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The Morning Risk Report: EU Targets Ethics in Artificial Intelligence

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  • The ethical use of artificial intelligence will be critical as the technology becomes more prominent, the European Commission said on Wednesday, outlining a strategy that advocates for a unified approach and increased investment from government and the private sector.
  • The commission needs to implement a strategy that fosters trust in the use of AI systems by organizations and people while providing regulatory oversight that isnt so severe it stifles innovation, said Liam Benhan, vice president of government and regulatory affairs for IBM Europe.
  • President Emmanuel Macron called ministers from over 70 countries to Paris on Thursday in an effort to coordinate a crackdown on new terror-financing methods that French officials say pose a growing threat to global security, the WSJ reports.
  • California Water Service Grouphas made a takeover offer for water utility SJW Group, the WSJ reports.
  • Shareholders at General Electric approved KPMG LLP on Wednesday as the companys auditor for another year, but only after opposition in the wake of GEs accounting issues and criticism from proxy-advisory firms, the WSJ reports.

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AI And Machine Learning For Cybersecurity: Friend And Foe? – Minutehack

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  • Even outside the context of cybercrime and attacks, various concerns have been expressed about where AI is heading and where people will be left as a result.
  • This has received over 8,000 signatories to date (including Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, and numerous academics), with cybersecurity and privacy being flagged as key elements amongst the recommended research priorities – – Given the tendency for all technologies to find negative applications, it is reasonable to assume that AI will…
  • Indeed, given that the security community has already foreseen various contexts in which AI could be applied (e.g. to change the way that attacks are targeted, how they are launched, as well as to help automate, personalise, and disguise attacking activities) it is almost inconceivable that attackers would ignore it….
  • However, as the technology becomes standard in defence, it is likely to become equally standard in attack with one side using AI to spot patterns of misuse and malicious activity, while the other uses it to find vulnerabilities and evade detection…taken to the extreme, this may reduce things to a…
  • At the same time, there are aspects in which the human element may still trump the machine, supplementing the use of AI in the context of defence, and potentially outwitting it when faced with an attack.

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A Steve Cohen-backed trading firm is rolling out data for quant wannabees

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  • A quant-trading firm backed by hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen is rolling out data for professional money managers to develop new trading ideas.
  • The subscription real-time data feed is intended for use by professional money managers who don’t want to spend the time or money building their own reasearch at a time when information overload is an obstacle to the development of new trading ideas, said Quantopian founder and CEO John Fawcett.
  • Data scientists sift through significant amounts of data to try to identify new, hopefully successful, investment ideas.
  • Quantopian has a community of 196,000 data scientists creating and sharing trading codes on its platform.
  • Data overload is a problem for asset managers that had to cut back research spending after the financial crisis, Fawcett told CNBC.

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US Geological Survey selects Hexagon to upgrade Machine Learning tool

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  • US: The US Geological Survey (USGS) has selected Hexagon US Federal to upgrade the machine learning-based Land Cover Mapping (LCM) tool.
  • Through more than a decade of success using the LCM tool powered by Hexagons ERDAS IMAGINE, the USGS has continued to achieve its mission of supplying timely, relevant, and useful information about the earth and the changes experienced by the national land cover.
  • Since 2005, the LCM tool has generated USGSs National Land Cover Database that collects public domain information on the 3.8 million miles of land cover in the United States and Puerto Rico.
  • This information provides complete, current, and consistent information critical to government managers and officials that seek to understand how land cover changes over time.
  • Were proud to be part of this worthwhile mission and provide critical tools and support to USGS, said Brad Ward, Hexagon US Federal senior vice president for geospatial solutions.

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Big data, MaaS and state-of-the-art tech. A look back at SmartRail 2018.

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  • As for how things were done, the president of Argentinas freight train service, Trenes Argentinos Cargas, Ezequiel Lemos explained to the audience how the 50 years of chronic under-investment by his government had brought about a situation whereby the country only transported 4% of its freight by rail a astoundingly…
  • A little way ahead of Argentina, but still thankful for having a clean sheet that is a great way to build a rail network, Dr Bashar Al Malek, chief executive officer of Saudi Railway Company, explained that the country, which is yet to open its first metro network, has spoken…
  • As far away or, perhaps, unlikely as magnetically-powered travel may seem to some, it was apparent to me at least of the huge progress than had been made to deliver the next big passenger development, mobility as a service (Maas).
  • The use of big data isnt a new idea but it was given a new lease of life for me in terms of protecting the public, John Voppen, the chief operations officer from ProRail, discussed it.
  • Lars Dannecker from SAP is fully aware of the financial benefits: There is huge value in using big data from trains, said the companys big data architect.

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