June, 2024

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Deepfakes: Coming soon to a company near you

CIO

AI-powered deepfake technology is rapidly advancing, and it’s only a matter of time before cybercriminals find a business model they can use, some security experts say.

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9 Best AI Tools for Programming Assistance in 2024

The Crazy Programmer

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing software development by enhancing productivity, improving code quality, and automating routine tasks. Developers now have access to various AI-powered tools that assist in coding, debugging, and documentation. This article provides a detailed overview of the best AI programming tools in 2024. 1. GitHub Copilot It is one of the most popular AI-powered coding assistant tools developed by GitHub and OpenAI.

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How to Fix ‘AI’s Original Sin’

O'Reilly Media - Ideas

Last month, TheNew York Times claimed that tech giants OpenAI and Google have waded into a copyright gray area by transcribing the vast volume of YouTube videos and using that text as additional training data for their AI models despite terms of service that prohibit such efforts and copyright law that the Times argues places them in dispute. The Times also quoted Meta officials as saying that their models will not be able to keep up unless they follow OpenAI and Google’s lead.

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The Most Strategic Leaders Excel in 4 Disciplines

Harvard Business Review

Strategic fitness is a leader’s ability to learn from and adapt to their environment to set direction and create a competitive advantage. A study of 77 C-suite executives over four years found that strategically fit leaders excel in four disciplines : 1) Strategic fitness, or setting clear direction and calibrating when necessary; 2) Leadership fitness, or refining their style to meet the moment; 3) Organizational fitness, or investing in thinking about the future state of the business; and 4) C

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Cybersecurity Regulation Harmonization Need to Be Done Correctly, Not Quickly

Ooda Loop

There is no doubt that regulation harmonization is much needed especially given the amount of cyber regulation being developed or already on the books, and how it’s being enforced.

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These Services Shall Not Pass: Abusing Service Tags to Bypass Azure Firewall Rules (Customer Action Required)

Tenable

Azure customers whose firewall rules rely on Azure Service Tags, pay attention: You could be at risk due to a vulnerability detected by Tenable Research. Here’s what you need to know to determine if you’re affected, and if so, what you should do right away to protect your Azure environment from attackers. Tenable Research has discovered a vulnerability in Azure that allows an attacker to bypass firewall rules based on Azure Service Tags by forging requests from trusted services.

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SRE in the Age of AI

DevOps.com

Site reliability engineering (SRE) is a concept introduced by Google in 2004 and since then it has been adopted by various leading software organizations. In its purest form SRE is what you get when you treat operations like it is a software problem.

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How to Discover, Analyze and Respond to Threats Faster with Generative AI

Tenable

Generative AI (GenAI) is being hailed as the most transformative innovation since the rise of the internet in the 1990s. For security, GenAI can revolutionize the field if applied correctly, especially when it comes to threat detection and response. It enhances efficiency and productivity by swiftly processing and delivering critical information when it matters most.

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Hero, Villain, or Victim? Stories that Sabotage

Perficient

In 1968, psychiatrist Stephen Karpman modeled what he called the Drama Triangle. With this, he illustrated dysfunctional mindsets that can derail social interactions. The three roles defined in this model are the rescuer (hero), persecutor (villain), and victim. This is another view of the lies we tell ourselves. Since the dawn of history, we’ve loved stories.

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Secure SaaS Success: Embedded Finance as a Competitive Advantage

Speaker: Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms

Join us for an exclusive webinar hosted by Ian Hillis, SVP of Growth at Payrix and Worldpay for Platforms, where he’ll explore the significant impact of embedded finance on the software industry! This session is designed to provide you with the strategic insights needed to navigate the future of SaaS successfully, all while gaining a deeper understanding of how these trends can enhance your competitive edge, boost revenue, and deepen customer loyalty.

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Data center design in the age of AI: Integrating AI with legacy Infrastructure

CIO

In the age of artificial intelligence (AI), how can enterprises evaluate whether their existing data center design can fully employ the modern requirements needed to run AI? There are major considerations as IT leaders develop their AI strategies and evaluate the landscape of their infrastructure. This blog examines: What is considered legacy IT infrastructure?

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Bigger, Better Small Talk: Practical Ways to Connect with Your Coworkers

Let's Grow Leaders

Get Better at Small Talk By Asking the Next Best Question Do you dread small talk? Does the idea of asking (or being asked) “How was your weekend?” make you cringe? We get it. You don’t have a lot of extra time for long conversations. You’ve got work to do. But here’s the thing. People are more likely to help you when they feel seen by you—as a person—not just for what they can do for you.

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How Starbucks Devalued Its Own Brand

Harvard Business Review

Starbucks is struggling. It has strayed from its successful strategy of offering customers exceptional experiences and, in the process, has commoditized itself. This article analyzes where it went wrong and offers ideas for how the company can turn itself around. It holds lessons for other companies that compete by providing customers distinctive experiences.

