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DARPA Awards Duality Technologies Multimillion Dollar Contract to Accelerate Machine Learning on Encrypted Data

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DPRIVE Hardware Acceleration Project Aims to Achieve Mass Market Adoption Readiness for Data-in-Use Protection

HOBOKEN, N.J. , Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Duality Technologies, the leader in privacy preserving data collaboration, today announced that the company was selected for Phase II of the DARPA Data Protection in Virtual Environments (DPRIVE) program. New capabilities for accelerated privacy-protected machine learning developing in the project will be integrated into Duality Technology’s secure data collaboration platform, offering customers the most comprehensive ability to apply data science and machine learning on sensitive data in an expedient and collaborative way that further breaks down data silos that exist within and between organizations.

DARPA Awards Duality Technologies Multimillion Dollar Contract to Accelerate Machine Learning on Encrypted Data

“Duality emerged as an unequivocal global leader in making privacy technology real and practical, at orders of magnitude faster than anyone else,” said Prof. Kurt Rohloff, chief technical officer and co-founder of Duality. “We have assembled a renowned hardware and software acceleration team and we are continuing to achieve massive strides toward making what many people still believe is impossible – possible.”

With support from DARPA in the DPRIVE program, the Duality TREBUCHET team continues on its trajectory to leverage the Duality powered OpenFHE (openfhe.org) library for Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) computations that aim to significantly reduce the current computational burden and drastically speed up FHE calculations. This leading open source FHE software library revolutionizes computation on encrypted data – ensuring data security to address applications for the US Government, Department of Defense (DoD) and in commercial applications.

Duality was selected for Phase II of DPRIVE after success in a fiercely competitive Phase I round that included hardware accelerations teams from the biggest and most capable technology companies in this area. In Phase I, the Duality-led team designed a hardware accelerator for machine learning on data encrypted using FHE. The team’s successful design work in Phase I justified their selection for Phase II and the multimillion dollar research and development contract to design and prototype encrypted computing acceleration hardware. A goal of the Duality-led TREBUCHET team is to make machine learning (ML) on FHE-protected ciphertext just as fast as ML on unencrypted data by design a hardware accelerator integrated with advanced FHE software such as OpenFHE.

“This Phase II award further validates the ground-breaking work we are spearheading and I am immensely proud of our team, technology and the privacy-preserving revolution we are leading,” added Rohloff.

For more information on our partnership with DARPA, our technology, and the Duality team leading this effort, read our white paper and watch the interview with our team.

This research was, in part, funded by the U.S. Government. The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of the U.S. Government. 

About Duality Technologies

Duality is the leader in privacy enhanced secure data collaboration, empowering organizations worldwide to maximize the value of their data without compromising on privacy or regulatory compliance. Founded and led by world-renowned cryptographers and data scientists, Duality operationalizes privacy enhancing technologies (PETs) to accelerate data insights by enabling analysis and AI on encrypted data, while preserving data privacy, compliance and protecting valuable IP. A Gartner Cool Vendor, Duality was named a Tech Pioneer 2021 by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and listed on Fast Company’s 2020 Most Innovative Companies and recently won the 2022 CB Insights’ AI 100, the 2022 RegTech 100 Awards, and the AIFinTech100 2022 Awards.

For more information, visit dualitytech.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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AgentSync Appoints Guidewire CEO Mike Rosenbaum to Board of Directors

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DENVER, Jan. 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — AgentSync, the company that’s powering growth and operational efficiency for insurance carriers, agencies and MGAs with world-class producer management and compliance solutions, today announced the appointment of Guidewire Chief Executive Officer Mike Rosenbaum to its Board of Directors. Rosenbaum’s leadership and in-depth corporate experience in insurance and technology will help AgentSync on its mission to revolutionize and modernize insurance compliance.

I look forward to leveraging my capabilities and network in insurance and SaaS to continue driving momentum at AgentSync

“We welcome Mike’s skill set as both an insurance and SaaS leader,” said Niji Sabharwal, Chief Executive Officer of AgentSync. “His experience running the largest insurance core system business on the planet, combined with his 14 years leading product teams at Salesforce, make him a one-of-a-kind fit to help direct the company through this next stage of growth.”

Rosenbaum has been Chief Executive Officer of Guidewire since 2019, where he oversees the company’s position as a top software provider to the global Property and Casualty insurance industry. He also ensures the success of the Guidewire customer community, and directs the advancement of its cloud offerings. Rosenbaum spent 14 years at Salesforce and most recently served as Executive Vice President, with responsibility for customer success and product development.

“AgentSync is a company with a bright future, and I am thrilled to be able to play a role in its success and growth going forward,” said Rosenbaum. “The company’s insurance compliance and producer management solutions unlock significant value for carriers, agencies and MGAs, and I look forward to leveraging my capabilities and network in insurance and SaaS to continue driving momentum for the organization,” he said.

