Computers

Microsoft Security

Hackers Have a New Strategy – How to Defend Against It

The threat landscape is ever changing. Now that MS Office files disable macros by default on files from the internet, malware creators have already begun to adapt. But knowing their plan makes it easy to prevent.

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AI Ethics Research

LaMDA Logic

Discussing the philosophical ideas behind AI Sentience, with Professor Mark Jago, Professor of Philosophy at University of Nottingham.

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Developer

Reverse Engineering Software Explained

You just have the binary – can you work out what it does & how? Dr Steve Bagley talks about how you might reverse engineer a piece of software.

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Natural Language Processing

AI Language Models & Transformers

Plausible text generation has been around for a couple of years, but how does it work – and what’s next? Rob Miles on Language Models and Transformers.

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Interesting

Meet the inventor of the electronic spreadsheet | Dan Bricklin

Dan Bricklin changed the world forever when he codeveloped VisiCalc, the first electronic spreadsheet and grandfather of programs you probably use every day like Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets. Join the software engineer and computing legend as he explores the tangled web of first jobs, daydreams and homework problems that led to his transformational invention.

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Mathematics

Why Information Theory is Important

Zip files & error correction depend on information theory, Tim Muller takes us through how Claude Shannon’s early Computer Science work is still essential today!

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Mathematics

Computerphile Explains the Mythical Man Month

Many will have heard the phrase ‘Mythical Man Month’ and assume it’s simply about whether manpower and time are interchangeable – the book is really about much more. Professor Brailsford explains how this all relates to the humble byte

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