GlobalPlatform is offering open specifications that could lead to the standardization of integrated secure elements, providing a way to combine SIMs, smart cards, smart microSDs and USB tokens in integrated systems. The industry organization published the Open Firmware Loader and Virtual Primary Platform documents.
The use of artificial intelligence in health care systems could carry unintended consequences, according to a report in the journal Science by researchers at Harvard University and MIT. The report raises the prospect of adversarial attacks or manipulations that can alter the behavior of AI systems by employing small segments of digital data.
Facebook faces a growing challenge from Google in app retargeting as the latter's share of the market grew 190% in the last six months of 2018. AppsFlyer, the source of these data, reports the gains were particularly strong in the nongaming sector due to Google's search process.
Brandon Vigliarolo explains the intent and features of the Apple Developer Program, the company's tool for building, testing and introducing apps. MFi and the Enterprise Program are variant options, while the main program includes access to beta builds of Apple's operating systems and access to analytics through the App Store.
Uber and Lyft have yet to appear in British Columbia, and locally based Kater beat them to the ride-hailing punch. The service plans to have 140 cars available in the next few weeks in Vancouver and will include cameras on the vehicles to track their whereabouts.
Organizations in the Washington, D.C., area have teamed up to form the Greater Washington Smart Region Movement. The goal is to come up with tech-enabled solutions to challenges such as smart parking apps and free public Wi-Fi.
Los Angeles has signed a three-year, $10.5 million contract with the California Department of Technology to handle the city's data center needs. Officials say the deal takes advantage of economies of scale and will lead to greater IT efficiency.
Artificial intelligence will transform life as we know it, and the steps stakeholders take now will determine whether it enables a more level playing field or disenfranchises vulnerable populations, according to experts at the AI Agenda conference. Change is inevitable, but "how do we understand that change better and make sure that the change is happening in a way that's consistent with the values we have as societies?" MIT's Daniel Weitzner asks.