Mon.May 27, 2024

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DEI MIA in new Meta AI advisory group

CIO

The creation of a new group to advise on AI and technology product strategy by Facebook parent Meta Platforms has been criticized by an executive member of the Responsible AI Institute (RAI) for what on the surface appears to be an acute lack of diversity. “It was definitely striking, I will say,” said Alyssa Lefaivre Škopac, head of global partnerships and growth with the RAI, of a panel that is made up of four white male entrepreneurs.

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Why “Agree to Disagree” Stinks and What to Say Instead for Better Work Relationships

Let's Grow Leaders

“Agree to disagree” is dismissive, shuts down collaboration, and prevents meaningful solutions. Faced with conflict at work, you might think “let’s agree to disagree” is an easy way to move on from the conversation. The words seem peaceful and hint at mutual respect. But in actual use, they aren’t peaceful, or helpful, at all. The phrase implies a deadlock, which can prevent the resolution of underlying issues and hinder productive work relationships.

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Driving buy-in: How CIOs get hesitant workforces to adopt AI

CIO

AI technologies have advanced at a dizzying pace over the past two years, but workforces at many enterprises remain hesitant to adopt them. A common assumption is that employees are reluctant to use AI-powered tools out of fear that these solutions will out-perform their own work, and in time, make them replaceable. While job displacement is certainly a concern, the reasons for this hesitancy are much more complex.

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XPRT. Magazine Assistant

Xebia

Origin of the XPRT. Magazine Assistant If you suggested creating an AI assistant about XPRT. Magazine #6 over two years ago, you might have been met with skepticism or confusion. Some might have preferred to simply download it. From our humble beginnings to our current glossy magazine filled with excellent content from our team and guest writers, these magazines are readily available for download.

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Cassandra

It’s no surprise that Apache Cassandra has emerged as a popular choice for organizations of all sizes seeking a powerful solution to manage their data at a scale—but with great power comes great responsibility. Due to the inherent complexity of distributed databases, this white paper will uncover the 10 rules you’ll want to know when managing Apache Cassandra.

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A closer look: Huawei’s Net5.5G Intelligent Cloud Network takes aim at digital productivity

CIO

With the onset of emerging technologies and increasing appetite among enterprises to create intelligent digital services, the demand for more bandwidth and better network connectivity is at an all-time high. The future of digital productivity rests on evolving network capabilities which Huawei has charted a path to achieve. Earlier this year at Mobile World Congress 2024 , Leon Wang, president of Huawei’s Data Communication Product Line, launched a fresh line-up of Net5.5G-oriented products and

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To gain advantage, IT leaders should turn competitors into collaborators

CIO

Business leaders 10 years ago mostly focused on automation since the main objective of technology investment then was to drive down costs, decrease risk, and boost efficiency. It’s a different world today. Of course, technology should still boost cost efficiencies, but it also needs to drive revenue at the same time. For CIOs and other tech leaders, this means a shift in mindset to not only keep tech costs in check, but adopt a more entrepreneurial approach to explore how to drive business reven

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AI Is Making Economists Rethink the Story of Automation

Harvard Business Review

Economists have traditionally believed that new technology lifts all boats. But in the case of AI, some are asking: Will some employees get left behind?

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Los CEO españoles avanzan en la adopción de la IA generativa (con algunas reticencias)

CIO

La inteligencia artificial (IA) generativa parece abrirse paso a buen ritmo en las organizaciones a pesar de ciertas reticencias. Según un nuevo informe impulsado por el IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV), los directores ejecutivos encuestados han puesto de relieve que se enfrentan a retos relacionados con los empleados, la cultura y la gobernanza a medida que toman decisiones para implementar y escalar la IA generativa con rapidez en sus organizaciones.

