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1November, 2019

Paris Workshop on AI and Women Empowerment

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Paris will be the venue for a workshop on 2nd November 2019 exploring “Artificial Intelligence and Women Empowerment”. 

This meeting will build upon work done by a number of partners concerning: 

gender issues in teaching computing, 
fair representation of women, and more broadly, 
the impact of AI on the United Nations Sustainable development goals (https://www.k4all.org/event/ijcai19/).

These questions […]

1November, 2019

IITPSA Announces Awards Finalists

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The Institute for Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) has announced the finalists for the 2019 IITPSA President’s Awards, revealing a field of top veterans and innovators in the running for the ICT sector’s most coveted awards.

The prestigious IITPSA President’s Awards, which include the IT Personality and Visionary CIO of the year accolades, have recognised […]

31October, 2019

Congress 2019 and Italian Digital Literacy Forum

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The 56th AICA Congress was held on 21-22 October at the Federico II University of Naples, organised in collaboration with the University of Naples. AICA is the Italian association that for over 50 years has been dedicated to the development of knowledge, training and digital culture. AICA is a member of IFIP, CEPIS and the […]

30September, 2019

Share Your Opinion of the European Competence Framework

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A new version of the European IT Professional competence standard EN16234-1, commonly known as the e-CF (the European Competence Framework) is targeted for publication by the end of this year. 

To address the needs of existing and future e-CF users, you are invited to participate in an e-CF implementation survey. The survey is relevant to “e-CF” users […]

30September, 2019

Yoshua Bengio Delivers Turing Lecture at Heidelberg Laureate Forum

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ACM A.M. Turing Award laureate Yoshua Bengio delivered his Turing Lecture at the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF) on September 23. Bengio received the 2018 Turing Award with Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun for conceptual and engineering breakthroughs that have made deep neural networks a critical component of computing. The video of Bengio’s lecture is now available to view on […]

30September, 2019

BCSWomen feature in Computer Weekly’s list of the Most Influential Women in UK IT

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Seven women who are members of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT have featured in the top 50 list of the Most Influential Women in UK IT 2019. In addition, BCSWomen committee member, Maggie Berry, has been added to Computer Weekly’s Hall of Fame.

The Top 50 list, which is now in its eighth year, was […]

29August, 2019

BCS Warns Against Use of Facial Recognition in Public Spaces

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BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has warned against the rise of a ‘cavalier attitude’ by organisations using ‘flawed’ facial recognition technology to monitor crowds in public spaces, highlighting the need for better safeguards.

Dr Bill Mitchell, Director of Policy at BCS, said there is an unprecedented danger of biometric data being misused, including identity theft, […]

29August, 2019

ACS Report Lays Out Measures to Protect Privacy in the Age of Big Data

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ACS findings highlights the challenges of preserving users’ privacy in a connected world.

While many organisations sharing data to improve services might be struggling to protect individual privacy, however a project by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) has identified five ways governments and businesses can reduce risks.

A three week ACS Directed Ideation competition, similar to a hackathon, saw teams explore how to secure privacy while sharing data and led to […]

29August, 2019

IITPSA Introduces Professional CIO Recognition to South Africa

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Professional CIO (Pr.CIOTM) now a professional designation in SA, thanks to an initiative by the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA).

IITPSA has introduced a Professional Chief Information Officer (CIO) designation for South African ICT professionals meeting the required levels of academic achievement and professional experience. 

IITPSA CEO Tony Parry said the standard required for […]

29August, 2019

GI Awards Highest Computer Science Honour to Dorothea Wagner

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Professor Doctor Dorothea Wagner from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology received the Konrad-Zuse-Medal from the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) for her services to computer science earlier this month. 

The Konrad Zuse Medal, awarded every two years since 1987, is presented by GI to individuals who have rendered outstanding services to computer science. Prof. Dr. Dorothea Wagner, […]