Mon.Feb 22, 2021

How AI Can Save the World, or Not

Information Week

Lead artificial intelligence advisor to the United Nations, Neil Sahota shares his perspectives on major UN AI projects and the major challenges to AI today

6 Seldom-Discussed Tips for Working in the Tech Industry

Association of Information Technology Professional

These 6 tips are rarely discussed online, but are essential as you build integrity and earn respect from your peers in the technology industry

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What Lawyers Want Everyone to Know About AI Liability

Information Week

There are more discussions about AI ethics and responsible AI these days, but companies need to be clear about potential AI liability issues

Nintendo is holding back Zelda’s 35th anniversary because it’s marketing

Venture Beast

The Zelda 35th Anniversary date has come and gone without anything fron Nintendo, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have more to come. Read More.

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Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

Cybersecurity pros: Automation and app security are top priorities in 2021

Tech Republic Security

A study on CIO and CISO prioritization showed these two areas are most important this year. Cloud security is another area high on their lists

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Nreal unveils enterprise edition of mixed-reality glasses

Venture Beast

Nreal is unveiling a new mixed-reality headset for enterprise users, and it is also launching its Nreal Light model in additional countries. Read More. AR/VR Enterprise augmented reality category-/Computers & Electronics category-/Science/Engineering & Technology Nreal

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Google’s Voice AI accelerator launches 12 startups

Venture Beast

Google today announced the first cohort of 12 startups in its new Google for Startups Accelerator, Voice AI. Read More.

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Mysterious malware infects 30,000 Mac computers

Tech Republic Security

Known as Silver Sparrow, the malware's intent is still unknown as it has yet to deliver an actual payload, says security firm Red Canary

EU report warns that AI makes autonomous vehicles ‘highly vulnerable’ to attack

Venture Beast

A European Union Agency for Cybersecurity report says machine learning should be considered part of the autonomous vehicle supply chain. Read More.

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How to Fix Bugs, Raise Team Happiness, and Improve Developer Productivity

Social, Agile and Transformation

DevOps helped dev and operational teams bridge a deep moat between the speed agile dev teams want to deliver releases and the site reliability, performance, and security charted to IT Ops and SREs. But are applications working better for end-users?

Open Source & Open Standards: Navigating the Intricacies of a Symbiotic Partnership

Speaker: Guy Martin, Executive Director of OASIS Open

The COVID-19 global pandemic has raised the already bright visibility of technology to an even higher level. Join Guy Martin, Executive Director at OASIS Open, as he presents this webinar that will discuss how we can make open source and open standards even more effective by helping them recapture their strong partnership.

Roblox plans to list shares on March 10, reports 82% revenue growth to $923 million for 2020

Venture Beast

Roblox, the platform for user-generated games, will go public through a direct listing of its shares on March 10. Read More.

ConfigMgr User Policy Retrieval & Evaluation Cycle Client Action | SCCM

Anoop

Subscribe YouTube Channel [link]. and Facebook Page to get latest updates. link]. Let’s understand the ConfigMgr Client Action called User Policy Retrieval & Evaluation Cycle in a. Read More ConfigMgr User Policy Retrieval & Evaluation Cycle Client Action | SCCM.

‘Antivirus is dead’: The rising enterprise security threats for 2021 and how to protect against them

Venture Beast

The CrowdStrike 2021 Global Threat Report says that 2020 was "perhaps the most active year in memory" for cyberattacks. Read More. Big Data Cloud Dev Enterprise Security VB Home Page category-/Computers & Electronics/Computer Security crowdstrike cybersecurity enterprises malware threat report

Free password manager alternatives to LastPass

Tech Republic Security

With the free version of LastPass now limiting where you can sync your passwords, here are a few other options

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Leading Advertising and Analytics Company Outperforms With a Graph Database

Xandr, a division of AT&T, has built an identity graph that connects information on people, households, and more. The company is using this graph to provide advertisers an ability to deliver commercials more successfully than ever before. Learn more.

Comcast NBCUniversal picks 10 sports and esports startups for SportsTech Accelerator

Venture Beast

Comcast NBCUniversal today announced 10 sports tech and esports picks for the first annual Comcast NBCUniversal SportsTech Accelerator. Read More. Esports GamesBeat Comcast NBCUniversal DeanBeat News

Viva Connections: What your intranet wants to be

Computerworld Vertical IT

Microsoft earlier this month announced Microsoft Viva , a new integrated Employee Experience Platform (EXP) that brings together communications, knowledge, learning, resources, and insights inand delivers them via Microsoft Teams.

Creatio raises $68 million for low-code enterprise process automation

Venture Beast

Creatio, a low-code process automation and customer relationship management (CRM) platform, has raised $68 million. Read More.

TikTok Users Are Burning Snowballs in Viral Videos to 'Prove' the Snow is Fake

GizModo VR

Have you seen those viral videos on TikTok and Twitter where users are burning snow to “prove” that it’s actually fake ? Needless to say, the snow is real. The viral videos actually show a perfectly normal reaction to placing the flame of a lighter or match against a snowball.