About AgentSync

AgentSync builds modern insurance infrastructure that connects carriers, agencies, MGAs, and producers. The company’s solutions create onboarding, licensing, and appointing processes insurers and producers love while ensuring growth and compliance never compete. Founded in 2018 by Niranjan “Niji” Sabharwal and Jenn Knight, and headquartered in Denver, Colo., AgentSync has been recognized as one of Denver’s Best Places to Work, as a Forbes Magazine Cloud 100 Rising Star, and an Insurtech Insights Future 50 winner.

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Snow Joe® Breaks The Ice For Winter 2023 With Its Innovative Impact-Reducing Steel Ice Chopper

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High-quality steel craftsmanship and spring-loaded, shock-absorbing design make for the most efficient ice chopper to date

HOBOKEN, N.J., Jan. 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Snow Joe, America’s #1 brand of snow throwers, debuts its latest ice-breaking innovation: the 7-inch Spring-Loaded Impact-Reducing Steel Ice Chopper with Shock-Absorbing Handle. Engineered to alleviate the painstaking task of chopping hard-packed ice, the Snow Joe Ice Chopper features a unique spring-loaded, durable poly handle with a reinforced, D-ring grip to absorb the shock from ice chopping and reduce the strain on both your wrists and shoulders. Its durable, 7-inch carbon steel chopper blade and heavy-duty, 39.7-inch steel shaft offer control and precision to swiftly scrape, slice, dice and break through layers of tough ice and hard-packed snow on driveways, decks, steps, sidewalks, patios, and more!

“This is no ordinary ice chopper…consumers can break ice smarter, not harder, all winter long.”   –Paul Riley, Jr., COO

“This is no ordinary ice chopper,” says Paul Riley, Jr., Chief Operating Officer at Snow Joe. “With its state-of-the-art steel construction and the significant ease of the spring-loaded, shock-absorbing handle, consumers can break ice smarter, not harder, all winter long.”

Weighing only 3.2 pounds, the Snow Joe Ice Chopper is easy to maneuver and stores compactly.  Plus, it comes with a complete two-year warranty, so consumers can enjoy strain- and pain-free ice removal around their homes, yards, gardens, and garages for seasons to come.

To date, the Snow Joe Chopper has garnered over 3,700 reviews with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars, earning Amazon’s choice for best ice chopper!  So, when it comes to ice, don’t play nice—Go With Joe® and Get Equipped® with the Snow Joe 7-inch Spring-Loaded Impact-Reducing Steel Ice Chopper with Shock-Absorbing Handle, available while supplies last at snowjoe.com and Amazon.

About Snow Joe

Snow Joe — and its complementary brands Sun Joe®, Aqua Joe®, and Auto Joe® — planted its roots in 2004 as a digitally native, direct-to-consumer company that designs, develops, and distributes high-quality, yet affordable, lawn and garden tools. It has grown to become a leader in electric and cordless snowblowers and electric pressure washers, and now offers a wide range of tools to tackle any outdoor chore, any season. For more information, visit https://snowjoe.com/ or connect on Facebook and Instagram

© 2023 Snow Joe, LLC. All Rights Reserved. AUTO JOE, AQUA JOE, SNOW JOE and SUN JOE are registered trademarks of Snow Joe, LLC.

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CCTV+: China’s top disciplinary body adopts communique to promote full, rigorous Party self-governance

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BEIJING, Jan. 11, 2023 /CNW/ — The Communist Party of China’s (CPC) top disciplinary body on Tuesday pledged in a communique that studying and implementing the guiding principles of the 20th CPC National Congress will be the primary political task now and in the near future, and constantly promoting full, rigorous Party self-governance.

 

The communique was adopted at the second plenary session of the 20th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the CPC, which was held in Beijing from Monday to Tuesday.

Xi Jinping, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, Chinese president and chairman of the Central Military Commission, attended the session and made an important speech.

The speech made by Xi at the session was studied, and it was agreed that it provided fundamental guidance for advancing the great new project of Party building in the new era and the disciplinary inspection and supervision work on China’s new journey in the new era, according to the communique, which called on all Party members to study and implement the spirit of Xi’s speech.

Discipline inspection and supervision organs must take the study and implementation of the guiding principles of the 20th CPC National Congress as a primary political task at the current stage and in the years to come, and turn effective implementation of the guiding principles into a strong driving force to promote high-quality development of the disciplinary inspection and supervision work on the new journey of the new era.

An eight-point requirement was put forward by the session:

To focus on implementation of the strategic decisions of the 20th CPC National Congress to intensify political oversight;To promote improvement of the systems and regulations for the Party’s self-reform;To ensure that political inspections serve as a powerful tool;To implement the central Party leadership’s eight-point decision on improving conduct with perseverance, tackle pointless formalities, bureaucratism, hedonism, and extravagance;To make all-around efforts to tighten Party discipline;To win the tough and protracted battle against corruption;To advance reform of the discipline inspection and supervision system in an in-depth manner;And to develop qualified human resources capable of shouldering responsibilities in discipline inspection and supervision on the new journey in the new era.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUSUK9dwD4s

 

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