India developing robotic soldiers to replace humans in warfare

India developing robotic soldiers to replace humans in warfare
"Today, you have neural networks, whenever the soldier tells him (robotic soldier) that this is a human solider, he will derive his own logic as to what is the difference between him and others (civilians). That learning process will keep building up …
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This robot can learn to tread off beaten track
In what is hailed as the country's first, Abhishek Roy, a final year electronics and instrumentation engineering student of Vellore Institute of Technology designed and developed a line-following robot based on artificial neural networks. Such robots …
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Traumatic Brain Injury Patients Treated With Anti-Spasm Agent Partially
… functional and neural pathway imaging (fMRI and DTI MRI respectively); analysis of changes in neurotransmitters in the cerebrospinal fluid; and tracking electrical activity in neural networks or response to a stimulus (EEG and evoked potential …
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CorreLog Announces New Release of CorreLog Enterprise Server, Version 5.2.0


(PRWEB) March 20, 2013

CorreLog, the leader in software solutions for IT security event correlation and compliance, today announced version 5.2.0 of CorreLog Enterprise Server is generally available (GA). This is a significant release that includes reporting to monitor compliance, user interface enhancements for documentation and querying, plus increased database activity monitoring (DAM) on DB2 for IBM mainframes.

The enhancements for Enterprise Server 5.2.0 are as follows:

–A new advisory function is now standard in the product and provides overall system health information such as overload conditions, free disk space, etc

–A new thread capability that includes an analyze link allows users to search for devices, users, facilities and severity items via any time range. This enables users to drill down into each IT asset and have ad-hoc views of the relevant data.

–A new advanced parse function allows users to create an occurrence graph of any arbitrary field within a log message, providing more flexibility for correlating and analyzing messages.

–A new Saved Queries function allows the user to return to previously-run searches.

–Extended dashboard capabilities provide new layouts and several new UI options including gadgets for Device Message Rate, Analyze Thread and Custom Accounting. These additions provide quick links to improved data analysis and visualization.

–Set of out of box compliance and auditing reports, including user activity, intrusion detection, firewall warnings, and other standard and customized reports.

Additional to this major release of the Enterprise Server are enhancements to the CorreLog Agent for IBM z/OS, also version 5.2.0, and which includes dbDefender for DB2:

–dbDefender provides automated, real-time monitoring of DB2 activity to enable an organization to comply with PCI DSS and similar standards by centrally logging administrative access to DB2, invalid logical access attempts, reads and writes of critical tables for both static and dynamic SQL.

–The agent provides the ability to suppress z/OSs system logging of the additional monitored events, minimizing resource utilization.

–The agents dbDefender enables enterprises to monitor the integrity of system load, procedure or other critical libraries.

–The agents dbDefender for z/OS be bundled with CorreLog Enterprise Server or delivered as a separate solution.

We have come a long way over the past year in building 5.2.0, taking advice from industry thought leaders and customers and building what the market is looking for in this latest release, said George Faucher, CorreLog CEO. And we will continue to build the most cost-effective, cross-platform IT security solution on the market today.

The new release of CorreLog Enterprise Server, version 5.2.0, has been streamlined to conserve CPU utilization and process more data. This new version of CorreLog installs over any current v5.x system with no special considerations. Additionally, the Free CorreLog Windows Agent now includes a user process monitor that provides better insider threat detection and user monitor by reporting the execution of programs on the managed platform the agent is executing on. The Windows Agent can be downloaded here. More information on dbDefender can be found here.

More information on the new release of CorreLog Enterprise Server 5.2.0 can be found by visiting the CorreLog support portal at http://correlog.com/support.html, or via email at support(at)correlog(dot)com.

About CorreLog:

CorreLog, Inc. is the leading independent software vendor (ISV) for IT security log management and event correlation. CorreLog’s flagship product, the CorreLog Enterprise Server, combines log management, Syslog, Syslog-NG, SNMP, auto-learning functions, neural network modeling, proprietary semantic correlation, automated help-desk ticketing and reporting functions into a unique multi-platform security solution. CorreLog Enterprise Server operates across Windows, UNIX, Linux and mainframe platforms, shipping with an out-of-box PCI DSS compliant CorreLog agent for IBM z/OS, the worlds most popular mainframe operating system.

