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  • ​Disability system to tap IBM’s Watson

    Government agencies responsible for deploying the technology that will drive the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will soon gain access to the cognitive computing capabilities of IBM’s Watson.

    Written by Byron Connolly14 Oct. 15 11:12
  • Groups urge Obama to oppose cyberthreat sharing bills

    U.S. President Barack Obama should oppose legislation intended to let businesses share cyberthreat information with each other and with government agencies because the bill would allow the sharing of too much personal information, a coalition of digital rights groups and security experts said.

    Written by Grant Gross29 July 15 02:12
  • MIT tests 'software transplants' to fix buggy code

    Like visiting a junk yard to find cheap parts for an aging vehicle, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have come up with a way to fix buggy software by inserting working code from another program.

    Written by Joab Jackson30 June 15 07:54
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  • Internet traffic jams, meet your robot nemesis

    On an 80-core computer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, scientists have built a tool that might make networks significantly faster just by coming up with better algorithms.

    Written by Stephen Lawson20 July 13 00:55
  • Six innovations that will change healthcare

    When economists, data scientists and medical professionals team up, the result is often remarkable innovation. These six examples from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Future of Health and Wellness Conference could change the way patients interact with hospitals, physicians and each other.

    Written by Brian Eastwood18 Feb. 13 19:48
  • The end of an extraordinary life: Aaron Swartz

    I had already submitted my last column when I heard about Aaron Swartz's death. Some might say that it's too late to comment on this story since the crowd has moved on, but it's never too late to write about someone you knew.

    Written by Scott Bradner18 Jan. 13 23:26

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