Archive for March, 2012

Happen to have a Deuce Drum for sale?

March 26, 2012 Leave a comment

We’ve had an enquiry from John Webster of the Australian Computer Museum Society (ACMS) looking for a DEUCE drum.  The Digital Electronic Universal Computing Engine (DEUCE) was a computer sold by the English Electric Company (EEC) from 1955, and was one of the early machines used in Australia.    The ACMS would like to purchase a DEUCE drum, as shown in the photo.  If you happen to have one for sale, or know of one, please contact John directly (details on the contacts page of the ACMS).

Categories: History

Cyber weapons

March 5, 2012 Leave a comment

The Journal of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has just published our paper on cyber-weapons, where we seek to classify the various types of cyber attack software according to the degree of intelligence and autonomy they exhibit.   The paper is available here, and is already the most highly downloaded paper on the publisher’s web-site for the journal, here.

T. Rid and P. McBurney [2012]: Cyber weapons. Journal of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), 157 (1), February 2012.



Categories: AI, Security
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