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Dr. M.Indra Devi, HOD/CSE
Mr. L.Prabahar, Assistant Professor/CSE




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K.Satish Kumar, II Year/CSE
R.Rahul, II Year/CSE
S.Dinesh Kumar, II Year/CSE

                                                        CONTENTS

TECH DIARY

1. Well mess
2. Military robot
3. Smart Farming
4. Google's New Policy towards Development of Military AI
5. Machines to Handle Half of Work Tasks by 2025


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STUDENT CORNER

                                                Well Mess

    There is no doubt that Linux and Mac are more secure operating system choices as opposed to Microsoft Windows. But this doesnot mean that hackers donot find ways to infect the machines running these operating systems in the past, we came across the massive Mirai botnet that controlled the networking devices running Linux.Mirai creators used Golang (also called Go) programming language to write the code of the malware. Just recently, the security researchers at JPCERT have found another malware written in Go; it even features the cross-platform capability and comes in two versions.

     Named WellMess, this malware affects both Linux and Windows operating systems. While the basic functionality of the both versions of the malware remains the same, there are some minor differences.

    Just like other malware, WellMess communicates with its command & control (C&C) center and downloads commands for further actions. The commands could be given from C&C server to upload/download files and execute arbitrary shell commands. The Windows version further has the ability to run PowerShell scripts.

     The commands are sent to the infected devices in the form of RSA-encrypted HTTP Post request; the cookie header data is RC6-encrypted. That is not all. WellMess also has a version developed in .Net Framework. The cookie data in the .Net version is same as Go version.

  As per JPCERT, the instances of the attacks have been found in Japanese organizations, and they may continue in future as well.









                                                                                                   Mrs T.Manonmani
                                                                                                         AP/CSE

Military Robot

RUSSIA'S KALASHNIKOV COMPANY UNVEILS GIANT 4.5-TONNE WALKING ROBOT OPERATED BY PILOTS INSIDE

*  Russia has unveiled a terrifying 4.5-tonne bulletproof robot that can walk and hold weapons in its giant claws - and looks straight out of sci-fi films like Avatar and Robocop.
*  The Avatar-style bot was revealed by Kalashnikov at the Army 2018 Fair just outside Moscow, as a demonstration of what is to come.
*  The robot can walk and has space in a cabin for people to sit and operate the robot from inside and can hold and move objects with its claws, including weapons.
*  The pilots are protected from bullets, debris and any other dangerous object behind the armoured glass and metal encasement.
*  The gold robot, which has been called Igorek, is still under construction and the creators do not wish to reveal all its characteristics until they have finished.





                                                                                                   Mr. L.Prabahar
                                                                                                         AP/CSE

Smart Farming

Indian economy mainly depends on agriculture. Agriculture fulfills the basic need of a nation i.e. food. High tech forming is in increase with the advancement in technology. Sensors play a vital role in this sector to make agricultural work easier and thus increase productivity. Precision agriculture or smart agriculture allows farmers to maximumize their yields with minimum resources such as water, fertilizers, manpower, etc. Sensors assist farmers to monitor and optimise crops as well as adapt to changing environental factors. Some sensing technologies used are:
* Location sensors use signals from GPS satellites to determine the location within a particular area.
* Soil properties are measured using optical sensors. These sensors measure moisture of soil, type of soil like clay etc.
* pH and soil nutrient levels can be monitored using Electro Chemical sensors.
* Moisture levelcan be measured using Dielctric moisture sensors.
* Soil air permeability can be mesured by air flow sensors.

Robots and drones can be used to revolutionize smart agriculture. Images of crop can be had using drones equipped with multispectral sensors. These images can reveal information like fertility of specific patches of soil, amount of water needed etc. Agricultural drones can be used for:

* Monitoring plant health
* Counting plants
* Spraying insecticide and pesticides
* Periodic data recording for future analysis
* Planning for watering, harvesting, seeding etc.
* Increase the yield by effective utilization of resources.

