AI for Good: How robotic avatars could play a key role

By Colin Peartree, Team Coordinator of the ANA Avatar XPRIZE Imagine you had a robotic copy of yourself – identical in height, weight, mobility and dexterity. Now, raise your arms, turn your head, bend your knees. If you can do it, then your robotic avatar can, too. In the future, you will be able to take control of your avatar, […]

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How we can humanize AI to empower employees

By Elaine Murphy, General Manager of LiveTiles for Europe, the Middle East and Africa The world of work is riding a business transformation wave that is continuously buffeted by the latest technology developments, most recently in the realm of artificial intelligence (AI). Despite this relentless change, it is never just about the power of technology, but about the ability of […]

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Millions of small businesses aren’t GDPR compliant, our survey finds

We asked 716 small business leaders in Europe about their GDPR compliance. Their answers suggest widespread ignorance about data security tools and loose adherence to the law’s key privacy...

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What the first Italian GDPR fine reveals about data security liabilities for processors

Rousseau, the online voter consultation platform that the Italian political party 5 Star Movement uses, was fined €50,000 for leaving its users’ data vulnerable to attackers. The Italian Data...

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Call for Action on the use of frontier technologies in combating climate change and achieving a circular economy

The 13th Symposium on ICT, Environment and Climate Change, which was held on 13 May 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland has acknowledged the transformative potential of frontier technologies. Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoTs), Big Data analytics, 5G, digital twins, distributed ledger technologies, additive manufacturing, robotics, edge computing, and augmented and virtual realities, among others, can help to lower […]

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Cookies, the GDPR, and the ePrivacy Directive

Cookies are an important tool that can give businesses a great deal of insight into their users’ online activity. Despite their importance, the regulations governing cookies are split between...

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Advances in AI-enabled language translation hold special promise for the developing world

By Vicki L. Hanson, PhD, CEO, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) The Association for Computing Machinery presents the ACM A.M. Turing Award annually. Often referred to as the “Nobel Prize of Computing,” the A.M. Turing Award is accompanied by a USD1 million prize funded by Google. This past year, Geoffrey Hinton, Yoshua Bengio and Yann LeCun received the award for their […]

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Data anonymization and GDPR compliance: the case of Taxa 4×35

Studying the case of Taxa 4x35, a Danish taxi company, sheds light on how data protection agencies are enforcing GDPR requirements for data anonymization.

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IBM Project Debater visits the United Nations

By Noam Slonim, Distinguished Engineer, Project Debater, IBM Research – Haifa Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) capture the narrative of a global population on a controversial topic? At the AI for Good Global Summit we aim to find out. A few months ago, IBM unveiled Project Debater to the world. It’s the first ever AI technology to meaningfully engage in a […]

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