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Cloud-Scale Monitoring With AWS and Datadog

In this eBook, find out the benefits and complexities of migrating workloads to AWS, and services that AWS offers for containers and serverless computing.

CrowdStrike: Pandemic didn’t slow targeted cyberattacks by criminals and nation-states

Venture Beast

The pandemic didn't slow targeted cyberattacks by criminals and nation-states, according to the 2021 Global Threat Report by CrowdStrike. Read More. Security VB Home Page crowdstrike cybersecurity ransomware

An Extinct Cave Bear's DNA Was Still Readable After 360,000 Years

GizModo VR

A tiny ear bone belonging to a cave bear that died some 360,000 years ago has yielded the oldest genome not sourced from permafrost. The newly sequenced genome is offering new insights into the evolution of cave bears and how climate change can precipitate the emergence of entirely new species.

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EU and U.K. take first steps toward continuing free data flows post-Brexit

Venture Beast

The European Commission has officially begun the administrative process to reach an agreement with the U.K. on personal data transfers. Read More. Big Data Cloud Enterprise VB Home Page Brexit category-/Law & Government/Government EU GDPR U.K.

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Texas Officials Temporarily Halt Private Energy Companies From Sending Customers Absurd Bills

GizModo VR

Folks across Texas are receiving outrageous energy bills in the wake of widespread utility shutoffs during last week’s cold snap. Thankfully, state officials issued some stopgap measures on Sunday to protect them from those ridiculous financial burdens. Read more.

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What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this white paper to learn what contextual analytics is, how BI platforms like Yellowfin revolutionize the way users discover insights from their data with native contextual analytics, and how it adds value to your software solution by elevating the user experience.

Blizzard leaders J. Allen Brack and Allen Adham on leaks, Reforged lessons, mobile, and more

Venture Beast

I talked with Blizzard president J. Allen Brack and Blizzard co-founder Allen Adham during BlizzCon Online. Read More.

NASA releases jaw-dropping video and audio from Mars, with an assist from AWS

GeekWire

A portion of a panorama from NASA’s Perseverance rover shows its surroundings in Mars’ Jezero Crater. The close-range perspective is somewhat skewed due to the panorama effect. NASA / JPL-Caltech).

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The Human Side of a Ransomware Attack

SecureWorld News

When an organization deals with a ransomware attack, the focus is typically on the technical and security side of the incident.

First Mode building hydrogen fuel cell to power one of the biggest zero-emission vehicles on Earth

GeekWire

An ultra-class haul truck carries tons of ore. Anglo American Photo). Seattle engineering company First Mode is building a hydrogen fuel cell generator capable of lighting up Lumen Field. But the technology is destined for an environment far from the bright lights of a football stadium.

Building Evolvable Architectures

Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Parsons, CTO of ThoughtWorks

The software development ecosystem exists in a state of dynamic equilibrium, where any new tool, framework, or technique leads to disruption and the establishment of a new equilibrium. Predictability is impossible when the foundation architects plan against is constantly changing in unexpected ways. It’s no surprise many CIOs and CTOs are struggling to adapt, in part because their architecture isn’t equipped to evolve. This webinar will discuss what’s at stake if companies continue to use long term architecture plans.

Chinese Hackers Reportedly Wielded a Stolen NSA Cyber Weapon for Years

GizModo VR

New research suggests a hacking tool previously developed by the National Security Agency was stolen years ago by a prolific Chinese cyber group and was subsequently used against a variety of U.S. targets. Read more.

ElasticON Public Sector US Federal on April 13: For any organizations with a desired to optimize data

CTOVision Cybersecurity

The virtual ElasticON Public Sector US Federal on April 13. This is a great event for anyone in government who wants to learn best practices from peers and industry leaders […]. CTO Cyber Security News Elastic Elasticsearch

Another unicorn in Seattle: Enterprise sales startup Highspot raises $200M round at a $2.3B valuation

GeekWire

(Highspot Photo / David Kennedy). Highspot has joined the growing list of billion-dollar startups sprouting up in the Seattle area. Highspot CEO Robert Wahbe. Highspot Photo). Seattle’s newest unicorn just raised a $200 million round that values the 9-year-old company at $2.3

Hackers Slipped Mysterious Malware Into Thousands of Macs But Researchers Can't Figure Out Why

GizModo VR

A new malware strain has infected Mac devices all over the world—most prominently in the U.S. and parts of Europe—though experts can’t decide where it came from or what it does. Read more.

How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

The new DevSecOps team is up and running, and you feel ready to take on rising security threats while delivering quality software updates. But that leaves just one question: how do you monitor your new program as effectively and efficiently as possible? Join Shannon Lietz, Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and award-winning innovator, to learn the answers to these questions so you can lead your DevSecOps team to the top!