Future challenges of information technology [Links]

To say information technology is an ever-changing and evolving field would be a gross understatement. What might be true today might not be in a year or even a couple months. It is a real challenge to keep on top of everything.

6 hard truths IT must learn to accept

It can be hard to admit that you’ve lost control over how your organization deploys technology, or that your network is porous and your code poorly written. Or no matter how much bandwidth you’ve budgeted for, it never quite seems to be enough, and that despite its bright promise, the cloud isn’t the best solution for everything.

Google’s Sentiment Analyzer Thinks Being Gay Is Bad

John Giannandrea, Google’s head of artificial intelligence, told a conference audience earlier this year that his main concern with AI isn’t deadly super-intelligent robots, but ones that discriminate. “The real safety question, if you want to call it that, is that if we give these systems biased data, they will be biased,” he said.

AI Model Fundamentally Cracks CAPTCHAs, Scientists Say

Scientists say they have developed a computer model that fundamentally breaks through a key test used to tell a human from a bot.

You’ve probably passed this test hundreds of times. Text-based CAPTCHAs, a rough acronym for Completely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Computers and Humans Apart, are groups of jumbled characters along with squiggly lines and other background noise.

 

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