AI technology can create safer community for citizens

Also a concern for some cyber security specialists who point out the potential vulnerabilities in AI platforms – Ed

Lancashire Police have announced that they will begin broadcasting daily updates on local crime issues directly into people’s homes via their Amazon Echo. This is yet another sign that voice-controlled AI platforms will play an increasingly significant role in the public sector. ?? 

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eSentire Threat Intelligence Advisory: Meltdown/Spectre Attacks

The Threat

Cyber security company eSentire is aware of recently disclosed vulnerabilities in many modern processors.  Speculative execution side-channel attacks (known as Meltdown and Spectre), could allow attackers to access information stored in protected memory for processes and operating systems. This can include passwords, key strokes, encryption keys and other sensitive data.  eSentire has not observed mass-scale exploitation at this time.

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BYTON to launch all-new intelligent electric vehicle at CES

Uniquely built for the coming era of truly shared, smart mobility and autonomous driving

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – January 2, 2018 –BYTON’s all-new smart intuitive vehicle will make its global debut at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, U.S.A. on January 7, 2018. A next-generation smart device, the car is uniquely built for the coming era of truly shared, smart mobility and autonomous driving.


BYTON’s press conference will be held at 3:00 PM (PST) on January 7, and will be broadcasted globally on BYTON’s official website. Registered CES media can RSVP for the press event via this link: Test drive experiences will be available outside the Las Vegas Convention Center starting on January 8. BYTON’s booth in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center will be open to the public on January 9.

BYTON’s smart intuitive vehicle features an all-new design and innovative human-vehicle interaction. Key features include:

  • Shared Experience Display: BYTON is equipped with multiple display screens, with the traditional center console replaced by a Shared Experience Display enabling content shown to be shared with other passengers in the car.
  • Human-Vehicle Interaction: In addition to voice recognition, touch control, biometric identification and necessary physical buttons, the car features proprietary Air Touch sensors, enabling front and rear passengers to control the Shared Experience Display with hand gestures.
  • BYTON Life Cloud Platform: This platform seamlessly connects a driver’s or passenger’s apps, data, and devices, allowing them to take full advantage of their travel time whether for work or entertainment. BYTON Life also provides personalized services and configurations that are automatically adjusted according to users’ preferences.
  • BYTON Intuitive Access: This advanced secure unlocking method (BYTON Intuitive Access) uses a facial recognition camera to recognize the driver or passenger to unlock the door.
  • Interior and Exterior Digital Design: Among other features, unique BYTON Smart Surfaces composed of front and rear LED lights and a luminescent logo can switch to different display modes to suit different driving scenarios.

BYTON’s intelligent electric car will be manufactured at the company’s plant in Nanjing, China and available in China in 2019. The car will be available in the U.S. and Europe in 2020. BYTON’s subsequent sedan and multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) will be designed and produced based on the same platform.

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Transforming medical technology businesses to create value with digital

Within the healthcare sector, both existing players and new entrants can create significant value with digital products and services. However, for established “analog-native” medical technology companies, going digital will require significant business and operational model changes, which can be daunting. This article introduces a framework and set of levers that can help medical technology executives proactively manage these changes and their impact, therefore guiding their companies through digital transformation.