Technological advances in machine learning have made artificial intelligence a real possibility. Applications include self-driving cars, app-based assistants, and automated trading bots. As these systems become more complex and make bigger and bigger mistakes, prominent scientists are issuing warnings about the risk of letting AI go unchecked.
Net Neutrality is a controversial legal principle, but it is necessary to protect the Open Internet. ISPs are always seeking new ways to profit from their market power, and Net Neutrality ensures they don’t unfairly interfere with customers’ internet traffic.
Encryption technology has become widely available, putting some data beyond the reach of law enforcement. If encryption is left unchecked, criminals will take advantage. If it is over-regulated, criminals will use other encryption technology. Congress needs to pass legislation that finds a balance between national security and personal security.
A growing industry based on a technology that fully immerses the user in an environment, complete with head motions. Content is expected to be movies, shows, and video games. Major players include Google Cardboard, Oculus VR, and now Sony.
Internet Privacy is a relatively new issue. . The many complex technologies involved in the web experience create a network of businesses that has been reluctant to agree on any effective standard for regulating the legitimate tracking of users on the web.
Recent advances in technology have paved the way for fully automated cars. Google is leading the industry with a fleet of cars in Mountain View, CA. Government regulators are considering the implications of this new style of vehicle.
Any new password will force the user to dilute their existing personal security. Intelligently managing passwords can help greatly, but the only real alternative is to avoid passwords entirely. LevenTech encourages the use of alternative authentication methods.
Mobile Payment technology was available years ago, but delivery to consumers was delayed for years by the greed and incompetency of AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile USA.
Mobile app technology has advanced quickly, and permission management features have not kept up. As a result, apps frequently obtain more permissions than necessary. At best this is a security risk, at worst it results in lost battery life and extra data charges for mobile users.
Patents can boost innovation by inventors, especially for industries where inventing requires a lot of initial investment. In other industries, patent protection does more to block implementation of patented inventions, which can actually reduce overall innovation as perceived by consumers.
Cyber Security is a growing concern, and we should be actively combating attacks – but sacrificing user privacy as a matter of principle is inappropriate.