IBM CEO Ginni Rometty says the company is confident that artificial intelligence will affect "100% of jobs, 100% of industries, and 100% of professions." She says that when implementing AI solutions, companies should take ownership of data, be able to explain the technology and remember that the technology is there to make humans' jobs easier.
Basic firewalls and unsecured personal devices make businesses more vulnerable to cyberattacks, experts say, and a cyberattack could put the majority of small businesses out of business. However, working with partners that have solid security in place and shoring up your own security with multilayered protection could help prevent attacks.
A new report details the Securities and Exchange Commission's investigation of nine companies with a history of being cyberattacked to see whether appropriate accounting controls were in place as required by law. "We did not charge the nine companies we investigated, but our report emphasizes that all public companies have obligations to maintain sufficient internal accounting controls and should consider cyberthreats when fulfilling those obligations," says the SEC's Stephanie Avakian.
Most federal domains have met a deadline to have an email authentication process put in place to prevent fake emails from being sent from a government address. More than 60% of federal domains are in compliance with orders from the Department of Homeland Security, up from 20% of domains that had protections in place last year.
Chinese search engine Baidu joined the Partnership on AI, a group that aims to develop ethical guidelines for artificial intelligence research and that includes US companies such as Google, Apple and Facebook. Baidu is the first Chinese company to join the group.
Adobe's upcoming updates to its Creative Cloud include artificial intelligence and machine learning features. The update also will feature new applications, such as Project Gemini for drawing across multiple screens and Aero for augmented reality design.
Samsung Electronics purchased Zhilabs of Barcelona, Spain, adding network data analytics as it progresses toward implementing 5G cellular communications. Founded in 2008, Zhilabs uses artificial intelligence to analyze network performance, data traffic and conditions.
Channel partners can empower millennial workers by educating clients on the benefits of their tech solutions, regardless their clients' ages, writes Amy Belcher of Xerox. Channel partners can also tout their products as ways to attract new talent and sell customized connected devices to keep an organization communicating, she adds.
Tourism and city leaders at a World Tourism Organization conference in Valladolid, Spain, discussed how to attract hyperconnected visitors by relying on a well-rounded approach that includes smart city technological advances. Conference participants talked about urban-tourism governance models that went beyond simple promotion strategies to include high-speed transportation and other amenities.
NEC plans to incorporate the Arm Platform Security Architecture into internet of things security devices as it partners with Arm on smart city products. NEC expects to offer a facial-recognition accelerator, which will include an Arm Cortex-A53 processor, that speeds up the identification process and thereby provides analytics faster.