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Artificial intelligence and Cybersecurity: A necessary evil in the fight against malware systems

artificial intelligence and cybersecurity: a necessary evil in the fight against malware systems

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Artificial intelligence has revolutionized all sectors with its great capacity to process information. In the cybersecurity space, it is capable of increasing the detection, range and precision of cyberattacks.In this article, we are going to discuss the most important characteristics of artificial intelligence and its relationship with cybersecurity, as well as the challenges that it can present if not properly managed. Characteristics of artificial intelligence in relation to cybersecurityPrevention and detection of attacksThrough machine learning algorithms we are able to make predictions from past events and it is possible to consider infinite data and scenarios to identify probable events, in order to locate parameters faster, where a potential attack can hide. Machine learning systems can establish security protocols depending on the type of intrusion into the company’s systems.Automation processingAI allows automating processes with a large volume of information, maintaining a high level of protection, which contributes to optimizing actions and improving performance.Protection of information, assets and infrastructureIt allows to identify vulnerabilities in the company’s technological ecosystem, being an advantage when facing unknown potentially dangerous behaviours.Optimization of human resourcesBy automating processes, artificial intelligence allows human assets to be dedicated to more complex critical tasks, while …

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3 Top Artificial Intelligence Stocks to Buy in July @themotleyfool #stocks $NVDA $MU $APPN $GOOGL $CRM $GOOG

3 top artificial intelligence stocks to buy in july @themotleyfool #stocks $nvda $mu $appn $googl $crm $goog

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Over a decade ago, a nebulous idea called “the cloud” started to gain momentum. Using the internet to deliver a service to a remotely located user was a novel concept, but today, it’s an essential piece of the economy. 
Artificial intelligence (AI) is likewise an important but oft-misunderstood technology. It’s still developing, but it promises to create a new segment of the economy based on the automation of simple tasks and raw data crunching. 
Researcher IDC estimates that some $37.5 billion was spent globally on AI systems in 2019. That’s not a particularly large sum, but IDC thinks that figure could roughly triple by 2023. Just as the cloud is now responsible for delivering all sorts of tools and services, AI systems are expected to have a wide range of uses in a very short period of time.  
Last month, I talked up Alphabet, salesforce.com, and NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA). For July, I’m revisiting NVIDIA and going with Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) and Appian (NASDAQ:APPN) as my AI picks of the moment.

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Before there was software, there was hardware
As a final product, AI is software: an algorithm that dictates the function of a system or device. But …

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Here’s the list of interdisciplinary Artificial Intelligence online courses for non-engineers

here’s the list of interdisciplinary artificial intelligence online courses for non-engineers

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By: Education Desk | New Delhi |

Published: July 5, 2020 4:45:59 pm

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an evolving technology which is thriving among every business group in the world. AI is everywhere. As many as 20 per cent of jobs are likely to be AI-based jobs in most companies, according to McKinsey global institute. But what is artificial intelligence and how can it be useful for your field, if you have been thinking about this, we have got you covered.
Here is a list of courses that can help young professionals of any stream boost up their skill-set. These courses are imparted online, are short-term, flexible, and can be a good utilisation of the lockdown period.
AI for everyone: This course is offered by online platform Coursera and offered by deeplearing.ai. Coursera claims to provide a definitive picture related to what AI is, how can you build it in your company, and how versatile it is. The course will teach learners how to spot opportunities to apply AI to problems in your own organisation, what it feels like to build machine learning (ML), and data science projects, as per Coursera. It is 6 hour-long course and available free …

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Artificial intelligence the focus of Cabinet’s new digital strategy

artificial intelligence the focus of cabinet’s new digital strategy

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More state investment will be set aside for artificial intelligence going forward, the cabinet announced on Thursday. Part of the government’s newly-published Dutch Digitalisation Strategy, the investment strategy aims to ensure that the Netherlands retains its position as a digital frontrunner in Europe, according to the cabinet.The Dutch AI Coalition, which was launched in October of 2019 and contains 350 members, received a cash injection of 23.5 million euros on Thursday to in order to research and develop artificial intelligence technologies, the Cabinet announced, adding that the 64 million euros invested in the coalition in 2019 will be doubled this year.
A statement on the government website explains the reason new interest in AI technologies. “To keep the Netherlands as the digital leader of Europe, companies, consumers and governments will have to react quicker and be more innovative to the high speeds that society and the economy is digitalizing,” the Cabinet stated.
“AI promises, provided that people can trust that it will be used carefully, that it is an important basis for innovation in care, energy, mobility, agriculture and food, manufacturing and education. That is why research into ethical, legal and social aspects for the responsible application of AI is also an important goal …

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6 Step Guide for CIOs to Implement AI for Business Transformation

6 step guide for cios to implement ai for business transformation

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) environment has risen from data scientists to reach the boardroom as a pre-curser to digital transformation. Clayton Christensen, author of The Innovator’s Dilemma, a disruptive technology adds to the premise writing AI “enables new markets to emerge” to disrupts an existing market status-quo.
The adoption path of AI needs a well thought out strategy to evolve in response to the dynamically changing technology parlance. These changes are well equated to the waves in an ocean, where either CIOs need to learn how to ride the wave or be overpowered by its force.
The guide to implementing AI is not a piece of cake, here is a blueprint guide, CIOs may consider implementing Artificial Intelligence in modern enterprises-

Understanding Artificial Intelligence
Decoding AI for the Enterprise
Importance of AI to the Enterprise
Building AI Use Cases
Addressing AI Challenges
AI adoption to the Enterprise

Understanding Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence defined in business parlance are algorithms that imitate human thinking applying to compute systems using logic, decision trees and if-then rules. AI brings pattern recognition and predictive maintenance from big data to provide intelligently and help businesses make strategic decisions.

