BlackBerry And The China Military Supermicro Server Hack

I’m at the BlackBerry Security Summit this week and wouldn’t you know it, while I’m here Bloomberg blasted out a story indicating pretty much all the major companies that use Supermicroservers may have been hacked. BlackBerry is talking about the need for a different approach to security and mostly focusing on the spreading nightmare that IoT represents for security but, with this alleged hack, maybe we should be thinking about what...

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How Lenovo’s Strategic Partnerships…

Strategic partnerships between IT vendors have existed for decades, and mostly followed conventional synergistic pitches: By combining the products/expertise of vendors A and B, you can get C, or even D or E. Twenty years ago, those relationships mainly consisted of system vendors and specialty ISVs of various sizes and kinds. But the continuing rise of Intel x86-based servers changed the balance due to customers adopting Intel...

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NVIDIA GTC Europe: Where Today Meets Tomorrow

NVIDIA’s GTC (GPU Technology Conference) has become the premier hardware event focused on the near-term future of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles, High Performance Computing (both PCs and Servers), Virtual Reality, and the wave of disruptive innovation we seem to be in the middle of. This year’s European event takes place from October 9th-11th in Munich, Germany, known throughout the continent as the place where...

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IBM Watson Sparks Agricultural Innovation

It’s no surprise that artificial Intelligence (AI) inspires reams of press releases and media coverage these days. The fact is that a confluence of IT trends and achievements have made AI more achievable and affordable than ever before. At the same time, it’s wise to remember that companies’ announcements typically mirror their specific, if sometimes limited, talents and skills. So, in the case of AI, silicon vendors might focus on...

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IBM Creates Critical Tool To Detect AI Bias

Bias could turn future AIs into very dangerous things because bias corrupts the process and would almost certainly lead to results that are untrustworthy. This is particularly scary with AIs particularly as they advance from Narrow AIs, to Broad AIs, and eventually emerge as General AIs. This is because the farther you go down this evolutionary path the more autonomous the AI becomes and a powerful AI that can’t be trusted could...

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