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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.


Why GPS Spoofing Is a Threat to Companies, Countries

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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.


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.


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."


AI Demystified: Shaping the future for positive change

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And while it is executing tasks that "require human intelligence," the tasks themselves – like mass data analysis or translation, complex calculations or immediate responsiveness – are rarely those which people are otherwise capable of or willing to perform. It requires humans to help AI understand language and make subjective decisions for a business. At a recent Stanford University conference, Andy Slavitt, former acting director, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), said that the expansion of AI in healthcare is designed to address productivity concerns. As the healthcare industry undergoes several paradigm shifts – from fee-for-service to value-based care, impersonal to precision medicine, traditional to digital healthcare delivery – AI is becoming essential.


Six reasons for the failure of first generation Enterprise AI

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Big Data and Analytics are cool things that computers do and are used in building Enterprise AI systems of intelligent engagement. It requires a new class of technology, data, methods, and skills focused around a business led portfolio of industry optimized AIs and not just point solutions or science projects. Manoj Saxena is the Executive Chairman of CognitiveScale an industry AI software company focused on delivering systems of intelligent engagement. Portfolio companies include Spark Cognition, a cognitive security analytics company where Saxena is Chariman of the Board and WayBlazer, a B2B AI platform for the travel industry where Saxena is a Board member.


AI is coming to war, regardless of Elon Musk's well-meaning concern

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Italian emergency workers rescue a baby (C) after an earthquake hit the popular Italian tourist island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, causing several buildings to collapse overnight. A protester covers her eyes with a China flag to imply Goddess of Justice during the rally supporting young activists Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow in central in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow were jailed last week after being convicted of unlawful assembly. South Korea protesters hold placards with an illustration of U.S. President Donald Trump during a during a 72nd Liberation Day rally in Seoul, South Korea.


Robotbenchmark lets you program simulated robots from your browser

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Cyberbotics Ltd. is launching https://robotbenchmark.net to allow everyone to program simulated robots online for free. About Cyberbotics Ltd.: Cyberbotics is a Swiss-based company, spin-off from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, specialized in the development of robotics simulation software. About the Human Brain Project: The Human Brain Project is a large ten-year scientific research project that aims to build a collaborative ICT-based scientific research infrastructure to allow researchers across the globe to advance knowledge in the fields of neuroscience, computing, neurorobotics, and brain-related medicine. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, it is coordinated by the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and is largely funded by the European Union.