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AI fights cybercrime as IBM Watson learns the language of cyber security

AI fights cybercrime as IBM Watson learns the language of cyber security

Cyber Security, Technology
As technology advances, we have more detailed data and analytics at our fingertips than ever before. It can potentially offer new insights for cybercrime prevention. IBM Watson, Big Blue’s artificial intelligence (AI) platform, keeps on learning with the smart platform now well versed in cyber security. The company said that for the past year, Watson has been trained on the language of cyber security and has studied more than one million security documents. Watson for Cyber Security will be integrated into IBM’s new Cognitive SOC platform, which puts cognitive technologies into the hands of security analysts, improving their ability to fill gaps in intelligence. Accoeding to NetworkWorld, By 2020, 60 percent of digital businesses will suffer a major service failure due to the inability

Google Assistant is expanding to Android

Technology
Google is bringing their virtual  Google assistant, An artificial intelligence (AI)-powered helping hand , to more Android phones this week. Already offered on Google’s Pixel phones, Home personal assistant, Allo messaging app, and Android wear devices, Google Assistant will be available on all smartphones running Android 7.0 Nougat and Android 6.0 Marshmallow starting this week, the company has announced. This marks yet another expansion into the mobile environment for Google, which is predicting that Assistant could reach “hundreds of millions” of devices. However, just under 31 per cent and slightly over one per cent of Android devices are currently using Marshmallow and Nougat respectively, the company says. Whether a user needs to know how to say “nice to meet you” in Korean
Nokia 3310 mobile phone brought back at MWC 2017

Nokia 3310 mobile phone brought back at MWC 2017

Mobile
The Nokia 3310 mobile phone has been relaunched nearly 17 years after its debut. The iconic device was reborn at the MWC 2017 with a modern twist on design. The new Nokia 3310 is thin, light and incredibly durable and boasts an incredible 22-hour talk-time and month long stand-by battery life.  More than 126 million were produced before it was phased out in 2005. The revamped version will be sold under licence by the Finnish start-up HMD Global, which also unveiled several Nokia-branded Android smartphones. One expert said it was a "fantastic way" to relaunch Nokia's phone brand. "The 3310 was the first mass-market mobile and there's a massive amount of nostalgia and affection for it," commented Ben Wood from the technology consultancy CCS Insight. TechMoran reports that Nokia also unv
Africa to Leapfrog Into The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Africa to Leapfrog Into The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Technology
Appropriate deployment of technology in Africa can help solve some of their development challenges. Increasing number of countries within the continent are building manufacturing industries that are on their way to superseding the rest globally. From government to the private sector and academia, it’s agreed that  developing value-added manufacturing sector in the continent is the way for the continent to grow and continue to support a rising population and growing middle class. According to TechMoran, Global challenges such as climate change and ever growing populations are adding pressure to the limited resources, especially because a significant amount of the population live below the poverty line. Even though Africa does not rank first in energy wastefulness worldwide, the amou
Startup grows in cybersecurity industry

Startup grows in cybersecurity industry

Cyber Security
The growth of cybersecurity into a global industry is the result of the weaponisation of code. Initially, online users could enjoy online communication, commerce and convenience without having to think about security. A local company is making a name for itself in the cyber security world, an industry worth more than $120 billion and counting.  The Miamisburg-based Secure Cyber Defense is a young startup, just recently marking two years in business. Shawn Waldman, president and CEO, told this newspaper that its growth was almost immediate. The company provides secure IT consulting, vulnerability scanning, network services, among other security services With the evolution of more of our life into zeros and ones and the rise of the internet of things, cybersecurity needs to be accou