Technology News Roundup 07/04/2017


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Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry each week. This week ending 07/04/2017 researchers have created an Artificial Synapse that learns autonomously, DevOps Institute and join forces, Ubuntu UNITY is no more and Sir Tim Berners-Lee slams UK and US net plans. 



Researchers have created an Artificial Synapse that learns autonomously

In the world of IT, AI systems that mimic how the brain works are called neural networks and contain algorithms that can be trained to imitate how the bran recognises speech and images. This, however, can take a lot of time and energy so a team of researchers from the National Centre for Scientific Research in Thales, the University of Bordeaux in Paris-Sud and Evry, have developed an artificial synapse – paving the way for intelligent systems that require less time and energy to learn and learn autonomously.

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(Futurism) 05/04/2017


Organisations put the Scrum back into DevOps and the DevOps Institute are teaming up on ScrumOps, a new approach to software delivery. ScrumOps is designed to transform IT organisations into the next-generation, agile era of working by bringing Scum and DevOps together. It can be applied to any IT organisation and aims to provide a way for teams to continuously deliver secure and working software while measuring success. Jane Groll, CEO of the DevOps institute states “When we bring the practices and ideologies of Scrum and DevOps together, we can truly shape the end-to-end IT organisation”.

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(SD times) 04/04/2017


Open Source community in shock at death of Ubuntu UNITY
Founder of Ubuntu, Mark Shuttleworth has shocked the Open Source community by pulling the plug on Ubuntu UNITY. The dream of a single Linux platform across all devices has been put to rest with Shuttleworth announcing on the Ubuntu blog on Wednesday “I’m writing to let you know that we will end our investment in Unity8, the phone and convergence shell.” – “We will shift our default Ubuntu desktop back to GNOME for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.” The decision came during a new-fiscal-year evaluation of Ubuntu’s various projects. Unity – in its eighth version but without ever having made it to public release – didn’t make the cut.

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(The Register) 05/04/2017


Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee slams UK and US net plans

The creator of the web, Tim Berners-Lee has said that moves by the UK to undermine and weaken encryption would be a “bad idea” and represent a massive security breach. He also attacked the UK’s recent Investigatory Powers Act, which he had criticised when it went through Parliament: “The idea that all ISPs should be required to spy on citizens and hold the data for six months is appalling.” He is also concerned with the US principle of net neutrality, which treats all internet traffic equally, could be watered down by the Trump administration and the Federal Communications Commission.

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(BBC Tech) 04/04/2017


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