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Machine Learning Lends a Hand for Automated Software Testing - The New Stack

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Now, a set of artificial intelligence-powered options like Microsoft's Security Risk Detection service and Diffblue's security scanner and test generation tools aim to make these techniques easier, faster and accessible to more developers. Microsoft Security Risk Detection (previously known as Project Springfield) takes a slightly different approach. The AI in Springfield combines two techniques; time travel debugging and constraint solving. Molnar is the researcher running the team behind Springfield; previously he helped apply the same techniques to products like Windows and Microsoft Office, finding a third of the security bugs discovered by fuzzing in the Windows 7 client.


How AI apps for banks are changing the face of the financial sector

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This not only helps end users quickly get vital inputs on suitable financial products, but also helps banks market and sell the most appropriate products to users. These AI-based applications can integrate with a user's online bank accounts, debit and credit cards, and e-wallets to track their expenses, present advice on better expense management practices, and help them choose more suitable financial products that sit well with their financial habits, liquidity requirements, and short-term saving goals. With all these information inputs and highly sophisticated algorithms, these AI models are able to make investment decisions very quickly. Very soon, financial services will recognize the dire need to adopt AI applications to deliver sophisticated, personalized, and highly secure services to clients.


How Machine Learning Stopped a Brute Force Attack - insideBIGDATA

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In this special guest feature, Sekhar Sarukkai, Chief Scientist at Skyhigh Networks, discusses the power of machine learning and user behavior analytics in detecting and mitigating the effects of cyberattacks before financial loss occurs. Prior to founding Skyhigh Networks, Sekhar was a Sr. Director of Engineering at Cisco Systems responsible for delivering Cisco's market leading network access control products, including Cisco's Identity Services Engine. Credit Card Security: Another machine learning use case where machine learning is combined with UBA is credit card security. Natural Language Processing: Another interesting application of machine learning is natural language processing (NLP).


Answers To Two Burning Questions About Conversational AI

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But most of all, they wonder if they can rely on these digital assistants to support people around the globe who speak different languages, and if this technology can securely protect their most sensitive data and proprietary information. Here are two burning questions companies have about adopting conversational AI tools--and reasons they can finally put their reservations to rest. There are also steps that technology companies and developers can take to protect your data. Today, if you fear emerging technologies like conversational AI and hesitate to adopt a digital assistant in the workplace, you risk the painful sting of missed opportunities.


Thwarting DoS Attacks: A Framework for Detection based on Collective Anomalies and Clustering

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A hybrid learning framework uses a collective anomaly to analyze patterns in denial-of-service attacks along with data clustering to distinguish an attack from normal network traffic. In two evaluation datasets, the framework achieved higher hit rates relative to existing anomaly-detection techniques. Mohiuddin Ahmed, "Thwarting DoS Attacks: A Framework for Detection based on Collective Anomalies and Clustering", Computer, vol.



Top trends coming in 2018

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Intelligent refers to technology that is becoming more insightful and aware of context; digital is about technology that spans the digital and physical world, becoming immersive and more autonomous; and mesh talks to the enabling underlying technologies that are enabling these trends, while making them dynamic and secure. In terms of things, we're already seeing consumer appliances, industrial equipment and medical devices, with robots, drones and autonomous vehicles coming soon. New technologies will include virtual personal assistance, virtual employee assistants and virtual commercial assistants. The system then processes the language, does context awareness and intent handling, before integrating with information systems and sending the information back.


The role of artificial intelligence in the IoT revolution - IoT Agenda

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Get up to speed on IoT security basics and learn how to devise your own IoT security strategy in our new e-guide. It means that we should collect and analyze data immediately to maintain a continuous flow of information. To identify previously known or new patterns immediately, it is necessary to provide real-time data collection. Every large corporation collects and maintains a huge amount of human-oriented data associated with its customers, including their preferences, purchases, habits and other personal information.


Tech industry must secure against 'unintended consequences': Elop

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The path to disruption is paved by unintended consequences, Telstra group executive of Technology, Innovation and Strategy Stephen Elop has said, with the tech industry needing to secure machine-learning and artificial intelligence (AI) applications against unconscious biases and breaches of security and trust. According to Elop -- who served as CEO of Nokia before being added to the Telstra team last year after the telco created the new role of innovation head to lead its CTO, chief scientist, software group, and corporate strategy -- while AI machines learn from the data input into their systems, this data comes tainted by humans with unconscious biases. "At the heart of artificial intelligence is big data, and the insights that can be gleaned from advanced data analytics ... how we use data, and the data we select to train our machines can have a profound outcome on our analytics," Elop said. Most importantly, Elop said, is when developers fail to secure systems against the unintended consequence of breach of trust.


Gaining Control Over AI, Machine Learning

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As artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies make their way into advanced data management platforms, the emphasis for developers and data scientists is broadening to include not just deployment but "control" of the data accessed by these automation tools. To gain control of algorithm-driven business models, the company argues: "Organizations require greater control over the data being used by machine learning and AI models." Immuta's data management platform is designed to provide greater control of the data fed into algorithms, speeding deployment as well as increasing visibility into how automation tools are functioning. Among the tasks burdening data scientists are compliance with complex data security regulations and information governance policies such as rules for accessing personal data.