Microsoft executives see a future where artificial intelligence will include using human professionals to train machine learning models. According to the executives, machine teaching can be applied to computer vision, conversational dialing, text classification and robotics.
Draftbit, a Chicago startup founded in 2018, has developed a drag-and-drop software platform to allow businesses to quickly build production-level mobile apps. The program comes with templates for inexperienced users and more complex functionality for pros.
Apple CEO Tim Cook says the big idea in health care is having people monitor their health on a real-time basis rather than seeing their physician once a year. Cook says the company still is developing Apple Watch's potential but sees the day when it will be said that "Apple's greatest contribution to mankind has been in health care."
After Trump counsel Rudy Giuliani told CNN, "There's nothing wrong with taking information from Russians," NPR interviewed election security experts to determine how seriously the Trump administration is taking Russian interference as the 2020 elections near. Eric Rosenbach, a Harvard expert who helps strengthen election security, said the attention on Russia may allow other nation states, including Iran and North Korea, to use cyberwarfare to influence outcomes.
While top-tier executives may seem to be the most attractive targets for cybercriminals, lower-level engineering and research and development staffers are more commonly used to hack into companies to gather data, a Proofpoint survey has found. Also, criminals' use of fraudulent social media accounts has grown recently.
Texas-based engineering firm Jacobs Engineering has acquired KeyW Holding for $815 million, extending its reach into the federal government cybersecurity market. Jacobs already gains about 23% of its $15 billion in annual revenue from the US government.
Microsoft is launching an initiative in Houston aimed at accelerating the development of smart city technologies. The Ion Smart Cities Accelerator will support pilot programs for companies creating innovations aimed at smart cities.
As data breaches and hacking stories become more common, SmartBrief readers are taking notice. Trends such as blockchain hacking and formjacking -- an online version of a skimmer -- have been of special interest to readers, as is the case with stories about new, more sophisticated methods to protect against cyberthreats, SmartBrief's Brian Hammond reports.