Decoding Technology: A Layperson’s Perspective

Simplifying new technology topics and emerging trends for non-technologists.

3 ways artificial intelligence can improve your cyber security today

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Although they are in their infancy, cyber security systems based on artificial intelligence (AI) have great potential for combatting cybercrime. By using AI, we can now design, train and test intelligent cyber systems that are more robust, adaptive and responsive than humans could ever hope to be. Let’s look at a few scenarios where AI […]

Can we trust AI-enabled machines with our cyber security?

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Unless you are coming straight from the dark ages, you cannot escape the deluge of news about the advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) in all spheres of life, be it autonomous vehicles, healthcare or Alexa. AI, backed by machine learning as an enabling technology, is making an impact all around us. AI is particularly relevant […]

Expecting autonomous cars by 2025? We’ll need edge computing and a few other enabling technologies

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In politics, the principle of subsidiarity is an organizing principle that recommends handling matters at the most immediate or local level consistent with their resolution, rather than rely on a centralized authority. How do these apply to decision-making in autonomous vehicles (AVs)? I would argue that edge computing – essentially, decentralized decision-making — will increase […]

How Agile Service Management (ASM) combines the best of both worlds — Agile and ITSM

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The tension between IT service management (ITSM) frameworks and Agile development started years ago when businesses began to recognize technology as a critical business success factor. IT faced increasing demands to do more with less. Software developers, meanwhile, faced mounting pressure to deliver faster, working, incremental software to clients. This lead to “frustrations about delays, […]

Chatbots in 2018 and beyond

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With recent technological advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), neuro-linguistic programming, machine learning, internet of things (IoT) and web speech APIs, it is now possible to streamline interactions between computer and human languages more effectively. And with drastic improvements in speech recognition, especially in terms of native languages, chatbots’ performance in various applications can now be […]

A look at cyber warfare and Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs)

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In 2010, Stuxnet, a malicious computer worm created by the United States and Israel physically sabotaged Iran’s uranium enrichment nuclear plants. In 2012, Iranian hackers struck Saudi Arabia’s national oil company, Saudi Aramco, nearly obliterating its corporate IT infrastructure, and bringing the company close to collapse. In 2014, hackers from a group called Guardians of Peace (GOP) […]