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BAE launches cyber security intelligence network

BAE launches cyber security intelligence network

Technology
BAE Systems has launched a new industry forum and lobbying group called The Intelligence Network to address increases in cyber attacks. In April, the UK's National Cyber Security Centre and NCA warned that criminals were launching more online attacks against British businesses than ever before.Attempts to tackle this by the biggest companies have included sharing intelligence on the attackers' methods, but this has been blighted by insufficient data-sharing occurring on an ad-hoc basis.Speaking in London on Monday, James Hatch, the director of cyber services for BAE Applied Intelligence, acknowledged that collaboration between companies wasn't working well enough.In a new report by BAE, with contributions from Vodafone, think-tank RUSI, startup accelerator CyLon and others,...
Cloud computing, artificial intelligence on Microsoft agenda

Cloud computing, artificial intelligence on Microsoft agenda

Technology
Microsoft's annual Build conference for software developers kicks off on Monday, giving the company an opportunity to offer updates on its computing platforms and services. The three-day event in Seattle features sessions on cloud computing, artificial intelligence, internet-connected devices and virtual reality. It comes as Microsoft faces off with Amazon and Google to offer internet-connected services to businesses and organizations. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will speak Monday to more than 6,000 people, mostly developers who build apps for Microsoft's products. Facebook had its F8 developers' gathering last week. Google's I/O conference begins Tuesday. Apple's takes place in early June. This is the second year in a row that Microsoft has held its conference in Seattle, not far from it...
Global tech industry backs UK with $1.4 billion artificial intelligence deal

Global tech industry backs UK with $1.4 billion artificial intelligence deal

Finance
A group of international tech firms and venture capitalists injected almost £1 billion ($ 1.4 billion) into the U.K.'s artificial intelligence (AI) industry on Thursday.The deal was backed by Japanese venture capital firm Global Brain, Canadian venture capital firm Chrysalix, U.K. automaker Rolls-Royce, the British government and other investors.The investment will be used to fund new specialist AI qualifications and computer science teachers, to tackle a skills shortage in the sector. Theresa May's government has been driving an industrial strategy to tap into the growing industry, which Gartner estimates will be worth more than $ 3.9 trillion in business value by 2022."Artificial intelligence provides limitless opportunities to develop new, efficient and accessible products and services
Lockheed to support Korea's Peace Krypton intelligence aircraft

Lockheed to support Korea's Peace Krypton intelligence aircraft

Business
Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin was awarded a $ 33.6 million contract by the U.S. Air Force to extend support for South Korea's tactical reconnaissance aircraft and mission support equipment.The terms of the deal, announced Friday by the Department of Defense, enlists Lockheed to provide prime missions equipment and technical manuals in support of the Republic of Korea's Peace Krypton reconnaissance aircraft system.The deal is not-to-exceed more than $ 33.6 million under a cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price undefinitized contract. A cost-plus-fixed-fee agreement would provide Lockheed Martin with a negotiated reimbursement fee if there are potential overrun costs on the contract.Korea's Peace Krypton reconnaissance aircraft system is a militarized version of Raytheon's Hawker 800XP, ...