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AI Ethics, Machine Law and Robophobia

Ever since the word “robot” was invented in 1920 by the Czech SF author Karel Capek, Artificial Intelligence has been associated with numerous dystopian fantasies where machines take over the world in order to destroy mankind. Today’s media is full of such references. For instance, in the Matrix, Terminator, and Black Mirror, robots are perceived as evil machines craving to take…
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Key takeaways and cybersecurity stories from DefCamp ‘19

This year’s DefCamp brought together more than 60 speakers and around 2,000 participants for over two days of everything security. With three speaker tracks, a Capture the Flag competition, and multiple interactive stands that let people hack anything from basic social engineering to car steering systems, the event was a great opportunity to take a deep dive into the latest trends and…
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How to Deploy your Infrastructure in Under 30 Minutes

Deploying and configuring your infrastructure takes time. Installing and configuring the services you need takes time. Deploying your applications takes time. Setting up monitoring and logging it all takes a while as well. But it doesn’t have to. In this article, we’re going to tell you how we got a production-ready environment from 0 to everything working before the coffee…
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The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly in Stack Overflow 2019 Survey

After the 2018 survey and its lack of big surprises, here comes this year’s biggest news from the Stack Overflow Annual Developer Survey, with Python surpassing Java in the overall ranking for the first time. Python outpaced C# last year and PHP the year before, becoming the fastest-growing major programming language today. This year, Stack Overflow gathered answers from nearly 90,000 developers worldwide, to…
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Why 3D scanning gives Google Street View a run for its money

One of our ongoing projects is concerned with reproducing the outside world within 3D software with rich details and accurate textures. Such a product could come in handy for a visualization or a game development company, but given enough precision this could also help civil engineers and city planners — the applications are truly endless! Project details The primary objectives…
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C++ and Functional Safety (Part I)

In the previous series of posts, we discussed the traction that C has gained in functional safety embedded software over the last thirty years, particularly in regard to the automotive industry.  In this post, we’ll take a look at its challenger: the C++ language. The history of C++ In 1979 Danish researcher Bjarne Stroustrup joined the Computing Science Research Center at AT&T Bell…
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Breaking down an RPA workflow with UiPath

It’s estimated that the number of global companies employing Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solutions will rise from 53% to 72% in the next two years — and within five years, RPA will achieve near-universal adoption. So, in a market currently saturated with AI hype, it would probably be helpful to understand what RPA is, what it isn’t, and where it fits into the apparently…
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