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8 Essential Generative AI Tools for Building Stand-Out Applications

DevOps.com

Whether you're a pro or new to AI, the right generative AI tools can elevate your projects significantly. Here are the tools you need to know about.

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Elon Musk is looking to raise $1 billion for xAI

TechCrunch

Elon Musk is looking to raise 1/44 of a Twitter for his AI company, xAI. In other words, the man behind Tesla, SpaceX and X is seeking $1 billion in funding for his next venture.

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11 ways to reduce your IT costs now

CIO

IT leaders have always needed to exercise fiscal responsibility while meeting business demands for technology. But as digital transformation efforts have intensified in recent years, CIOs have had fewer opportunities to pause and reevaluate IT’s financial situation. “Some organizations have been innovating, transforming, and growing so fast that they haven’t had time to clear up older cost structures that start getting in the way,” says Stewart Buchanan, research vice president on Gartner’s CIO

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X is now licensed for payment processing in a dozen US states

TechCrunch

Elon Musk is moving forward with his plans to turn the company formerly known as Twitter, now called X, into an “everything app” that includes its own payments system. The company in late November was granted three additional money transmitter licenses in the U.S. states of South Dakota (on Nov. 27), Kansas (on Nov. 28), […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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Workplace griping: The key release valve your culture lacks

CIO

Collaboration suites have an annoying blind spot: They don’t help employees bump into each other. Once upon a time we had “telecommuting” and it was controversial. Most managers and executives figured letting employees work from home was doing them a favor. But, filled with optimism bias, the IT industry busily crafted collaboration suites whose purpose was to reproduce the in-person work experience on-screen.

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SAP faces breakdown in trust over innovation plans

CIO

Ever since SAP CEO Christian Klein (pictured) told financial analysts in July that the company would only offer its latest AI and “green ledger” innovations to customers running its flagship S/4HANA ERP platform through its subscription-only, cloud-based Rise with SAP offering, the company has been on the back foot. The move may have played well with shareholders, as Klein led them to believe it would drive a shift to Rise, increasing revenue and cutting SAP’s development costs.

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Twitch to shut down in Korea over ‘prohibitively expensive’ network fees

TechCrunch

Twitch plans to shut down its business in South Korea on February 27, it said, after finding that operating in one of the world’s largest esports markets is “prohibitively expensive.” In a blog post, Twitch CEO Dan Clancy said the firm undertook a “significant effort” to reduce the network costs to operate in Korea, but […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Operational technology systems require a robust Zero Trust strategy in 2024

CIO

Cyberattacks on operational technology (OT) systems are rapidly rising. In fact, manufacturing was one of the sectors most impacted by extortion attacks last year, according to Palo Alto Networks Unit 42, as reported in the 2023 Unit 42 Extortion and Ransomware Report. Attacks against OT systems can have a significant impact, including physical consequences such as shutdowns, outages, leakages, or worse.

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Meta set to discontinue cross-messaging between Instagram and Facebook

TechCrunch

Meta has silently updated its support pages to indicate that the company won’t let users on Instagram message their Facebook contacts anymore. The company, as pointed out by 9to5Google, said the feature will shut down mid-December — without specifying a date. The support page indicates that while you won’t be able to start new cross-platform […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Entity Resolution Checklist: What to Consider When Evaluating Options

Are you trying to decide which entity resolution capabilities you need? It can be confusing to determine which features are most important for your project. And sometimes key features are overlooked. Get the Entity Resolution Evaluation Checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything to make your project a success! The list was created by Senzing’s team of leading entity resolution experts, based on their real-world experience.

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Enhancing Domain-Driven Design Through Collaborative Systems Thinking

Xebia

Domain-driven design (DDD) has emerged in software engineering as a methodology for tackling complex domain problems by connecting the implementation to an evolving model. The cornerstone of DDD lies in its emphasis on collaboration among the domain members. However, cooperation in DDD transcends mere communication; it is a conduit for understanding and navigating the complexities inherent in diverse organizational levels.

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Beeper reversed engineered iMessage to bring blue bubble texts to Android users

TechCrunch

The push to bring iMessage to Android users today adds a new contender. A startup called Beeper, which had been working on a multi-platform messaging aggregator, is now launching a new app called Beeper Mini which will allow Android users to send and receive end-to-end encrypted iMessage chats for just $1.99 per month. Beeper Mini […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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Navigating the Path: What Does a Chief People Officer Really Do?

N2Growth Blog

The role of a Chief People Officer (CPO) in modern organizations is crucial in driving the success of businesses. As the title suggests, the CPO is primarily responsible for overseeing the people aspects of the organization and aligning them with the overall strategic objectives. This executive role focuses on developing and implementing human resources strategies to manage the workforce and create a positive organizational culture.

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Bing’s new ‘Deep Search’ feature offers more comprehensive answers to complex search queries

TechCrunch

Microsoft Bing is getting a new “Deep Search” feature powered by OpenAI’s GPT-4. The feature is designed to give users more relevant and comprehensive answers to complex search queries. Microsoft notes that Deep Search is not a replacement for Bing’s existing web search, and is instead an enhancement the allows for deeper exploration of the […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Amplifying Organizational Excellence: A Dive into Executive Coaching

N2Growth Blog

Harnessing Executive Leadership Team Coaching for Competitive Edge In a business world where the only constant is change, nurturing robust leadership has transcended from being merely advantageous to utterly essential. Navigating through the labyrinth of modern-day challenges mandates a fortified echelon of executive leaders, poised not just to react but to steer organizations toward enduring success proactively.

