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Researchers Say Machine Learning Boosts Defense Against Multi-Stage Cyber Attacks

A machine learning algorithm may give organizations a powerful and cost-effective tool for defending against attacks on vulnerable computer networks and cyber-infrastructure, often called zero-day attacks, according to researchers. These zero-day attacks can quickly overwhelm traditional defenses, resulting in billions …

European Researchers Turn to AI to Build Better Weather Data

European scientists who feed critical climate data to industry and researchers said that their next great breakthrough in weather forecasting will be powered by artificial intelligence. The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts is turning to machine learning in order …

Deep Fake Losses to Challenge Cyber Insurers, CyberCube Warns

What do Ulysses and his Trojan Horse, the pickpocket Fagan in Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist and a video of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg touting how his company “owns” its customers have in common? They are old and new forms of deception …

Next Insurance Buys Data Firm Juniper Labs to Enhance Workers’ Compensation Offering

Digital small business insurer Next Insurance has closed its first acquisition, buying Juniper Labs, a Denver-based provider of data and underwriting technology. With the acquisition, Next said it will focus on innovation in workers’ compensation and general liability product offerings …

Insurtech: It’s not Just for Carriers Anymore

Until recently, insurtech not only was perceived as a competitive threat to independent agents, there was little startup activity dedicated to tackling the operational needs of insurance agents and brokers. That’s not the case anymore, according to one industry professional …

With Smarter, Joined-Up Pricing, There’s No Such Thing as a Bad Risk: Viewpoint

It’s a well-trodden truth in our industry that not all risks are created equal, and for insurers, that some risks are riskier than others. However, new technologies mean new avenues of innovation for insurers to explore, providing opportunities to drastically …

How Big Tech Is Using Artificial Intelligence to Stop Hackers

Last year, Microsoft Corp.’s Azure security team detected suspicious activity in the cloud computing usage of a large retailer: One of the company’s administrators, who usually logs on from New York, was trying to gain entry from Romania. And no, …

Robots Haven’t Eliminated Many Jobs – So Far: World Bank

The rise of automation has so far had a negligible impact on jobs at a global scale, the World Bank chief economist said, despite common gloomy predictions that humans are set to be replaced by machines. While advanced economies have …

Competition in Artificial Intelligence Is Like New Space Race: Viewpoint

It’s been another year of relentless artificial-intelligence hype and incremental AI achievement. Machines still beat humans only in carefully constructed environments or at narrow tasks. The good news is that, as the technology progresses, the race for leadership is still …

Los Alamos Lab Research Findings Could Lead to Earthquake Early Warning System

Machine-learning research published in two related papers today in Nature Geosciences reports the detection of seismic signals accurately predicting the Cascadia fault’s slow slippage, a type of failure observed to precede large earthquakes in other subduction zones. The researchers at …