Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission raises the issue as central in her last address as European Digital Commissioner. It is telling that three men are needed to replace her. "We have" she says made big strategic investments in essential research from 5G to electronics and robotics and more. But you can’t shape this world only from the top. Leaders at other levels and with different job descriptions have a responsibility to engage with this new digital world."
Internet security company Zscaler has released its 2014 Fall Zscaler Internet security and compliance platform. This includes new capabilities for APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) protection, guest Wi-Fi security, global administration, policy management and reporting with instant assessment of security risks.
Gaberlunzie has been alerted that there's a new browser on the loose, Hola, which over the past 20 months has emerged with over 30 million users already installing it - to show that they want a more open, and more private Internet.
*At the 2014 World Economic Forum, Commissioner Neelie Kroes called on the private sector, representative organisations and social partners to endorse the “Davos Declaration” on the Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs. One of the three concrete asks of this declaration was to assist in the modernisation of European education systems to ensure that no student leaves school without a basic set of ICT skills. The reply is as follows:
On the internet Dr Giovanni Vigna can be found as the computer science professor at UCSB (University of California in Santa Barbara), with 500 connections on LinkedIn and also seen as co-founder and CTO of Lastline
As Gartner examines the shift in the age old relationships between man and machine, due to the emergence of digital business, two early founders of older-style digital business IBM (1911) and HP (1939) are busy reinventing themselves. IBM has recently opened its New York offices for Watson, while Hewlett Packard has split into Inc and Enterprise.
Gartner, Inc reveals its top predictions for IT organisations and IT users for 2015 and beyond and begins to examine a shift in the age old relationships between man and machine due to the emergence of digital business.
The three winners of a prestigious national competition for researchers (interestingly all were male) who are pioneers in ICT (Information and Communication Technology) were announced last night at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London. Keep an eye on their futures!
Quantum computing will allow for the creation of powerful computers, but also much smarter and more creative robots than conventional ones is the conclusion arrived at by researchers from Spain and Austria, who confirm quantum tools help robots learn and respond much faster to their surrounding stimuli.
Every Finnish expectant mother can choose to receive a free of charge maternity package containing baby clothes and other useful items as VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland currently develops a Digital Maternity package. Its purpose is the digital gathering reliable health information that can provided by various smart devices, electronic services, and guides into a single user interface. VTT is currently seeking partners for the development and commercialisation of this digital maternity package could be on which could be on the market in the next couple of years.
A Scottish Enterprise award of £100,000 brings Payfont closer to market its online security to counter data theft disasters such as those that have impacted Adobe, Target and Amex, protecting millions of online users and providers from cybercrime.
Space technology STAR Dundee is “a role model spin-out” with the company taking a major prize at the Scottish Chambers of Commerce’s inaugural awards. Coming close after Clyde Space, Craig Clark winning the Baird of Bute award, the next breathlessly awaited news will be chosen location of UK's first space port.
Traditional educational tools present information to students in a conventional way: what they present is true and students are expected to learn what is presented. In a PhD study completed recently at the University of Eastern Finland, Andrés Moreno, MSc, developed a tool, Jeliot ConAn, that tricks students during their learning process. Jeliot ConAn uses "conflictive animations" to teach computer programming, which is a very challenging topic for students due to its abstract nature.
The University of Huddersfield’s Professor Wolfgang Faber is a newly-crowned Olympic champion. But his mind is the muscle behind the victory, for he is a member of a team of experts in a field of AI who successfully took part in a major international problem-solving contest.
AI (Artificial intelligence) and machine learning are the tech trends that will have the biggest impact on our lives over the next ten years according to two of the panelists at ScotSoft 2014. Speaking ahead of the event, which will include a forum on emerging trends. Gareth Williams, CEO of Skyscanner, and Greg Williams, executive editor of WIRED Magazine, highlighted AI as the development most likely to radically change the way we live and do business.
A critical vulnerability in BASH (Bourne again shell) that is present in most Linux and UNIX distributions and Apple’s Mac OS X, has been discovered and administrators are being urged to patch immediately.
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