GitHub today launched GitHub Security Lab, an ongoing effort to protect open source projects. The GitHub Security Lab aims to bring together security researchers from partner organizations such as Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, Oracle, Uber and HackerOne. To boost the GitHub Security Lab, GitHub is CodeQL, an open source variant analysis software from Semmle, a company that it acquired in September to help GitHub better detect vulnerabilities in the code. Semmle security software is used by companies such as Google, Microsoft and NASA. GitHub says it has used the CodeQL semantic code analysis engine to find more than 100 vulnerabilities in popular open source projects with custom queries.
Google Cloud is making Contact Center AI generally available for use today. The cloud service is built with Dialogflow of the conversational AI engine to automate interactions with customers in call centers. Contact Center AI contains Virtual Agent to automatically respond to customer inquiries with voice or text or transfer the conversation to a person when a bot cannot help a client. Agent Assist uses natural language processing to increase customer service agent interactions with customers when a bot cannot help a client. The news comes today when Google launched its rich communication services (RCS) to Android message users in the United States, and days after Google's experimental unit, the Area 120 CallJoy service to answer phone calls and questions Small business customers get an update.
SINGAPORE: By 2022, people living in Singapore will be able to report municipal issues via a chatbot that asks for details in real time and automatically identifies the correct government agency in charge. This will be made possible by artificial intelligence (AI), which is also set to power a tool that helps in the detection of diabetic eye disease and an automated marking system for English in primary and secondary education by the same year. More initiatives tapping on AI technologies, such as machine learning and computer vision, are in the pipeline over the next decade, according to five projects unveiled on Wednesday (Nov 13) as part of Singapore's new "National AI Strategy". The new strategy, which maps out how Singapore will develop and use AI to transform the economy and improve peoples' lives, was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat at the final day of the "Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) x the Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) Conference". Describing it as the next step in Singapore's Smart Nation Journey, Mr Heng said: "Countries will need to keep pace with technology, and harness it to tackle common challenges and national priorities."
Last year, it was revealed that Amazon's facial recognition software, 'Rekognition' matched Congresspeople's headshots with photos from inside a mugshot database. In total, 28 members of Congress were falsely identified as other people that had previously been arrested for committing criminal offenses. The false matches were disproportionate toward people of color, including six members of the Congressional Black Caucus, among these was civil rights activist Rep. John Lewis. In July of 2018, the American Civil Liberties Union conducted an independent analysis using the same default settings that Amazon's Rekognition software uses. This analysis ran a check on the whole of Congress against 25,000 publicly available arrest photographs.
Udacity, the Silicon Valley based lifelong learning platform, announced its newest initiative to expand students' artificial intelligence skills: the Intel Edge AI Scholarship Program. This new scholarship program, announced at the Intel AI Summit and the Future of Education and Workforce Summit in San Francisco, will empower professional developers interested in advanced learning, specifically deep learning and computer vision, to accelerate the development and deployment of high-performance computer vision and deep learning solutions. Computer vision and AI at the edge are becoming instrumental in powering everything from factory assembly lines and retail inventory management to hospital urgent care medical imaging equipment like X-ray and CAT scans. This program will teach fluency in some of the most cutting-edge technologies. Upon successful completion of the first phase of the program, students will also have the opportunity to earn their way to a full scholarship to the Intel Edge AI for IoT Developers Nanodegree program, a brand-new Udacity Nanodegree program built in partnership with Intel.
David Barton is chief information security officer (CISO) at Stellar Cyber, a Silicon Valley-based security company that created the industry's first Open Detection and Response (Open-XDR) platform. Barton has more than 20 years of experience in security leadership roles across a variety of industries, including telecommunications, healthcare, software development, finance and government. He has led security operations at marquee companies including AT&T/Cingular, Sprint/Nextel, Five Iron, Forcepoint and HireRight. Barton holds an executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, a Bachelor of Science in management information systems from Simpson College and a CISSP certification.
JC2 Ventures CEO and founder and Cisco chairman emeritus John Chambers discusses the ongoing journey to 5G in the U.S. and how artificial intelligence can help or hurt the job market. With artificial intelligence quickly creeping into people's everyday lifestyle, some people are wondering if it's a technology to be feared or lauded. Former executive chairman and CEO of Cisco Systems, and now JC2 Ventures CEO and founder, John Chambers spoke to FOX Business' Liz Claman on Thursday about where he lands on that debate. "I think it's a combination of perhaps three areas," Chambers said on "The Claman Countdown." "If you're going to bet on one technology ... I'd bet on artificial intelligence."
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When tech entrepreneur David Heinmeier Hansson recently took to Twitter saying the Apple Card gave him a credit limit that was 20 times higher than his wife's, despite the fact that she had a higher credit score, it may have been the first major headline about algorithmic bias you read in your everyday life. It was not the first -- there have been major stories about potential algorithmic bias in child care and insurance -- and it won't be the last. The chief technology officer of project management software firm Basecamp, Heinmeier was not the only tech figure speaking out about algorithmic bias and the Apple Card. In fact, Apple's own co-founder Steve Wozniak had a similar experience. Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren even got in on the action, bashing Apple and Goldman, and regulators said they are launching a probe.
In the golden age of Artificial Intelligence, healthcare is the new frontier of research and development. Surgeons are routinely using robotic assists to operate with less invasiveness and more precision. Gene sequencing and gene editing aided by AI is transforming the way scientists obtain cures for diseases. But, most notably, research is underway to allow AI to transform the way doctors diagnose patients. You have symptoms of a cold.