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A new era for data: What’s possible with as-a-service

20 hours 26 minutes ago
For organizations in today’s complex business environment, data is like water—essential for survival. They need to process, analyze, and act on data to drive business growth—to predict future trends, identify new business opportunities, and respond to market changes faster. Not enough data? Businesses die of thirst. Dirty data? Projects are polluted by “garbage in/garbage out.”…
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How a Russian cyberwar in Ukraine could ripple out globally

3 days 23 hours ago
Russia has sent more than 100,000 soldiers to the nation’s border with Ukraine, threatening a war unlike anything Europe has seen in decades. Though there hasn’t been any shooting yet, cyber operations are already underway.  Last week, hackers defaced dozens of government websites in Ukraine, a technically simple but attention-grabbing act that generated global headlines.…
Patrick Howell O'Neill

Meta’s new learning algorithm can teach AI to multi-task

4 days 20 hours ago
If you can recognize a dog by sight, then you can probably recognize a dog when it is described to you in words. Not so for today’s artificial intelligence. Deep neural networks have become very good at identifying objects in photos and conversing in natural language, but not at the same time: there are AI…
Will Douglas Heaven

All charges against China Initiative defendant Gang Chen have been dismissed

4 days 23 hours ago
This story has been updated after charges were officially dismissed, and to include statements from Dr. Gang Chen, Rachael Rollins, the US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts and MIT president L. Rafael Reif. A judge has approved the government’s motion to dismiss all charges against MIT mechanical engineering professor and nanotechnologist Gang Chen, nearly…
Eileen Guo

This group of tech firms just signed up to a safer metaverse

5 days 3 hours ago
The internet can feel like a bottomless pit of the worst aspects of humanity. So far, there’s little indication that the metaverse—an envisioned virtual digital world where we work, play, and live—will be much better. As I reported last month, a beta tester in Meta’s virtual social platform, Horizon Worlds, has already complained of being…
Tanya Basu

Sustainability starts in the design process, and AI can help

5 days 20 hours ago
Artificial intelligence helps build physical infrastructure like modular housing, skyscrapers, and factory floors. “…many problems that we wrestle with in all forms of engineering and design are very, very complex problems…those problems are beginning to reach the limits of human capacity,” says Mike Haley, the vice president of research at Autodesk. But there’s hope with…
MIT Technology Review Insights

Going bald? Lab-grown hair cells could be on the way

1 week ago
Biologists at several startups are applying the latest advances in genetic engineering to the age-old problem of baldness, creating new hair-forming cells that could restore a person’s ability to grow hair. Some researchers tell MIT Technology Review they are using the techniques to grow human hair cells in their labs and even on animals. A…
Antonio Regalado

In a further blow to the China Initiative, prosecutors move to dismiss a high-profile case

1 week 2 days ago
On January 14, federal prosecutors recommended that the US Department of Justice dismiss all three charges against MIT nanotechnology professor Gang Chen, ending a two-year ordeal stemming from accusations that he hid funding from Chinese entities on grant disclosure forms.  Chen had pleaded not guilty to all charges, while his employer had indicated that the…
Eileen Guo

Cloud technologies help corporations achieve carbon neutrality

1 week 3 days ago
The past two years of pandemic-related challenges have accelerated the adoption of cloud across industry at an unprecedented rate. This increased investment in cloud can serve to reinvigorate sustainability goals and provide the ability to measure the impact of an investment. The consequences of climate change are no longer theoretical, and corporate leaders are taking…
MIT Technology Review Insights

The radical intervention that might save the “doomsday” glacier

1 week 4 days ago
In December, researchers reported that huge and growing cracks have formed in the eastern ice shelf of the Thwaites Glacier, a Florida-size mass of ice that stretches 75 miles across western Antarctica. They warned that the floating tongue of the glacier—which acts as a brace to prop up the Thwaites—could snap off into the ocean…
James Temple

Scaling with low code to accelerate digital transformation

1 week 4 days ago
Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to clarity.” Infosys in partnership with HFS Research conducted a study to understand how enterprises are adopting and benefiting from low-code and no-code tools and experiences. This study gives us valuable insight into the adoption of low code as a development platform. Click…
Jenn Webb

Cybersecurity and the new era of ecosystems

1 week 4 days ago
Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to clarity.” Digital transformation demands more than updated technology and business efficiency. This article discusses how chief information security officers are under increasing pressure to secure their companies’ platforms, evaluate ecosystems, and find new ways to communicate risk to the rest of the…
Jenn Webb

Cybersecurity is now a boardroom priority

1 week 4 days ago
Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to clarity.” Chief information security officers (CISOs) are responsible for ensuring low vulnerability scores and minimal attacks, yet board members often do not understand the business benefits of these outcomes. This paper discusses how CISOs can engage with board members for better alignment…
Jenn Webb

Cybersecurity 2022 predictions

1 week 4 days ago
Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to clarity.” Vishal Salvi, CISO, Infosys, shares his predictions of the future in the cybersecurity space. Click here to continue.
Jenn Webb

Automation journey of Bupa Global

1 week 4 days ago
Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to clarity.” Steve Williams, head of IT Strategy and Architecture, Bupa Global, discusses the automation journey of the insurance giant in this exclusive podcast. AI is an important agenda for Bupa Global to ensure they define the problem they are targeting and the…
Jenn Webb

How cloud, AI, and machine learning are shaping the new work order

1 week 4 days ago
Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to clarity.” As enterprises embrace the cloud, AI and deep data analytics, existing jobs, and workplaces will go through a fundamental shift. This transformation will shape the present and future of talent. Srikantan Moorthy, executive vice president, Infosys, shares his thoughts on the…
Jenn Webb

Shaping the future of hybrid work

1 week 4 days ago
“Workplace” used to be defined by physical location. Even when employees were hard at work elsewhere, from home or on the road, they were “out of the office.” When offices began to shut down in March 2020 to slow down the covid-19 pandemic, few realized that they were embarking on a fundamental and enduring transformation…
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