CorreLog delivers an essential viewpoint via dashboard console, providing verifiable and actionable information on the activity of users, devices, and applications to proactively meet organizational SLAs and regulatory requirements. Additionally, CorreLog automatically identifies and responds to any suspicious behavior, network attacks, or policy violations by indexing and correlating user activity and event logs, then archives the data in an enterprise server system location. This allows customer organizations to quickly identify then proactively respond to compliance violations, policy breaches, cyber-attacks and insider threats. For auditing and forensics, CorreLog facilitates regulatory requirements set forth by PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX, FISMA, NERC, NCUA, and many other standards. CorreLog markets its solutions through both direct and indirect partner channels.







Eastwick Unveils NOOB, Demystifies Cloud Computing


Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) March 30, 2013

Eastwick, an independent strategic technology communications and PR practice, today announced the launch of the revolutionary patent pending NOOB (Neo-Organizational Optimization Brainstorm) technique. Seven years in the making, NOOB aggregates social collaboration platforms, neural networks, Big Data analytics, sentiment tools, and virtual payment systems to finally reveal the enigmatic logistics and inner workings of the cloud.

According to a recent study, one in five Americans (22 percent) admit that theyve pretended to know what the cloud is and how it works. Using the revolutionary NOOB approach, Eastwick has peeled back the fluffy layers of cloud computing and uncovered what clouds REALLY do to bring the Internet to today’s desktop, optimizing productivity and elevating the Cumulous Quotient that powers innovation and business valuation and other stuff that keeps our global economy strong.

What really happens in the cloud

Neo-Organizational Optimization Brainstorm has revealed:

Perstorp Expands its Equalis Numerical Analysis Application Deployment


San Jose, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2013

Equalis, the leading provider of numerical analysis, visualization and simulation solutions for engineers and scientists, built on the Scilab open source platform, today announced that Perstorp, a leading specialty chemicals group based in Sweden, has expanded its deployment of its Equalis solution.

Perstorp needed a cost effective solution to enable its process engineering team to perform statistics and optimization on large amounts of data. In order to facilitate this analysis they needed to import data from a production database where process data from their plants is stored. To solve their problem they turned to the Equalis solution. Through its premier software modules and industrial grade support Equalis was able to help Perstorp optimize their production processes. Perstorp has now expanded its Equalis deployment for all their process engineering.

Equalis provides premier software modules on top of the Scilab open source platform and industrial grade support through subscription programs; typically costing 90% less than purchasing equivalent software applications. Training, deployment and consulting services are also available to support customers throughout their project lifecycle. Equalis premier modules include: Code Generation, Communication Systems, Connectivity, Control and Power Systems, Fixed Point, Image and Video Processing, Instrument Control, Neural Networks, Thunder and Lightning (Parallelization), Signal Processing, Statistics, and many more.

“We are excited to be partners with Perstorp and add value to their production processes, said Neil Mitchell, COO and Co-founder, Equalis. “We look forward to further success together.

The Equalis software and support services are the perfect solution to help our engineers optimize our production processes combining full featured software and industry leading support, said Tony Persson, Process Engineer, Perstorp. Well look to Equalis in the future as our needs expand.

About Perstorp

The Perstorp Group is the world leader in several sectors of the specialty chemicals market for a wide variety of industries and applications. Our products are used in the aerospace, marine, coatings, chemicals, plastics, engineering and construction industries. They can also be found in automotive, agricultural feed, food, packaging, textile, paper and electronics applications. Perstorp has approximately 1,600 employees and manufacturing units in Asia, Europe and North America. Sales in 2012 amounted to SEK 10.5 billion. At the end of 2005 Perstorp Holding AB, controlled by the French private equity company PAI partners, acquired the Perstorp Group. For more information, please visit http://www.perstorp.com.

About Equalis

Equalis is the leading provider of numerical analysis, visualization and simulation software solutions for engineers and scientists based on the worlds leading open source numerical computation platform, Scilab. Our solution provides more functionality and more flexibility at a fraction of the cost of other solutions, and is used for optimization, signal processing, control systems, embedded systems, test and measurement, and much more. By providing rich features and a complete range of services, it meets the production needs of industries such as aerospace, automotive, electronics, energy, manufacturing, semiconductor and others. Having been downloaded over 3,500,000 times, Scilab is used extensively throughout the world in both industry and research, including companies such as: ArcelorMittal, CNES, EDF, IDT, LeCroy, and Peugeot, to name a few. For more information, please visit http://www.equalis.com.

