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OPLIN 4Cast #698: Can you spot the malware in this picture?

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Artificial intelligence applications are getting very good at learning from images, so Intel and Microsoft are exploring a way to convert binary computer code into grayscale pictures. Their A.I. can then scan the images for patterns, and in this way, identify malware with increased accuracy.

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OPLIN 4Cast #693: Zoom is free, but comes with significant headaches

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Thanks to the pandemic, and the fact that it is now free, video conferencing app Zoom is pretty much everywhere. Even my mother-in-law, who is in her 80s, has learned how to use it from her phone for church meetups (and this is someone who can’t even search Google). If you have somehow managed not to use this platform yet, it’s probably just a matter of time.

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OPLIN 4Cast #692: National Emergency Library is a great idea, but is it legal?

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In response to the pandemic’s shuttering of schools and libraries, the Open Library has become more open, turning the collection into the National Emergency Library. It’s a great boon for readers and learners, but is it legal?

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