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#786 Restructuring Your Team in the Age of AI with Ryan Graciano, CTO & Cofounder at Credit Karma

Modern CTO

Today we’re talking to Ryan Graciano, CTO & Cofounder at Credit Karma. We discuss what Ryan’s been up to since his first appearance on the podcast, the ways in which Credit Karma is restructuring alongside the rise of AI, and how new technology is revolutionizing the accessibility of financial advisory. All of this right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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Así contribuye la IA a analizar el impacto del cambio climático en las aves

CIO

Un equipo de investigadores españoles conformado por ingenieros de software y científicos de datos del Centro Universitario U-tad, así como ecólogos y biólogos de la Estación Biológica de Doñana (CSIC), han desarrollado un modelo de datos pionero bautizado como BIRDeep. En concreto, el grupo científico ha impulsado un sistema de seguimiento de la abundancia de especies de aves que, con la ayuda de la inteligencia artificial (IA), podrá identificar los distintos tipos de canto y , de esta forma,

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The Rails World 2024 speaker list is live

Ruby on Rails

The second edition of Rails World is fast approaching, so we are excited to share with you the list of speakers joining us in Toronto this year. These speakers will deep dive into new tools such as Solid Queue and Kamal Proxy, and share insights on enhancing and understanding Rails, deploying with Kamal, optimizing database performance, automating Rails upgrades, improving accessibility and security, and much more.

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La melodía de Microsoft Copilot podría ser música para los oídos del CIO

CIO

Si alguien utilizara GPT-4o de OpenAI para resumir los anuncios de Build para los CIO en forma de lista de reproducción musical, al igual que se utilizó para contar una historia de forma cantarina durante su presentación a principios de este mes, podría dar en el clavo con los líderes de la C-suite que casi siempre tienen que hacer más con menos. Al menos eso dicen los analistas.

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I Am the Storm: Learning How to be a Better Leader

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Psychological strength is key for any leader. Courage to face the storm is a skill that develops with experience. Today’s guest post is b y Oleg Konovalov, author of The Fisherman’s Path to Leadership: 224 Lessons from the Wisdom of Nature. We are all perfect for today and we are comfortable in it. Yet, how strong we are for tomorrow’s challenges defines our leadership capacity.

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Kafka

Without proper guidance, it’s easy to miss out on Kafka’s full capabilities. While not the easiest technology to optimize, Kafka rewards those willing to explore its depths. Under the hood, it is an elegant system for stream processing, event sourcing, and data integration. Download this white paper to learn the 10 critical rules that will help you optimize your Kafka system and unlock its full potential.

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Familia Torres apuesta por la tecnología para convertirse en una bodega de emisiones cero antes de 2040

CIO

Cinco generaciones dedicadas al vino y a la vid están detrás de la historia de Familia Torres, una compañía bodeguera que dio sus primeros pasos en Villafranca del Penedès en 1870, cuando los hermanos Jaime y Miguel Torres Vendrell fundaron la bodega con una vocación cien por cien exportadora. Desde entonces, cada generación ha sentido el apego y el amor por la tierra, afrontando los retos que el contexto histórico y social le imponían , y ha contribuido al desarrollo de la bodega familiar, auna

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10 big devops mistakes and how to avoid them

InfoWorld

Devops continues to grow in popularity as organizations look for ways to add efficiencies to the development process. Research and Markets, a market research firm, predicts that the worldwide market for devops tools and services will grow from $10.56 billion in 2023 to $29.79 billion in 2028. Among the drivers for devops are increased demand for scalability, growing industry recognition and best practices, the maturing of devops tools and the devops ecosystem, and increased demand for continuous

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IA e Augmentation: ecco come i CIO stanno testando la nuova collaborazione tra persone e algoritmi

CIO

L’ intelligenza artificiale potrebbe modificare il 60% dei lavori che oggi esistono nelle economie più avanzate. Non significa che li eliminerà: in parte potrà automatizzarli ma, in misura maggiore, li renderà “augmented”, ovvero darà alle persone degli strumenti per essere più efficienti. Queste stime pubblicate all’inizio dell’anno dal Fondo Monetario Internazionale [in inglese] trovano un riscontro nelle analisi condotte dal World Economic Forum [in inglese] alla fine del 2023: i grandi model

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Five Great DevOps Job Opportunities

DevOps.com

DevOps.com is now providing a weekly DevOps jobs report through which opportunities for DevOps professionals will be highlighted as part of an effort to better serve our audience. Our goal in these challenging economic times is to make it just that much easier for DevOps professionals to advance their careers.

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Embedding BI: Architectural Considerations and Technical Requirements

While data platforms, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and programming platforms have evolved to leverage big data and streaming data, the front-end user experience has not kept up. Holding onto old BI technology while everything else moves forward is holding back organizations. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) aren’t built for modern data platforms and don’t work on modern architectures.

