The US Council on Foreign Relations announced the end of the era of the global Internet. The utopian vision of an open, reliable, and secure global network has not materialized, and it is unlikely that it ever will. Today the Internet is less free, more fragmented and less secure. This conclusion is contained in the report of the American Council on Foreign Relations “Opposition to reality in cyberspace. The Foreign Policy of a Fragmented Internet.
The Saudi authorities have signed contracts that include huge investments with Israeli spy companies as part of the launch of the Cyberk program to develop the cybersecurity sector in Saudi Arabia. The treaties provide for the annual expenditure of millions of dollars to import Israeli spy and surveillance technology to Saudi Arabia to develop its capabilities in this area.
The US Department of Defense has begun searching for contractors among small private companies to integrate existing and promising technologies. The goal is to provide information to soldiers directly during hostilities. The Army wants the enterprise to supply technology capable of supporting and integrating everything from sensors to 5G and augmented reality headsets in an attempt to optimize a ground soldier's ability to shoot, move and communicate.
The private company Eurasian Space Ventures (ESV) and the international technopark of IT start-ups Astana Hub will jointly develop and stimulate the creation of ICT projects for the aerospace industry of Kazakhstan. The partners plan to organize joint events to develop and present the potential of Kazakhstani and foreign IT companies and start-ups in the aerospace sector. In addition, they planned to launch the SpaceTech accelerator ESV Hub.
Autodesk is preparing to close its Russian subsidiary, founded 15 years ago, and lay off all its employees. The company suspended operations in the country in early March. Now the American developer is ready to completely liquidate its representative office in Russia.
18 countries have unveiled the first international agreement on how to protect artificial intelligence from irresponsible players. It aims to develop AI solutions that are "inherently safe".
On November 30, the professional IT community GlobalCIO hosted a large-scaled international conference "Global CIO Insights: Digital Transformation with AI". During the event, leading experts shared their practical experience in launching projects utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) and highlighted approaches that helped elevate their companies to new heights.
Voting for projects participating in the "Project of the Year" contest is open. The voting began on December 1st and will continue until January 15th inclusive. The winners will be announced on February 7th, 2024.
Online sales is one of the areas where the quality of IT tools directly affects business profitability. Kamza Nugumanov, CIO of Jusan store, tells about the experience of deploying a rapidly growing Kazakh marketplace.