Category: Software

Artificial Superintelligence

A Recursive Self-Improvement Model

If research into strong AI produced sufficiently intelligent software, it would be able to reprogram and improve itself – a feature called “recursive self-improvement( RSI )”. It would then be even better at improving itself, and could continue doing so in a rapidly increasing cycle, leading to a superintelligence.

This scenario is known as an intelligence explosion. Such an intelligence would not have the limitations of human intellect, and may be able to invent or discover almost anything. Thus, the simplest example of a superintelligence may be an emulated human mind that’s run on much faster hardware than the brain.

Recursion can be seen as an elegant ‘architectural factorization’ – building complexity by combining the results of smaller, similar patterns previously encountered. Computationally, recursion can always be converted into iteration so this form of elegance is mainly of use in helping to make designs more comprehensible.

Fastly Inc NYSE: FSLY

Fastly, Inc. (Fastly) is a real-time content delivery network (CDN) company. The Company provides services in the areas of delivery, security, streaming media, e-commerce and private CDN. With Fastly, the user can manage traffic spikes and mitigate security threats. Fastly works with Google Cloud Platform to extend the user’s infrastructure and application logic for content delivery, backend workload, infrastructure costs and scalability. Fastly’s streaming media services offer global delivery of video content, whether it’s live or video on demand (VOD).

The Company’s edge cloud platform, designed from the ground up to be programmable and support agile software development. Its platform consists of key components: a programmable edge and a software-defined modern network. The programmable edge provides developers with real-time visibility and control, where they can write and deploy code to push application logic to the edge.

Russian Botnet Is Taken Down

Microsoft not the Feds

WASHINGTON — Microsoft organized 35 nations on Tuesday to take down one of the world’s largest botnets — malware that secretly seizes control of millions of computers around the globe. It was an unusual disruption of an internet criminal group, because it was carried out by a company, not a government.

The action, eight years in the making, was aimed at a criminal group called Necurs, believed to be based in Russia. Microsoft employees had long tracked the group as it infected nine million computers around the world, hijacking them to send spam emails intended to defraud unsuspecting victims. The group also mounted stock market scams and spread ransomware, which locks up a computer until the owner pays a fee.

Rapidly, they (Microsoft) took over or froze six million domain names that Necurs was using or had inventoried for future attacks.” A domain name can be a website — www.nytimes.com is a legitimate one, for example — but Necurs had created an algorithm to spawn millions of new domains, often with deceptive names, for future use against unsuspecting victims. Microsoft engineers had cracked the code.

Nvidia’s Invention of the GPU

In 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics, and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI — the next era of computing — with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots, and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world.

Fueled by the massive growth of the gaming market and its insatiable demand for better 3D graphics, we’ve evolved the GPU into a computer brain at the intersection of virtual reality, high performance computing, and artificial intelligence. NVIDIA GPU computing has become the essential tool of the da Vincis and Einsteins of our time. For them, we’ve built the equivalent of a time machine.

Nvidia acquires SwiftStack

Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDAacquires the data storage and management platform for undisclosed terms.SwiftStack’s platform supports public cloud, on-premises, and edge deployments. Recent launches focus on AI and high-performance computing.

Nvidia is among SwiftStack’s list of customers, which also includes PayPal, Snapfish, and Verizon.SwiftStack raised about $23.6M in private funding.

Nvidia acquires SwiftStack digital wrks

Mar. 6, 2020 9:23 AM ET|About: NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA)|By: Brandy Betz, SA News Editor 

Semi levels attractive after pullback – Mizuho

Mizuho says semiconductor valuations look attractive at the current levels after another coronavirus-related pullback. Vijay Rakesh: “Bottom line, we believe with the pullback semis have definitely corrected some of the valuation excesses.”

Rakesh notes that the June quarter lacks visibility but estimates that a 5-10% topline impact is currently priced into shares.The firm would be buyers of semis with a six to nine month outlook and sees the long-term structural stories as intact despite the near-term headwinds.

Stocks seeing red include On Semi (ON -3.8%), Texas Instruments (TXN -3.4%), and Nvidia (NVDA -3.2%).

ETFs: HACKCIBRIHAKBUGFITE

Mar. 5, 2020 1:57 PM ET|About: ON Semiconductor Corporation (ON)|By: Brandy Betz, SA News Editor 


Xerox + HP

Strategic and Financial Benefits

The strategic and financial benefits of a combination between Xerox and HP are self-evident.
After listening to HP’s shareholders, Xerox has increased its offer to:

$24.00 per share | $18.40 in cash and 0.149 Xerox shares for each HP share*

*Based on Xerox’s closing share price of $37.68 on February 6, 2020.

Agilent Technologies NYSE: (A)

Earnings Report – 2/18 Tuesday BUY $85.82

Tuesday 2/18 Advance Auto Parts , Agilent Technologies ,Concho Resources , Ecolab, HSBC Holdings , Medtronic , Vornado Realty Trust,Walmart, and Wabtec report earnings.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. provides application focused solutions that include instruments, software, services and consumables for the entire laboratory workflow. The Company serves the life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. It has three business segments: life sciences and applied markets business, diagnostics and genomics business, and Agilent CrossLab business.

Its life sciences and applied markets business segment offers instruments and software that enable customers to identify, quantify and analyze the physical and biological properties of substances and products, as well as enable customers in the clinical and life sciences research areas to interrogate samples at the molecular level. Its diagnostics and genomics business segment includes the reagent partnership, pathology, companion diagnostics, genomics and the nucleic acid solutions businesses. Its Agilent CrossLab business segment spans the entire lab with its consumables and services portfolio.

Software without Boundaries

Dreamtsoft was founded by two industry veterans, Bow Ruggeri and Jerrod Bennett, with the vision of creating software that has no boundaries, that works like you expect it to. Like most developers, our roots are in taking things apart, seeing how they, work, and solving real problems. And that’s what we did. We took all our years of collective experiences, all the stories we heard from our customers and built a platform that allows you—and us— to imagine, develop, and deploy software that solves immediate problems, but doesn’t create issues down the road. That doesn’t box you in.

IT service management (ITSM) refers to the entirety of activities – directed by policies, organized and structured in processes and supporting procedures – that are performed by an organization to design, plan, deliver, operate and control information technology (IT) services offered to customers

Dreamtsoft’s Unique Approach to ITSM
  • ITIL 4 as a flexible foundation
  • Embrace ITIL 4 defined practices
  • One license, unlimited possibilities
  • The power of AND
  • Continuous improvement, built in consulting

Company Overview – Dreamtsoft, Inc. develops software and for enterprises and service providers. The company provides new software, digital transformation, and legacy solution. It serves to human resource, legal, information technology, sales, and facilities sectors. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Solana Beach, California.