The Importance of Cyber Security in a Post–Cambridge Analytica Scandal Era

Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook had to reassure their users that their personal data was being protected. The social media platform had to recreate its image and rebuild consumer trust by reconfiguring its cybersecurity procedures. Facebook began by Conducting audits on and investigations of all applications that had access to large amounts of information 

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Is the Virtual Assistant Adoption Hype Over or Just Heating Up?

Virtual assistants’ capabilities continue to increase as they improve at capturing inferential data on personal preferences, biases, expectations and habits. They will soon be able to predict our future likes and dislikes and our next needs and wants. Tasks from simple appointment setting with a human-like cadence to bringing you your beverage of choice are 

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How to ride the AI mega-wave

Last year had a transformative effect on Artificial intelligence (AI), with tech giants such as Google, Apple and Facebook all spending exorbitant amounts on acquiring AI start-ups. The aim for these companies was to bring the niche AI expertise of these start-ups in-house, signalling that these industry titans recognise the importance of having top notch 

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Overblown expectations for autonomous cars could force the next AI winter

Artificial intelligence has long had to manage expectations of its potential benefits versus what it is capable of providing at any point in time. This tension slowed down the overall progress and benefits of AI by introducing skepticism, reducing funding, and limiting adoption of the technology. Ideas around AI date back to even before the 

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UX and the Wild West

I’m not a huge fan of westerns, but I’ve seen my fair share on TV growing up. My kids have no interest in the exploits of the long forgotten cowboys and Indians. Their battlegrounds are futuristic landscapes with imaginary beasts and weapons fired using a game controller. The wild west frontier was defined during a 

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Goodbye Copycat: China Returns to Its Innovation Roots

China has long been considered the copycat nation of the world. For generations, its goal was not to build on what the competition has done, but rather play catch-up by piggybacking on other people’s technological advances and underpricing the competition. For years, Chinese copycat knockoff products have flooded western markets. This raised concerns about brand 

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The Emergence Of Digital 2.0: What To Get Ready For In 2018

Every year, new technologies and innovations basically reinvent how business gets done. The term “digital” has pretty much become passé and is losing most of its muster. Yet many companies are still struggling to fully embrace the digital shift. Digital 2.0 technologies — machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchain, augmented reality, Internet of Things, cloud robotics, 

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Open Banking APIs – Unlocking the Digital Transformation in Banking Industry

Application programming interfaces (APIs) is relatively an old technical composition, which has been around for a long time. It is a structured and predetermined mechanism where two systems can exchange data with each other. Essentially APIs were internally focused and were exposed externally only in a very private manner or only to pre-identified partners. Open 

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Upgrading your ERP creates strong backbone for a digital agenda

Digital technology is here to stay and changing customer preferences and perceptions in an unprecedented manner. Manufacturers and their ecosystems have never been under such a pressure to make transitions to modern  IT solutions. Their large-scale investments in the IT landscape over the years needs to be revamped to address this change. Many manufacturing organizations 

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Modern Testing Disruptions

Digital transformation is real, challenging enterprises to innovate and adopt to stay competitive. Disruption from innovative financial tech (FinTech) companies, increasing adoption of digital technology by customers, better and smarter devices, new products through Internet of Things (IoT) integration, the ability to deliver pointed solutions through machine learning and artificial intelligence, and a focus on 

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7 Core Habits of Digitally Effective Manufacturing Organizations

A robust manufacturing sector is the backbone of a healthy economy. Digital is here to stay and the manufacturing industry, already a leader in leveraging IoT, analytics and other technological innovations, can accelerate the pace of adoption to create more opportunities and better outcomes. Global developments such as Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet accentuate the need for innovative 

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Blockchain May Play Crucial Role in Artificial Intelligence Development, Regulation

The biggest threat for our future, according to Elon Musk, is the development of artificial intelligence (AI). As Musk recently pointed out: “I think we should be very careful about artificial intelligence. If I had to guess at what our biggest existential threat is, it’s probably that. So we need to be very careful. I’m 

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Artificial Intelligence Threats and Promises

Artificial intelligence (AI) might evolve to the point where humans are no longer in control. Facebook was recently forced to shut down an experiment after two artificial intelligence programs began chatting to each other in their own language. Researchers at the Facebook AI Research Lab (FAIR) found the chatbots had deviated from their script and 

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