In this week’s roundup, we examine how artificial intelligence (AI) can help prevent disease and even identify top-quality sushi. We look at how CTOs need to continue to innovate through the pandemic and how they can best protect their AI technologies. We also learn how traditional IT jobs are branching into a wide range of new and exciting opportunities.
by Pete Trainor, contributing writer to TechNative.com
Many researchers are using AI to help find cures or treatments for human diseases. This approach aligns with pathogenesis, or the factors that cause diseases. Salutogensis, on the other hand, focuses on the factors that prevent diseases. By prioritizing salutogenic solutions, researchers can use AI to improve productivity and performance, reduce stress, provide bio-individual solutions, and improve mental health.
by Jessica Davis, contributing writer for InformationWeek.com
Responding quickly to the changing landscape of work due to coronavirus was obviously essential for business leaders. But now it’s time for CTOs to look beyond the short term and plan for the future of technology in their companies. It’s important to ensure leaders see additional investments in tech as things that will pay off in the future, not simply line items in the budget. In a recent webinar for CTOs, most said their top priority is innovating to create new business models, next to digitizing customer experiences.
by Tim Kelly, contributing writer for JapanTimes.co.jp
Fish merchants who make their living identifying sushi-quality tuna train for up to a decade to refine their craft. In part due to the coronavirus, they might be latest to have their work upended by AI. During the pandemic, merchants couldn’t visit suppliers in person, so an innovative AI expert and sushi lover developed a machine-learning app called Tuna Scope that can be downloaded to smartphones and grade pieces of tuna within seconds.
by Anthony Trippe, contributing writer for Forbes.com
Traditionally, companies have several ways to protect proprietary information, including patents, trade secrets, and copyrights. When it comes to AI technologies, trade secret laws offer the best protection. Unlike patents, they don’t require to document the details of the technology. And copyrights cover creative work, which is a tenuous characterization of data. As companies invest more in AI, CIOs need to start thinking about how to protect it.
by Lisa Morgan, contributing writer for InformationWeek.com
IT is no longer just IT. Traditionally, the industry included roles such as systems and network administrators, but the field has expanded to include job functions such as cybersecurity, DevOps, cloud systems, and, of course, machine learning, AI, and robotics. Many people who have long been in IT are at a turning point in their careers, needing to choose a new direction and often deciding to invest in additional education.
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