Episode 44 – The Early 21st Century Cyber Wars

In this edition, the top news starts with:

Thwarting the dark web at every turn, the EU has adopted the new GDPR rules which Facebook appears to be embracing; which is probably a good PR move on their part.  What is more interesting is that this new EU law seems to be affecting data privacy worldwide, especially regarding large companies that do business in the EU. It is functionally easier to ensure uniform execution, lowering implementation and time to market costs, by uniformly following the rules; effectively making them international law. 

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/what-the-gdpr-means-for-facebook-the-eu-and-you/

Intel’s AI lab has open-sourced an NLP library that uses deep learning, hoping to become the standard in the industry.

https://venturebeat.com/2018/05/24/intel-ai-lab-open-sources-library-for-deep-learning-driven-nlp/

Forbes came out and announced that AI/Machine Learning approaches are not a one-size-fits-all thing.  Each requires custom work on each solution each time.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tiriasresearch/2018/05/24/there-is-no-one-size-fits-all-in-ai-qualcomm-targets-a-multifarious-approach/#3507870633f5

Scientists are trying to train AI systems like babies, making some progress…

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/05/how-researchers-are-teaching-ai-learn-child

With the increasing weaponization of information, cyber-warfare is an increasing problem that governments are increasingly trying to find more effective ways to deal with.

http://www.dw.com/en/this-cyberwar-just-got-real/a-43908697

The US Department of Justice has seized control of a Russian backed botnet in the current multinational cyberwar raging behind the scenes.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/24/politics/doj-botnet-takedown-malware-russia-hackers/

Bing relegates AI Ads to the bottom of the page headed up by Intel, IBM Watson still atop Google AI Ads.

Lastly, the Singularity Index or S.I. is flat at 1007.12, slowly trending up with market turmoil.

As always, thanks for listening to the news of the day on “The Technocracy”.

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