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How artificial intelligence is powering cybersecurity

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Technology progresses daily and with this progression come threats and risks to social, financial and economic life. Today, cyber-attackers have resorted to the use of automation to launch more frequent attacks on different businesses and corporations. While cyber-attackers are expending a lot of resources to launch more sophisticated attacks, many organizations still rely on manual efforts to gather internal security findings and contextualize them with external threat information. It was reported that carelessness of employee was the reason behind the ransomware attack in 51 percent of the cases. However, such outdated methods and strategies need to part way for AI because they use up a lot of time, in which cyber-attackers can successfully take advantage of vulnerabilities to breach systems and steal data.


How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Helps Bridge the Cybersecurity Skills Gap

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The widespread shortage of skilled security operations and threat intelligence resources in security operations centers (SOCs) leaves many organizations open to the increased risk of a security incident. That's because they are unable to effectively investigate all discovered, potentially malicious behaviors in their environment in a thorough and repeatable way. According to ESG, two-thirds of security professionals believe the cybersecurity skills gap has led to an increased workload for existing staff. "Since organizations don't have enough people, they simply pile more work onto those that they have," wrote ESG Senior Principal Analyst Jon Oltsik. "This leads to human error, misalignment of tasks to skills, and employee burnout."


Revolutionary camera app removes unwanted bystanders and tourists from your pictures

Daily Mail - Science & tech

A new app can help give you the perfect Instagram shot by removing bystanders and tourists from photos in busy locations. Named Bye Bye Camera, the developer describes it as an art project and an app'for the post-human era'. Artist Damjanski created the software with Do Something Good, an'incubation collective' where coders and artists pool their resources to create projects. The app uses the same AI tools found in facial recognition software to identify people using an object detection algorithm called YOLO (You Only Look Once). It then uses a separate tool to fill in the space left behind with what Adobe has dubbed'context-aware fill'.


Instagram CEO unsure of what to do with 'deepfaked' video - says the company doesn't have a policy

Daily Mail - Science & tech

The CEO of Instagram has defended the company's decision not to take down a deepfaked video of Mark Zuckerberg two weeks after the doctored video was reported. Adam Mosseri told CBS' Gayle King - in his first US television interview since taking over the platform last year - that the company hasn't yet formulated an official policy on AI-altered video called'deepfakes', and until then taking action would be'inappropriate.' Mosseri said, 'I don't feel good about it,' but said there is no rush to remove the video, in part because'the damage is done.' Mosseri's comments about deepfakes come as a response to King's questioning about a faked video of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg taken from an actual interview with CBSN in 2017. The doctored video features a fairly convincing Zuckerberg next to a superimposed CBSN logo talking about how Facebook wields power over its users.


There will be 33 million driverless cars sold annually by 2040

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Members of the public are getting the chance to take a free ride in a self-driving car in Detroit as part of a nonprofit coalition's effort to clear up misunderstanding and confusion about the technology (April 5) AP, AP Fully autonomous vehicles that can drive themselves in nearly any situation aren't roaming the streets just yet, but almost every major technology company and automaker is working on getting to that point as quickly as possible. These companies are making huge strides in creating a world where we can hop into a car, tell it where to take us, and safely arrive – with no human input needed. If you need some convincing about how these vehicles will transform our world, consider these four hard-to-believe facts. Research from IHS Markit shows that in nearly two decades, more than 30 million self-driving vehicles will be sold each year. That means that 26% of new cars will have autonomous mobility by that year.


Generating Character Animations from Speech with AI - NVIDIA Developer News Center

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Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, a member of NVIDIA's NVAIL program, developed an end-to-end deep learning algorithm that can take any speech signal as input – and realistically animate it in a wide range of adult faces. "There is an extensive literature on estimating 3D face shape, facial expressions, and facial motion from images and videos. Less attention has been paid to estimating 3D properties of faces from sound," the researchers stated in their paper. "Understanding the correlation between speech and facial motion thus provides additional valuable information for analyzing humans, particularly if visual data are noisy, missing, or ambiguous." The team first collected a new dataset of 4D face scans together with speech.


Top 10 emerging technologies of 2019

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is the emerging technology offering the greatest opportunities to create new business and revenues, according to CompTIA's second annual Top 10 Emerging Technologies report, released Monday. The 10 technologies named in the report were ranked according to the near-term business and financial opportunities each creates for IT firms and other business technology companies, and selected by the organization's Emerging Technology Community. IoT is driving business changes by providing the data needed to improve marketing, increase sales, and decrease costs, the report found. "Everybody in the technology world, as well as many consumers, is hearing the term Internet of Things," Frank Raimondi, a member of the CompTIA Emerging Technology Community leadership group who works in strategic channel and business development for Chargifi, said in a press release. However, "to say it's confusing and overwhelming is an understatement," he added.


Investorideas.com Newswire - AI News: VSBLTY (CSE: VSBY) Selected by Energetika Technologies to Provide Crowd Analytics to Enhance Safety Lighting & Security Throughout Latin America

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Newswire) VSBLTY Groupe Technologies Corp. (CSE: VSBY) (5VS.F) (VSBGF), a leading retail software and technology company, is teaming with Energetika, an international provider of "intelligent lighting" solutions, to install safety lighting and integrated security to Mexico City, and other Latin American cities designated as a "Smart City." Accessibility, habitability, sustainability, air quality, noise levels, energy, health and economic vitality are among the elements necessary to be selected as a "Smart City." Energetika is a leading provider of smart lighting solutions for economically efficient applications that incorporate security. Energetika chose VSBLTY to provide security technology that includes crowd analytics and facial recognition for residential, commercial and governmental applications. VSBLTY technology provides enhanced customer engagement and audience measurement using machine learning and computer vision.


A Guide to Using AI for Marketing

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As technology increases, so do the tools that we as marketers have at our disposal. One of the more recent developments, artificial intelligence (AI), is no exception. While most just hear AI and think of self-driving cars or sentient robots, this is an area of science that we can use to help us be more effective as marketers. AI is the method of using machine learning to mimic human intelligence, patterns and tendencies. Computers use algorithms and historical data to determine how to respond to certain actions.


A Guide to Using AI for Marketing

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As technology increases, so do the tools that we as marketers have at our disposal. One of the more recent developments, artificial intelligence (AI), is no exception. While most just hear AI and think of self-driving cars or sentient robots, this is an area of science that we can use to help us be more effective as marketers. AI is the method of using machine learning to mimic human intelligence, patterns and tendencies. Computers use algorithms and historical data to determine how to respond to certain actions.