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Should Engineering Education be Reimagined Around AI?

Traditional electronic engineering degrees should be reimagined to embrace AI and machine learning, according to a prominent UK academic. Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and ARM Professor of Computer Engineering at Southampton University, proposed a new type of engineering degree which focuses on “engineering in the era of AI”. Speaking at…

Cyber Security Gets Recognition in UK Tech Awards

In a week when a new group formed to deliver the first ever open source silicon root of trust (RoT) design, the UK tech industry has recognized security companies in its annual awards, with five out of 13 awards going to security-related individuals and organizations. Hosted by TechWorks – the UK industry association for ‘deep…

A New Chip For Quantum Computing

The race for quantum technology is increasingly intriguing. Google and IBM are beginning to develop quantum computers that would revolutionize computing at speeds now inconceivable. A much-awaited strength of quantum technology lies in cryptography. With the proliferation of IoT and the next 5G, it is extremely important to create secure channels. In contrast, quantum channels…

Countering Drones with Animal-Inspired Robots, Acoustic Sensors, AI and More

The UK Ministry of Defence’s innovation hub, the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), has awarded a total of £2m to 18 separate projects that aim to develop new capabilities to detect, disrupt and defeat the hostile and malicious use of drones. The contracts are the result of the Countering Drones competition launched earlier this year.…

New Bus Monitoring IP Detects and Responds to Cybersecurity Threats

UK-based embedded monitoring and analytics company UltraSoC used the Arm TechCon 2019 conference in San Jose, California this week to announce the first of a new family of hardware-based intellectual property (IP) products that detect and respond to cybersecurity threats. Its new Bus Sentinel module enables system-on-chip (SoC) designers to control access to sensitive areas…

AnotherBrain Raises €19m To Speed Up Organic AI Chip

Paris based artificial intelligence startup AnotherBrain has raised another €19 million in funding to accelerate development of its current software-based ‘organic AI’ solution into a frugal and efficient ASIC. The company claims its organic AI is a fundamentally different way of doing AI, close to how the human brain works, and goes beyond current mainstream…

Arrow Electronics launches European FPGA developer contest

Arrow Electronics has launched a competition to find the most innovative and imaginative FPGA-based designs in Europe. To encourage a wide participation, Arrow is offering a development board free-of-charge to each entrant who submits a verified project plan. Entries will be judged on creativity and implementation and a range of prizes are on offer including…