Cyber threats should be tackled from the root of design, experts say…

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With British Airways losing 380,000 customer details earlier this month and 145 million social security numbers and 99 million addresses lost by Equifax in May, cyber-security is at the top of every country’s agenda.

The UAE is not immune to such threats, ranking as the second most attacked country in the world, just after Saudi Arabia.

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Technological innovation needed for the future of energy

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With a rising population around the world leading to increasing energy demands, experts gave an outlook of energy and its transformation in the near future.

Speaking at the first day of EmTech MENA in Dubai on Sunday, they discussed innovative and creative ways to generate, store and use energy to help solve the critical challenge facing future societies.

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AI to help fight cyber-threats more efficiently and intelligently

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With cyber-attacks on the rise around the world and increasingly sophisticated technologies at hand, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) will prove vital in tackling future threats.

According to Prof. Una-May O’Reilly, Principal Research Scientist at CSAIL, MIT, the goal of AI is to have computation and computers behave as intelligently as humans. “I try to design algorithms that allow computers to be more helpful and intelligent,” she said during her talk on an AI-driven Future during the first day of EmTech MENA in Dubai on Sunday. “The brain is made of neurons, but computers are made of digital gates, so they have different properties to make them intelligent.”

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Michael Casey will be speaking at EmTech MENA

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Prof. Michael Casey has been confirmed as a speaker at EmTech MENA 2018, oragnised in partnership with Dubai Future Foundation on September 23-24, 2018.

Michael Casey is a senior advisor at MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative, where his research explores the potential for blockchain technology to advance economic inclusion and improve energy efficiency. He is also a senior lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Chairman of CoinDesk’s Advisory Board, and a founding member of the Global Blockchain Business Council. A former Wall Street Journal columnist, Casey is a frequent public speaker, a regular media commentator and the author of five books, the latest of which is The Truth Machine: The Blockchain and the Future of Everything, co-written with Paul Vigna.

EmTech MENA 2018 will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, on September 23-24, 2018 in Jumeirah Hotel, Emirates Towers.