20 September 2008

EU - EU launches new hi-tech institute

The governing board of a new European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is holding its inaugural meeting in the Hungarian capital Budapest. The European Union is providing initial funding of more than 300m euros (238m) for the institute, aimed at generating more European technological advances.


15 April 2008

Google tackles child pornography

Google engineers have adapted a software program to help track child sex predators and search for patterns in images of abuse on the web. Google has created the technology for the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). It was originally developed to block copyrighted videos on the company's YouTube division. The program uses pattern recognition to enable analysts to sort and identify files containing child sex abuse.

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08 December 2007

Spreading the load

Computing: A new wave of science projects on the web is harnessing volunteers' computers in novel ways?and their brains, too. See also Playing or processing?