AI-enabled Smartphones Coming This Year; Using AI to Fight Hackers

Posted January 11th, 2017 at 1:14 pm (UTC-5)
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Today’s Tech Sightings:

Steve Rabuchin, Amazon president of Amazon Alexa (R) shakes hands with Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group during the Huawei keynote address at CES in Las Vegas, Jan. 5, 2017.

Steve Rabuchin, Amazon president of Amazon Alexa (R) shakes hands with Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group during the Huawei keynote address at CES in Las Vegas, Jan. 5, 2017.

Deloitte: 300 Million Smartphones Will Have Machine Learning Ability

A new report from Deloitte, a UK-based professional services firm, expects up to 300 million smartphones or a fifth of sold units to be equipped with on-board neural networks and machine learning features this year. China’s Huawei recently announced an Android smartphone with built-in machine learning and Amazon’s artificial intelligence assistant, Alexa on board.

World Economic Forum: Weaponized AI, IoT Hacking Among Tech Threats

Global Risks Report 2017, the latest report from the World Economic Forum, warns that the rise of new technologies is driving new types of cyber attacks that businesses are not prepared to face. While some of the new technologies are beneficial, the report says increased connectivity and Internet of Things devices open up new gateways for hackers to exploit.

4 Ways Man and Machine Are Teaming Up to Fight Cyberthreats

Cyber security and ransomware attacks are projected to continue to rise, particularly as new connected technology opens up new avenues for hackers to compromise. But the same new technology – big data and machine learning – can also help fight cyber criminals. Already, companies are teaming up to use artificial intelligence engines like IBM’s Watson and MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab to help analyze data and fight evolving threats.

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Aida Akl
Aida Akl is a journalist working on VOA's English Webdesk. She has written on a wide range of topics, although her more recent contributions have focused on technology. She has covered both domestic and international events since the mid-1980s as a VOA reporter and international broadcaster.

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