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23 principles to help avoid an AI apocalypse

This week, tech leaders established new guidelines for AI, known as the Asilomar AI Principles. It is a set of guidelines that aims to prevent a Westworld-like AI apocalypse, writes Senior Executive Editor Linda Tucci in this week’s Searchlight. Tucci talked to analysts to find out what it means for CIOs implementing AI projects and how the principles will shape the future of AI.

Associate Site Editor Brian Holak interviewed a bunch of IT professionals at the Gartner Symposium in Orlando, Fla. last year. In this video, HTRI’s Ray Toler talks about the benefits and challenges of aligning business and IT and Thomas Jefferson University’s Neil Gomes shares pointers on how organizations should plan out their digital transformation journey.

In this video montage, IT executives talk about the specific skills they look for in a candidate they are hiring and share the best piece of advice they have ever been given.

Goldman Sachs CIO Martin Chavez was the keynote speaker at the recent Data, Dollars and Algorithms: The Computational Economy event in Cambridge, Mass. Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski writes about how the investment bank is implementing APIs, open source and cloud services in its new consumer business called and how it helps fintech startups. Also, read about how Goldman Sachs is focusing on building digital ecosystems.

Michael Simon, who heads the data science and engineering teams at the CIA, talked about the organization’s data science program at last month’s Chief Data Officer Summit in New York. Tucci writes about the four features of data science — transparency, innovation, the inclusion of multiple perspectives and the quest for causality — that Simon believes help his team “find the truth.”

In this video, Whitewater Projects’ Joseph Flahiff explains why transparency is required at leadership level in order for organizations to implement initiatives with speed. Flahiff also explains why organizations need hierarchy, but not power.  In this video, Flahiff outlines the Agile impact on non-IT groups in an organization and how they will be affected as IT starts delivering products faster.

The goal of automation should be to empower workers and not replace them. That was the message from experts at the Automation Innovation conference in New York last month. Senior Site Editor Ben Cole writes about IT automation strategy, ways to make the strategy successful and challenges associated with automation innovation.

With cybersecurity threats increasing in number and sophistication, IT security executives suggest bringing in “threat hunters” to the game. Senior Site Editor John Moore talks to security experts to find out how the threat hunters’ mission is to find security incidents that automated systems miss.

Over on TotalCIO, Sparapani writes about the benefits that language-learning company Rosetta Stone experienced after implementing copy data management software. Sparapani also digs deeper to find out how important the net neutrality law is to a free, open and competitive internet.

Cloud computing has been on the market for over a decade now, but there is no dearth of cloud-questions. Sparapani writes about the two questions that viewers asked Gartner analyst Donna Scott during a recent webinar for CIOs.

Artificial intelligence is taking the enterprise by storm. Editorial Director Sue Troy spoke with Josh Sutton, global head of data and artificial intelligence at Publicis.Sapient, to understand the challenges that CIOs could face when implementing AI and how mapping out an AI strategy can help.

City CIOs and technology policy makers gathered at Harvard University to participate in the 2017 Smart Cities Innovation Accelerator event and talked about their smart city initiatives. Laskowski writes about what ensued.

Over on our SearchCompliance site, security experts share their advice on resolutions that organizations should be taking to bolster their cybersecurity strategies.

A majority of security professionals believe that cybersecurity skills shortage is impacting their organization, according to a survey conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) and Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). ESG’s Jon Oltsik and ISSA’s Candy Alexander talk about ways to address the skills gap and how CISOs can help organizations understand the role of infosec.

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