Putin’s Directives for Russian Military and Intelligence

Putin’s Directives for Russian Military and Intelligence

In the eighty-fifth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Kommersant, Komsomolskaya Pravda Moscow Edition, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, and Izvestia.  He discusses the implications of the Russian president Vladimir Putin’s visit to Vienna and his meetings with the Austrian president and prime minister. In addition, Professor Kovacevic […]

US intelligence developing human DNA-like models to hoard your personal data

US intelligence developing human DNA-like models to hoard your personal data

As US intelligence services struggle to store the trove of data collected during its snooping operations, a team of researchers are developing radical new storage technology based on an unusual model – human DNA. The Molecular Information Storage program, run by the rather protractively-named Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), is recruiting scientists to help […]

Artificial Intelligence Could Help Generate the Next Big Fashion Trends

Artificial Intelligence Could Help Generate the Next Big Fashion Trends

A fashion designer working on a new collection has an idea, but wonders if it’s been done before. Another is looking for historical inspiration—1950s-style wasp waists or 80s-era padded shoulders. Soon, they might turn to Cognitive Prints for help. The suite of AI tools IBM is developing for the fashion industry can take a photo […]

Visual intelligence is not the same as IQ

Visual intelligence is not the same as IQ

Just because someone is smart and well-motivated doesn’t mean he or she can learn the visual skills needed to excel at tasks like matching fingerprints, interpreting medical X-rays, keeping track of aircraft on radar displays or forensic face matching. That is the implication of a new study which shows for the first time that there […]