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North Korea Hacking War: Attack Planned To Target US Power Grid

International Business Times

North Korea had plans to direct a cyber attack against power grids in the United States and successfully launched an attack directed at South Korea's Ministry of Defense, NBC News reported. While the campaign may have failed, the attempts of North Korean hackers to target utility companies presents a growing risk for American companies that are responsible for keeping the lights on for millions of homes across the country. Many power grids operate on a network separate from the public internet, insulating the systems that control the grid from attackers. North Korean hackers were able to successfully infiltrate South Korea's defense ministry and stole a large collection of military documents that purport to detail wartime contingency plans developed by South Korea and the U.S. A total of 235 gigabytes of military documents were reported to be stolen from South Korea's Defense Integrated Data Centre in a breach that took place in September 2016, and 80 percent of those stolen files have yet to be identified.


AI startup Appier hires Sean Chu from Microsoft to head its Asia growth strategy

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Appier, the artificial intelligence startup that recently raised a $33 million Series C from three of Asia's biggest Internet companies, has hired former Microsoft Japan marketing senior director Sean Chu to oversee its growth strategy. The company's main products, the CrossX Programmatic Platform and Aixon, help brands use artificial intelligence to predict consumer behavior and make marketing decisions. Prior to joining Appier, Chu served as senior director of Microsoft Japan's central marketing group. CrossX, which helps companies plan their digital marketing campaigns, will target growth in the industries it already serves, while its data intelligence platform, Aixon, will expand into more verticals.


Press Release

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Participating in the ceremony were (in speaking order) Young Min You, Minister of Science and ICT, Republic of Korea; Byung-soo Suh, Mayor of Busan Metropolitan City; Houlin Zhao, ITU Secretary-General; Abdulaziz Bin Salem Al Ruwais, Governor, Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), Saudi Arabia; Majed Al Mesmar, Deputy Director General, Telecom Sector, Telecommunciations Regulatory Authority, United Arab Emirates; Rudiantara, Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Indonesia; Siyabonga Cyprian Cwele, Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, South Africa; István Mikola, Minister of State for Security and International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary; and Edwin Estrada Hernández,Deputy Minister of Telecommunications, Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications, Costa Rica. Said Abdulaziz Bin Salem Al Ruwais, CITC Governor and sponsor of the opening ceremony, spoke on the smart digital transformation currently underway in the ICT sector, and the importance of digital technology going forward. Majed Al Mesmar, Deputy Director General, Telecom Sector, TRA and opening ceremony sponsor spoke on our rapid digital transformation, and how it is a key priority for UAE. Technologies on display include artificial intelligence, virtual reality, smart health, smart finance, IoT, radio frequency spectrum solutions, spectrum management, smart city technologies and more.


Fire And Rage? Why Elon Musk Is Fearful About Artificial Intelligence

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Elon Musk did it again and this time he's not showing a new product in front of a roaring crowd. Instead, he's kicking it up a notch and officially shares his opinion on the next level of Artificial Intelligence. In a strong and political statement, Musk added that "Governments don't have to follow normal laws [and] They would, if necessary, also force companies to make their AI technology available to them." He's not downplaying a potential nuclear threat from North Korea but believes that we have to rethink the list of possible downfalls to our civilization.


Elon Musk: forget North Korea, AI will start World War III

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Tesla (TSLA) and SpaceX's CEO wasn't making doomsday predictions because North Korea is testing nuclear weapons. What's got Musk much more worried about world war is artificial intelligence. "They will obtain AI developed by companies at gunpoint, if necessary." Zuckerberg called Musk's AI doomsday rhetoric "pretty irresponsible."


Samsung Smart Speaker Will Have Better AI Than Google Assistant, Amazon's Alexa

International Business Times

With Harman International by its side, Samsung is preparing to enter the smart speaker market by creating a device that's sporting a more advanced artificial intelligence technology. The smart speaker Samsung is launching could even be running on an AI platform that's better than Amazon's Alexa and Google's Google Assistant. "The Samsung speaker will have a better AI platform than Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa," the Harman CEO said. So how will the AI platform on Samsung's smart speaker be better than Google Assistant and Alexa?


Putin: Leader in Artificial Intelligence Will Rule World

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Gro Intelligence founder and chief executive Sara Menker says previous calculations... Food revolution in aisle seven: Amazon will be a game changer Why Australians are drinking more booze for the first time in a decade DIA already holds the top spot for best airport food in the county, and it's about to get even better Artificial Intelligence Could Predict Alzheimer's Years Before Doctors U.S. News - News (Yesterday) - The new technology could be used to help patients before the disease causes debilitating symptoms.... Shelley Berman, dad on "Curb Your Enthusiasm," dies at 92 Doctors could PREDICT premature births Putin says whoever cracks AI will'rule the world' Vladimir Putin'planning massive Europe LAND GRAB' as Russian army marches into continent Daily Star (Yesterday) - RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin has ordered his army to seize part of Europe, it has been claimed.... Harvey flooding will lead to'massive, massive cleanup process,' Texas governor says Opinion: Russia's ...


Chilling warning about how artifical intelligence can be used against us

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The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar. Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' and other robots during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan Japan's On-Art ...


AI is coming to war, regardless of Elon Musk's well-meaning concern

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Italian emergency workers rescue a baby (C) after an earthquake hit the popular Italian tourist island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, causing several buildings to collapse overnight. A protester covers her eyes with a China flag to imply Goddess of Justice during the rally supporting young activists Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow in central in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Pro-democracy activists Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow were jailed last week after being convicted of unlawful assembly. South Korea protesters hold placards with an illustration of U.S. President Donald Trump during a during a 72nd Liberation Day rally in Seoul, South Korea.


Retro-Bit launches RES Plus console to let people play NES games on their TV

The Independent

The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar. Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' and other robots during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan Japan's On-Art ...