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Ensuring your business utilises artificial intelligence ethically

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no different to any other modern data-related initiative in that its starting point must be data ethics. It could even be argued that given AI’s complexity and its inherent mission to surpass human calculation, ethics is of even greater relevance.

Full article: Ensuring your business utilises artificial intelligence ethically

Security is the no. 1 IT barrier to cloud and SaaS adoption

Security is the top barrier in cloud and Software as a Service (SaaS) adoption for enterprise IT infrastructures, according to a Ping Identity report released on Wednesday.

Some 43% of IT professionals surveyed said that security is the biggest obstacle for cloud adoption, and 37% said security is also the biggest barrier to SaaS adoption, said the report.

Source: Security is the no. 1 IT barrier to cloud and SaaS adoption – TechRepublic

Facebook and Google back changes to laws which break encryption

Industry groups including the representative of tech giants Facebook, Google, Twitter and Amazon, have backed several Labor amendments to the Australia’s encryption bill.

Under Labor’s plan, law enforcement agencies would require a fresh warrant before ordering tech companies to assist or build a new capability to access electronic communications and the bill’s prohibition against creating a “systemic weakness” would be strengthened.

Source: Facebook and Google back Labor changes to laws which break encryption | Technology | The Guardian

GDPR challenges of using AI

AI, machine learning, deep learning, neural networks – call it what you like, there’s a lot of excitement about the ability of software to analyse a lot of data, spot patterns, learn (sometimes independently) and to make conclusions and produce insights that are entirely new.

Full article: GDPR challenges of using AI | Gowling WLG

What is identity resolution?

Identity resolution tools take simple analytics a step further by tying online behavior to a consumer’s unique identity, giving marketers the information they need to zero in on their target consumers with highly personalized, tailored offers that, in turn, lead to higher ROI.

It works by reconciling all available data points, which include those collected by first-, second- and/or third-parties. A composite is built that provides marketers with a cherished 360-degree view of a customer’s identity and user journey, and enables an insight-informed, data-driven “single-customer view” — also known as people-based, or user-level, marketing.

Full article: What is identity resolution? – MarTech Today

This little-known facial-recognition accuracy test has big influence

The closely watched NIST results released last November concluded that the entire industry has improved not just incrementally, but “massively.” It showed that at least 28 developers’ algorithms now outperform the most accurate algorithm from late 2013, and just 0.2 percent of all searches by all algorithms tested failed in 2018, compared with a 4 percent failure rate in 2014 and 5 percent rate in 2010.

Full article: This little-known facial-recognition accuracy test has big influence

The Future of AI Will Be About Less Data, Not More

Over the coming five years applications and machines will become less artificial and more intelligent. They will rely less on bottom-up big data and more on top-down reasoning that more closely resembles the way humans approach problems and tasks.

Using huge amounts of citizens’ data raises privacy issues likely to lead to more government action like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which imposes stringent requirements on the use of individuals’ personal data.

Source: The Future of AI Will Be About Less Data, Not More

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