Open source software is the norm these days rather than the exception. The code is being written in high volumes and turning up in critical applications. While having this code available can offer big benefits, users also must be wary of issues the code can present and implement proper vetting.
Josh Bressers, cybersecurity strategist at Red Hat, emphasized this point during a recent talk with InfoWorld Editor at Large Paul Krill.
InfoWorld: Why is Red Hat getting on the soapbox … Read the rest
The U.S. technology industry warned President Donald Trump that his immigration order will hurt the U.S. economy by making it more difficult for businesses to attract overseas workers. The administration’s seven-country ban is, for the tech industry, a blinking caution sign to the world’s highly skilled population delivering this message: Come here at your own risk.
Tech firms see the market for highly skilled workers as being “globally competitive,” and any changes to immigration rules may inhibit their ability to … Read the rest
Perhaps the most positive technical theme of 2016 was the long-delayed triumph of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and in particular deep learning. In this article we’ll discuss what that means and how you might make use of deep learning yourself.
Perhaps you noticed in the fall of 2016 that Google Translate suddenly went from producing, on the average, word salad with a vague connection to the original language to emitting polished, coherent sentences more often than not — at least … Read the rest
Tech giant Google has created a US$2 million crisis fund in response to US president Donald Trump’s immigration ban.
Google staff are also being invited to top up the fund, with the money going towards the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), International Rescue Committee (IRC), and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
“We chose these organisations for their incredible efforts in providing legal assistance and support services for immigrants, as well as their efforts … Read the rest
The U.S. tech industry has warned that a temporary entry suspension on certain foreign nationals introduced on Friday by the administration of President Donald Trump will impact these companies’ operations that are dependent on foreign workers.
The Internet Association, which has a number of tech companies including Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft as its members, said that Trump’s executive order limiting immigration and movement into the U.S. has troubling implications as its member companies and firms in many other industries … Read the rest
Artificial intelligence is affecting everything from automobiles to health care to home automation and even sports. It’s also going to have a measurable impact on software development, with developers becoming more like data scientists, an AI official with Nvidia believes.
AI and deep learning will mean changes in how software is written, said Jim McHugh, vice president and general manager for Nvidia’s DGX-1 supercomputer, which is used in deep learning and accelerated analytics. The long-standing paradigm of developers spending months … Read the rest
The U.S. government says Oracle routinely and systemically pays white men more than women and minorities and that it favors Asian candidates over others in product development and technical roles.
The allegations are contained in a lawsuit filed by the Department of Labor that represents the results of a two-year investigation into hiring practices at the Silicon Valley company.
The investigation was triggered by a regular compliance review by the government. As a federal contractor, Oracle is prohibited from engaging … Read the rest