRO, the exact configuration of the lander on Mars was not clear - despite collecting 8 images of the lander and use of advanced image processing techniques. Now, however, the researchers from De Montfort University and the University of Leicester have worked together to come up with a new way to detect the lander configuration. The study finds the Mars lander deployed at least three or all four of its solar panels. Well, what would you expect from a loyal and true blue robot!!
Code hosting and collaboration platform, Deveo, has launched free private repositories, with support for Git, Mercurial, and Subversion version control systems, as well as the Dropbox alternative, WebDAV, for storing binary files. Unlike other free code hosting platforms, Deveo allows users to choose their preferred version control system, with unlimited private repositories, and team members.
Ivalua, claiming global leadership in cloud spend management solutions, now offers Ivalua Update 152 (IU 152). Its third major cloud platform update of the year. IU 152 delivers enhanced out-of-the-box deployment, enriched user experience, improved compliance and supplier risk management as well as simpler management of complexity in large organisations.
AI (Artificial Intelligence) software that can learn, adapt and rebuild itself in real-time could help combat climate change. Lancaster University researchers at the Data Science Institute have developed a software system that, for the first time can rapidly self-assemble into the most efficient form, without needing humans intervention. The system – REx – is being developed to work with with vast energy-hungry data centres in mind. Able to rapidly adjust to optimally deal with a huge multitude of tasks, servers controlled by REx would do less processing, consuming less energy.
Aquarium Software has sympathy for software vendors and technologists like SSP, who have fallen foul of platform outages for prolonged periods of time. They are not the first and are unlikely to be the last as the importance of software underpinning all business, burgeons.
We are going to see more technology outages in the future, so knee-jerk demands for formal regulation may not be the answer.
Five of Scotland’s leading cyber experts will come together to talk at a forthcoming event in Glasgow’s Google Garage on the heightened risk of security breaches to the digital technologies industry in an evening is hosted by Scottish digital technologies trade body ScotlandIS. This will feature discussion on the dangers of security breaches to companies of all sizes. The event will culminate in panel discussion and a Q & A session chaired by Keith McDevitt, head of the Scottish Government’s Cyber Resilience unit.
IBM throws its hat in the blockchain ring of supporters and announced a partnership with Tokyo-based SBI Securities . And as skeptics question how long it will take for emerging blockchain technology to make a dent in the financial technology market, several high-profile backers of the decentralised secure transaction platform claim it is poised to "rewire" financial markets.
Mountains of opportunity await any child that learns technology skills early in life. But to a kid, entering the world of solder and silicon isn’t all that easy or fun. That's why Microduino made Itty Bitty City, an eight- in -one kit that makes DIY electronics into child’s play as any kid that can build a LEGO set can build the projects, and any kid that can that can install Minecraft, can then program them. Perhaps next step is to widen the net to include girl things!
Finland HQ Tieto, with more than 13 000 experts in close to 20 countries, a turnover of approximately €1.5 billion with shares listed on NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm appoints an Artificial Intelligence as a member of the leadership team of its new data-driven businesses unit. Called Alicia T the AI is the first to be nominated to a leadership team in an OMX-listed company. AI will help the management team to become truly data-driven and will assist the team in seeking innovative ways to pursue the significant opportunities of the data-driven world.
Given that the Qatar National Cyber Security Strategy stressed the importance of developing local cyber security talent, multinational business facilitator Naseba hosted a fun and engaging youth empowerment program named CyQ during the 2nd day of the 9th Cyber Defence Summit that concluded yesterday in Doha.
An exceptional student from Robert Gordon’s University has been named Young Software Engineer of the Year 2016. Stuart Whitehead won first prize for an innovative project developing a software platform for internet of things (IoT) applications. The judge considered the project to be outstanding. Andreea Lutec from the University of Glasgow took second place for her project developing real time robot camera controls. Third place went to Ana Ciocarlan Aberdeen University for an innovative e-health project to monitor colorectal cancer. The Leidos Software Engineering Project Award went to Graeme Sutters from the University of Strathclyde who developed a seriously smart travel app.
A Glasgow tech start-up Swipii, that created a digital platform to help small firms attract repeat business, has raised £2m from new investors as its automated marketing suite allows businesses from beauty salons to coffee shops to collect customer details in order to offer them rewards and remain in contact.
Scotland’s Digital Xtra Fund launched in May 2016 and awarded £250,000 to 12 projects, expected to reach a total of 10,500 young people across the country by March 2017. Now an additional £150,000 has now been made available in response to the high number of applications received for first round funding. Applications open 3 October via Public Contracts Scotland. Eligible organisations can bid for grants from £1,500 to a maximum £25,000 per project to support computing science and digital skills focused extracurricular activities for 2016/17.
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