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Convincing The CPO To Advance Toward Analytics

“Only 3 percent have predictive/advanced analytics solutions in place, and only 2 percent have artificial intelligence fully deployed within the procurement function” reports pymnts.com. Organizations like Xeeva are pressing for their business customers to make the digitization leap and embrace artificial intelligence in procurement.The overwhelming volume of data and information associated with procurement is an opportunity for artificial intelligence to address these hurdles, however. Source: pymnts.com Share This:

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Kaspersky banned from advertising on Twitter over security fears

“Russian cyber security giant Kaspersky has been banned from advertising on Twitter over claims its business practice “inherently conflicts” with Twitter’s advertising policies and concerns about the company’s links to Russian intelligence services” writes Matthew Field for telegraph.co.uk. The Russian anti-virus giant, founded by former Soviet intelligence officer Eugene Kaspersky, has been accused by US authorities over security fears that the company is too close, willingly or unwittingly, to Russian intelligence agencies…. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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British teen hacker made ‘I own you’ appear on US security chief’s home TV, court hears 

“A British teenager hacked into a US security chief’s home television and made the words “I own you” appear on screen, a court has heard” writes Telegraph Reporters for telegraph.co.uk. Kane Gamble, 18, rocked the US intelligence community when he blagged his way into top officials’ accounts in a campaign of “cyber terrorism”.Between June 2015 and February 2016, he accessed email and phone accounts to get his hands on “extremely sensitive” documents on military and intelligence operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Old Bailey was told. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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How Music Generated by Artificial Intelligence Is Reshaping — Not Destroying — The Industry

“There is an enduring fear in the music industry that artificial intelligence will replace the artists we love, and end creativity as we know it” writes Cherie Hu for billboard.com. Three of the 21 startups in the Techstars Music accelerator roster to date — Amper, Popgun and SecondBrain — have built their core product around AI-generated music.The coming wave of creative AI will serve as yet another litmus test for how much the music industry can tolerate — and compete with — a more functional, utilitarian music streaming ecosystem. Source: billboard.com…

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Britain’s armed forces ill-equipped to deal with cyber attacks from Russia and new era of electronic warfare

“Britain’s armed forces are ill-equipped to handle the increasing threat of cyber attacks from Russia and a new era of “electronic warfare” because of a shortage of intelligence experts, a new report has suggested” writes Steven Swinford for telegraph.co.uk. The National Audit Office revealed that the military is facing a 26 per cent shortfall in intelligence analysts, equivalent to 700 experts, and there are increasing concerns that it will be unable to plug the gap because it is competing with the private sector.It comes amid reports concern about Russia has successfully used…

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Robot to run for mayor promising ‘fairness and balance’ for all…

“And in line with election propaganda, the robot nominee, dubbed Michihito Matsuda, has branded vans, posters and inspirational soundbites” writes Abigail O’leary for mirror.co.uk. Finally, the artificial intelligence candidate claims to rationally compromise when conflicts arise between residents.A robot has been nominated to run for the position of mayor in Tokyo, promising to be “fair and balanced” to all its constituents.The mayoral election in Tama City features the usual high-ranking local politicians, as well as an artificial intelligence candidate competing alongside its human counterparts. Source: mirror.co.uk Share This:

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PLUS: Facebook Reportedly Uses AI To Predict Your Future And Then Sell It To Advertisers

“Facebook has an artificial intelligence program that can be used to predict your behaviour and then sell that to advertisers” writes unknown author for huffingtonpost.com. In the past there have often been claims that Facebook is using your smartphone to listen in on your conversations. We don’t claim to know what people think or feel, nor do we share an individual’s personal information with advertisers.”. According to the site, Facebook’s ‘FBLearner Flow’ software isn’t just able to help advertisers identify what we like and dislike but also predict what we could…

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Tsunami of job-stealing robots isn’t coming anytime soon

“A principal objective of President Trump’s “America first” trade policy is to eliminate the U.S. trade deficit in general and with China in particular” reports washingtonexaminer.com. All one need do is look at how the administration’s China trade proposals conflict with its budget policy.Overlooking this basic tenet of economics seems to blind the administration to the fundamental inconsistency between its trade policy objectives and its budget proposals.The “fourth industrialists” tell us that computer systems with powerful “artificial general intelligence” are just around the corner.There is no reason to believe that…

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