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You can’t spell ‘Idiot’ without 'IOT': Why consumers are afraid of the Smart Home

by on August 2, 2018 11:15 pm
There is a quote from the 1993 Spielberg classic ‘Jurassic Park’, spoken by the living meme that is Jeff Goldblum. When being briefed in on the internal operations of the park, the eccentric Dr. Ian Malcolm chimes in, lambasting the park owner, John Hammond, and his team. “[They] were so preoccupied with whether or not… Read more You can’t spell ‘Idiot’ without 'IOT': Why consumers are afraid of the Smart Home

Plato's Republic of Blockchain. Re-tooling Lincoln's vision.

by on July 28, 2018 6:23 pm
Lincoln’s fabled quote: “Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth” could never have contended the reality it does in 2018 all over the world. Democracy is in peril. Trust as the currency of governance has lost its value in a world where demagoguery wins the day.… Read more Plato's Republic of Blockchain. Re-tooling Lincoln's vision.

Machine Learning: A Double-Edged Sword for Cybersecurity

by on July 25, 2018 11:44 pm
Steve Herrod spoke briefly on machine learning and it applications in cyber security during last week’s lecture. More specifically, he mentioned the ideas of self-protecting software, a behavioral analysis “FICA score”, cyber risk score, and natural language processing (NLP)/natural language understanding (NLU) to detect phishing. Machine learning is certainly great tool for cyber defense yet… Read more Machine Learning: A Double-Edged Sword for Cybersecurity

Welcome to Main Street. The new Corporate America

by on July 20, 2018 11:50 pm
It’s timely to think about the Future of Work. The noise is increasing. We require variant skills, knowledge, and experience to remain professionally relevant. Creativity I would argue is perhaps the most necessary trait in Industry 4.0. Jobs, stated the mission of Apple to build beautiful products. As only an artist who studied calligraphy in… Read more Welcome to Main Street. The new Corporate America

The danger of biased algorithmic systems and how to solve it

by on July 20, 2018 3:14 pm
What you give is what you get. This saying seems to be perfectly applicable to the realm of AI systems as well. Or as IBM puts it (3), artificial intelligence is only “as effective as the data it was trained on” and, therefore, machine intelligence is “accurately reflecting the prejudices of the people it drew… Read more The danger of biased algorithmic systems and how to solve it

AI “assistants”: What do they know? Do they know things? Let’s find out!

by on July 20, 2018 8:27 am
When Apple first introduced Siri back in 2011 alongside the iPhone 4s, reception ranged from excitement for the prospect of virtualized assistants, to the fear of an Ellison-esque dystopian future where our AI overlords run rampant. Regardless of which camp you fell into, this marked a major shift in the zeitgeist of the average tech… Read more AI “assistants”: What do they know? Do they know things? Let’s find out!

Simulating Chemistry with Quantum Computers

by on July 18, 2018 12:22 am
Dr. Jeff Welser dedicated a sizable portion of his talk to quantum computing and IBM’s efforts in the space. One of the things that stuck out to me about it though was the history. He mentioned that the physicist Richard Feynman, famous for his Nobel Prize winning work on Quantum Electrodynamics (QED) among many other… Read more Simulating Chemistry with Quantum Computers

Choosing the right business partner

by on July 13, 2018 11:49 am
Starting a new business is always a challenge. It requires countless long hours and late nights, giving up on another job or career as well as your social life which leads to leaving friends or even significant others behind. Moreover, there are hundreds of decisions that are to be taken from which product or service… Read more Choosing the right business partner

Google and Apple Keynotes May & June 2018

by on July 13, 2018 11:27 am
Watching the Google the I/O Keynote and seeing what a huge event with around 7000 people at the amphitheater and many more watching the video shows the significance of keynotes for companies to position themselves as key innovators in the industry. Usually, before Apple announces key events there will be a lot of media chatter… Read more Google and Apple Keynotes May & June 2018

Why China is taking over the cloud computing market

by on July 13, 2018 10:08 am
You’d be wise to assume that the fastest growing cloud computing company is one of the big 3; Google, Amazon and Microsoft. Though they may operate the largest networks of data centers yet they are definitely not the fastest growing companies in the cloud computing segment. [1] That honor belongs to Chinese giant Alibaba, in… Read more Why China is taking over the cloud computing market