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How safe is YOUR smart device? Popular gadgets including Amazon Echo and Google Nest can be HACKED

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Smart home devices from companies such as Amazon and Google can be hacked and used to crash websites, steal data and snoop on users, an investigation reveals. Consumer group Which? has found poor security on eight smart devices, some of which are no longer supported with vital security updates due to their age. Examples include the first generation Amazon Echo smart speaker, released in 2014, and a Virgin Media internet router from 2017. All of the products had vulnerabilities that could leave users exposed to cybercriminals, Which? Domestic abuse survivors can also be tracked and controlled by ex-partners who exploit weak security on devices including Wi-Fi routers and security cameras.

Marco Rubio calls for improved 'threat assessment process' to stop school shooters before they act

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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined the'Brian Kilmeade Show' to discuss his effort to prevent school shootings nationwide and the latest on Putin's war on Ukraine. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are debating classroom security measures to ensure student safety across the country, one week after the Uvalde elementary school massacre left more than 20 people dead, including 19 children. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined the "Brian Kilmeade Show" to discuss his approach in preventing potential school shooters from committing mass atrocities, stressing the importance of flagging concerning behavior beforehand. "It's so important that all this information be fed into a threat assessment process," Rubio told host Brian Kilmeade. "That has to be applied, obviously, at the local level, and that involves multiple people feeding into the threat assessment because a bunch of people are going to see those threats."

5 ways to reduce compliance costs with AI and automation


While regulations are created to protect consumers and markets, they're often complex, making them costly and challenging to adhere to. Highly regulated industries like Financial Services and Life Sciences have to absorb the most significant compliance costs. Deloitte estimates that compliance costs for banks have increased by 60% since the financial crisis of 2008, and the Risk Management Association found that 50% of financial institutions spend 6 to 10% of their revenues on compliance. Artificial intelligence (AI) and intelligent automation processes, such as RPA (robotic process automation) and NLP (natural language processing) can help drive efficiencies up and costs down in meeting regulatory compliance. In a single year, a financial institution may have to process up to 300 million pages of new regulations, disseminated from multiple state, federal, or municipal authorities across a variety of channels.

Ethics And Conversational Assistants


It is utopian to rule out any form of anthropomorphism when addressing a conversational assistant because of the use of language as a vector of exchange. Designers, therefore, must limit these shortcomings with the implementation of these design rules, thus reducing the risks of deception and dependency, and giving confidence in these systems.

Best usages of Artificial Intelligence in everyday life (2022) - Dataconomy


There are so many great applications of Artificial Intelligence in daily life, by using machine learning and other techniques in the background. AI is everywhere in our lives, from reading our emails to receiving driving directions to obtaining music or movie suggestions. Don't be scared of AI jargon; we've created a detailed AI glossary for the most commonly used Artificial Intelligence terms and the basics of Artificial Intelligence. Now if you're ready, let's look at how we use AI in 2022. Artificial intelligence (AI) appears in popular culture most often as a group of intelligent robots bent on destroying humanity, or at the very least a stunning theme park. We're safe for now because machines with general artificial intelligence don't yet exist, and they aren't expected to anytime soon. You can learn the risk and benefits of Artificial Intelligence with this article.

Data Distribution Shifts and Monitoring


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The Future of Employee Benefits is Hyper-personalized - Global IQX


This is an opportunity for insurance carriers to differentiate with an always-on, contextual educational experience in addition to improved digital self-service options. While a single agent or broker can't offer personalized advice to thousands of individual insureds with varying needs and levels of knowledge, technology can. Digital assistants and chatbots can answer questions, guide plan members through enrollment, and recommend new products and services based on a plan member's health and demographic information. Like human assistants, the best digital assistants are proactive, not reactive. Ella, the name of Sun Life's AI-enabled "digital coach" first launched in 2018, encourages plan members to take action on important deadlines, cost-savings, and product offerings.

Artificial Intelligence Trends That Will Dominate In 2022


In 2022, businesses will be using artificial intelligence (AI) in more innovative ways than ever before. Some of the most popular ways that AI will be used in businesses include: Chatbots will be used to communicate with customers. AI will be used to analyze data and make decisions. Robotics will be used to automate tasks. AI will be used to create new products and services. Virtual assistants will be used to manage tasks. AI will be used to improve customer service. Predictive analytics will be used to make decisions. It allows users to interact with digital objects using their smartphones. While mixed reality combines real world elements with virtual ones. These vehicles can drive on highways and through city streets without assistance from a driver or any human behind the wheel. They also protect organizations against malicious attacks. By 2030, this number is projected to grow to 3.1 billion. These people generate more than 70 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions and over 80 percent of global water usage.

Meta's latest plans show it's still missing the point on privacy


Meta has big plans for the future. And they all involve extracting even more data from consumers. Last week, the company released a positioning statement emphasizing a bold, tech-driven vision for its metaverse ambitions: smarter personal assistants, a fully immersive AR/VR experience, universal language translation, self-supervised machine learning, human-like AI, etc. All of this comes with the expressed goal of providing advertisers with richer behavioral data about consumers and reassurances that Meta will accomplish all of this in an ethically sound fashion. However, Meta's route forward may contain more roadblocks than the company is anticipating.

Lack of diversity in AI development causes serious real-life harm for people of color


Every time you ask Alexa to turn on your lights or play a song, you're using AI. But AI is also put to work in more serious ways, like facial recognition software by law enforcement. Some critics say there's a troubling lack of diversity among those who create the programs, and that is causing serious harm for people of color. We're joined now by Angle Bush. ANGLE BUSH: Thank you for having me.