AI is a buzzy word, but how can banks put it to work?

What is AI and how can financial services companies leverage it to their advantage? Simply put, AI – or artificial intelligence – is the development of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence. What does AI do better than humans? First, analysis. AI thinks faster, processing far more information at a much … Read more

Salesforce Employees Petition CEO Marc Benioff Over Contracts With Border Authorities

Microsoft and Amazon employees have already urged their companies to stop supplying technology to U.S. border control, and now workers at Salesforce.com have done the same. In a petition reported by Buzzfeed, over 650 Salesforce crm employees decried work that the firm is carrying out for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The contracts cover … Read more

European regulators report sharp rise in complaints after GDPR

Watchdogs reveal more data protection complaints and increase in breach notifications The first month of GDPR has seen a sharp increase in the number of complaints to regulators across Europe, showing strong public interest in the new rules. The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) told the Guardian it has seen a rise in breach notifications … Read more

Are banks buying into public clouds?

Xavier Bellouard, ActiveViam: are banks ready to embrace public clouds? Globally, authorities and regulators are starting to care more about public clouds, recognising there’s a trend among banks to outsource to cloud environments. Most recently, the European Banking Authority (EBA) – following the example of other countries such as Singapore – ran a consultation in Europe … Read more

ConSensys’ Ajit Tripathi: ‘Rebellious Teenager’ Crypto Is Maturing

Ajit Tripathi of ConsenSys tells Cointelegraph about the venture production studio’s goal to “unleash this entrepreneurial spirit” of the blockchain community. This interview has been edited and condensed. Cointelegraph had the opportunity to speak to ConsenSys’ Ajit Tripathi at BlockShow Europe 2018 about his experience leaving Wall Street for the crypto world, what new ConsenSys … Read more

How attackers are abusing high-profile users and executives

Email is the prime communication channel for businesses and their employees worldwide. In fact, last year saw more than 269 billion emails sent per day, and Radicati Group researchers predict that by 2021, this number will rise to over 319 billion. With so much critical and sensitive communication and collaboration taking place over email, organizations … Read more

IDG Contributor Network: Attainable AI, from science fiction to science fact: The reality of today’s AI

The idea of artificial intelligence (AI) has been around for millennia.  Stories of AI are scattered throughout history and across the globe: Hephaestus, of Greek mythology, “created” golden robots; Yan Shi (1023–957 BC, Zhou Dynasty) “built” a mechanical man; Leonardo Da Vinci constructed a Robotic Knight. What was once a dream or some crazy figment … Read more