Press Contact

Equalis

Neil Mitchell

neil(at)equalis(dot)com

408-912-1686







CJIS GROUP, A Leader in Market Intelligence for Government Technology Procurement, uncovers HIDDEN Big Data Initiatives in State and Local Government


Herndon, VA (PRWEB) April 23, 2013

CJIS GROUP, a provider of validated pre-RFP intelligence on upcoming IT projects and procurements in Criminal Justice, Public Safety and Health and Human Services, has uncovered several high priority areas where Big Data principles, techniques and technologies are applied. These may take the form of Health Information Exchanges, Health Benefit Exchanges, or Medicaid Management Solutions with capabilities for detecting fraud. On the law enforcement side, License Plate Recognition Systems, Automated Fingerprint Information Systems, and crime mapping analysis solutions all have significant Big Data elements.

Governments have a need to reduce administrative costs, eliminate fraud and waste in entitlement and other programs, and need systems to communicate and exchange data efficiently and effectively for public safety and other applications.

Following are several examples of such applications. You can click on the accompanying link to learn more about these live opportunities or awarded contracts:

Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Detection System (MFADS)

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission will acquire a Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Detection System (MFADS) to improve the early detection of fraud, abuse, and waste in the Texas Medicaid program and reduce financial loss to the State of Texas. The contracted vendor will develop, implement, operate, maintain and support an automated information system that employs neural network or learning technology. The new system will combine the functionalities of the current MFADS and the Surveillance Utilization Review Subsystem (SURS). The new MFADS will be an advanced, integrated, solution that includes a comprehensive detection application and an analysis (research/data mining) application. The detection application may include algorithmic modules; complex, repeated, mathematical equations; neural networks, or other technology capable of identifying suspicious behavior by providers or recipients.

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission awarded the Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Detection System (MFADS) contract to Electronic Data Systems, LLC in the amount of $ 12,783,423.72.

Workers’ Comp Analytic System

The Illinois Department of Insurance is developing plans to acquire a Workers’ Comp Analytic System. The System should be capable of utilizing advanced analytics inclusive of predictive modeling, data mining, social network analysis, and scoring algorithms for the detection and prevention of fraud, waste and abuse in the workers’ compensation system.

Law Enforcement Data Warehouse

The Harris County Law Enforcement Technology Committee has identified a need for a Law Enforcement Data Warehouse (LEDW). The LEDW would be a Microsoft-based software system for Business Intelligence Analytics for CAD/RMS/ARS data, and other Law Enforcement applications data used across the County. This would include dashboard and aggregate reporting for senior level management. The Warehouse will provide access to data from multiple Law Enforcement sources such as, Legacy CAD/OLO, Tiburon CAD/RMS, 911 Data, eCitations, and possibly CJIS.

CJIS GROUP is uncovering these hidden opportunities and is working to connect vendors to State and Local agencies. While many companies perceive there is no opportunity for Big Data at the state and local level, CJIS GROUP is tracking a large number of opportunities for fraud detection, integration and analytics – all Big Data applications”, stated Stefani Shepherd, Director of Sales at CJIS GROUP. Adding from her recent Big Data Blog, Stefani said, “It is important for vendors to ensure that they are properly educating the government on the latest capabilities that they can provide.

CJIS GROUP is committed to improving the technology procurement process by providing in-depth, validated market intelligence, and quality research for the criminal justice, public safety, and health and human services community.

For more information please contact:

Lauren Franco, Marketing Executive

LFranco(at)cjisgroup(dot)com

703-822-5082

CJIS GROUP is the leading provider of pre-RFP market intelligence regarding IT procurements in the criminal justice, public safety, and health and human services market in the US. Many of the largest IT vendors, as well as specialized vendors, use CJIS GROUPs web-based market intelligence to plan their sales activities to police, fire, emergency services, courts, corrections and health and human service agencies across the US.







New drug aims to increase female desire by changing brain chemistry, not blood

New drug aims to increase female desire by changing brain chemistry, not blood
Experience and expectations can alter neural networks, he says. So if men, having been socialized to associate sex with masculinity, think about sex often as a result, then the neural pathways associated with desire will become stronger over time …
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Oregon Tech Awards Two Scholarships at Intel ISEF 2013
Two juniors walked away with Oregon Tech scholarships, Gresham Union High School student, Sarah Walker for her Artificial Neural Networks for Simulated Control Systems, and Jesuit High School student Meghana Rao with The Novel Implementation of …
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Deep Learning Finds Your Photos
If you did Geoffry Hinton's Neural Network course last year, then you will remember the example used to introduce convolutional neural networks for object recognition. The ImageNet Large Scale Visual Recognition Challenge 2012 provided an opertunity …
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Rebecca Kamen Featured Speaker at World IP Day Creativity: The Next Generation Demonstrates Links Between Art, Scientific Discovery and Innovation

