computer science

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
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
Rise of the Machines

Modular Robot Self-Heals and Even Redesigns Itself for New Tasks

The thing before the thing before the thing before the Terminator.
Michael Byrne
9.12.17
Artificial Intelligence

Million Dollar Computer Chess Problem Will Take 'Thousands of Years' to Solve

4,426,165,368 possible queen positions.
Claire Downs
9.6.17
code

Learn Anything Is a Graphical Search Engine to Tame the Online Learning Jungle

There have never been so many online learning resources, but that has a downside.
Michael Byrne
8.25.17