The big data race reaches the City

The big data race reaches the City

Copyright: The Telegraph / Worldcrunch – Marion Dakers

IBM’s Watson supercomputer, once known for winning the television quiz show Jeopardy! in 2011, is now sold to wealth management companies as an affordable way to dispense investment advice. Twitter has introduced “cashtags” to its stream of social chatter so that investors can track what is said about stocks. Hedge funds are sending up satellites to monitor crop yields before even the farmers know how they’re doing. Continue reading

Internet of Things and the New World of Multilingual Communication

Internet of Things and the New World of Multilingual Communication

Copyright: America Economia/Worldcrunch – Marcela Arbeláez

Translating in the future will require an increase in high-speed services that adjust to the ultra-fast Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT is bound to transform our homes and jobs by connecting all sensor-driven devices with on/off switches to both the Internet and to each other. This in turn will hasten a range of tasks that require translation in the future to keep pace with the transferring data practically in real time to meet client requirements. And that is not all. Continue reading

Artificial intelligence the next ‘big bet’ for online retailers, say bosses

Artificial intelligence the next ‘big bet’ for online retailers, say bosses

All rights reserved: The Daily Telegraph – Isabelle Fraser

Artificial intelligence is the key to the future of online retail, business bosses have said, providing a crucial way to help shoppers find what they want. Alex Baldock, chief executive of Shop Direct, which runs very.co.uk and Littlewoods, told the Telegraph Festival of Business in London that artificial intelligence was the company’s “big bet”. Continue reading

The Internet of Things has a child privacy problem

The Internet of Things has a child privacy problem

Copyright -The Washington Post/Worldcrunch- Karen Turner

“In sum: Alexa is kinda my new best friend,” writes Rebecca Hanover, an author and blogger on Mommyproof. As a mother of young children, it’s not hard to see why: Hanover details the joys of virtual assistant Amazon Echo, which functions as a kind of combined kitchen helper, child entertainer and DJ. “Is it weird that Alexa feels like my trusty little friend during that six pm witching hour, gently guiding me through dinnertime?” Continue reading

Hackers Now Use QR Codes To Ensnare Users

Hackers Now Use QR Codes To Ensnare Users

Copyright – Les Echos – Fabien Rech

Hackers have started sending fraudulent emails using QR code technology, masquerading as a national communications provider to get client usernames and passwords.

It is a first in the history of hacking. Vade Retro, a company that specializes in mailbox protection, recently announced it had detected the first use of fraudulent emails using QR codes — two-dimensional barcodes used to store digital information that can be deciphered by a smartphone. Continue reading

The Coming Security Storm Over The Digital Cloud

Copyright – Les Echos – Fabien Rech

Would you give your house keys to a complete stranger when you are on vacation? Probably not. Human instincts opt for a safer solution.

The question of security is the major constraint preventing more widespread adoption of cloud computing technology. A study by Crowd Research Partners revealed that nine out of 10 professionals worry about safety and security. Data breaches remain the biggest concern for businesses that deploy private cloud servers, software cloud servers (Software as a Service, SaaS), or infrastructure cloud products (Infrastructure as a Service, IaaS). Continue reading