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Machine learning and biometrics: financial services market in the middle of a revolution

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The European Commission's revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) represents a broad sweep of financial services sector regulations that will come into force next year. And when Gemalto conducted a recent survey of 11,000 digital and mobile banking consumers across 14 markets, we found that 44% would switch banks if theirs was breached. Using machine learning to create personalised authentication scenarios – Machine learning and artificial intelligence routines can be used to develop personalized authentication profiles for individuals. Open banking: unlocking fintech innovation This is where the opportunity for innovation in the sector lies.



Trust and Distrust in Online Fact-Checking Services

Communications of the ACM

While the internet has the potential to give people ready access to relevant and factual information, social media sites like Facebook and Twitter have made filtering and assessing online content increasingly difficult due to its rapid flow and enormous volume. To explore how social media users perceive the trustworthiness and usefulness of these services, we applied a research approach designed to take advantage of unstructured social media conversations (see Figure 3). While investigations of trust and usefulness often rely on structured data from questionnaire-based surveys, social media conversations represent a highly relevant data source for our purpose, as they arguably reflect the raw, authentic perceptions of social media users. To create a sufficient dataset for analysis, we removed all duplicates, including a small number of non-relevant posts lacking personal opinions about fact checkers.


Why GPS Spoofing Is a Threat to Companies, Countries

Communications of the ACM

In the bowels of the ship, Todd Humphreys, an associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin, worked with his team to feed the super-yacht's crew false navigation data using a few thousand dollars worth of hardware and software. The protocol, called the TESLA signature, is designed to complement location data with a cryptographic "signature," so Galileo's satellites would send both navigation data and the cryptographic signature to the receiving client. Humphreys also points to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's recent document on anti-spoofing, "Improving the Operation and Development of Global Positioning System (GPS) Equipment Used by Critical Infrastructure," as a sign that the right parties are taking GPS spoofing seriously. U.S. Department of Homeland Security, National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center, National Coordinating Center for Communications Improving the Operation and Development of Global Positioning System (GPS) Equipment Used by Critical Infrastructure, http://bit.ly/2oZewfz Logan Kugler is a freelance technology writer based in Tampa, FL.


How Watson AI is helping companies stay ahead of hackers and cybersecurity attacks - Watson

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AI can make a huge difference in threat detection, which is why the IBM Security team introduced IBM QRadar Advisor with Watson, combining the cognitive capabilities of Watson Discovery Service and Watson Knowledge Studio with the industry-leading security offerings of IBM. Integrating AI into security systems will be critical so companies can analyze large volumes of data, in real time. The benefit of AI for cybersecurity is to reduce the time and manual effort required by humans to process large volumes of data, so their time and expertise can be focused on more complex, sophisticated tasks and decision-making. With Watson Discovery Service integrated into your systems, you can continuously explore, discover and learn from real-time data, and use powerful cognitive search, natural language processing, domain adaptation and machine learning to empower your analysts not only to keep up, but get ahead of hackers and cybercrime.


We Must Stop The Artificial Intelligence Arms Race At Any Cost

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My visit to Japan has coincided with the 72nd anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings. During the occasion, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for global cooperation to end nuclear weapons. Nuclear science was supposed to bring unlimited supply of energy to the power-starved countries of the world. Nuclear research was supposed to bring an unlimited supply of energy to the power-starved countries of the world.


Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Defense

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Therefore, there is an increasing opinion that effective cyber defense can only be provided by real time flexible Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems with learning capability. The offensive cyber operations could involve both military and intelligence agencies since both computer network exploitation and computer network attacks are involved. Artificial Neural Networks- In 2012, Barman, and Khataniar studied the development of intrusion detection systems, IDSs based on neural network systems. Miscellaneous AI Applications- In 2014, Barani proposed a genetic algorithm (GA) and artificial immune system (AIS), GAAIS – a dynamic intrusion detection method for Mobile ad hoc Networks based on genetic algorithm and AIS.


Depressed but can't see a therapist? This chatbot could help

Los Angeles Times

Pamela Fox, Woebot's chief technology officer, center, talks to Alison Darcy, Woebot's founder and chief executive, at the offices of the start-up in San Francisco. Pamela Fox, Woebot's chief technology officer, center, talks to Alison Darcy, Woebot's founder and chief executive, at the offices of the start-up in San Francisco. Researchers now build chatbots that can listen, learn and teach cognitive behavioral therapy to humans. Delivered over Facebook Messenger, Woebot teaches users cognitive behavioral therapy skills, such as exercises that people can do to combat negative thinking and ways to manage mood disorders such as anxiety and depression.


Regulating A.I. (part 1): Origins - The Ape Machine

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Demis Hassabis, founder of DeepMind, recently spoke out about his vision on how to reach the "next level," of artificial intelligence. His strategy is, predictably, to reconnect with the field of neuroscience, to study natural intelligence, in the hope of mimicking these processes inside the machine. While I have shortly cover my opinion on this before, I want to take another pass over this topic to see if the opinions of multiple high ranking experts are able to make me change my mind about human like artificial intelligence.


United States Air Force Starts Artificial Intelligence Project To Analyze Flow Of Information

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In July 2017, the company announced an eight to 10-month project with the United States Air Force (USAF) to bring AI by the DiuX, which accelerates commercial innovation for national defense. SparkCognition's AI software is used to make sense of all the real-time sensor data from machines that flow across the enterprise and assess problems before they happen. The project, called Project Quantum, is intended to leverage machine learning to analyze the flow of information across the USAF and then apply the knowledge to its Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process. "We want to leverage USAF, DoD, and external datasets to augment senior AF leader decision processes quantitatively."