Semaphore Foundation Training - September 2019


Smartlogic provides training so your team can get the most from our Semaphore model management, classification and extraction tools. Semaphore Foundation Training for end users will begin the week of September 9th, 2019. This virtual training course is a 4-week, online, self-paced series of slides, student exercises, and instructor interaction. Foundation training provides the Information Managers and Taxonomists within your organization with a comprehensive view of the core components in the Semaphore product suite. Using a fun and intuitive use case, participants will come away with a thorough understanding of the Semaphore platform, model development, and classification strategies that result in successful project outcomes.

The Future is Now Smartlogic


About two weeks ago, I saw an article (actually, one of my colleagues posted it on our intranet) from the MIT Technology Review about the limitations of Artificial Intelligence. The article is here for those of you who want to read it in full, but the fundamental concept is; while AI has made great strides in the last 20 years or so (see the recent win by Google's AlphaGo over Lee Sodol, who is thought to be one of the best Go players of all time), it is still fundamentally inadequate in one respect – we have not yet built a machine that can carry on a conversation with anything remotely approximating human facility. Quite simply, the computer does not understand the meaning of words that it is using and is therefore unable to use them intelligently. The reason for this, according to the article, is that "words often have meaning based on context and the appearance of the letters and words." It's not enough to be able to identify a concept represented by a bunch of letters strung together.

Data Protection


Semaphore allows organizations, regardless of size, type or industry, to manage data protection efforts by assisting in securing personal data at the application, network and endpoint level. Semaphore's ability to enrich information assets with descriptive metadata allows organizations to quickly identify affected individuals and take immediate preventative measures in the event of a breach.

Tenn. teacher cracks Adobe code, wins software

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Powell High School teacher Jimmy Waters stands in front of the San Jose Semaphore in California. Waters cracked a code broadcast by the building that had been unsolved for more than four years. Jimmy Waters, 31, teaches advanced algebra, geometry and trigonometry at Powell High School. Last summer, Waters devoted a month of his vacation time to solving the puzzle presented by the San Jose Semaphore, a project created by New York-based artist Ben Rubin in 2006. Adobe planned on rewarding Waters with a one-year subscription to its Creative Cloud software, but at his request, the company is donating 40 one-year subscriptions to Powell High School's computer lab, on top of a 3-D printer "to help the students push the boundaries of creativity even further," according to a company news release.

Salesforce Introduces AI Software for Better CRM and Marketing


Salesforce Inc., a global computing company, announced on Sunday, an initiative that integrates Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology into its software for enterprises. Called Salesforce Einstein, the company came up with such an initiative to streamline the sales, services and marketing processes of a workplace. Artificial intelligence has the capabilities to function with human-like abilities and hence its implementation for CRM will make the sales and marketing tasks automatic. This new offering has a set of online AI services that will ease the sales tasks and improve productivity. It will help sales people to predict market behavior and focus on the relevant information.