computer science

tech-science

A DIY Programmer Made a New Game for the 50-Year-Old Apollo Guidance Computer

“The AGC wasn't just an important part [of Apollo]: it was the core of the entire ship, without which the entire program wouldn't have been possible.”
Becky Ferreira
7.24.19
Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Guessed What These Recipes Look Like

These food pictures were generated by a computer, and they look surprisingly edible.
Bettina Makalintal
2.22.19
bugs

Cramming Software With Thousands of Fake Bugs Could Make It More Secure

Researchers suggest non-exploitable “chaff bugs” in systems could be a fun way to deter attackers from doing real harm.
Samantha Cole
8.6.18
Vice News Tonight

How YouTube's algorithm prioritizes conspiracy theories

YouTube is programmed in a way that could lead to the promotion of conspiracy theories, a former engineer says.
William Turton
3.6.18
neural networks

Attack Targets Automatic Speech Recognition Systems

Research demonstrates the possibility of using slight distortions to trick speech recognition neural nets into hearing spoofed messages.
Michael Byrne
1.31.18
graph theory

How to Hide Within a Social Network

New graph theory research offers good news for privacy advocates, bad news for the FBI.
Michael Byrne
1.30.18
HOTY2017

The Activist Fighting for High-Tech Reconciliation for Canada's Indigenous People

As executive director of the First Nations Technology Council, Denise Williams wants to equalize the digital playing field for BC’s Indigenous communities.
Jordan Pearson
1.25.18
Skynet

Energy Neutral Drone Swarms Can Spy on You Without Taking a Break

Researchers imagine a self-sufficient internet of drones.
Michael Byrne
1.17.18
boot camp

To Solve the Diversity Drought in Software Engineering, Look to Community Colleges

It’s a solution hiding in plain sight.
Michael Byrne
12.4.17
Sex

The Computer Scientist Dreaming Of a Better Sex Robot

Kate Devlin is reimagining the future of human-robot lovemaking.
Samantha Cole
12.1.17
algorithms

Physicists Designed a Quantum Graph Search Technique That Matches Google

Researchers describe a fast new way of exploring complex data structures.
Michael Byrne
10.12.17
thoughtcrimes

In the Era of ‘Prosthetic Intelligence,’ the Right to Remain Silent Is the Right To Encryption

Self-incrimination has taken on a new, dangerous meaning, according to researchers.
Michael Byrne
9.13.17
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