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Early AI Funding May Be Showing Some Cracks

Crunchbase News

While funding to AI-related startups remains strong, with nearly $30 billion raised so far this year alone, there are indicators that some of the earliest-stage investors are getting some AI fatigue. Deal-making volume seems to be slowing in the second quarter — with just a couple of weeks left — compared to other recent quarters, when investors’ appetite showed little to no limits for the all-encompassing technology.

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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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Decision-Making and Deep Tech with Laura Thomas: Insights from a Former CIA Officer

Ooda Loop

In this episode of OODAcast, Bob Gourley interviews Laura Thomas, a deep tech consultant and former CIA officer. Laura discusses her journey from a small town in North Carolina to a career in the CIA, where she served as a case officer. She emphasizes the importance of critical thinking and decision-making under uncertainty, and how these skills have translated to her work in deep tech.

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Article: Using Generative AI in Software Project Management to Bridge Domains and Accelerate Productivity

InfoQ Culture Methods

Gen AI Assistants play to the strengths of professionals with a breadth of experience, particularly software developers who can describe what they want the LLM to complete and critically evaluate the result. These tools enable us to swiftly cross divides of domain language and scale large repetitive tasks down to interesting ones on a human scale.

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Unauthorized AI is eating your company data, thanks to your employees

CIO

Legal documents, HR data, source code, and other sensitive corporate information is being fed into unlicensed, publicly available AIs at a swift rate, leaving IT leaders with a mounting shadow AI mess.

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Cybersecurity Snapshot: NIST Program Assesses How AI Systems Will Behave in the Real World, While FBI Has Troves of Decryption Keys for LockBit Victims

Tenable

Check out the new ARIA program from NIST, designed to evaluate if an AI system will be safe and fair once it’s launched. Plus, the FBI offers to help LockBit victims with thousands of decryption keys. In addition, Deloitte finds that boosting cybersecurity is key for generative AI deployment success. And why identity security is getting harder. And much more!

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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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How to Get Your Team to Actually Speak Up

Harvard Business Review

There is a common leadership misconception that merely encouraging team members to voice their opinions will foster an environment of openness. But people won’t speak up unless they feel safe doing so. As a leader, this means you have to address the underlying reasons for employee reticence, including the individual and systemic barriers to speaking up.

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Microsoft, Nvidia Lead In Investing In AI Startups, But Others Close Behind

Crunchbase News

Just last week it was reported chip giant Nvidia , Salesforce Ventures 1 and Cisco all participated in a $450 million investment for Toronto-based AI startup Cohere. That same day, Cisco and its investment arm — Cisco Investments — made news when it launched a $1 billion AI investment fund. Those noteworthy machinations by some of the biggest names in tech are just the latest examples of these corporate giants’ desires to at best be leaders in the generative AI sector — and at worst not fall be

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Splunk Adds Data Management and AI Tools to Observability Portfolio

DevOps.com

Recent adoption shows that AI tools enable more applications at scale. However, the application environment is going to be that much more complex as the number of dependencies between applications and services increases.

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Article: Platform as a Runtime - The Next Step in Platform Engineering

InfoQ Culture Methods

As systems become larger and more complex we need to take the concepts of platform engineering to a higher level – to the code level – by creating platforms and abstractions that will reduce cognitive load, help simplify and accelerate software development, and allow for easy maintenance and upgrades to the platform. Let’s move from “platform” to “Platform as a Runtime”.

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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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European hospitals launch Microsoft-backed AI network to agree privacy guardrails

CIO

Artificial intelligence, it is widely assumed, will soon unleash the biggest transformation in health care provision since the medical sector started its journey to professionalization after the flu pandemic of 1918. The catch is that bringing this about will require new institutional channels for knowledge, engineering, and ethical collaboration that don’t yet exist.

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Should We Really Be Worried Over Influence Campaigns?

Ooda Loop

In the runup to the 2024 U.S. presidential election, much attention has been placed on rampant influence campaigns emerging from U.S. adversaries like China, Iran, and Russia.

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How AI Can Make Make Us Better Leaders

Harvard Business Review

Humans are good at inventing tools, but not as good at adapting to the change these tools can cause. While there has been much focus on the technical impacts and potential dark side of AI, the authors’ research has shown that AI can enhance and empower leadership, actually helping make leaders more human. To do this, we need to invest just as much in the development of our human potential as we do in harnessing the power of AI.

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Robotics Startups On The Rise In 2024

Crunchbase News

So far, 2024 is shaping up as a not-so-shabby year for robotics startup funding. Developers of workplace robots, robotic surgery technologies, and even humanoid models have all raised large rounds in the past six months. The artificial intelligence funding boom has also helped boost the space, with investors backing big deals at the intersection of AI and robotics.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.