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Google’s Fei-Fei Li: Vision is AI’s "killer app"

Artificial intelligence is “the driving force of the fourth industrial revolution,” Google’s Fei-Fei Li argued during a panel discussion on the final day of Google’s I/O developer conference. AI, she added, “has the potential to tranform the way humans live, work, communicate.” That said, technologists have only just begun realizing the impact of AI. As it matures, vision is going… Read more →

New FCC proposal completes plan to gut net neutrality

In George Orwell’s 1984, Newspeak is a language where some concepts simply can’t be expressed. For example, the Declaration of Independence would be translated as a single word: Crimethink. Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed by a two-to-one vote the First Step Toward Restoring Internet Freedom document. Yeah. Right. CNET INTERVIEW FCC chairman’s net neutrality fix: ‘Clinton-era light touch’… Read more →

Graph databases and RDF: It’s a family affair

Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the Graphest database of them all? It depends. RDF is a graph data model that has been around since 1997. It’s a W3C standard, and it’s used to power and Open Graph, among other things. Plus, there’s a bunch of RDF-based graph databases out there, some of which have been around for a… Read more →

No TPM (Trusted Platform Module) in your PC? No problems, here’s how to fit one

Security Secure messaging: Signal’s the best, and then there’s the rest Source Article from TPM (Trusted Platform Module) in your PC? No problems, here’s how to fit one blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

A graph is a graph is graph? RDF vs LPG

Apple iPhone and iOS problem solvers: My must-have utilities (and many are free) Source Article from graph is a graph is graph? RDF vs LPG blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

Brazil starts satellite trials

The Brazilian government has started the testing procedures for its first own satellite, built to boost broadband capacity in the country as well as security of critical defense information. Following its launch from the Kourou Space Center in French Guiana earlier this month, the Geostationary Satellite Defense and Strategic Communications Satellite (SGDC) is now undergoing load capacity testing and verification… Read more →

​CIO Diary: Lessons from the FCC bot-swarm attack

Photo Creative Commons by Rob McDonald from Flickr No one ever said that being a Chief Information Officer is easy. As if CIOs don’t have enough to worry about, you can now add API-driven bot attacks to the list. One of the most highly regarding CIOs in the world, David Bray from the FCC (who is also a frequent guest… Read more →

Building a voice interface: The do’s and don’ts

FedEx confronts the challenges of building voice UIs With speech recognition technology at human parity, voice has been touted as the next big interface. But as with any new technology, there are major challenges that come with the opportunities. At the Google I/O conference, Daniel Padgett, the conversation design lead for Google Assistant, walked through some of the strategies and… Read more →

Microsoft should have left Windows XP to rot and die

Windows XP is the rotting zombie that Microsoft just can’t seem to shed. See also : Stop disabling automatic updates, people! While I’ve no doubt that Microsoft’s decision to release an emergency patch for unsupported systems such as Windows XP to combat the spread of the WannaCrypt malware earned it some precious PR love, it sends consumers and enterprise customers… Read more →

PCLinuxOS Roll-Up Release: Another Linux installed on my new notebook

PCLinuxOS KDE5 2017.05 Image: J.A. Watson I happened across a new ISO image for the PCLinuxOS KDE desktop distribution this week. PCLOS is a classic rolling-release Linux distribution, so this is just a “roll-up” release, pulling all of the updates since the last release together to make new installations easier, faster and more reliable. Every time a new rolling release… Read more →

Asean internet economy worth $50B, home to 230M digital consumers

Southeast Asia’s digital economy is now worth more than US$50 billion, but remains highly fragmented with multiple players battling for the increasingly lucrative region. Fuelled largely by strong demand in the travel and e-commerce industries, the region had emerged as a hotly contested battleground for both large global players from the US and China as well local players with expanding… Read more →

Is the unpredictable nature of digital marketing to blame for missed revenues?

Wall Street hates missed estimates. Photographer: Maciej Bledowski, Getty Images/iStockphoto The lesson for startups from Snap’s recent share fall when it reported huge losses was not the lack of profitability — it was that it missed analyst estimates despite a big jump in marketing spend. The seemingly unstoppable demise of the media industry has forced many companies to be media… Read more →