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Don’t be wrong because you might be fooled: Tips on how to secure your ML model

May 17, 2022

Figuring out the reasons why your ML model might be consistently less accurate in certain classes than others, might help you increase not only its total accuracy but also its adversarial robustness. Introduction Machine Learning (ML) models and especially the Deep Learning (DL) ones can achieve impressive results, especially on unstructured data like images and […]

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Fix your recommender system to fix your profitability

May 16, 2022

How bias in Recommender Systems affects e-commerce, society and eventually your profits In 2021: Almost 70% of internet users in the EU, have bought or ordered goods or services for private use [source: Eurostat]. In the US, e-commerce sales were estimated to be approximately 870 billion dollars [source: Digital Commerce 360]. Undoubtedly the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Stop doing security the ‘right’ way

April 8, 2022

Introduction More than 75% of reported security incidents are caused by software mistakes, such as information leakage, execution of unauthorised transactions or service unavailability. These can lead to significant business damage both in reputational as well as in financial terms (by an order of magnitude of millions of dollars). Organisations and governments invest a remarkably […]

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Cloud Migration: Get on the trend with pragmatism and transparency

March 28, 2022

The term “Cloud Migration” is becoming as popular and topical as “Digital Transformation” Migrating to the cloud is the process of moving all digital business operations there. It includes the transfer of data, applications and IT processes from certain data centres to other (cloud-based) data centres. Cloud migration requires a lot of preparation, expertise and […]

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Why is investing in software product and system quality necessary?

March 1, 2022

Companies, organisations and institutions are required to systematically check the quality of the software they produce. Today, software is part of our daily routine and its use is undoubtedly an important part of our lives. Software is used in various areas, such as electronic transactions, the stock exchange, health sector, for monitoring and developing government […]

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Redefining IT due diligence for better value creation

January 25, 2022

Digitalisation is changing the dynamics of merger and acquisition transactions. Investors insist on due diligence when reviewing a company for investment, merger, or acquisition. However, due diligence processes focus on financial, legal, HR, and commercial issues to the exclusion of IT, even though IT is something that companies in every industry now rely on heavily; […]

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In Algorithms We Need To Trust? Not There Yet

April 2, 2021

  Artificial Intelligence is impacting our lives for good, so we need to take a closer look In his book “21 lessons for the 21st Century”, historian Yuval Harari notes that “Already today, ‘truth’ is defined by the top results of the Google search.”. In a different vein, an academic, Professor Nicholas Diakopoulos suggests in […]

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Fairness, Accountability & Transparency (F.Acc.T) under GDPR

November 9, 2020

  Why the need for Regulation? Algorithmic decisions are already crucially affecting our lives. The last few year, news like the ones listed below are becoming more and more common: – “There’s software used across the country to predict future criminals. And it’s biased against blacks”, 2016 [source: ProPublica]. – “Amazon reportedly scraps internal AI […]

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Is Twitter biased against BIPOC? Maybe it’s not what you think it is.

October 2, 2020

The controversy Twitter was in the headlines recently for apparent racial bias in the photo preview of some tweets. More specifically, Twitter’s machine learning algorithm that selects which part of an image to show in a photo preview favors showing the faces of white people over black people. For example the following tweet, contains an […]

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AI | What CEOs, Boards, and Investors Must Keep Top of Mind

November 13, 2019

Human rights defenders across the world are fighting facial recognition surveillance  Researchers Find Racial Bias in Hospital Algorithm Viral Tweet About Apple Card Leads to Goldman Sachs Probe Google using dubious tactics to target people with ‘darker skin’ in facial recognition project: sources It’s time we faced up to AI’s race problem Tell HUD: Algorithms […]

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