In India drones are being used limitedly for insecticide and pesticide spraying purposes. These technologies can be utilized by large scale farmers or societies formed by small scale farmers. However government assistance in the form of subsidy is needed to popularize these. Indian Space Research Organization has developed an mobile based application that collects real time information to assess the damages caused to agricultural crops due to cyclones. Farmers can claim their insurance with the data collected by this application. This app is currently used in Haryana, Maharastra, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka for rice and cotton crops. Removing Weeds is a hectic task in farming. Queensland University of Technology Australia has designed an Agricultural robot Agbot II with support from the Queensland Government which is predicted to save Australias farm sector $1.3 billion a year by reducing the costs of weeding crops by around 90 per cent.

                                                                                                   Mr. L.Prabahar
                                                                                                         AP/CSE

Googles New Policy towards Development of Military AI

Google says the guidelines will include a ban on the development of AI weaponry. Google is drawing up a set of guidelines that will steer its involvement in developing AI tools for the military, according to reports from The New york Times and Defense one. What exactly these guidelines will stipulate isnot clear, but Google told the Times they will include a ban on the use of artificial intelligence in weaponry. The principles are expected to be announced in full in the coming weeks. They are a response to the controversy over the companys decision to develop AI tools for the Pentagon that analyze drone surveillance footage.
Although tech companies regularly bid for contracts in the US defense sector, the involvement of Google (a company that once boasted the motto donot be evil) and cutting-edge AI tech has raised eyebrows both inside and outside the firm. News of the Pentagon contract was first made public by Gizmodo in March, and thousands of Google employees have since signed a petition demanding the company withdraw from all such work. Around a dozen individuals have even resigned.
Chief scientist at Google Cloud, Fei-Fei Li, told colleagues that they should avoid at ALL COSTS any mention or implication of AI when announcing the Pentagon contract.

Weaponized AI is probably one of the most sensitized topics of AI : if not THE most. This is red meat to the media to find all ways to damage Google, said Li.
But Google never ended up making the announcement, and it has since been on the back foot defending its decision. The company says the technology which it built is helping to build for the Pentagon simply flags images for human review and is for non-offensive uses only.
Google employees arguing the pros and cons of military AI in meetings and on internal message boards. Many prominent researchers at the company have already come out against the use of AI weaponry. Jeff Dean, who heads AI work at Google, said this month that he had signed a letter in 2015 opposing the development of autonomous weapons. Top executives at DeepMind, Googles London-based AI subsidiary, signed a similar petition and sent it to the United Nations last year.

                                                                                              17UCSE063 J. Devayani
                                                                                                         II CSE-A

Machines to Handle Half of Work Tasks by 2025

Machines and automated software will be handling fully half of all workplace tasks within seven years, a new report from the World Economic Forum forecasts. But the group said technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and precision medicine, could create more jobs than they threaten.
In a study of executives and specialists across 12 industries, published, the WEF concluded that this so-called "Fourth Industrial Revolution" could create 133 million jobs globally, while 75 million workers may be displaced.
Saadia Zahidi, head of the WEFs Center for the New Economy and Society, said companies had "a moral and economic imperative" to invest in retraining and continuing education for their employees. "Without proactive approaches, businesses and workers may lose out," she said.
The report is the latest in a series of efforts by academics, consultancies and governments to assess the impact of new technologies on employment. Previous studies, including an earlier one by the WEF, have generally forecast automation will destroy more jobs than it creates.

The scale of projected displacement varies enormously between research groups, however. A Bank of England study in 2015 produced some of the bleakest figures, forecasting that as many as 80 million jobs in the U.S. and 15 million in the U.K. could be lost by 2035. A McKinsey report in December produced one of the rosier assessments, forecasting jobs lost and created by new technology might be about equal by 2030.

In its latest analysis, the WEF said the effects of automation may vary substantially across industries, and predicted job losses to be heaviest in mining, consumer, and information technology companies, and less within professional services firms.
Many new jobs may be less secure than in the past, as businesses are increasingly turning to contractors and freelancers, the Swiss foundation said. It warned there is a significant gap between the skills workers currently have and those that may be required for future new roles.
It estimates more than half of employees at large companies would need significant retraining in order to take advantage of new opportunities created by digital technology. But it said half of all companies plan retraining only for "key roles," and only one-third say they plan any retraining for at-risk workers.



                                                                                              17UCSE073 T. Archana
                                                                                                         II CSE-A

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