1June, 2018

Roger Penrose Shines for IFIP at AI for Good Global Summit

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IFIP was highly visible in Geneva this month at the ITU’s AI for Good Global Summit, which was founded and moderated by IP3 Vice Chair, Stephen Ibaraki.

The IFIP-organised side event involving Ibaraki and eminent mathematician, physicist and human consciousness expert, Sir Roger Penrose, was a hit with attendees, many of whom also heard Penrose’s earlier […]

31May, 2018

GDPR Now in Play

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) finally came into force on 25th May.

After months and years of discussion and preparation, the new regulations imposes heavy fines for non-compliance by organisations either located in the EU or dealing with EU-based customers.

GDPR replaces the Data Protection […]

31May, 2018

ACS Accords Superhero Status to ICT Professionals

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In a bid to build interest in ICT careers amongst young people, and particularly young girls, the Australian Computer Society (ACS) has launched an advertising campaign featuring a female superhero character.

The highly visible technology superheros campaign is running on national television and radio, supported by display ads in airports and on public transport.

ACS creative […]

31May, 2018

CSSL Launches Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct

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The Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) recently launched its Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct with plans to formalise the process among its members and professionals in the IT sector.

CSSL President Yasas V. Abeywickrama said the launch was an important milestone for the entire industry and represented a much-needed intervention in time for […]

31May, 2018

GI Welcomes GDPR as an Important Signal Against Data Collection Mania and Profiling

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The German Informatics Society (GI) has welcomed the new basic data protection regulation as a milestone in the harmonisation of European data protection and a clear signal against data collection mania and profiling.

GI President, Professor Dr Hannes Federrath, said the new regulations are a clear rejection of the data collection mania of Internet companies that […]

31May, 2018

Three Wild Card Teams Selected to Enter the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE

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The $5M IBM Watson AI XPRIZE has gained three innovative new contestants with the announcement this month of three Wild Card entrants.  The new teams will join the global challenge to create AI applications that solve some of humanity’s most pressing challenges across a variety of fields.

With AI technologies advancing at such a rapid pace, the AI […]

31May, 2018

European Network of Living Labs – August 2018

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The ENoLL (European Network of Living Labs) 2018 will stage its Open Living Lab Days from 22-24 August 2018 in Geneva.
“Living Labs & Global Sustainability Goals: From Theories to Practice” will seek to broaden discussion on the role and potential of Living Labs as mechanisms of open and user-driven innovation in the context of […]

31May, 2018

Kevin Kelly’s The Inevitable Taps the Future

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Want to understand the 12 technological forces that will shape our world over the next 30 years?  Futurist Kevin Kelly has won praise for his book, “The Inevitable”, which identifies 12 deep trends which he believes will continue to impact technological developments over the coming decades.

The New York best seller provides an optimistic road map […]

9May, 2018

Leading Cryptographer to Keynote at WCC 2018

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Leading Cryptographer to Keynote at WCC 2018

Wednesday 09 May 2018: Dr Jan Camenisch, a leading privacy and cryptography researcher, will deliver a keynote presentation on the second day of the World Computer Congress (WCC) 2018 in Poland in September.

Dr Camenisch joins a prestigious line-up of keynotes which also includes:

Eminent computer scientist, […]

1May, 2018

CSSL Takes Action to Stop Social Media Abuse

By |May 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In the wake of recent moves by the Sri Lankan Government to ban social media due to civil unrest, the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) has established a Working Group to help encourage more responsible use of social media platforms.

CSSL President, Yasas V. Abeywickrama, said the Society appreciated the Government’s quick response and the […]