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Why enterprises rely on JavaScript, Python, and Java

InfoWorld

Despite advances in cloud computing , mobile development, and AI , the day-to-day business of enterprises around the world still runs on three programming languages that made their debut in the 1990s. In nearly every ranking system, JavaScript , Python , and Java appear near the top of the most popular languages.

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Gun-toting robot dog fetches attention at Chinese military drills

Ooda Loop

China flaunted a robot dog strapped with a gun during its largest-ever military exercise with Cambodia, producing images reminiscent of dystopian movies. China and the U.S. are racing to dominate robotics and other smart machinery. Defense officials from both powers believe unmanned technologies will be decisive in future wars.

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AI needs adult supervision

InfoWorld

Whether OpenAI did or didn’t copy Scarlett Johansson’s voice to front ChatGPT’s “Sky” personality, it’s somewhat telling that people don’t seem to find it hard to imagine OpenAI CEO Sam Altman capable of the misappropriation. Despite the promise of AI, we keep seeing examples of AI run amok, as with Google’s attempts to set AI loose on search results (to very bad effect in some instances ).

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Apple signs deal with OpenAI for iOS, still wants Google as an ‘option’

Ooda Loop

We previously heard Apple was talking to Google and OpenAI about providing AI functionality on iOS 18. Now, it sounds like Apple has signed a deal with the ChatGPT maker.

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Get Better Network Graphs & Save Analysts Time

Many organizations today are unlocking the power of their data by using graph databases to feed downstream analytics, enahance visualizations, and more. Yet, when different graph nodes represent the same entity, graphs get messy. Watch this essential video with Senzing CEO Jeff Jonas on how adding entity resolution to a graph database condenses network graphs to improve analytics and save your analysts time.

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Paketo Buildpacks: Aligning Container Images With Developer Needs

Dzone - DevOps

Twenty years ago, software was eating the world. Then around a decade ago, containers started eating software, heralded by the arrival of open source OCI standards. Suddenly, developers were able to package an application artifact in a container — sometimes all by themselves. And each container image could technically run anywhere — especially in cloud infrastructure.

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Musk’s A.I. Firm Raises $6 Billion in Race With Rivals

Ooda Loop

Elon Musk’s artificial intelligence company, xAI, said on Sunday that it has raised $6 billion, helping to close the funding gap with OpenAI, Anthropic and other rivals in the red-hot industry.

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Bridging the Gap: Exploring Innovative Paths in Data Integration

Dzone - DevOps

In the contemporary landscape of data-driven enterprises, the centrality of data integration has never been more profound. As developers amass massive volumes of data from various sources such as operational metrics, the need to seamlessly integrate, analyze, and derive actionable insights has become the cornerstone of strategic decision-making for data experts and developers.

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The Great AI Challenge: We Test Five Top Bots on Useful, Everyday Skills

Ooda Loop

Would you trust an AI chatbot with family planning? Investing $1 million? How about writing your wedding vows? Human-sounding bots barely existed two years ago. Now they’re everywhere.

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How to Leverage AI for Actionable Insights in BI, Data, and Analytics

In the rapidly-evolving world of embedded analytics and business intelligence, one important question has emerged at the forefront: How can you leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance your application’s analytics capabilities? Imagine having an AI tool that answers your user’s questions with a deep understanding of the context in their business and applications, nuances of their industry, and unique challenges they face.

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Less Time Learning, More Time Building

Dzone - DevOps

Back in 2018, I decided to use my free time to help modernize a family member’s business. Along the way, I wanted to gain some experience and understanding of AWS. Ultimately, I discovered that nearly all my free time was spent learning AWS cloud infrastructure concepts. I had only a small fraction of my time left to focus on building the modern, cloud-based solution that I originally had in mind.

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China sets up third fund with $47.5 bln to boost semiconductor sector

Ooda Loop

China has set up its third planned state-backed investment fund to boost its semiconductor industry, with a registered capital of 344 billion yuan ($47.5 billion), according to a filing with a government-run companies registry.

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MSP Billing: A Guide to Billing Solutions for MSPs

Kaseya

In today’s fast-paced business environment, managed service providers (MSPs) need efficient, automated billing solutions to streamline their operations, ensure timely payments and maintain accurate financial records. Manual billing processes are not only time-consuming but also error-prone, which can lead to customer dissatisfaction and revenue losses.