Estimating people's age using convolutional neural networks

[ad_1] September 12, 2019 feature A diagram of the proposed age estimation system. Credit: Agbo-Ajala & Viriri. Over the past few years, researchers have created a growing number of machine learning (ML)-based face recognition techniques, which could have numerous interesting applications, for instance, enhancing surveillance monitoring, security control, and potentially even forensic art. In addition […]

Researcher finds that U.S. wireless networks are throttling video streaming 24/7

[ad_1] A new study by David Choffnes, an assistant professor of computer and information science at Northeastern, found that almost all wireless carriers pervasively slow down internet speed for video streaming, even when networks are not overloaded. Credit: Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University All wireless carriers admit to doing it: They slow down internet speed for video […]

Artificial neural networks could be used to provide insight into biological systems

[ad_1] Martin Haesemeyer (left), in the labs of Florian Engert (right). Haesemeyer built an artificial neural network that almost perfectly mimicked the zebrafish and which has the potential to further understanding of biology. Credit: Rose Lincoln/Harvard file photo Teaching a computer to behave like a zebrafish wasn’t Martin Haesemeyer’s goal. In fact, the research associate […]

Netflix thriller 'Clickbait' will explore the dark side of social networks

[ad_1] Veteran Australian filmmaker Tony Ayres (above) is creating, running and producing the show alongside Christian White, while Harry Potter and Once Upon A Time in Hollywood producer David Heyman is taking up production efforts. It’s easy to be skeptical about the series when there have been plenty of movies and shows that have used […]

Netflix thriller 'Clickbait' will explore the dark side of social networks

[ad_1] Veteran Australian filmmaker Tony Ayres (above) is creating, running and producing the show alongside Christian White, while Harry Potter and Once Upon A Time in Hollywood producer David Heyman is taking up production efforts. It’s easy to be skeptical about the series when there have been plenty of movies and shows that have used […]

Router guest networks lack adequate security, according to researchers

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain While many organizations and home networks use a host and guest network on the same router hardware to increase security, a new study by Ben-Gurion University indicates that routers from well-known manufacturers are vulnerable to cross-router data leaks through a malicious attack on one of the two separated networks. According […]

New design advances optical neural networks that compute at the speed of light using engineered matter

[ad_1] Engineered optical neural network applied to a conventional machine learning task. Credit: UCLA Engineering Institute for Technology Advancement Diffractive deep neural network is an optical machine learning framework that uses diffractive surfaces and engineered matter to all optically perform computation. After its design and training in a computer using modern deep learning methods, each […]

Networks sue Locast, a service that streams TV for free

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain The country’s biggest TV networks—ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX—are suing Locast, a streaming service that transmits their broadcasts for free. The companies say that Locast is violating their copyrights. Locast has held that under the law, it is allowed to stream the networks without paying them because it is a […]