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11 Jun 2017 After A Data Spill: Containing And Repairing The Damage [64055]
GCN, June 1st 2017

Philip Lee writes in GCN, "According to the Identify Theft Resource Center, U.S. companies and government agencies suffered a record 1,093 data breaches in 2016, a 40 percent increase from 2015. Not only are data spills becoming more prevalent, but the price tag associated with each is also on the rise. The 2016 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis released by the Ponemon Institute reports that the average total cost of a data breach for 383 companies surveyed increased from $3.79 to $4 million from 2015 to 2016.

Data spills, also known as data breaches or data leaks according to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies, are the unauthorized movement or disclosure of classified or sensitive information to a party not authorized to possess or view the material. Unlike a hack, where an unauthorized user attempts to gain and maliciously use data, spills are usually the result of human error or carelessness..."
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28 May 2017 How To Avoid The 3 Top It Project Risks [63653]
GCN, May 18th 2017

"For a number of years, the federal government has been on a mission to reduce waste and enhance efficiencies across departments, including IT," notes Doug Putnam in GCN.

"A recent example of this is President Trump's innovation team, which is powered by some of the tech industry's biggest names and echoes a similar program that President Barack Obama initiated in 2008. The goal for both programs: streamline government, raise accountability and improve performance -- without sacrificing innovation..."
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04 Apr 2017 The Case For Cloud-Based AI [62145]
GCN, April 4th 2017

"Meagan Metzger is the founder of Dcode42, an accelerator program for companies with innovative technology products for which there is a current or potential future government need. Dcode42 recently partnered with Amazon Web Services to help speed the adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning for problem solving in government.

GCN spoke with Metzger about the role of AI in government and ways cloud-based AI can help government solve challenges. The interview has been edited for length and clarity..."
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19 Mar 2017 What's AI, And What's Not [61445]
GCN, March 10th, 2017

"Artificial intelligence has become as meaningless a description of technology as 'all natural' is when it refers to fresh eggs. At least, that's the conclusion reached by Devin Coldewey, a Tech Crunch contributor," reports Paul McCloskey in GCN.

"AI has become a popular buzzword, he said, precisely because it's so poorly defined. Marketers use it to create an impression of competence and to more easily promote 'intelligent' capabilities as trends change.

The popularity of the AI buzzword, however, 'has to do at least partly with the conflation of neural networks with artificial intelligence,' he said. 'Without getting too into the weeds, the two are not interchangeable -- but marketers treat them as if they are.'..."
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12 Mar 2017 A Survival Guide For The Coming AI Revolution [61238]
GCN, March 3rd, 2017

Natalie Rens, Juxi Leitner write in GCN, "If the popular media is to be believed, artificial intelligence is coming to steal your job and threaten life as we know it. If we do not prepare now, we may face a future where AI runs free and dominates humans in society.

The AI revolution is indeed underway. To ensure you are prepared to make it through the times ahead, we've created a handy survival guide for you..."
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