Infographic: Dangers of the Internet of Things

For the 62% on US adults who own at least one connected device, it’s an easy call to say that IoT is the future of connectivity. From Alexa to Smart TVs, almost all IoT...

Making the Leap from Speech to Dialogue: The Challenge for Human to Machine Communication

Robots are everywhere and doing virtually everything. We have even begun conversing with them in situations that are beginning to resemble interpersonal communication. Right now these spoken dialogue systems (SDS) tends to be limited...

Program or be Programmed?

Algorithms help us make sense of complex issues. Using clear parameters and a set of simple rules, they have become our digital companions, solving real-world problems we encounter at every step, and optimizing the way we make...

The Most Common Vulnerability Of All

Rethinking Email for Privacy and Security Most of the people I know in the world of cybersecurity rightly focus on deeply entrenched matters: server virtualization and containerization, software sandboxing, and helping to train employees to avoid...

Surviving the Second ‘Era of Big Data’

Information is not new and nor is data – of whatever order of magnitude. This is not the first ‘big data’ era but the second. The first was the explosion in data collection that...

The Algorithmic Way of Fairness

As computer calculations are increasingly being used to steer potentially life-changing decisions, scientists are confronting complex questions about what it means to make an algorithm fair. Researchers who work with public agencies to try to...

Big Tech is Sorry!

Big Tech is sorry. After decades of rarely apologizing for anything, Silicon Valley suddenly seems to be apologizing for everything. They are sorry about the trolls. They are sorry about the bots. They are sorry about...

The Clash of Automatons

As AI (Artificial Intelligence) continues to progress and businesses across the globe benefit from its capabilities, it’s important to ensure that the technology is being harnessed for good, to create a better, fairer society....

How to Not Be Creepy While Using Employee Data in Workforce Management

Tech companies (ab)using personal data is today’s 1984. And while Facebook is at the forefront of our outrage, a growing industry in the HR Tech space is also experiencing challenges overcoming the creepiness factor...

An Introduction to Hadoop for Noobs

The client-server model transformed the data industry because it helped break apart overloaded systems, however, client-server models of the 1980s wouldn’t be able to handle the processing required for big data. Along Comes Google.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2LzEvPU4jY As...

The Geometry of the Digital Space

Data science provides huge opportunities to improve private and public life, as well as our environment (consider the development of smart cities or the problems caused by carbon emissions). Unfortunately, such opportunities are also...

5 Things Every Developer Must Know about Intellectual Property Rights

Anyone involved in software development today must have a keen understanding of the ins and outs of intellectual property rights, including copyright laws and patent development. But the area is so vast that it...