Good morning, CIOs. In cybersecurity, there is mostly larger reserve in numbers. Companies that build record for U.S. elections are fasten an information-sharing organisation contracting community, partnership and a free-flow of comprehension as a aegis opposite cyber threats, CIO Journal’s Steven Norton reports. That alone won’t secure elections opposite devise by Russia or other nation-states or rapist hackers, though it could assistance make them some-more resilient.
A opinion for security. “The Elections Industry Special Industry Group is approaching to embody companies that yield voting tabulation, choosing management, voter registration, electronic pollbook and results-reporting technologies used in U.S. elections. It will be housed within a IT Information Sharing and Analysis Center, a non-profit organisation that supports information pity among firms including Intel Corp., Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. and BAE Systems PLC.”
A public-private connection. The new organisation would give choosing record vendors entrance to real-time hazard indicators from a Department of Homeland Security, IT-ISAC members and tellurian partners. “The idea is to enlarge a .. information that we’re removing to embody tech-focused threats,” pronounced Kay Stimson, clamp boss of supervision affairs for Dominion Voting Systems and chair of a choosing infrastructure zone coordinating council, that works with a Department of Homeland Security.
Bots vs. trolls: How AI could purify adult amicable media. “We have many of a synthetic comprehension collection to brand misinformation, bots, feign accounts, change campaigns, relate chambers and a cognitive, amicable and algorithmic biases that mix to crush what we see and hear,” says WSJ Columnist Christopher Mims. “There’s usually no accord on how to use them.”
Meet a chatbots providing mental healthcare. Roughly 20% of American adults knowledge some mental illness, though fewer than half get treatment, according to 2016 information from a U.S. National Institute of Mental Health. The Journal’s Daniela Hernandez reports on how researchers are teaching consolation to AI tools, with a idea of supplementing tellurian therapists.
JP Morgan doubles-down on tech talent. Lori Beer, JP Morgan Chase Co.‘s CIO, tells Reuters the bank is revamping a technologist new-hire module in an bid to improved contest with Silicon Valley for gifted coders. The two-year module will offer training, career advisors and some-more opportunities to take on severe projects. JP Morgan employs 50,000 technologists, employing 1,000 entry-level engineers annually, says Reuters.
Salesforce.com adopts CEO structure with uneven record. Salesforce.com Inc.’s betterment of Keith Block to co-chief executive moves a core of sobriety divided from charismatic Chairman Marc Benioff. With Mr. Block handling a company’s day-to-day business and Mr. Benioff focusing on devise and culture, the association should be means to make decisions some-more quickly, a former executive said. A good plan, though if story is to judge, such a power-sharing structure frequently does not work out, the WSJ’s Jay Greene says.
Dropbox continues to grow a bottom of profitable users. The San Francisco-based file-storage company, that finished an IPO in March, reported 11.9 million profitable business during a finish of a second quarter, a 20% boost compared with a same duration final year. The Journal’s Micah Maidenberg has more.
Shipping news. An A.P. Moller-Maersk and International Business Machines Corp. blockchain designed to streamline operations around tellurian trade now has 94 participanting organizations, including a ports of Rotterdam and Hong Kong. Reuters has more.
Slack nears tighten of appropriation round. Slack Technologies Inc. is in a routine of lifting hundreds of millions of appropriation during a roughly $7 billion post-money valuation, the WSJ’s Katie Roof reports. Last year, Slack lifted $250 million during a $5.1 billion valuation, in a turn led by SoftBank Group.
Quite a week in NYC. On Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio sealed legislation that would require Airbnb Inc. to divulge to a city minute information about a hosts. The Journal’s Greg Bensinger reports that a pierce could spirit other hosts from listing. And on Wednesday, notwithstanding weeks of lobbying by Uber Technologies Inc., rival Lyft Inc. and others, a New York City Council upheld a check to solidify new issuances of ride-hailing licenses.
Meet a new phone, same as a aged phone. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9, denounced in Brooklyn on Thursday, looks many like final year’s Note 8, says a WSJ’s Timothy W. Martin.
Tired: Bear Cams; Wired: Underwater information core cams. Viewers can get a live glance of information core modules on a sea building nearby Scotland’s Orkney Islands. The modules are partial of Microsoft Corp.‘s Project Natick, a investigate bid directed during contrast a advantages of subsea information centers.
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On reading worker emails. Text analytics is relocating into a mainstream as companies commend that a grammar, syntax and word choices used by employees by several communication channels—from email to Slack—can offer a value trove of discernment into worker morale. “Such early tips competence also turn an critical apparatus to assistance companies safeguard that they are complying with supervision rules,” the Atlantic’s Frank Partnoy writes in an research of a industry. But such an early-warning complement “is usually as good as a people regulating it.”
Not a new normal. 2018 is moulding adult to be a fourth hottest year on record–after years 2015-2017–but you’d be wrong to consider that a scientists behind a mathematical models raised such outcomes are happy. “For many scientists, this is a year they started vital meridian change rather than usually study it,” the New York Times’s Somini Sengupta reports. “We are vital in a universe that is not usually warmer than it used to be. We haven’t reached a new normal,” says Daniel Swain, a meridian scientist during a University of California Los Angeles. “This isn’t a plateau.”
War on low fakes. Machine training is now being used to emanate feign videos where one person’s face is substituted for another. When weaponized, “deepfakes” videos could turn an effective means for sowing disinformation. MIT Technology Review’s Will Knight reports on efforts by a US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to rise forensics collection means of detecting low fakes. Of course, DARPA’s efforts “may simply vigilance a commencement of an AI-powered arms competition between video forgers and digital sleuths,” says Mr. Knight. Fasten your tin-foil hats.
Is no one protected from a robocalypse? With small some-more than entrance to Google AutoML Vision and a Rasberry-Pi robotic arm with a camera and facial recognition, “There’s Waldo,” a appliance designed by artistic group Redpepper, can brand from a sea of images a eponymous bespectacled kid from a “Where’s Waldo?” series. Designed to denote a Google use that lets users sight their AI collection but coding, “There’s Waldo” has been means to find a aim within 4.45 seconds–”better than many 5-year-olds,” according to a company. “To me, this is like a homogeneous of intrigue on your math task by looking for a answers during a behind of your textbook,” the Verge’s Dami Lee writes.