August 19, 2020
- LEAD ARTICLE: AI: Who’s Teaching Whom?
- FEATURED ARTICLE: The Ethical Considerations of AI, Part 1
- FEATURED NEWS: IBM Reveals Next-Generation IBM POWER10 Processor
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: IBM offers teachers and students new learning resources focused on AI
- WHITE PAPER: AIX Security Basics eCourse
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: Webinar: IBM i Transformation Risks Every Business Leader Should Know
Robots manufacturing robots, household appliances communicating with each other and their owners. And now AI systems are teaching themselves to create other AI systems without humans writing any code. Is there such a thing as being too smart?
By Mark Simmonds
There was a time when the thought of robots terrified people. Some thought robots would take over the world. Science fiction movies that I watched as a teenager depicted robots capable of invading our planet, threatening our way of life, even causing destruction and enslaving mankind. But I noticed during my twenties and thirties that the message had softened to robots that were built to serve the human race. Service-based robots were designed to clean the house and perform menial tasks and to manufacture and mass-produce consumer products faster and more consistently than humans alone. As I look around my home, it’s staggering to think how much smart technology and AI…
As AI algorithms become more complex and increasingly mimic human behavior, questions arise about how to ensure AI systems behave as ethically as humans are expected to. This two-part series examines some of the major AI ethical dilemmas and the efforts to find solutions.
By John Ghrist
Designing software has always been straightforward in certain ways, no matter what kind of application a developer is trying to create. The designer looks to accomplish a set of tasks and pass resulting information on to another program and, ultimately, other humans. As long as results are accurate, the issue of whether an algorithm’s output is going to be used in an ethical way is passed over as being, perhaps rightfully, beyond the software designer’s control.
IT managers hoping to find new IBM i talent are discovering that the pool of experienced RPG programmers and operators or administrators with intimate knowledge of the operating system and the applications that run on it is small.
This begs the question: How will you manage the platform that supports such a big part of your business?
This guide offers strategies and software suggestions to help you plan IT staffing and resources and smooth the transition after your AS/400 talent retires. Read on to learn:
- Why IBM i skills depletion is a top concern
- How leading organizations are coping
- Where automation will make the biggest impact
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The annual Profound Logic ‘State of IBM i Modernization Survey” takes a look at the trends and attitudes that shape the IBM i modernization market. We reached out to the IBM i community, and the response was outstanding: close to 800 people, nearly 300 more than last year, took the survey. This enthusiasm resulted in very interesting findings for how businesses plan to use and modernize the platform in the coming year.
As you read through each section of the survey, you will see our summary of the results and suggestions for the future. We hope the survey will help your business better understand what is possible for your IBM i platform in the coming year.
Have you been wondering about Node.js? Our free Node.js Webinar Series takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application.
Part 1 will teach you what Node.js is, why it's a great option for IBM i shops, and how to take advantage of the ecosystem surrounding Node.
In addition to background information, our Director of Product Development Scott Klement will demonstrate applications that take advantage of the Node Package Manager (npm).
Can you trust all of your users all of the time?
A typical end user receives 16 malicious emails each month, but only 17 percent of these phishing campaigns are reported to IT. Once an attack is underway, most organizations won’t discover the breach until six month later.
A staggering amount of damage can occur in that time. Despite these risks, 93 percent of organizations are leaving their IBM i systems vulnerable to cybercrime. In this on-demand webinar, IBM i security experts Robin Tatam and Sandi Moore will reveal:
- How phishing attacks are becoming more sophisticated
- Three little-known ways malicious programs can reach your IFS
- Why the IFS is IBM i’s “Typhoid Mary”
You’ll also learn why some of the most common malware solutions still leave IBM i systems vulnerable—and what you can do to protect your organization.
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New CPU co-optimized for Red Hat OpenShift for enterprise hybrid cloud
By IBM Corporation
IBM today revealed the next generation of its IBM POWER central processing unit (CPU) family: IBM POWER10. Designed to offer a platform to meet the unique needs of enterprise hybrid cloud computing, the IBM POWER10 processor uses a design focused on energy efficiency and performance in a 7nm form factor with an expected improvement of up to 3x greater processor energy efficiency, workload capacity, and container density than the IBM POWER9 processor.