IBM releases new toolbox to protect AI from adversarial attacks

IBM is releasing an open-source software library to combat against adversarial attacks in deep neural networks (DNNs). DNNs are machine learning models that are capable of recognizing patterns. Current artificial intelligence techniques like recognizing objects in images, speech-to-text, and video annotation is based on DNNs. According to IBM, while DNNs are usually very accurate, they … continue reading

RSA 2018: AI-powered threat management from IBM, container support for McAfee Cloud Workload, and Yubico’s new passwordless solution

Security matters now. That is the theme at this year’s RSA Conference taking place in San Francisco this week. “There is an urgency and pressure being felt now more than at any time over the last few years. Whether you are looking at national or local politics or the pressures of your company’s board room … continue reading

MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab researchers train computers to understand dynamic events

Researchers from the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab want to make computers more “human.” The researchers are currently working on a project that will help computers understand and recognize dynamic events. “As we grow up, we look around, we see people and objects moving, we hear sounds that people and object make. We have a lot … continue reading

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IBM introduces Microclimate to streamline the development of cloud-native apps

IBM has revealed Microclimate, a development environment designed to simplify the process of app development in cloud environments. It aims to provide a flexible, end-to-end framework for all stages of the app development process. “As a developer, you have so many choices that a new challenge has been created: How do you take full advantage … continue reading

IBM aims to advance blockchain adoption with new developer solutions

IBM announced Blockchain Starter Services, Blockchain Acceleration Services and Blockchain Innovation Services at its IBM Think technology conference in Las Vegas this week. The company has been on a mission over the last couple of years to bring blockchain to the enterprise. These new solutions further that mission by providing a way to scale, provide … continue reading

IBM focuses on enterprise AI adoption at Think 2018

IBM released a number of new solutions designed to help enterprises harness the power of artificial intelligence. The company announced IBM Watson Data Kit and revealed new offerings with Apple at its technology conference IBM Think 2018 in Las Vegas this week. IBM Watson Data Kits is designed to accelerate the development of AI applications … continue reading

IBM releases data science and machine learning platform Cloud Private for Data

IBM is embracing artificial intelligence with the launch of IBM Cloud Private for Data. The platform consists of integrated data science, data engineering and app building services. According to IBM, it is designed to help organizations accelerate their AI journeys and increase productivity. “Whether they are aware of it or not, every company is on … continue reading

Cloudflare announces new edge computing solution

Cloudflare has announced a new solution for developers to deploy and execute code at the edge. Edge devices provide an entry point to an enterprise’s core network. Edge devices include routers, routing switches and integrated access devices. Cloudflare Workers enables developers to execute JavaScript code at the edge with the benefits of a cloud data … continue reading

International Women’s Day highlights software’s shrinking gender gap

Gender diversity has long been a problem in the technology space, but a newly released report finds the industry is finally making strides to address this. HackerRank’s Women in Tech report found that women make up 53 percent of the graduates and junior developers entering the workforce. This is the highest number to date, according … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Khronos Group releases Vulkan 1.1, LDC 1.8 announced, and IBM’s PAIRS technology

The Khronos Group has announced the release of the Vulkan 1.1 specification. Vulkan 1.1 adds features requested by developers such as subgroup operations, while keeping a range of proven extensions from the previous version, Vulkan 1.0. Vulkan 1.1 conformance tests will be open-sourced. The group also announced AMD, Arm, Imagination, Intel, NVIDIA, and Qualcomm have … continue reading

Preparing for the GDPR in the eleventh hour

If digital businesses haven’t already been preparing for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the time is now. The regulation was adopted in April of 2016 and will officially go into effect on May 25, 2018. Despite the advance notice and warnings given, the range of GDPR preparedness is still very broad, according … continue reading

AT&T embarks on a microservices journey

AT&T has announced plans to transform its traditional business apps with the help of microservices. The company’s technology development organization president Pam Parisian explained in order to keep up with ever-evolving technology, AT&T must find ways to deliver new functions and upgrades faster, at scale while reducing costs. “We’re helping push our industry forward to … continue reading

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