Computing power is needed to run everything from telephone networks to large data systems to the Internet itself consumes phenomenal amounts of electricity. And while the demand for computing power is increasing exponentially, the amount of electricity produced around the world is growing very modestly.
How do we learn to tell good from bad? This question, encompassing the fields of ethical philosophy, developmental psychology and even theology, has been debated for centuries. Now, Dr. Aner Govrin of Israel’s leading Bar Ilan University, has published a new model that explains how morality is built on connections learned in the first year of an infants life.
While much attention has been given to Israeli start-ups sold on to multinational technology companies, there are also a considerable number of growth companies who have built themselves up and are ready to trade publicly rather than run for high-profile exits, according to a new study by IVC Research Center.
Almost two years after Facebook’s controversial acquisition of Israeli facial recognition company Face.com, developers now integrated into Facebook’s team have significantly improved the system, together with researchers from Tel Aviv University.
The new system, dubbed ‘DeepFace’, can recognize faces at all angles with an accuracy of 97.2%, close to the accuracy of human recognition.