Enterprise Security Awareness and Education Training Solution

Great news! ITS is has officially awarded RFP 4034 (Security Awareness and Education Training Solution) and is finalizing an agreement with InfoSec Institute to provide a hosted, web-based solution for security awareness training.  The attached memorandum offers agencies details about the solution and instructions on how to register.  The deadline to register for the first 12-month program is June 15, 2018. To gauge interest and get a better idea of the participation level, which determines the final price per student, please E-mail me with the total number of personnel that you would sign up for no later than Noon on ...

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Microsoft acquires conversational AI startup Semantic Machines to help bots sound more lifelike

Source: Microsoft acquires conversational AI startup Semantic Machines to help bots sound more lifelike Microsoft announced today that it has acquired Semantic Machines, a Berkeley-based startup that wants to solve one of the biggest challenges in conversational AI: making chatbots sound more human and less like, well, bots. In a blog post, Microsoft AI & Research chief technology officer David Ku wrote that “with the acquisition of Semantic Machines, we will establish a conversational AI center of excellence in Berkeley to push forward the boundaries of what is possible in language interfaces.” According to Crunchbase, Semantic Machines was founded in ...

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For Apple, this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day is all about education

Source: For Apple, this year’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day is all about education Steven Aquino Contributor Steven Aquino is a freelance tech writer and iOS accessibility expert. More posts by this contributor At this month’s WWDC, Apple unveiled refined accessibility tools The pleasure and the pain of the accessible smart home Following Apple’s education event in Chicago in March, I wrote about what the company’s announcements might mean for accessibility. After sitting in the audience covering the event, the big takeaway I had was Apple could “make serious inroads in furthering special education as well.” As I wrote, despite how well-designed the ...

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Microsoft announces the Surface Hub 2

Source: Microsoft announces the Surface Hub 2 Do you remember the Surface Hub? Chances are you forgot it even existed. And yet, Microsoft just announced a second version of the Surface Hub. The company hasn’t shared any specifications or price, but it won’t be available before 2019 — selected customers will test the Surface Hub 2 starting this year. The Surface Hub was a crazy expensive digital whiteboard that could handle anything from video conferences to document collaboration. Microsoft says that there are 5,000 companies using Surface Hubs, including half of Fortune 100 companies. It’s unclear if each company has ...

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