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How much can we trust AI? How to build confidence before a large-scale deployment

Organizations must still build trust in AI before they deploy it throughout the organization. Here are some simple steps to make AI more dependable and ethical. Image: iStock/metamorworks More about AI In 2019, Amazon’s facial-recognition technology erroneously identified Duron Harmon of the New England Patriots, Brad Marchand of the Boston… Read More »How much can we trust AI? How to build confidence before a large-scale deployment

4 AI trends for 2022: Neural networks, strategic ethics, better hiring and gastronomy

In 2022, we can expect AI to expand its reach into robotic automation, better software for decision-making and a confrontation of the looming ethical issues, according to Sony experts. Illustration: Lisa Hornung/kirill_makarov/Shutterstock More about AI Three experts from Sony AI America gathered to discuss the future of artificial intelligence and… Read More »4 AI trends for 2022: Neural networks, strategic ethics, better hiring and gastronomy

Researchers Have a Method to Spot Reddit’s State-Backed Trolls

The use of such analysis is welcomed by those monitoring disinformation and tech policy. “New online safety regulators and independent auditors should be looking at deploying tech such as TrollMagnifier, to assess existing safety systems, thereby making social media more accountable for online harms,” says Max Beverton-Palmer, director of the… Read More »Researchers Have a Method to Spot Reddit’s State-Backed Trolls

The Matrix Is the Best Hacker Movie

This concept of hacking transcends the technology of any particular era, which explains why hackers, years later, still resort to the movie’s analogies to explain their work. When University of Michigan researchers exploited a chip’s electric leakage to hide a backdoor in it in 2016, they described it as “outside… Read More »The Matrix Is the Best Hacker Movie

Cyber Week Sale: TechRepublic Premium and TechRepublic Academy

Cyber Week deals for both TechRepublic Premium and TechRepublic Academy. Image: iStockphoto/photoguns What is TechRepublic Premium?TechRepublic Premium provides the information you need to do your job better and more efficiently–all in one place. Complex tech topics are distilled into concise, yet comprehensive packages. Save time and effort with our ready-made… Read More »Cyber Week Sale: TechRepublic Premium and TechRepublic Academy

Malicious Google Play Apps Stole User Banking Info

Researchers said they’ve discovered a batch of apps that were downloaded from Google Play more than 300,000 times before the apps were revealed to be banking trojans that surreptitiously siphoned user passwords and two-factor-authentication codes, logged keystrokes, and took screenshots.The apps—posing as QR scanners, PDF scanners, and cryptocurrency wallets—belonged to… Read More »Malicious Google Play Apps Stole User Banking Info