Chatbots can pose a serious security threat, warns security expert BOHH Labs

Chatbots are quickly becoming the interface of choice for many organisations. In fact, a recent survey conducted by Oracle revealed that 80 percent of businesses want chatbots by 2020. While the advances in Artificial Intelligence(AI) and mobile technology have created a new set of tools for brands to communicate with, the technology itself has yet to reach a mature state and is consequently strongly vulnerable to cyber attacks. This is according to Simon Bain, the cybersecurity expert and CEO of BOHH Labs. Current bot solutions are not entirely secure and can create open passages for cyber criminals to access the data flowing through chatbot’s interface. In essence, this gives cyber attackers direct access to an organisations’ network, applications and databases. Bain explains: “While bot technology has improved drastically …

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Inspirational speakers announced as registration goes live for ISLEXPO 2018

The first inspirational speaker line-up for ISLEXPO 2018 has been announced, focusing on this year’s theme, ‘locate’. Lead speakers will include the Group Head of Brand and Creative at Innocent Smoothies – Dan Germain, expert in societal and cultural trends and the effects they have for businesses and nations – Thimon de Jong, and former social media editor of British Glamor, blogger, author, speaker, …

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Snips Debuts Voice-Activated In-Vehicle SDK

Snips, the French startup with a voice assistant software developer kit (SDK), is showing off its technology through a voice-activated assistant embedded in a vehicle. According to news from TechCrunch, Snips’ SDK is different from Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant because the system’s developers built with Snips run locally, not out to a cloud server to pull […]

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Is it time for financial services to embrace robots?

Is it time for financial services to embrace robots? By Iya Datikashvili, Director, Brickendon The UK is becoming an automated economy, and we believe 2018 will be the year that automation becomes the norm across the financial services sector. Technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics are growing up and now performing tasks that were …

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Avaloq to Power Private Banking for KASIKORNBANK

Switzerland-based Avaloq has cut a deal today with KASIKORNBANK (KBank). The Thailand-based bank has selected the Avaloq Banking Suite to grow its private banking and wealth management offerings. With $85.8 billion assets under management, KBank is Thailand’s leading provider of banking and wealth services to High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs). In today’s deal, the bank has tapped Read more…

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