25 Mar 2019

AR Will Spark the Next Big Tech Platform—Call It Mirrorworld

While augmented reality (AR) may strike some as an over-hyped concept that has so far delivered little of value, there are strong indications that this technology may actually give rise to the third major technology platform after the Internet and social media: a digital realm dubbed “mirrorworld.” The mirrorworld would

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22 Mar 2019

NSF Director Approaching Uncertain Tech Landscape with Confidence

Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), France Córdova believes it is important for Americans to embrace the technological innovations that research in artificial intelligence (AI), quantum computing, astrophysics and other fields will bring. In a Nextgov interview she stated that “[u]ltimately the country that succeeds the best is going

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20 Mar 2019

Half of organizations lack the security talent needed to remain secure

A new Trend Micro study underscores the risks of the global cybersecurity talent gap for organizations. According to the research, almost half of all organizations do not have enough IT security experts on the payroll to protect themselves against cyber attacks. Two out of three (69%) organizations think that artificial

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20 Mar 2019

White House starts to flesh out AI research plan — and raises its profile with AI.gov

As part of it’s broader policy to promote artificial intelligence (AI) research and development (R&D), the White House has launched AI.gov, an official domain used to showcase the government’s new AI strategy and related projects. According to the Trump administration, the domain is part of the government’s efforts to solidify

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15 Mar 2019

Intel offers AI breakthrough in quantum computing

While applications of deep learning have produced impressive empirical results, the theory behind it is still poorly developed. However, a team of researchers from Intel and the Hebrew University are saying that they have made an important breakthrough that allows for a better theoretical understanding of the capabilities of deep

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14 Mar 2019

Businesses recognize the need for AI & ML tools in cybersecurity

Webroot released a new study on US business attitudes toward artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in the context of cybersecurity. While 71% of organizations want to use more AI/ML solutions as part of their cybersecurity strategy, 76% indicated that they do not actually care about AI/ML itself and

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07 Mar 2019

Three Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Drive Human Innovation

AI is expected to create significant value for businesses in the coming years. Gartner predicts that by 2022, the value that AI contributes to companies will already total $3.9 trillion. Most of this estimated value is related to an increase in worker productivity. In addition to this,  Micha Breakstone of

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01 Mar 2019

4 Observations From Recent Surveys About The State-Of-Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Recent surveys aiming to assess the current state of Artificial Intelligence (AI) point to four common trends. The first is that people’s attitudes toward AI are more positive than before, although skepticism remains when it comes to AI bias. For instance, 53% of respondents in a recent consumer survey by

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28 Feb 2019

Don’t mean to alarm you, but Boeing has built an unmanned fighter jet called ‘Loyal Wingman’

Boeing has introduced the Boeing Airpower Teaming System, an unmanned aircraft that according to the manufacturer will provide “fighter-like performance,” and uses sensors and artificial intelligence (AI) to “fly independently or in support of manned aircraft,” while being able to “support intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions and electronic warfare.” While

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21 Feb 2019

What alchemy and astrology can teach artificial intelligence researchers

Artificial intelligence (AI) research is rapidly bringing us closer to a new technological revolution. However, Computer Science professor Ben Shneiderman of the University of Maryland believes that in order to get the best out of this technology, researchers and engineers should be careful not to repeat the mistakes of legitimate scientists who got sidetracked

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