This year’s qualifying round opens up on the 27th of May. It’s a “first in best dressed” competition as more points are awarded for finishing early. The top 150 scores get to participate in the weekend conference in July at the University of Waikato. To participate you need to register asap (link)
Apple may be giving its customers peace of mind with a newly released fix for its FaceTime security bug, but at least one user is getting something more: money for discovering the vulnerability.
Grant Thompson, a 14-year-old in Arizona, stumbled upon the hack last month when he was calling a friend to play the videogame Fortnite. When his friend didn’t pick up the FaceTime call, he added a second friend to the group call, which caused the original call to “pick up” even though his friend didn’t answer, according to multiple reports.
The security flaw let Thompson eavesdrop on the other line.
And he re-created the hack several times with his friends and his mum to confirm the existence of the bug, he said. (read more)
An 11-year-old boy on Friday was able to hack into a replica of the Florida state election website and change voting results found there in under 10 minutes during the world’s largest yearly hacking convention, DEFCON 26, organizers of the event said. (read more)
“Agile is not a fad,” declares Spark chief executive Simon Moutter, when I suggest that people might be sceptical about the workplace trend sweeping the corporate world.
“These ways of working are the future of work, all workplaces will start to look more and more like this.” (read more)
A new Māori start-up aims to harness artificial intelligence to get more people conversing in te reo Māori every day. Say hello to ReoBot.
ReoBot has been launched to support people in using te reo Māori. Available for free via Facebook Messenger, it enables users to chat with and practice te reo Māori 24/7.
This year we may have a go and see if we can qualify to compete in :
Our first practice session is Thursday 31/5 after school in lab 37.
We’re going to play capture the flag on this site:
If you find a key, then add it on this document here. (link) <– This will only be writeable during our sessions.
In one of the most chilling technological demonstrations to date, the internet giant showed its digital assistant could mimic a human over the phone so convincingly the person on the other end of the line had no idea they were talking to a machine. (read more)
Suppose you are a hairdresser who is curious if any of your bookings are coming from Google Duplex… what are some questions you could ask in the phone call that might expose that it’s a robot?
Based on what Google have said about Duplex, is it likely to pass the Turing test?