In 2014, Stanford student structural engineer Ahmad Wani was visiting family in his native Kashmir when a catastrophic flood struck. The rising waters stranded him and his family for seven days without food or water, during which they watched their neighbor’s home collapse, killing everyone inside. After this horrifying experience, Wani was struck by just how disorganized the emergency response was. “There is no science behind how people should be rescued,” he says. “Disaster response is really random.” Today, Wani’s startup One Concern is launching a machine learning platform that provides cities with specialized maps to help emergency crews decide where to focus their efforts in a flood. The maps update in real-time based on data about where water is flowing to estimate where people need help the most. It’s the latest in a wave of AI-powered tools aimed at helping cities prepare for an era of severe, and increasingly frequent, … [Read more...] about Disaster relief is dangerously broken. Can AI fix it?
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Part of the problem starts with the fact that organizations simply don't know there is a black market for the buying and selling of stolen goods. Jim Anderson Published 12:30 pm CDT, Thursday, September 20, 2018 Photo: PeopleImages | Getty Images Photo: PeopleImages | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: PeopleImages | Getty Images The Dark Web? Why Small Businesses Should Concern Themselves With the Threat. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery In the wake of the big corporate data breaches and social media scandals being reported, small businesses across multiple industries are concerned they may be next on a hacker’s hit list. But lacking the cash and resources needed to maintain a robust IT … [Read more...] about The Dark Web? Why Small Businesses Should Concern Themselves With the Threat.
Can Tho invites investors to investment promotion conferenceThe Mekong Delta city of Can Tho will hold an investment promotion conference on August 10, inviting investors for 54 projects worth nearly 124 trillion VND (5.44 billion USD). At a press conference on the conference on August 1, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Vo Thanh Thong said investors have already expressed interest in 44 out of the 54 projects on offer, and some are ready to start work immediately on 22 projects. He added that some projects attracted two or more investors, so the city will set criteria to select the best among them. Among the 54 projects, 21 are in real estate, 9 in culture-sports and tourism, 9 in agricultural and industrial infrastructure, 8 in transport, 4 in logistics and power, 2 in cultural-sport and health care infrastructure and 1 in information technology. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc is expected to deliver a keynote speech and chair the conference, … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 2/8
Minnesota is inching forward on a yearslong, major project to beef up security for everyone with a driver’s license, tax form, or Social Security number stored on a state computer. So pretty much all of us. The state needs $10.6 million — and has so for several years — to get it done. It’s gotten $0 from the Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton. Members of the Republican-controlled Legislature and Dayton, a Democrat, have blamed each other for what has become, for three years in a row, a casualty of the often-political and acrimonious budget process. RELATED: What’s it like inside Minnesota’s most secure computer room? Meanwhile, MNIT, the state’s information technology agency, has quietly plodded ahead in small steps that began years before, with the hope, officials say, of staying ahead of a successful cyberattack, which could cost taxpayers millions of dollars, as well as untold inconvenience. State computers contain tax forms (including … [Read more...] about Our driver’s licenses and Social Security numbers are on these servers. The state wants to make them safer.
Published July 04, 2018 Markets Motley Fool Facebook Twitter Comments Print Last year, cryptocurrency investors could seemingly do no wrong. If you threw a dart at any random smattering of the 50-largest cryptocurrencies by market cap, and you happened to hang onto those digital tokens for the full year, you would almost certainly have netted an incredible return. As a whole, the virtual currency market cap grew by more than 3,300% in 2017, ending the year at $613 billion. Though that strength continued through the first week of 2018, the wheels have since fallen off the wagon. Since hitting an intraday market cap high of $835 billion, the combined value of the roughly 1,600 investable cryptocurrencies has plunged to as low as $232 billion. That's a decline of 72%, which is nearing the 78% peak-to-trough decline the Nasdaq Composite endured in the early 2000s. Continue Reading Below The two cryptocurrencies that've bucked this year's massive downtrend … [Read more...] about The Only 2 Large Cryptocurrencies That Are Up in 2018