02 Sep 2019

US Unleashes Military to Fight Fake News, Disinformation

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) aims to develop software that can spot fake news stories as well as fake audio, images and video (deepfakes) in order to combat “large-scale, automated disinformation attacks.” Over a period of 48 months the DARPA initiative, called the Semantic Forensics (SemaFor) program,

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30 Aug 2019

The Implementation Of Facial Recognition Can Be Risky. Here’s Why..

While facial recognition holds great promise for the security industry as a more secure authentication mechanism than passwords or PINS, the technology does come with various risks according to Allerin CEO Naveen Joshi. The risks stem from the fact that facial recognition algorithms, like other technologies leveraging artificial intelligence (AI),

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22 Aug 2019

Amazon, Microsoft, May be Putting World at Risk of Killer AI, Says Report

A new report by Dutch NGO Pax suggests that Microsoft, Amazon and various other major tech companies may be putting the world at risk by developing or planning to develop autonomous weapons. The study scrutinized 50 major tech companies to see if they were involved in military artificial intelligence (AI)

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07 Aug 2019

DARPA Is Taking On the Deepfake Problem

The United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is launching an initiative to battle the growing threat of deepfakes, which are images or videos doctored by artificial intelligence (AI) that show individuals saying and doing things they never said or did. According to the agency, deepfakes are increasingly used

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01 Aug 2019

Companies struggle with the slow, unpredictable nature of AI projects

A new survey by Dotscience sheds light on the current state of artificial intelligence (AI) adoption by businesses. The findings point to some promising and some discouraging trends. On the bright side, 63.2% of firms currently invest between $500,000 and $10 million in AI projects and the overwhelming majority (88%)

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30 Jul 2019

Apple contractors ‘regularly hear confidential details’ on Siri recordings

Apple lets contractors listen to “a small portion of Siri requests” in order to “improve Siri and dictation,” the company acknowledged after a whistleblower working for the tech giant reported that Apple contractors routinely hear highly sensitive information that was accidentally recorded by the digital assistant. While Siri should only

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22 Jul 2019

AI, quantum computing and 5G could make criminals more dangerous than ever, warn police

A new Europol report[pdf] sheds light on the way emerging technology is shaping the cyber crime economy as well as law enforcement efforts to fight cyber crime. The research states that the use of artificial intelligence (AI) can vastly improve the success of cyber attacks and make it easier for

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19 Jul 2019

Elon Musk’s Secretive Brain Tech Company Debuts a Sophisticated Neural Implant

Neuralink founder Elon Musk on Tuesday announced a new system that can “record from and stimulate [signals called] spikes in neurons” in the human brain at an unprecedented magnitude. The firm aims to start human trials for the sophisticated neural implant as early as next year. If successful, the system

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19 Jul 2019

Researchers Easily Trick Cylance’s AI-Based Antivirus Into Thinking Malware Is ‘Goodware’

Security researchers with Skylight Cyber have found a surprisingly easy way to let malware bypass Cylance’s AI-based anti-malware solution. The research shows that while artificial intelligence holds great potential for cybersecurity, AI-driven security offerings can be far from bulletproof.  In order to deceive Cylance’s algorithm, all the researchers had to

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18 Jul 2019

Federal and SLED IT managers say AI will be a game changer

A new survey by MeriTalk indicates that 90% of IT managers in Federal, state, local, and higher education (SLED) organizations say that in over the past two years, a shift has taken place toward the adoption of AI technologies. Despite this, only 14% of respondents stated that AI has been

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