IT SPENDING 27 TRILLION BY 2020 THANKS TO CLOUD AND BIG DATA. ISSUE 37: COGNITIONX DATA SCIENCE, AI AND MACHINE LEARNING BRIEFING

 


The question we really should be asking isn’t how we can protect our corporate data…but how can we keep it from getting out?

43% of all data loss was due to “internal actors”, and half of those were accidental. It’s no wonder Cybersecurity startups are flourishing, in today’s briefing, check out CB Insights top 105.

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Tabitha ‘pa55w0rD!’ Goldstaub

Data Visualisation

Number of Data Breaches by Sector (2005-2015)

“A recent study by McAfee found that 43% of all data loss was due to “internal actors”, and half of those were accidental. And unlike Snowden — which most, I’d say, see as a case of whistleblowing — the malicious ones aren’t as altruistic. 62% of that data stolen is private or personal information of customers, which is far more valuable these days than a simple credit card number.”

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105 Cybersecurity Startups Market Map

As you can see from the visualisation above data security is a major issue in businesses. CB insights shows the top 105 companies focusing on IoT Security. Take your pick!

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Feed your mind over lunch

What robots can learn from Babies

A computer program, developed by the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (Ai2), shows how machines determine, how objects filmed by a camera will most likely behave. In order to progress in robotics, machines have to be able to understand and predict physical events.

“Children quickly learn to predict what will happen if they turn a cup filled with juice upside down. Robots, on the other hand, don’t have a clue.”

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Education, training and advice we rate

Deep learning resources

Here you can find a nicely compiled list of resources from courses to blogs and research, all focused on deep learning by Kirill Bobyrev, an undergrad at MIPT, who’s interning at Google.

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How to become a data scientist part 2

This is the 2nd part of a series of articles on becoming a data scientist, which was written by a recruiter in the data science field. He talks about the importance of Kaggle, Continual Learning and answers questions such as “Should you do a PhD?”.

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Stats that Impress

Cloud mobility and Big Data to push IT spending to 27 Trillion by 2020

The worldwide IT revenues are expected to rise to $2.7 trillion in 2020, with an annual growth rate of 3.3% from $2.4 trillion in 2016. The growth can be mainly attributed to investments in cloud, mobility and big data, especially in industries such as financial services and manufacturing.

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Comic to share with the techies in your life

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What you might have missed from last week

US worried that they are losing the AI arms race

Now we are seeing an AI arms race between the US, Russia and China. A study published by the Defense Science Board claims that the US should take “immediate action” to figure out how to defeat new AI-enabled operations, stressing the fact that AI in academic setting is moving faster than the military can keep up.

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