Sat, Jun
12 New Articles

May 17, 2023

MC Systems Insight

Lead Article -Security

ChatGPT-4: Fear and Loathing of Lost Wages, AI-Style

Although there have already been plenty of concerns about how AI as a technology will cause seismic changes in numerous fields, OpenAI’s recent release of ChatGPT-4 has pushed many observers to a premature tipping point of existential panic.

By John Ghrist

Since the late 1960s, science fiction thrillers have gleefully anticipated the day when inventing a tool as clever as AI would come back to bite us. HAL 9000, Skynet, and similar silicon-based villains have all along seemed destined to usher in the fall of our species as soon as humans got stupid enough to make computers that are smart enough. Suddenly this spring, ChatGPT-4’s release seems to have become the “red sky at morning” of which sailors of digital seas must take warning. With apologies to Hunter S. Thompson, a review of the bidding may be in order.

Feature Article - Analytics & Cognitive

Artificial Intelligence, Part 4: Machine Learning Methods

Next in our series on Artificial Intelligence fundamentals, we take a look at different types of Machine Learning methods.  If you missed them, Read Part 1, Understanding Data, Part 2: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning, and Part 3: Data Preparation and Model Tuning here.

By Roger Sanders

The illustration shown in Figure 1 provides an overview of the different types of machine learning (ML) methods that are available, along with examples of where each method might be used. The most common types of learning methods utilized are supervised learning and unsupervised learning.

Featured Article - Analytics & Cognitive

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Use Cases: Government and Retail

Most government departments around the world are underfunded, understaffed, and face massive backlogs.

By Roger Sanders

The resulting costs are both financial and reputational, since the inability to deliver core services in a timely manner directly impacts the lives of every citizen. Consequently, the potential uses for artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and deep learning (DL) in government are wide and varied. And, according to research conducted by Accenture for their Accenture Federal Technology Vision 2018 report, federal agencies are ready and willing to employ AI in their operations. 

White Papers


Why Migrate When You Can Modernize?

Explore the main considerations you should be aware of before embarking on a (migration or modernization) project. Take a deeper dive into business motivations and factors that could potentially influence your decision to migrate or modernize your existing IT platform and its risks.

Download your copy today!

Element Break 210x14

Profound WP PPL newsletter logo 5562

Profound Logic Solution Guide

More than ever, there is a demand for IT to deliver innovation.
Your IBM i has been an essential part of your business operations for years. However, your organization may struggle to maintain the current system and implement new projects.
The thousands of customers we've worked with and surveyed state that expectations regarding the digital footprint and vision of the companyare not aligned with the current IT environment.

Get your copy of this important guide today!

Element Break 210x14


Profound WC PPL newsletter logo v1

Node Webinar Series Pt. 1: The World of Node.js on IBM i

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).

watch now!

Element Break 210x14

LANSA Webcast

Low Code: A Digital Transformation of Supply Chain and Logistics

Learn how businesses leverage Low-Code to continue to deliver value through digital transformation. Discover how the power of Low-Code is helping many businesses evolve their supply chain, increase ROI, and achieve more tangible results.
Watch this webcast now.

Element Break 210x14


Trial Software

HelpSystems SC PPL newsletter logo

Easiest Way to Save Money? Stop Printing IBM i Reports

The thought of printing, distributing, and storing iSeries reports manually may reduce you to tears. Paper and labor costs associated with report generation can spiral out of control. Mountains of paper threaten to swamp your files. Robot automates report bursting, distribution, bundling, and archiving, and offers secure, selective online report viewing.
Manage your reports with the Robot Report Management Solution.
Rerun another report? Never again. Try the Robot Report Management Solution FREE for 30 days.

Request your trial now!

Element Break 210x14

Cybra SC PPL newsletter logo v1

Comply in 5! Well, actually UNDER 5 minutes!!

TRY the one package that solves all your document design and printing challenges on all your platforms.

Produce bar code labels, electronic forms, ad hoc reports, and RFID tags – without programming! MarkMagic is the only document design and print solution that combines report writing, WYSIWYG label and forms design, and conditional printing in one integrated product.

Request your trial now!

Element Break 210x14

Featured Video

A Moment with Carol Woodbury: The Benefits of Authorizations Lists

Authorizations lists or group profiles. It seems to be an age-old argument in the IBM i security community.

By Carol Woodbury

There is a great time to use both. In this video, Carol explains why authorizations lists help speed up a security remediation effort by quickly granting authority to multiple objects.  

Want to learn more about the benefits of Pen Testing your IBM i? Contact us today at

Upcoming Events
MC Press Bookstore



   Support MC Press Online

MC Contributors Header 785x150

Support MC Press with a contribution of any size.

Your support helps MC Press deliver free quality information about the new and legacy technologies you rely on to IT Professionals everywhere. Our goal continues to be helping you become more productive on the job and get more out of your career. Every contribution, regardless of size, furthers that goal.