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Convergence of AI, 5G and Augmented Reality Poses New Security Risks 

The convergence of AI, 5G and augmented reality poses new security and privacy risks, challenging organizations to keep pace. (Credit: Getty Images) 
By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor  
Some 500 C-level business and security experts from companies with over $5 billion in revenue in multiple industries expressed concern in a recent survey from Accenture about the potential security vulnerabilities posed by the pursuit of AI, 5G and augmented reality technologies all at the same time.  
Claudio Ordóñez, Cybersecurity Leader for Accenture in Chile
To properly train AI models, for example, the company needs to protect the data needed to train the …

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Time is Right for the AI Infrastructure Alliance to Better Define Rules 

The IT Infrastructure Alliance was founded to bring more structure and discipline to AI development by defining the rules more clearly.  
By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor  
The AI Infrastructure Alliance is taking shape, adding more partners who sign up to the effort to define a “canonical stack for AI and Machine Learning Operations (MLOps).” In programming, “canonical means according to the rules,” from a definition in webopedia.   
The mission of the organization also includes, according to its website: develop best practices and architectures for doing AI/ML at scale in enterprise organizations; foster openness for algorithms, tooling, libraries, …

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With New Healthcare Tech Relying on Data Sharing, Trust is Required 

Doctor showing senior patient how to synchronize health app in smartphone and smartwatch
By AI Trends Staff  
On the verge of a new era of healthcare in which AI can combine with data sharing to deliver many new services, healthcare organizations need to earn the trust of patients that their data will be used properly. 
That was a message delivered by speakers on healthcare and AI topics at the Consumer Electronics Show held virtually last week.  
Christina Silcox, Policy Fellow at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
Issues related to data bias and explainability surfaced quickly.  A major issue with …

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2021 Predictions: ML Automation, K-anonymity, Hyperautomation, Semantic Graphs 

Predictions from experts for AI in 2021 include more diverse datasets, more AI in BI, semantic graphs, k-anonymity and hyperautomation. (Credit: Getty Images)
[Ed. Note: We have heard from a range of AI practitioners for their predictions on AI Trends in 2021. Here are predictions from a selection of those writing.] 
Florian Douetteau, CEO and co-founder of Dataiku
From Florian Douetteau, CEO and co-founder of Dataiku: 
Inclusive engineering will begin to make its way into the mainstream to support diversity. In order to ensure diversity is baked into their AI plans, companies must also commit the time and resources to practice inclusive …

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