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The RIG exploit kit, which at its peak infected an average of 27,000 machines per day, has been grafted with a new tool designed to hijack browsing sessions. The malware in question, a rootkit called CEIDPageLock, has been distributed through the exploit kit in recent weeks. According to researchers from Check Point, the rootkit was [...]

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An Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) would be a machine capable of understanding the world as well as any human, and with the same capacity to learn how to carry out a huge range of tasks. AGI doesn’t exist, but has featured in science-fiction stories for more than a century, and been popularized in modern times [...]

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Health tech: Researchers are working on combining sensors with off-the-shelf contact lenses for a range of medical applications. For a pair of organs that are in direct contact with the world from the moment a person wakes up to the moment they go to sleep, your eyes are remarkably resilient. They face dust and dirt, [...]

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Reskilling workers and redesigning jobs are two priorities for organizations augmenting the workforce with tech, according to a Deloitte report. Technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) are transforming nearly every task, position, and organization in the marketplace, and mid-market private companies recognize that existing workers must be prepared for the shift, according to a Tuesday report [...]

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In cybersecurity as elsewhere, artificial intelligence presents ‘spectacular’ opportunities. But can it be trusted yet? And who’s thinking about ethics and human rights? There are “significant challenges” in commercialising artificial intelligence (AI) techniques in cybersecurity, according to Simon Ractliffe, head of cybersecurity at Singtel Optus. “This capability holds the best opportunity for us, in terms [...]

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As Microsoft uses AI to chase down Amazon in retail, Google is drawing on its freakishly human-sounding Duplex technology to beat Microsoft in the call center. Google is hatching a plan to win over contact centers using its AI, announcing a slew of new features for its Dialogflow Enterprise Edition, which borrows from its own [...]

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The European Union on Tuesday moved closer to having new rules on cybersecurity certification and cooperation between countries, after the European parliament’s industry committee advanced a proposed Cybersecurity Act. The committee, known as ITRE, overwhelmingly voted through a report that will set out the parliament’s negotiating stance on the law, if it is approved in [...]

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While there has been plenty of talk about how artificial intelligence (AI) will transform the workplace, so far the effects have been subtle and slow to reveal themselves, although the scale of the oncoming change is starting to become apparent. The ability of computers to learn, rather than be programmed, how to carry out specific [...]

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Research firm IDC posits that enterprises will ramp up spending this year on technologies and services that enable digital transformation, including applications, connectivity services, and IT services.The analyst house regularly doles out facts and figures related to digital transformation spending in the enterprise. For 2017, IDC estimates that worldwide spending on digital transformation technologies — [...]

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The confetti from New Year’s Eve celebrations had barely been swept up before the first major security incident of 2018 arrived. News of a serious security flaw in modern processors broke on January 2, after engineers at every big technology company had spent a feverish few weeks and months dissecting the problem of “speculative execution [...]

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