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19 Jun 2019

Is AI superficial when it comes to using it for cybersecurity purposes?

Businesses use AI to improve their security while hackers are using it to launch even more sophisticated attacks Data is central to today’s digital economy and it has intrinsic value to businesses and consumers. However, organisations worldwide are facing severe challenges when it comes to protecting data from cybercrime and data leakage. Technology can of […]

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18 Jun 2019

Ethereum Public Blockchain Favoured

A Polish bank has bucked the trend of companies and institutions experimenting with blockchain technology using private, permissioned ledgers. Warsaw-based Alior will reportedly use the Ethereum public blockchain to build a system to let customers check the authenticity of documents they receive from the bank. By using a completely permissionless, public blockchain, the Alior authenticator […]

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17 Jun 2019

Meet The World’s Most Valuable AI Startup

In just four years, SenseTime went from being an academic project to become the world’s most valuable artificial intelligence (AI) company with a current valuation of $4.5 billion. Based in China, the company has a portfolio of 700 clients and partners, including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Qualcomm, Honda, Alibaba, Weibo, and more. They […]

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16 Jun 2019

Developing Talent For The Digital Economy: The Business-Higher Education Forum Shows The Way

The Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) is setting the standard for how to craft partnerships between universities and private employers that address the talent needs of the nation’s workforce, particularly those enterprises requiring digital and technological skills. Nearly 40 years old, the BHEF is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of Fortune 500 executives, major university presidents […]

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13 Jun 2019

DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES INNOVATION FUND GIVES €2 MILLION TO NEW HYDRO-FISH PROJECT

The Disruptive Technologies New Project The Hydro-fish project will provide both environmental and economic impact. One of the key concerns in the aquaculture industry is around sustainability as much of it depends on fishmeal and plant ingredients. The Hydro-fish project will use natural resources efficiently by treating fish with enzymes that make higher value feed […]

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11 Jun 2019

HOW A DIGITAL-ASSETS ECOSYSTEM COULD JUMPSTART AN INCLUSIVE DIGITAL ECONOMY

Many countries are looking to transform their economies into digital ones, with the aim to progress from a production-based to a service-based economy, and also to increase economic and societal value for their nations. A digital economy requires more than just ambition. It needs the development and establishment of ecosystems that bring a nation’s economy, […]

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10 Jun 2019

Is there a weak link in blockchain security?

Recent research revealed that blockchain is set to become ubiquitous by 2025, entering mainstream business and underpinning supply chains worldwide. This technology is set to provide greater transparency, traceability and immutability, allowing people and organizations to share data without having to be concerned about security. However, blockchain is only as strong as its weakest link. […]

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09 Jun 2019

Digitalization central to product reinvention

Digitalization is one of the hottest buzzwords of late, as company executives are fixated on how their businesses can become digitalized. According to Eric Schaeffer, senior managing director of Accenture, this is already happening and executives the world over are leveraging digitalization to push for improvements on efficiency and management. Speaking at a roundtable during […]

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