October 21, 2020
- LEAD ARTICLE: The Ethical Considerations of AI, Part 2
- FEATURED ARTICLE: IBM i Shops Pivot to Battle COVID-19
- FEATURED NEWS: Tragedy for MC Press Author
- FEATURED BLOG: Is 2030 the new Y2K?
- NEWS HIGHLIGHT: Fresche Announces Completion of End‑to‑End IBM i Application Testing Suite with Launch of Automated IBM i 5250 UI Testing Tool
- WHITE PAPER: What to Do When Your AS/400 Talent Retires
- FEATURED VIDEO: Design an Invoice in 10 Minutes
- EVENT: MAGiC Annual Conference
Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications can raise ethical concerns in their design that don't usually arise with apps of other kinds. Part 1 provided an overview of some of those challenges. Part 2 shows how some governmental and industry thinkers and organizations are answering the call for guidelines.
By John Ghrist
Development of effective AI applications implicitly involves ethical concerns because the development process is creating a system that's designed to act autonomously. When an autonomous system is forced to evaluate conflicting goals, the AI may not be equipped to make such choices on its own because the choices may involve what are normally considered moral decisions. Choosing the best candidates for a bank loan, for example, may cause an AI app to make inappropriate choices because the datasets with which the AI learned to make decisions was unintentionally skewed in a particular direction. An AI making qualitative decisions may not weigh…
Quantum computers are expected to play a crucial role in Machine Learning (ML) and AI. But qubit counts and more-sophisticated algorithms alone will not deliver quantum advantage. Toolkits and a unified experience are needed to bring it to the masses.
By Mark Simmonds
Think of Quantum computing as a new kind of computing, using the same physical rules that atoms follow in order to manipulate information. At this fundamental level, quantum computers execute quantum circuits—like a computer's logical circuits but now using the physical phenomena of superposition, entanglement, and interference to implement mathematical calculations out of the reach of even the most advanced supercomputers.
By Victoria Mack
If you’ve read MC Press Online, formerly Midrange Computing magazine, you likely fondly remember author Thomas M. Stockwell. His decades of commentary and analysis on a wide variety of industry-relevant topics made him a favorite of readers.
Business users want new applications now. Market and regulatory pressures require faster application updates and delivery into production. Your IBM i developers may be approaching retirement, and you see no sure way to fill their positions with experienced developers. In addition, you may be caught between maintaining your existing applications and the uncertainty of moving to something new.
In this white paper, you’ll learn how to think of these issues as opportunities rather than problems. We’ll explore motivations to migrate or modernize, their risks and considerations you should be aware of before embarking on a (migration or modernization) project.
Lastly, we’ll discuss how modernizing IBM i applications with optimized business workflows, integration with other technologies and new mobile and web user interfaces will enable IT – and the business – to experience time added value and much more.
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.
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).
Forms of ransomware has been around for over 30 years, and with more and more organizations suffering attacks each year, it continues to endure. What has made ransomware such a durable threat and what is the best way to combat it? In order to prevent ransomware, organizations must first understand how it works.
In this webinar, two experienced cybersecurity professionals go in-depth on the ransomware attack cycle, the need to protect every endpoint, and how to spot signs of infection before data is encrypted by malicious actors.
This webinar also reveals the current state of ransomware with 2021 Malware Survey results and provide effective security strategies for prevention.
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In the world of IBM i transformation, time may not be your friend. RPG resource availability is at an all-time low, and forecasts do not look promising for any resurgence. That fact, combined with the reality that a full-blown transformation initiative can take several years on average, simply means that putting off aggressive digital transformation activity is no longer an option for most organizations.
By Michael Killian of Profound Logic Software, Inc.
Without People, Technology doesn’t matter!
There’s a great book called ‘The Technology Fallacy – How People Are The Real Key To Digital Transformation’ that anyone considering a transformation initiative should consider reading. The book doesn’t focus on technology directly in regard to transformation, rather it speaks to the organizational change required in order to harness the power of technology. Stated simply, without people, technology doesn’t matter. The book addresses a key concept of digital maturity that organizations need to reach in order to fully leverage new technologies. This is such an important concept for IBM i organizations.