Monday, May 31, 2010

Siguler Guff & Co. investing in Russian Silicon Valley

Siguler Guff & Co. is expressing a huge amount of confidence in Russia’s plan to modernize the economy.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Could Humans Be Infected by 'Computer Viruses?'

Monday, May 24, 2010

Inference Algorithm and Probabilistic Programming at MIT

Historically, building a machine-learning system capable of learning a new task would take a graduate student somewhere between a few weeks and several months, says Daniel Roy, a PhD student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science who along with Cameron Freer, an instructor in pure mathematics, led the new research. A handful of new, experimental, probabilistic programming languages — one of which, Church, was developed at MIT — promise to cut that time down to a matter of hours.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


"The new software system, called KarDo, was developed by researchers at MIT. It can automatically configure an e-mail account, install a virus scanner, or set up access to a virtual private network, says MIT's Dina Katabi, an associate professor at MIT.

Crucially, the software just needs to watch an administrator perform this task once before being able to carry out the same job on computers running different software. Businesses spend billions of dollars each year on simple and repetitive IT tasks, according to reports from the analyst groups Forrester and Gartner. KarDo could reduce these costs by as much as 20 percent, Katabi says.

In some respects, KarDo resembles software that can be used to record macros--a set sequence of user actions on a computer. But KarDo attempts to learn the goal of each action in the sequence so it can be applied more generally later, says MIT post-graduate Hariharan Rahul, who codeveloped the system. "

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Russia's Silicon Valley

Monday, May 10, 2010


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