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Another blow for self-driving trucks as former industry leader abandons the US

TechCrunch

When TuSimple went public in 2021 it was flying high as the leading self-driving trucks developer in the United States. Now — after a string of internal controversies and the loss of a critical partnership with truck manufacturer Navistar — TuSimple is exiting the U.S. altogether. The publicly traded company said in a regulatory filing […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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From Vision to Reality: University President Search

N2Growth Blog

Identifying the need for a new university president is a critical task that requires careful evaluation and consideration. As educational institutions continue to evolve and face new challenges, it is essential to have a leader who can navigate through these changes effectively. The decision to seek a new president often arises from various factors, such as the retirement or departure of the current president, a desire for fresh perspectives and innovative ideas, or the need to address specific

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Goldman Sachs-backed ZestMoney, once valued at $450M, to shut down

TechCrunch

ZestMoney, a buy now pay later startup whose ability to underwrite small ticket loans to first-time internet customers attracted many high-profile investors including Goldman Sachs, is shutting down following unsuccessful efforts to find a buyer. The Bengaluru-headquartered startup — which also identified PayU, Quona, Zip, Omidyar Network and Ribbit Capital among its backers — employed about […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr

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3 Traps to Avoid When Executing Your Strategy

Harvard Business Review

When executing strategy, companies typically fall into one or more of three traps: 1) They let too many people weigh in; 2)They plan a lot of activity but do not specify concrete actions; and 3) They tend not to build in accountability into execution. The result is that. lot a good strategies never take off. This article offers pointers on how to avoid the three traps.

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Fiat’s new EV looks like the anti-Cybertruck

TechCrunch

Last week, Tesla dropped details on the Cybertruck and maxed-out Cyberbeast. After all that talk of supersized trucks, the North American release of the Fiat 500e buggy hits like a frosty mug of ice water. Fiat’s owner, Stellantis, said it would bring the popular li’l EV to North America next year (it debuted in Europe […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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How Leaders Fake Psychological Safety

Harvard Business Review

When it comes to psychological safety, leaders want the best of both worlds: all voices heard and considered, failure acknowledged and learned from, and feedback offered clearly and received graciously. But they also want harmony, comfort, and a sense of equilibrium. While most leaders want to encourage people to speak their minds, their underlying (often unconscious) ambivalence about actually getting the truth can unwittingly lead them to a performative version of psychological safety.

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Analytics can solve generative AI apps’ product problem

TechCrunch

Technology alone isn’t a sustainable moat for AI products, especially with the barrier to entry only continuing to go down. © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Monetizing Analytics Features

Think your customers will pay more for data visualizations in your application? Five years ago, they may have. But today, dashboards and visualizations have become table stakes. Turning analytics into a source of revenue means integrating advanced features in unique, hard-to-steal ways. Download this white paper to discover which features will differentiate your application and maximize the ROI of your analytics.

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GenAI Will Change How We Design Jobs. Here’s How.

Harvard Business Review

The authors’ economic analysis shows that generative AI’s impact will be different than previous generations of AI and machine learning and will drive new levels of productivity in creative occupations and tasks. They offer a targeted method for leaders to review and redesign workflows, and rewrite job descriptions, to unlock the new potential of generative AI.

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Grand Theft Auto VI trailer breaks MrBeast’s record for most YouTube views in 24 hours

TechCrunch

In just 22 hours, the first trailer for Grand Theft Auto VI has racked up 85 million views, breaking a MrBeast video’s record for most YouTube views in 24 hours. That ranking excludes music videos, but the hype around this long-awaited game could smash past those records too — right now, the most viewed YouTube […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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How Generative AI Can Streamline Code Documentation

DevOps.com

Generative AI is set to benefit the documentation and transformation of legacy code and potentially create new documentation in parallel with new builds.

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Omniful, a supply chain and e-commerce enablement startup, emerges from stealth with $5.85M

TechCrunch

Supply chain and e-commerce enablement startup, Omniful, has today emerged from stealth with $5.85 million seed funding led by VentureSouq, with participation from 500 Global, DASH Ventures, Jahez Group, SEEDRA Ventures, Bunat Ventures, Hala Ventures, RZM Investments and several family offices including Al Rasheed, Siraj Holding, Al Bawardi, Al Nafea.

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Revolutionizing Contact Centers: Next-Gen Tech for Enhanced CX

Speaker: Liran Meir Frenkel, Performance Management and RPA Sr Product Marketing Manager at NICE; Harpreet Makan, Practice Director at Everest Group; & Santhosh Kumar, Practice Director at Everest Group

As contact centers navigate the challenges of delivering excellence within budget constraints and adapting to evolving employee expectations, optimizing agent tasks becomes crucial. Discover a holistic approach across three pillars - people, process, and technology - that is essential to excel in this dynamic landscape, and explore how next-gen technologies such as generative AI, performance analytics, and process intelligence play a pivotal role in transforming contact centers into advanced CX

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AI Is Testing the Limits of Corporate Governance

Harvard Business Review

Can AI safety shed any light on old corporate governance problems? And can the law and economics of corporate governance help us frame the new problems of AI safety? The author identifies five lessons — and one dire warning — on the corporate governance of AI and other socially sensitive technologies that have been made vivid by the corporate turmoil at OpenAI.

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Today’s AI funding rush reminds me of the fintech investing hype of 2021

TechCrunch

We're seeing a lot of folks push their capital into just a few squares on the betting table. One way or another, the result is going to be notable. © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Survey Surfaces Increasing Reliance on AI to Develop Software

DevOps.com

AI is already being used in code writing, code review, quality assurance/testing, debugging and design and architecture, according to a recent survey.