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" #AI won't replace people, but people who use AI may replace those who don't."-


Evading Machine Learning Malware Classifiers

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This was a white box competition; meaning I had full access to all model parameters and source code. Therefore, the first thing to do was crack open the models and see what was going on under the hood. The first model is a neural network trained on the raw bytes of Windows executables. MalConv is implemented in PyTorch, and if you're already familiar with neural networks the code is relatively simple and straight forward: Files are passed to MalConv as a sequence of integers representing the bytes of the file (0–255). The sequence of vectors can then be processed by additional neural network layers.


Fraud detection: the problem, solutions and tools

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"Fraud is a billion-dollar business There are many formal definitions but essentially a fraud is an "art" and crime of deceiving and scamming people in their financial transactions. Frauds have always existed throughout human history but in this age of digital technology, the strategy, extent and magnitude of financial frauds is becoming wide-ranging -- from credit cards transactions to health benefits to insurance claims. Fraudsters are also getting super creative. Who's never received an email from a Nigerian royal widow that she's looking for trusted someone to hand over large sums of her inheritance? No wonder why is fraud a big deal.


COLUMN: Trump's China trade deal ignores real issues

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By many counts, the trade deal President Trump signed on Jan. 15 with China lacks heft. It doesn't remove all the tariffs, it doesn't impose any major penalties on intellectual property theft, and it punts completely on issues including China's state subsidies to prop up its own companies in international markets. Yet on one matter, the agreement could dramatically alter the U.S.-China relationship and the future of global democracy. If he means it, the United States will make an enormous strategic error: treating this minor trade deal as reason for a closer relationship with Beijing and turning a blind eye to its unfolding atrocities. This new ceasefire on trade should mark the beginning -- not the end -- of assertive, values-based engagement with China.


AI Headhunters & Tech Trends in Global Talent Recruitment

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There's an old adage, "good help is hard to get," that is making something of a comeback in today's increasingly dynamic and competitive global human resource industry. In 2016, the HR industry's total operating income reached €491 billion, while 2007-2016 CAGR was about 9 percent. Flexible labour accounts for about 71 percent of modern market share, 20 percent comes from management service providers, 8 percent from high-end talent search, and 1 percent from recruitment process outsourcing and specialized services. Recruitment and staffing are challenging areas that have been getting the most market investments. There are numerous derived services and platforms catering to recruiting: headhunters for high-end talents, background investigation services, consulting firms, and of course the popular online recruitment platforms such as LinkedIn and Glassdoor.


How AI Can Improve Business Efficiency Businessing Mag

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Artificial science is a phenomenon today that is expanding the possibilities of uses of artificial intelligence in business. Not only is AI is revolutionizing the world of science, but it is also showing us uses in business that we could only dream about. Although AI is one of the dominating technologies in recent times, not everyone understands the scope of its importance in the world of business. If you are new to the business world, or even an experienced business owner, you'd agree that you need your business to run as efficiently as possible because there's a solid connection between profitability and efficiency. Whether you run a big company, top software development company or you're a multinational business empire, the more efficient your business is, the more productivity and profitability it rakes in.


Red Symons writes from up in the cloud: Is AI really more intelligent?

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The tech titans had assembled for a Pow-er-wow. Bezos, he of Amazon, had a flowing mantle of hair that had been grown from his stem cells and nasal hairs. Zuckerberg had exactly the same face that he had worn through his 50s and 60s, still relatively inexpressive and immobile but nevertheless free of wrinkles. The Goooooogle and Microsoft barons were in jars but just as mentally active, arguably more so, since they were directly wired into the cloud and roamed the data. "I believe we should take the last logical step and integrate our companies into a single endeavour. We should amalgamate our processors and data clouds and let the entity make all the important decisions," said Tim Cook through the medium of a hologram and an electrostatic speaker.


Brain tech is coming of age, but will it make you smarter?

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With Brain Computer Interface (BCI), scientists and medical practitioners are already helping people with damaged limbs, eyes or ears regain sensations like touch, grasp, eyesight and hearing, by recording specific brain signals and translating them into actions. BCI exists in two forms: the first is the non-invasive, which includes devices or electrodes that are worn on the body. The second is the invasive variant where an electrode is implanted under the scalp so it can record information directly from the neurons in the brain. "The moment you talk about the invasive variety, it opens up a lot of possibilities. We have always had cochlear implants for cornea and ear, and pacemakers for heart. They have been fairly successful. Invasive variety can never be a mass product as it has to be entered carefully in a sophisticated medical environment only," points out Kumaar Bagrodia, founder and chief executive officer of NeuroLeap, a neuroscience startup.


Alexa learns to give useful advice to blind people

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Amazon and the UK's Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) have worked together to make Alexa more useful to those suffering from visual impairment conditions. Thanks to this collaboration, the AI-powered personal assistant can offer advice on living with sight loss, obtained directly from RNIB's Sight Loss Advice Service. "Voice assistant technology is playing an ever-increasing role in transforming the lives of blind and partially sighted people," said David Clarke, director of services at RNIB. "Voice assistants can enable independence, helping to break down accessibility barriers to a more inclusive society. By using this technology to increase the reach of our own resources, we are ensuring that people can immediately get essential information about sight conditions, their rights, and the support available, simply by asking out loud." RNIB is a charity established in 1868, originally to provide better quality literature for the blind. Today, it offers information, support and advice to almost two million people in the UK, under the patronage of the Queen.


How is Machine Learning Beneficial in Affiliate Marketing?

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In earlier days, word-of-mouth was a powerful thing that was used for promotional purposes to get the revenue going. As time passed, affiliate marketing became an important component for revenue generation. Today, machine learning is being used effectively for various marketing strategies. Most of us use mobile devices to surf the internet for shopping or many other things. Here AI comes into picture, which is used to gather a variety of information around customers.