Decoding AI for the Enterprise
Reactive AI (Machine …

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In a COVID-19 world, Artificial Intelligence is tailoring a perfect fit for the fashion industry

in a covid-19 world, artificial intelligence is tailoring a perfect fit for the fashion industry

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The $2.5 trillion fashion industry seems vulnerable to a long drawn out recovery, due to the discretionary nature of consumer spending on clothes.
Retailers will now experience first-hand, the need for a digital-first mentality to even stay afloat.
Empowered by AI insights, designers, merchandisers and buyers could soon predict customer preferences, way before they become fashionable.
Even before the coronavirus pandemic crashed the global economy, disrupting supply chains and stalling consumer demand, the fashion industry was not looking forward to walking the 2020 ramp. Headwinds such as slowing demand, rising competition, shifting demographic-driven preferences and the rising carbon footprint of fast fashion, were already hanging over the sector’s head.
The fallout of COVID-19 pandemic is beginning to look like the biggest economic shock in over half a century, the 2008 financial crisis included. While many industries have already been hard hit,
the $2.5 trillion fashion industry seems vulnerable to a long drawn out recovery, due to the discretionary nature of consumer spending on clothes. Meanwhile, deep discounting stock clearance, supply chain interruptions and even bankruptcies, are the themes playing out in the short to medium term.
The reshaping of the prevailing environment and business landscape will also present an existential opportunity for the …

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VeChain Is Attending the World Artificial Intelligence Conference 2020 Hosted By Shanghai Municipal People’s Government

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SHANGHAI, July 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — From 9 July to 11 July 2020, the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) will be held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organized by the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, the annual conference’s mission is to provide a global platform for current and future AI innovation startups and corporations to exchange ideas and resources in pursuit of humankind’s greatest technological achievements. (PRNewsfoto/VeChain)MoreVeChain will be opening the first blockchain technology session in this conference, with our session titled “blockchainize the future, power the economy”. The blockchain forum will be co-hosted by the Shanghai Municipal Commission Of Economy And Informatization, Shanghai Finance Information Association and several other large enterprises and organizations. VeChain will be sharing our experience in the blockchain deployment, integration and usage for various business scenarios and current successful users.VeChain Attending WAIC Alongside Tech Giants and JuggernautsSince the first WAIC in 2018, the event has become a grand meeting and festival, accumulating international influences across various industries. In line with the growing trend of the online new economy and digital transformation, this year’s conference will be inviting top-of-line tech enterprises, including Microsoft, Amazon, Alibaba, Tencent, Huawei and more.This event will be the perfect avenue for VeChain to …

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Security Think Tank: Artificial intelligence will be no silver bull…

security think tank: artificial intelligence will be no silver bull…

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Ivanna Bartoletti

Published: 03 Jul 2020


Undoubtedly, artificial intelligence (AI) is able to support organisations in tackling their threat landscape and the widening of vulnerabilities as criminals have become more sophisticated. However, AI is no silver bullet when it comes to protecting assets and organisations should be thinking about cyber augmentation, rather than just the automation of cyber security alone.

Areas where AI can currently be deployed include the training of a system to identify even the smallest behaviours of ransomware and malware attacks before it enters the system and then isolate them from that system.
Other examples include automated phishing and data theft detection which are extremely helpful as they involve a real-time response. Context-aware behavioural analytics are also interesting, offering the possibility to immediately spot a change in user behaviour which could signal an attack.
The above are all examples of where machine learning and AI can be useful. However, over-reliance and false assurance could present another problem: As AI improves at safeguarding assets, so too does it improve attacking them. As cutting-edge technologies are applied to improve security, cyber criminals are using the same innovations to get an edge over these defences.
Typical attacks can involve the gathering …

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Letters to the editor

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Of limited intelligenceArtificial intelligence is an oxymoron (Technology quarterly, June 13th). Intelligence is an attribute of living things, and can best be defined as the use of information to further survival and reproduction. When a computer resists being switched off, or a robot worries about the future for its children, then, and only then, may intelligence flow.I acknowledge Richard Sutton’s “bitter lesson”, that attempts to build human understanding into computers rarely work, although there is nothing new here. I was aware of the folly of anthropomorphism as an AI researcher in the mid-1980s. We learned to fly when we stopped emulating birds and studied lift. Meaning and knowledge don’t result from symbolic representation; they relate directly to the visceral motives of survival and reproduction.Great strides have been made in widening the applicability of algorithms, but as Mr Sutton says, this progress has been fuelled by Moore’s law. What we call AI is simply pattern discovery. Brilliant, transformative, and powerful, but just pattern discovery. Further progress is dependent on recognising this simple fact, and abandoning the fancy that intelligence can be disembodied from a living host.ROB MACDONALDRichmond, North YorkshireI agree that machine learning is …

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