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Drones Can Now Detect The Coronavirus From The Sky

While other regions are getting used to the new normal: face masks, hand sanitizers, temperature checks, Alabama is getting used to the presence of drones. The Alabama State Senate recently adopted the Draganfly Smart Vital System, a screening system that…

The Eye of Venice is on Every Tourist

In the past few years, in the canal city of Venice also known as La Serenissima, or The Most Serene, things have become less serene, as a result of the 30 million visitors who visit the city of just 50,000…

Java Dips While Python Rules

Software-checking business Tiobe has ranked Python as the best programming language of 2020 because it became popular in its index than another language over the year. Tiobe uses programming-related queries on search engines to compute its rankings which saw Python…

Will We Be Able to Control Superintelligent Machines?

While great advances are being made in Artificial Intelligence (AI), some scientists have forewarned us of the risks of a super-intelligent AI that may be difficult to control. Making use of theoretical calculations, an international team of researchers, inclusive of…

Debate on Plans For AI in 2021

Artificial Intelligence developed greatly in the 2010s as a result of advances in deep learning― a category of AI which collects, stores and processes large quantities of data. In a lecture delivered by Prof Celestine Iwendi at ACM, he emphasized…

Backdoor in Zyxel Devices. Make Sure You’re Patched

Recently, a backdoor built into Zyxel device models was discovered and is being exploited by hackers. These device models are used by multitudes of people as VPNs, firewalls and wireless access points. According to a researcher from a Netherlands-based security…

India’s Plans for 5G Technology In 2021

During the widespread pandemic that plagued 2020, what kept people connected was technology services and telecom networks. Despite the general lockdown in most countries and the halt of economic activities, education, healthcare, information as well as entertainment was accessible to…

The Worst Bugs in Each Programming Language

New research has highlighted the primary weaknesses that need to be looked out for in writing code in .NET, C++, Java, JavaScript, PHP or Python. Veracode, a static code analysis security firm, released numbers on the kind of weaknesses most…

Europe Rights Group Warns of Risk of Using AI

The European Union’s rights watchdog has cautioned against using artificial intelligence in predictive policing, medical diagnoses and targeted advertising as they go over rules for next year to address the issues the technology may bring. Although AI is widely used…