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    1. Amal Al Jabri appointed CEO of Cognit

      Amal Al Jabri appointed CEO of Cognit

      ABU DHABI Amal Al Jabri has been confirmed as CEO of Cognit, the joint Mubadala/IBM project created to be the exclusive Middle East provider of IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Al Jabri has been acting general manager of Cognit since June 2016, during which time she has overseen the growth of the firm. During her tenure, IBM Watson Arabic, a version of Watson with Arabic cognitive learning abilities, had its first live installation.

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      Mentions: IBM Watson IBM ICT
    2. Democracy? There’s an app for that

      Democracy? There’s an app for that

      LONDON: There’s an infuriating gap in the coverage of the UK election. It lies between the idea that “the internet has changed everything” and any detail of what might have happened on the internet. This gap has been filled with a bit of noise about Facebook ads and echo-chamber Twitter feeds. But, in fact, civic tech is a real thing, featuring real people, with real technical expertise, trying to hack around every democratic deficiency.

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      Mentions: Google London Germany
    3. Having a smart neighbour works for the greater good

      Having a smart neighbour works for the greater good

      The Industrial Revolution was probably the most important thing that has ever happened in human history. In the space of a few centuries, much of the human race, which had long hovered on the brink of starvation, was suddenly lifted into relative security through the power of new technology. But why did this amazing explosion happen? There are many theories, and we’ll probably never have a definitive answer.

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      Mentions: India China Texas
    4. Sorry, a Robot is not about to replace your lawyer

      Sorry, a Robot is not about to replace your lawyer

      Impressive advances in artificial intelligence technology tailored for legal work have led some lawyers to worry that their profession may be Silicon Valley’s next victim. But recent research and even the people working on the software meant to automate legal work say the adoption of AI in law firms will be a slow, task-by-task process. In other words, like it or not, a robot is not about to replace your lawyer. At least, not anytime soon.

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    5. Big data’s potential is terrifying. That could be good news for democracy

      Big data’s potential is terrifying. That could be good news for democracy

      Has a digital coup begun? Is big data being used, in the US and the UK, to create personalised political advertising, to bypass our rational minds and alter the way we vote? The short answer is probably not. Or not yet.A series of terrifying articles suggests that a company called Cambridge Analytica helped to swing both the US election and the EU referendum by mining data from Facebook and using it to predict people’s personalities, then tailoring advertising to their psychological profiles.

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      Mentions: Brazil China Britain
    6. Even Big Data doesn’t come tamper-proof

      Even Big Data doesn’t come tamper-proof

      In the last 15 years, we have witnessed an explosion in the amount of digital data available — from the internet, social media, scientific equipment, smartphones, surveillance cameras, and many other sources — and in the computer technologies used to process it. “Big Data” as it is known, will undoubtedly deliver important scientific, technological, and medical advances. But Big Data also poses serious risks if it is misused or abused.

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    7. Are bots set to be your next banker?

      Are bots set to be your next banker?

      Text-based services have been around since the dawn of time, but not until the past year have we seen the rise of chatbots, in part led by Facebook’s unveiling of Bots for Messenger towards the beginning of the year. Mark Zuckerberg led the reveal, saying: “I’ve never met anyone who likes calling a business, and no one wants to have to install a new app for every service or business they want to interact with … We think you should just be able to message a business, just as you would a friend.” Since the Facebook launch, developers have ...

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    8. The disconnect between privacy and data acquisition

      The disconnect between privacy and data acquisition

      In the age of mass surveillance, much has been written in terms of what privacy means at a time when personal data may be captured and used in exchange for ‘free’ internet services. As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web (WWW), we reflect on where we are on digital privacy protection today and what the future holds for us. Our first observation is that although the internet has been there for a while, it’s still very much in its infancy when it comes to privacy protection.

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