May 12, 2024 – SIG-Computing: AI – Artificial Intelligence; SIG-Linux: Recent XZ utils backdoor issue

Sharan Kalwani, president of SEMCO, will start the meeting and make general announcements.

Starting May 12, 2024 we will be using a Hybrid Zoom and IN PERSON format for our meetings.

For In Person location see below.

Zoom details are same as before. Click here to be connected to the meeting.

Please join the meeting around 1:00 PM or later. This link will be active on the day of the meeting.

Members will also receive an e-mail on the day of the meeting, with the link and any further details and instructions about how to log into the meeting.

When: Sunday, May 12, 2024 at 1:15 P.M.
Where: In person at the office of i3Detroit, located at 1481-A Wordsworth St, Ferndale, MI 48220

Sig Computing Topic: AI – Artificial Intelligence

Presented by Tom Allen

 This talk will cover AI: how AI is used,

the advantages and disadvantages of AI,

and a little insight as to how it is implemented. 

AI apps will also be covered.

Tom Allen is a retired software engineer with BS and MS from U of M in computer science and electrical engineering.   He worked at Ford Research on AI to control transmissions.  He now does consulting in computer technology and gives presentations.

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation.

When: Sunday, May 12, 2024 at 1:30 P.M.

Where: Meetings will be Hybrid in person and online. Details shown above.

SIG-Linux Topic: Recent XZ utils backdoor issue

Presented by Sharan Kalwani

During some routine testing a developer noticed odd behavior and upon further  investigation, found that the XZ Utils – which is used for compression/decompression – had some text files added as a binary which added a backdoor.

We will describe this in some detail and of course you don’t need to worry too much about it since it has been very quickly addressed. More fun details in the actual talk itself.

Also: Questions and Answers following the presentation

When: Sunday, May 12, 2024 at 3:00 P.M.

Where: Meetings will be Hybrid in person and online. Details shown above.

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  1. The May 2024 SEMCO Meetings were recorded. Below are links to the video recordings:

    Board Meeting mp4: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GrDKKSje6azyhinqdHpHgRf6tL0-WQVg/view?usp=sharing

    SIG-Computing Meeting: SIG-Computing Meeting AI—Artificial Intelligence mp4: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WfQchhoemHsji5MeFPzQAc8nYPnCBd3a/view?usp=sharing

    SIG-Linux Meeting: No Meeting due to presenter illness.

    Supporting files were used in the meeting. Below are links to the files:

    SIG-Computing Meeting AI—Artificial Intelligence: I have not received the file yet. I will create another post when I receive the file.

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