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Security Firm Warns That AI Will Make Malware Much Harder to Detect
Security firm Malwarebytes Labs has released its annual list of predictions for the following year's cybersecurity issues, focusing - obviously - on malware. Here then are some of Malwarebytes' expectations for 2019: AI Will Make Malware Dangerously Nimble According to Malwarebytes, artificial intelligence that communicates with a computer that has been compromised "and monitors which and how certain malware is
Microsoft's Valuation Catches Up to Apple — How Did it Happen?
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) briefly passsed Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) as the world’s most valuable company Monday. Apple has been on a staggering trajectory in the decade since the iPhone was released, and in the process made Microsoft look like a technology company of the past. A quick comparison of the companies' retail stores at a local mall usually shows
Preparing Portfolios for Resilience Against Inflation Surprises
Many investment portfolios that rely heavily on stock-bond diversification to manage risks may not be protected against inflation surprises. Real assets offer a solution. Inflation in the U.S. has accelerated from near zero in 2015 to 2.5% in 2018 (according to the Consumer Price Index or CPI), propelled by trade tensions, strong consumer spending, the tight labor market, and a
AI: Reducing Clutter, Waste and Subjectivity in the Digital Advertising Ecosystem
The proliferation of new technologies has created substantial opportunity to understand and serve customers with a level of unmatched personalization. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one such technology with the ability to transform marketing, giving brands and retailers the opportunity to connect with customers directly. This personalization through AI—individually tailoring messages and engaging directly with the customer in a scalable manner—means
Ex-Facebook Exec Says the Social Network Has a 'Black People Problem'
On November 8, shortly before leaving the company, ex-Facebook exec Mark Luckie wrote an email to all his fellow employees. It began: “Facebook has a black people problem.” Luckie’s title was “Strategic Partner Manager for Global Influencers focused on Underrepresented Voices,” and his job focused on outreach to minority groups using Facebook. For more than a year, he talked to
Report: Not All Google Employees Oppose the Company's China Plan
A day after dozens of Google employees signed their names to an open letter demanding the company drop its plan to build a censored search engine in China, TechCrunch is reporting that a letter signed by about 500 employees supporting the plan to re-enter China - code-named Project Dragonfly - "has been in circulation for a number of weeks." TechCrunch
Amazon Brings Machine Learning to Healthcare
AI, Healthtech
Amazon announced the launch of a new machine learning service that can extract relevant medical details - including patient diagnoses, medication and dosage, symptoms and signs - from unstructured text, such as doctors’ notes, pathology and radiology reports, prescriptions and audio interview transcripts. Called Amazon Comprehend Medical, the service utilizes text analysis and machine learning to read patient records that
Insider Response to Tech's Volatile Autumn
Within the continuing downward trend afflicting the market at large, the core of the volatility remains squarely among the performance tech names. October-November loses of anywhere from 12 to 20 percent in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL),, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) have dragged the Nasdaq composite down into correction territory. When the market is volatile, it’s
Beyond the Sugar Rush: Strategic Stimulus for Chinese Stocks
Whenever the Chinese economy slows and its stocks take a serious hit, investors have come to expect the government to unleash large-scale fiscal and monetary stimulus. Another heaping spoonful of sugar may do more harm than good this time around, however. It’s time for the ailing market to take some medicine. The MSCI China A Index has tumbled by more
Doctors Could Use AI for Future MRI Scans
jarmoluk / Pixabay Scientists are looking into ways to make MRI scans as safe as possible, and artificial intelligence (AI) may hold the key. Researchers now suggest it may be possible to use AI for future MRI scans to reduce the amount of contrast dye needed for the test. What is gadolinium? Gadolinium, a contrast dye often used to enhance