A mid-point between inception and adoption, SIGGRAPH’s Emerging Technologies program offers a preview of what’s to come. While a defence-based regulatory body capable of analysing emerging technologies could help the UK take a steps towards securely integrating such technologies into military contracts, the speed of change in the cybersecurity market presents may challenges.
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Trudpert Schelb, Director, Strategic Transformation, at Siemens AG, predicts that this will disrupt established companies and enable a greater number of individuals to create niche businesses with low capital investment and global market reach via e-commerce platforms”.
For example, the initial integration of email applications such as Microsoft Office 365 into business processes provided a plethora of new opportunities for better work environments, but also opened up new routes for potential hackers to access a contractor’s network, and consequently steal critical data or financial assets, often with catastrophic effects for the organisation in question.
Speaking at Adobe MAX in October, Adobe CTO Abhay Parasnis said that AI and machine learning represent the most disruptive paradigm shift of the next decade, and it will change the way all of us work.” Parasnis noted a false assumption about AI: that it will one day replace people.