Reston, VA (PRWEB) April 25, 2013

Rebecca Kamen, Professor of Art at Northern Virginia Community College, today announced that she will be a guest speaker at the 2013 Intellectual Property Day. The event occurs annually on April 26, and is designed to highlight the worldwide impact intellectual property has on economic, cultural development, and social development. Sponsored locally by the US Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria Virginia, Kamen will demonstrate how art education can shift ones thinking to view and interpret research results in a new light. This alternate interpretation of scientific data aids scientists and students across disciplines transform their own discovery processes, leading to heightened creativity, improved problem-solving, and innovative results.

I began testing my hypothesis two years ago when I was awarded the Chancellors Commonwealth Professorship by the Virginia Community College System, says Kamen. This special designation gave me the latitude to work with scientists at Harvard University, MIT, the National Institutes of Health, and George Mason University. The results all point to one thing: Art education gives people insight into other fields.

As an artist, I see patterns everywhere, continues Kamen. You might be surprised to find that at the molecular level, there are common patterns across scientific disciplines ranging from astrophysics to neuroscience to chemistry. I take what I see in these fields to create beautiful abstractions that resonate with people from all walks of life. Those with scientific or mathematical backgrounds interpret what Ive done and then see how they can apply it to their own work.

Last month, she traveled to Madrid to research original artwork created by Santiago Ramon y Cajal and housed at the Cajal Institute, the oldest neurobiology facility in Spain. Research on Cajals work and life further confirmed Kamens hypothesis. As the father of Modern Neuroscience, Cajal was the first to see, understand, and depict the neural network as it truly functions. In 1906 Cajal won the Nobel prize in Physiology and Medicine for his research. The international trip validated the concept that art and science are closely related and meaningful across cultures.

During the Chancellors Professorship, Kamen delivered 40 lectures on the bridge between art and scientific discovery. It was after one of these lectures that members of the US Patent and trademark office approached Kamen to lecture at World IP Day.

About Rebecca Kamen:

Rebecca Kamen, Professor of Art, has taught more than 300 classes at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) over the last 35 years. In 2011, Kamen was awarded a Chancellors Commonwealth Professorship by the Virginia Community College System, which has enabled her to work with leading academic and scientific research institutions in the United States including Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the National Institutes of Health, and George Mason University. This work has contributed significantly to the STEM to STEAM initiative in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Kamen holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).

Kamen has exhibited and lectured both nationally, and internationally. She has been the recipient of a Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship, a Pollack Krasner Foundation Fellowship, a Strauss Fellowship, an NIH Artist in Residency, and a Travel Grant from the Chemical Heritage Foundation. Her artwork is represented in many private and public collections.







International Conference on Neural Networks and Engineering Applications Hongkong

International Conference on Neural Networks and Engineering Applications Hongkong
Event on 2013-10-30 00:00:00
International Conference on Neural Networks and Engineering Applications Hongkong is going to be held in Hongkong, China for two consecutive days. Majorly this conference will focus on the advances made in the network engineering services. The participants will get a wonderful opportunity to meet the renowned scholars, researchers and scientist
Key topics that will be highlighted in International Conference on Neural Networks and Engineering Applications Hongkong are evolutionary architectures, support vectors machines, unsupervised learning, intelligent transportation systems, modelling and identification, financial forecasting, time series analysis, hardware development, hybrid system, data mining, adaptive control, reinforcement learning, adaptive architecture, fuzzy logic and systems. Information received from the conference will be profitable for the attendees.

at Marco Polo Hongkong Hotel

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Neural Network Demo

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Developing Safe AI

Developing Safe AI
Dr. Yampolskiy's main areas of interest are behavioral biometrics, digital forensics, pattern recognition, genetic algorithms, neural networks, artificial intelligence and games. Dr. Yampolskiy is an author of over 100 publications including multiple …
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Becoming an Awesome Trader
She had done this same exercise many times and then had went through it again in her demo account to create the neural (brain) pathway and as well as the neural network (everything that she sees, hears, feels, smells and tastes associated with this …
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Scab-inspired membrane speeds wound healing
“This scab-inspired cytophilic membrane is promising in applications as functional interfacial biomaterials for rapid wound healing, bone repair and construction of neural networks,” the researchers concluded. For more information: Xi Y. ACS Appl Mater …
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