A scalable framework for smart COVID surveillance in the workplace using Deep Neural Networks and cloud computing – Singh – – Expert Systems

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1 INTRODUCTION For the last decade, cloud computing has proved to be a prominent method of acquiring or provisioning IT resources for applications whose demand is variable with time (Malawski et al., 2015). Further, it also helps new start‐ups and many organizations not to worry about their IT capital investment. However, cloud computing does impose an issue with the latency‐sensitive application because cloud resources are located far away from the data generating devices (Mahmud et al., 2018). A new computing paradigm known as fog computing was introduced by Cisco in 2012, aiming to resolve the latency issue by providing IT resources physically close to the data generating devices. Fog computing is an extension of cloud computing, not its replacement, since the IT resources provided by fog computing are not that powerful,...

Is Quantum Computing Placing Bitcoin’s Future in Jeopardy? Quantum Expert Andrew Fursman on Future of Crypto

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Quantum computing expert Andrew Fursman is convinced quantum attacks in the future will pose a threat to the security of Bitcoin (BTC). In a video, Fursman highlights that the massive computational potential of quantum machines could be capable of compromising Bitcoin’s security. “It’s mathematically proven that if you have a device that looks like the kind of quantum computers that people want to build, then you will be capable of decrypting this information significantly better than could ever be possible with classical devices.” Fursman argues that regardless of when quantum computers come of age, a solution needs to be found. “Whether quantum computers come out tomorrow or in five years or in ten years, they are capable of being cryptographically useful. Those devices are going to be capable of doing something that you might not...

This Cloud Computing Billing Expert Is Very Funny. Seriously.

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OAKLAND, Calif. — When Jeff Barr, a prominent executive at Amazon’s cloud computing division and a prodigious corporate blogger, celebrated his 60th birthday last year, Corey Quinn had a surprise for him: a music video that mocked Amazon’s business.“Jeff, can you write me a launch blog post,” sang a cartoon Amazon manager to the tune of Billy Joel’s “Piano Man.” “What we’ve built is a mystery to me. But it’s vast and bespoke and its console’s a joke. But if it ships, I might make V.P.”After the video’s release, Mr. Quinn, who consults for Amazon customers to help them reduce their cloud computing bills, reveled in tweaking the tech behemoth.“The best days start with me just knowing that my planned stunts will result in at least eight internal @awscloud meetings and a crisis response plan,” he wrote on Twitter....