Today’s Tech Sightings:
His name is Brian Chesky. And the 34-year-old New Yorker and founder of Airbnb was in his younger days more interested in bodybuilding and hockey than in technology. But overbooked hotels triggered an idea and drove him to launch a multi-billion dollar firm and a key Silicon Valley player.
IBM’s artificial intelligence system Watson has been delving into all sorts of research, most recently to help doctors predict cancer. But writer Kuang Chen argues that the promise of such a task hinges on the data Watson is fed. Since Watson cannot read handwriting, this information has to be typed and retyped from doctor’s notes and study results – by humans. The writer argues that artificial intelligence can only fulfill such promise by focusing first on learning basic abilities.
A newly-discovered vulnerability in Android devices gives hackers the ability to terminate connections and embed malicious code, according to researchers at security firm Outlook. The flaw originates in the Linux 3.6 operating system that was introduced in the Android KitKat version and the Android Nougat developer preview.
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