Microsoft aims to gets tough on security with its Edge browser

“(cnet.com) — Microsoft is trying to make users feel more safe and secure with its new Edge Web browser.

Designed specifically for Windows 10, Edge is Microsoft’s attempt to move past the legacy of Internet Explorer and offer a more cutting-edge browser that’s faster, simpler and more flexible. Borrowing a page from rival browsers, Edge will offer a customized home page with links and thumbnails for frequently visited websites, access to Web-based apps and support for Chrome and Firefox extensions via a few tweaks.” Read more

Andrew Ng: Why ‘Deep Learning’ Is a Mandate for Humans, Not Just Machines

“(wired.com)– IF VENTURE CAPITAL and research funding are any indication, artificial intelligence will play a leading role in shaping our future. And few tech innovators in the private or public sector have been as prominent in defining that role as Andrew Ng, chief scientist at China’s search giant Baidu. Ng has taught AI at Stanford, led the Google Brain project, founded online education pioneer Coursera, and just last year took his post at “China’s Google” in hopes of figuring out how to teach computers to see and hear, and to do that for the world’s most populous country.” Read more