How tech can move away from ‘swindle culture’

Check out all the on-demand sessions from the Intelligent Security Summit here. Crypto might be the latest technology associated with rug pulls ($2.8 billion worth in 2021, to be exact), but it’s hardly a new trend in tech. Scams have been around as long as technology, and even the original Apple iPhone demo was completely faked. The mock-up didn’t work … Read more

Instagram’s founders’ new app, another Twitter rival, Biden admin criticizes app stores • TechCrunch

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app economy in 2023 hit a few snags, as consumer spending last year dropped for the first time by 2% to $167 billion, according to the latest “State … Read more

The profound danger of conversational AI

Check out all the on-demand sessions from the Intelligent Security Summit here. When researchers contemplate the risks that AI poses to human civilization, we often reference the “control problem.” This refers to the possibility that an artificial super-intelligence could emerge that is so much smarter than humans that we quickly lose control over it. The fear … Read more

Businesses turn to new as-a-service models in Industry 4.0

Check out all the on-demand sessions from the Intelligent Security Summit here. As we enter the fourth industrial revolution — Industry 4.0 — new technologies are emerging that are upending traditional business models. One of the most exciting and disruptive new trends is the rise of “as-a-service” models. Instead of buying a product outright and … Read more