雲端+AI分析情報 遏人口販賣

(文章於2018年12月31日在香港經濟日報刊登)

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在現代,人口販賣仍是禁之不絕的犯罪活動。根據國際勞工組織 2017 年研究,人口販賣在全球的受害者,每年達 4030 萬人,當中大部分是婦女及兒童。美國國務院報告則指,單在美國本土,每年就有近100萬人遭跨境販賣。

這種踐踏生命的地下買賣,每年全球交易額估計達 11,700 億港元﹝1500億美元﹞,為人販子帶來豐厚利潤,卻對受害者造成巨大的痛苦和傷害。被拐賣者面臨沒機會逃跑的慘況,淪為農奴、家傭或工廠苦工。

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善用區塊鏈 追蹤珠寶供應流程

(文章於2018年8月23日在香港經濟日報刊登)

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身為消費者,如何避免買到含化學毒物的食品、魚目混珠的冒牌皮包、盜竊轉手的贓物,或為內戰國提供軍事經費的鑽石?現代消費品供應鏈很複雜,單靠產品標籤和商戶品牌,難獲百分百保證。但未來數年,區塊鏈將帶來巨大變革。

IBM 商業價值研究院進行區塊鏈研究,訪問 16 國的 203 家消費品生產及零售機構,發現當中 18% 正投放資源籌備區塊鏈,7% 已用於具規模的商業運作。受訪機構認為區塊鏈最能帶來轉變的,是產品安全及防偽。

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Wizdraw and IBM Use Blockchain to Improve Financial Inclusivity

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Remittance among the unbanked and migrant workers is big business. The World Bank estimates that officially recorded remittances to low- and middle-income countries reached US$466 billion in 2017, an increase of 8.5 percent over US$429 billion in 2016.

Residents of low- and middle-income countries also endure high remittance charges—and it is only getting pricier every year. The same report showed that the global average price of sending US$200 was 7.1 percent in Q1 of 2018, more than twice as high as the Sustainable Development Goal target of 3 percent.

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數據科學家 不應在「發現」中糾纏

(文章於2018年5月3日在香港經濟日報刊登)

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「數據科學家」已由十年前的冷門職業,變成炙手可熱的「筍工」,連續兩年登上美國 Glassdoor 理想職業排行榜首位。

以往靠直覺和經驗做決定的金融、物流、銷售企業,逐漸倚仗數據科學家,將數據轉化為洞見。IDC「全球大數據及分析開支指南」指,全球大數據與企業分析營業額,將由 2016 年 1,300 億美元增至 2020 年 2,030 億美元,亞太是主要區域之一。

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Building the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Adoption Index of Hong Kong

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Welcome to the first blog post, as part of our 4-part series regarding Artificial Intelligence (AI) Adoption Index in Hong Kong.

We are full-time MBA Students from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and are developing a survey regarding the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) by Hong Kong Small and Medium Enterprises. This project is supported by IBM Hong Kong.

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Secure Your AWS Workloads with IBM Managed Services

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IBM supports Amazon GuardDuty with both managed security services and SIEM enablement for AWS environments. IBM delivers an integrated system of analytics, real-time defenses and proven experts to help you operate securely in the Cloud.

For customers who have enabled Amazon GuardDuty, IBM can help you integrate security findings and events from AWS into your existing QRadar SIEM and security operations. IBM threat insight combines Global Threat Insight and Augmented Intelligence (AI) via second stage analytics for advanced event classification. AWS customers can also engage X-Force Incident Response services for response planning, preparation, and remediation.

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IBM Supports Amazon’s GuardDuty, a Threat Detection and Continuous Monitoring Service

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Amazon announced a new threat detection service at the recent AWS re:Invent event in Las Vegas that is designed to help protect users from security threats.

Launched by the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing division, Amazon GuardDuty uses machine learning to help identify potential anomalies and provide recommendations to reduce the risk. The intelligence-driven service aims to help IT decision-makers deal with the ever-growing range of attack vectors in the digital age.

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