Are you ready for quantum computing?

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CIO

For years, quantum computing has seemed like the stuff of science fiction. But the truth is that quantum computing is here and it’s more accessible to organizations than you think. And while the technology is still in its infancy, it is advancing fast. In a recent interview, Ken Durazzo, vice president of Dell Technologies’ OCTO Research Office, explained, “There is a race toward quantum.” In the very near future, the computational capabilities of quantum will be widely available to accelerate applications and reveal new forms of business value. A Dell Technologies white paper titled “5 Things… Read More “Are you ready for quantum computing?”

How companies can commit to earning digital trust | Daily FT

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Daily Financial Times

New multi-stakeholder report outlines how CEOs and other leaders can make better technology decisions and earn trustThe report provides a decision-making framework with tech leaders’ commitment to security and reliability, accountability and oversight, and inclusive, ethical and responsible use of technologyGeneva, Switzerland: Digital trust is the expectation by individuals that digital technologies and services – and the organisations providing them – will protect all stakeholders’ interests and uphold societal expectations and values, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum…. Read More “How companies can commit to earning digital trust | Daily FT”

Are Your IoT Devices Leaving Your Network Exposed?

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CIO

For years, we’ve known that Internet of Things (IoT) devices can come under attack as quickly as within five minutes of being connected to the internet. These events predominantly include large-scale scanning techniques to exploit IoT devices that are vulnerable to basic attacks such as default credentials. Historically, hackers have used these attacks to create a network of devices to perform a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack; for example, Mirai Botnet. However, the more recent Verkada breach demonstrates the risks associated with devices that perform sensitive operations. While t… Read More “Are Your IoT Devices Leaving Your Network Exposed?”

In Kenya, a Maasai community burned by ecotourism gives it another shot

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Mongabay

By Eve Driver When luxury safari hotel Shompole Lodge opened in Kenya in 2000, it was an overnight sensation. For $630 a night, guests could gaze at elephants and zebras while soaking in an infinity pool. Ten thousand hectares, nearly 25,000 acres, of communally-owned Maasai land had been set aside for an experiment in “community-based conservation,” and 30% of the venture’s shares were owned by the Shompole Maasai, who also made up the majority of the lodge’s employees. It was the first of its kind: a joint venture conserving land with no government mandate. The Shompole community was promise… Read More “In Kenya, a Maasai community burned by ecotourism gives it another shot”

Bob Wojnowski: In chaotic NFL, can Lions actually start climbing?

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The Detroit News

DETROIT — It’s been topsy, turvy and even a little tipsy. Halfway through the season, the Lions have revealed all sides of who they are, and a few interesting signs of who they can be. They’re 3-6 and on a two-game winning streak for the first time in two-plus years. Their offense and defense take turns rising and falling. They’re emblematic of a crazy NFL season that has taken the ol’ On-Any-Given-Sunday-Monday-Thursday trope to higher levels. The league is on a record pace for one-possession outcomes (margins of eight points or less), including the Lions’ 31-30 victory at Chicago. We live in… Read More “Bob Wojnowski: In chaotic NFL, can Lions actually start climbing?”

Private equity poised for growth surge in CEE despite macro and geopolitical crises

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IntelliNews

By Clare Nuttall in Glasgow The private equity and venture capital industry is poised for a growth surge in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), despite the war in Ukraine and current economic crisis, said fund managers surveyed by Bain & Company. The management consultancy’s report highlights the robust macroeconomic fundamentals of the 11 EU member states in the region that have put it on a “path of sustained, fast growth”, which combined with its catch-up potential and its emergence as a near-shoring hub make it an attractive location for private equity investment. Short-lived turbulence Russi… Read More “Private equity poised for growth surge in CEE despite macro and geopolitical crises”

Azerbaijan eyes establishing ASAN Service model based on artificial intelligence

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Azer News

By Trend Azerbaijan plans to establish the ASAN Service model based onartificial intelligence, until 2025, Director of the e-GovDevelopment Center of the Republic of Azerbaijan Fariz Jafarov saidat the Baku CEO Summit event on November 15, Trend reports. “Our experience in e-government is used in Indonesia and someother countries. I’d like to note that 320 services of 13 publicagencies are integrated into the ASAN Service,” he said. Jafarov said that today, more than 1,000 volunteers out of30,000 have been employed in ASAN. “In 2022, for the first time, ASAN services were providedoutside the c… Read More “Azerbaijan eyes establishing ASAN Service model based on artificial intelligence”

Food delivery robots ready to roll into Cambridge this week

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Cambridge Independent

By mike.scialom@iliffemedia.co.uk (Mike Scialom) Food delivery robots will be taking to the streets of Cambridge this week as part of a new pilot scheme by Starship Technologies in partnership with the Co-op and enabled by Cambridgeshire County Council. After receiving a thumbs-up from shoppers following the Cambourne pilot that started earlier this year – 98 per cent of people say they would recommend the delivery robots to their friends, according to Cambridgeshire County Council which ran the trial – the decision was made by the highways and transport committee to welcome the robots to Camb… Read More “Food delivery robots ready to roll into Cambridge this week”

COP28 host UAE using PR firms to improve climate reputation

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Al-Araby

The United Arab Emirates has hired public relations and lobbying agencies to raise its international reputation as the host of next year’s UN climate conference before this year’s event, COP27 in Egypt, had even begun, according to The Guardian. The UAE will host COP28 in November 2023. Abu Dhabi’s move has exceeded efforts by other host nations of the climate conference, and suggests the Gulf state was highly involved in this year’s edition in Egypt. “more than 600 fossil fuel lobbyists were registered for COP27 up 25%. UAE, the petrostate that will host COP28, had the most of any country — 7… Read More “COP28 host UAE using PR firms to improve climate reputation”

Qualcomm spotlights embedded artificial intelligence in its latest Snapdragon smartphone chip

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

Qualcomm launched its latest Snapdragon processor on Tuesday for the next crop of top-tier Android smartphones — with artificial intelligence infused throughout the chip to boost photography, sound, connectivity, gaming and security. At its Snapdragon Summit event in Hawaii, Qualcomm made artificial intelligence the centerpiece of its marketing pitch for its new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 as it strives to build the Snapdragon name into a globally recognized brand. Artificial intelligence generally refers to computer systems that can simulate human intelligence to a certain extent. It is among the hott… Read More “Qualcomm spotlights embedded artificial intelligence in its latest Snapdragon smartphone chip”