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This is what will keep us human in the age of AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is making speedy progress in acquiring skills that were previously regarded as exclusively human. Whether it’s beating masters at the ancient game of Go or getting better and better at autonomous driving, the many emerging forms of computer intelligence are giving us pause as a species. AI is real and it’s the next big thing in our social evolution. Even if you don’t believe in the singularity — the theoretical point at which AI will outstrip all human intelligence — it’s undeniable that AI is playing an increasing role in our everyday lives, from serving up search results, car navigating, suggesting

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The Big Chill: Don’t Let Cybersecurity Threats Slow Productivity & Economic Growth

Trust is an essential underpinning of life in the digital age. We trust our friends on Facebook not to share our private family photos. We trust our email clients and antivirus software to keep viruses and spam at bay. But for many people, the risks of using the internet are scary enough to curb their online activities. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) looked at the results of a survey by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2015. Out of 41,000 U.S. households, 19% reported security breaches, identity theft, or other malicious activity

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3 Common Trends in the IT Business

Having recently attended various international conferences and meetings, I’ve observed three worldwide trends. The first of these is the dissemination of “wearable devices” which, as the term implies, are worn directly on the person. On April 24, sales of the Apple Watch were launched in the US and Japan. Worldwide attention is now being focused on what impact the watch’s maker—multinational Apple Inc.—will have on the world of the future via such devices. As compact as it is, the Apple Watch incorporates nearly the same processing power as did a supercomputer of 15 years ago. So, given the intensifying competition

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