All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. Join Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040), June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA for three days of intense Enterprise Cloud and'Digital Transformation' discussion and focus, including Big Data's indispensable role in IoT, Smart Grids and (IIoT) Industrial Internet of Things, Wearables and Consumer IoT, as well as (new) Digital Transformation in Vertical Markets. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 20th Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech, which will incorporate machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, and blockchain into one track.
This article was written by Gregory Roberts for Bloomberg BNA. Entrepreneurs and innovators are invading the complex and often arcane world of regulatory compliance with some of the same technologies that have disrupted the core operations of the financial services industry. Machine learning, biometrics and the interpretation of social media and other unstructured data show promise as potential compliance tools for regulatory obligations that have mushroomed in the aftermath of the financial crisis, along with the investment and costs associated with them. Regtech is "the use of new technologies to solve regulatory and compliance requirements more effectively and efficiently," as the Institute for International Finance (IIF), a research-oriented trade association in Washington, put it in a March report. "I would define it as technological advancement that assists those focused on compliance and regulatory-related activities in their professions," Kari Larsen, counsel at Reed Smith LLP in New York, and formerly in the Enforcement Division of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, told Bloomberg BNA.
Today's security teams are tasked with protecting critical embedded, IT, and business systems from a growing number of cyber threats, some of which can mutate to expose vulnerabilities and evade traditional defense mechanisms. In this interview with Amir Husain, Founder and CEO of SparkCognition, he addresses the shortcomings of traditional security technologies against advanced attacks, such as Stuxnet, and reveals how artificial intelligence (AI) can augment the expertise of security professionals equipped with limited resources. With all the attack vectors in the Internet of Things (IoT), what is the biggest challenge security teams face? HUSAIN: The challenge is enormous and actually has two dimensions. First, attacks are becoming more sophisticated and the likelihood is increasing that an attack that has never been seen before will target physical infrastructure.
Artificial intelligence boosters predict a brave new world of flying cars and cancer cures. Detractors worry about a future where humans are enslaved to an evil race of robot overlords. Veteran AI scientist Eric Horvitz and Doomsday Clock guru Lawrence Krauss, seeking a middle ground, gathered a group of experts in the Arizona desert to discuss the worst that could possibly happen - and how to stop it. Their workshop took place last weekend at Arizona State University (ASU) with funding from Tesla co-founder Elon Musk and Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn. Officially dubbed "Envisioning and Addressing Adverse AI Outcomes", it was a kind of AI doomsday games that organised some 40 scientists, cyber-security experts and policy wonks into groups of attackers - the red team - and defenders - blue team - playing out AI-gone-very-wrong scenarios, ranging from stock-market manipulation to global warfare.
The role of technology-fueled algorithms in shaping our society, and how to use them responsibly, is one of the topics I'll be exploring at the Next:Economy Summit in San Francisco, October 10-11. Some years ago, John Mattison, the chief medical information officer of Kaiser Permanente, the large integrated health provider, said to me, "The great question of the 21st century is going to be'Whose black box do you trust?'" Mattison was talking about the growing importance of algorithms in medicine, but his point, more broadly, was that we increasingly place our trust in systems whose methods for making decisions we do not understand. A lot of attention has been paid to the role of algorithms in shaping the experience of consumers. Much less attention has been paid to the role of algorithms in shaping the incentives for business decision-making. For example, there has been hand-wringing for years about how algorithms shape the news we see from Google or Facebook.