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BIOMETRICS: MOVING FAR BEYOND FINGERPRINTS

  BIOMETRICS: MOVING FAR BEYOND FINGERPRINTS Security used to mean “difficult,” says Phil Dunkelberger, CEO of Nok Nok Labs. It’s easy to see why he thinks this. Organizations have struggled for decades to find security tools that kept out bad guys while admitting authorized persons. This is both a physical security and cybersecurity issue. But, Dunkelberger adds, thanks to the impact of biometrics over the past few years, security is no longer quite as difficult. “Every day,” he says, “millions of people interact with a sliver of glass in their pocket that will tell them everything from the current age …

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HOW AND WHY COMPANIES ARE INCORPORATING THE POWER OF IBM WATSON

  HOW AND WHY COMPANIES ARE INCORPORATING THE POWER OF IBM WATSON Today, according to IBM, Watson represents a new era in computing called cognitive computing, where systems understand the world in a way more similar to humans: through senses, learning and experience. Watson continuously learns from previous interactions, gaining in value and knowledge over time. With the help of Watson, organizations are harnessing the power of cognitive computing to transform industries, help professionals do their jobs better, and solve important challenges. “Innovation in natural language processing and artificial intelligence is creating opportunities for consumer marketers to better identify and …

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TEACHING A.I. SYSTEMS TO BEHAVE THEMSELVES

    TEACHING A.I. SYSTEMS TO BEHAVE THEMSELVES With a few clicks here and there, the researchers now have a way of showing the autonomous system that it needs to win points in Coast Runners while also moving toward the finish line. They believe that these kinds of algorithms — a blend of human and machine instruction — can help keep automated systems safe. Source: The New York Times Article        

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CHINA’S PLAN FOR WORLD DOMINATION IN AI ISN’T SO CRAZY AFTER ALL

    CHINA’S PLAN FOR WORLD DOMINATION IN AI ISN’T SO CRAZY AFTER ALL Every major U.S. tech company is investing deeply as well. Machine learning — a type of AI that lets driverless cars see, chatbots speak and machines parse scores of financial information — demands computers learn from raw data instead of hand-cranked programming. Getting access to that data is a permanent slog. China’s command-and-control economy, and its thinner privacy concerns, mean that country can dispense video footage, medical records, banking information and other wells of data almost whenever it pleases. Source: Bloomberg Technology Article       …

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A GUIDE TO CHALLENGES FACING SELF-DRIVING CAR TECHNOLOGISTS

    A GUIDE TO CHALLENGES FACING SELF-DRIVING CAR TECHNOLOGISTS   Here are some of them: The ability to respond to spoken commands or hand signals from law enforcement or highway safety employees. Driving safely despite unclear lane markings. Reliably recognizing traffic lights that are not working. Making left turns into intersections with fast-moving traffic. Detecting which small objects in the roadway must be avoided. The ability to operate safely in all weather conditions. Software improvements to lidar (short for light detection and ranging) technology may help someday, but not yet. There is no evidence yet that autonomous cars will …

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DATA STRATEGY: HOW TO PROFIT FROM A WORLD OF BIG DATA..

    DATA STRATEGY: HOW TO PROFIT FROM A WORLD OF BIG DATA, ANALYTICS AND THE INTERNET OF THINGS   Data is revolutionizing the way we all do business. Every business is now a data business and needs a robust Data Strategy. However less than 0.5% of all data is ever analysed and used, offering huge potential for organisations when trying to leverage this key strategic asset (Source: Bernard Marr). What is the value of your data and how does it generate business value? Data Strategy, by bestselling author Bernard Marr, provides a clear blueprint showing what organizations need to …

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WE SHOULD BE AS SCARED OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AS ELON MUSK IS

  WE SHOULD BE AS SCARED OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AS ELON MUSK IS AI technologies are developing fast and so are their attendant risks. AI applied to warfare and policing is certainly a concern. Autonomous armed robots, which can track and target people using facial recognition software, are just around the corner. Let loose, such machines would keep on killing until they ran out of targets or ammunition. This reminds us that AI has no social awareness, conscience, mercy, or remorse. It simply does what it’s been trained to do. (Source: Fortune Insiders) Article        

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