Archiv: Machine Learning

22.02.2019 - 14:01 [ New York Times ]

China Uses DNA to Track Its People, With the Help of American Expertise

Chinese government researchers contributed the data of 2,143 Uighurs to the Allele Frequency Database, an online search platform run by Dr. Kidd that was partly funded by the United States Department of Justice until last year. The database, known as Alfred, contains DNA data from more than 700 populations around the world.

14.06.2018 - 17:33 [ cnet ]

Uber fights off scammers every day. Here’s how it learned the tricks – An exclusive look at the ride-sharing service’s never-ending battle against cybercriminals.

Uber has been using machine-learning tools to keep pace with the crooks, relying on data coming in from millions of people using the app every day. Ting Chen, Uber’s data science manager, said it has more than 600 different signals as red flags warning it of new scams.
These signals can come from how you search for a ride to how fast your driver is traveling during the trip to how many taps a person makes on a smartphone screen.(…)
The GPS spoofing scam was so prevalent that thieves would provide instructions on the Dark Web, Motherboard reported.

02.04.2018 - 02:28 [ ]

50 Jahre „2001 Odyssee im Weltraum“ – oder: Wie ich lernte, den Computer zu lieben

Trotz vier Millionen Jahre technische Entwicklung stehen die Wissenschaftler auf dem Mond genauso ratlos vor dem Monolithen wie einst die Affen. Erst als Bowman HAL abschaltet, sich also freimacht von der Computertechnik, kann er das Rätsel des Monolithen lösen und schließlich als Sternenkind den nächsten Schritt der Evolution einleiten: den „Übermenschen“ in Anlehnung an Nietzsches Zarathustra, der die Bedrohung des Atomkriegs auf der Erde beendet.