Welcome to our biweekly selection of business IT innovation news. Created using our own opinionated selection and summary algorithm. We present some top innovation news items to get you thinking, debating and take action in order to make our world better.
1 Is Deep Learning the Future of Medical Decision Making?
Healthcare is often spoken of as a field that is on the verge of an AI revolution. In fact, similar architectures and training techniques to deep ranking networks can be widely seen in deep learning literature such as Siamese Neural Networks and have been even applied for face detection applications. Cai’s research showcases how the refinement tools they developed on their medical image retrieval system increases the diagnostic utility of images and most importantly, increases a user’s trust in the machine learning algorithm for medical decision making. Overall the work presented an optimistic view of the future of human-AI collaborative systems in expert decision-making in healthcare.
2 AWS Cost Explorer now Supports Usage-Based Forecasts
Starting today, you can create custom usage forecasts using AWS Cost Explorer to gain a line of sight into your future usage patterns. Cost Explorer’s usage forecasts use a machine learning algorithm that learns your historical usage trends and uses that information to provide a forecast of your future usage. Using these forecasts, you can better understand your expected cost trends and monitor your key usage patterns (for example, storage, data transfer, or running hours). Check the blog post for detailed info.
3 Casting the Dark Web in a New Light
Create a cyber-defense service value chain. If cybercriminals can create a value chain that makes it easier and more profitable to launch attacks, why can’t we build a defensive value chain? There is some investigation of the dark web, but it is usually limited to harvesting threat information and alerting potential targets. Investigators, for example, can find out whether a company’s data is being traded in a dark web marketplace or whether its machines are part of botnets. However, when we conducted research in dark web markets, surveyed the literature on cyberattacks, and interviewed cybersecurity professionals, we found that the prevalence of the “fringe hacker” is a misconception. For example, in June 2016, a Microsoft Office zero-day vulnerability (that is, a vulnerability not previously discovered and with no known fix) was priced at $30,031 in bitcoin in a dark web market.
4 Behind the scenes of the Apollo mission at MIT
Many aspects of the Institute’s involvement in the Apollo program and its legacy, including advances in mechanical and computational engineering, simulation technology, biomedical studies, and the geophysics of planet formation, have remained less celebrated. This approach is now widespread in the aerospace industry, says John Tylko, who teaches MIT’s class 16.895J (Engineering Apollo: The Moon Project as a Complex System), which is taught every other year. Fifty years ago this week, humanity made its first expedition to another world, when Apollo 11 touched down on the moon and two astronauts walked on its surface. As she told MIT News in 2009, “Coming up with solutions and new ideas was an adventure. The AGC’s programs were written in one of the first-ever compiler languages, called MAC, which was developed by Instrumentation Lab engineer Hal Laning.
5 EdgeX Foundry: Open Platform for IoT Edge Computing
The availability of the EdgeX Foundry snap enables developers an easy path to getting started with EdgeX Foundry, and benefit from confinement, easy integration into their own infrastructure, and automatic updates. With a focus on the IoT Edge, EdgeX simplifies the process to design, develop and deploy solutions across industrial, enterprise, and consumer applications. Be sure to check also the LF Edge site!
6 Robot lifecycle management with Ubuntu
Robots embedded with Ubuntu Core will not be expensive single purpose assets anymore, but rather channels for services mediated by software-defined hardware. To reduce this exposure, Ubuntu Core makes use of snaps. Hardware and software upgrades will be delivered during the life of robots to make them evolve, pushing back the boundaries of obsolescence. This will stretch the useful life of robot fleets, with a positive effect on the overall economics for both operators and makers of robots. This happens in a transactional manner that preserves data and rolls back on error, assuring system reliability. Retirement phase: stretching the useful life of robots The snap packages underlying Ubuntu Core enable function virtualisation.
7 Industrial-Scale Collaboration for the Business Win
Today, we are thrilled to release the Business of Open Source eBook focused on how successful entrepreneurs are leveraging all that open source has to offer to drive digital disruption within business-friendly open source foundations.
8 How to protect privacy in the age of big data
When companies collect and analyse data about consumer behaviour, they provoke profound questions about privacy rights. But a group of EU-funded researchers has struck a balance between privacy and the private sector. Their goal is to allow consumers to select the level of privacy protection that suits them best.
9 Embracing Innovation in Government
An unprecedented technological revolution continues to disrupt the world around us. Changes are underway on a vast scale, with digitalisation transforming economies, governments and societies in complex, interrelated and often unpredictable ways. Government policies and practices have often not kept up with the speed of change. However, some at the edge of government innovation are using fantastic, novel solutions to solve today’s challenges for the collective good.
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