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How to tackle unreliability of coding assistants

Martin Fowler

Over the last year, lots of developers have incorporated LLM coding assistants into their work, finding them a useful tool. But one of the problems of these tools is that they are unreliable, often coming up with poor or outright wrong-headed suggestions.

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Can Unlocking Joy Unlock Developer Productivity?

DevOps.com

Spoiler alert: Unlocking joy can, in fact, boost developer productivity, as Atlassian CTO Rajeev Rajan explains.

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All of Netflix’s HDR video streaming is now dynamically optimized

Netflix Tech

by Aditya Mavlankar , Zhi Li , Lukáš Krasula and Christos Bampis High dynamic range ( HDR ) video brings a wider range of luminance and a wider gamut of colors, paving the way for a stunning viewing experience. Separately, our invention of Dynamically Optimized ( DO ) encoding helps achieve optimized bitrate-quality tradeoffs depending on the complexity of the content.

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23andMe says hackers accessed ‘significant number’ of files about users’ ancestry

TechCrunch

Genetic testing company 23andMe announced on Friday that hackers accessed around 14,000 customer accounts in the company’s recent data breach. In a new filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission published Friday, the company said that, based on its investigation into the incident, it had determined that hackers had accessed 0.1% of its customer […] © 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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Gen AI without the risks

CIO

ChatGPT, Stable Diffusion, and DreamStudio–Generative AI are grabbing all the headlines, and rightly so. The results are impressive and improving at a geometric rate. Intelligent assistants are already changing how we search, analyze information, and do everything from creating code to securing networks and writing articles. Gen AI will become a fundamental part of how enterprises manage and deliver IT services and how business users get their work done.

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4 Powerful Communication Strategies for an Unpopular Return to Office Decision

Let's Grow Leaders

How Do I Communicate an Unpopular Return to Office Decision #AskingForaFriend? “Hi Karin, we’ve just received word that after much debate and deliberation, there is a company-wide mandate that EVERYONE must return to office at the beginning of the year. I know my team is not a fan (and quite frankly, neither am I). I get the rationale, AND it’s going to make all of our lives a bit harder.

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Ransomware ‘catastrophe’ at Fidelity National Financial causes panic with homeowners and buyers

TechCrunch

Last Tuesday, Fidelity National Financial, or FNF, a real estate services company that bills itself as the “leading provider of title insurance and escrow services, and North America’s largest title insurance company,” announced that it had experienced a cyberattack. Since then, homeowners who have mortgages and prospective buyers who are purchasing properties with FNF or […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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4 remedies to avoid cloud app migration headaches

CIO

Once enterprises commit to running business-critical applications in the cloud, they rarely move to another provider. One big reason: they’re often locked into their chosen provider’s ecosystem. The cost of migrating is simply too high, says Sid Nag, VP of cloud services and technology at Gartner. “But if you do your planning exercise properly, you shouldn’t have to move your applications around,” he says.

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C-Suite Mastery: Uncovering Insights through Executive Assessments

N2Growth Blog

Understanding and Leveraging Executive Strengths In the realm of organizational growth, executive assessments stand as a cornerstone for identifying and nurturing leadership talent. These evaluations delve deep into the proficiencies and potential of executives, enabling organizations to craft a detailed understanding of each leader’s abilities.

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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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Failure to Communicate: What to Do When Your Boss (or Team) Don’t Get It

Let's Grow Leaders

Frustrated that they “just don’t get it?” You have a chance to lead and overcome a failure to communicate. Nearly every leader we’ve ever worked with feels it. Those moments where the thread of understanding seems to unravel, leaving you feeling exasperated and silently screaming “Don’t they understand?” (or sometimes not so silently).

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Okta admits hackers accessed data on all customers during recent breach

TechCrunch

U.S. access and identity management giant Okta says hackers stole data about all of its customers during a recent breach of its support systems, despite previously stating that only a fraction of customers were affected. Okta confirmed in October that a hacker used a stolen credential to access its support case management system and steal […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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10 things keeping IT leaders up at night

CIO

CIOs are hardly Luddites, but even some technologists fret about artificial intelligence, the rapid pace of tech evolution, and their ability to keep up. That’s not to say they’re looking to ditch their roles or smash machines, as the real Luddites had. Yet CIOs do admit that they’re worried about multiple issues these days. Here are 10 worries keeping IT leaders up at night. 1.

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Discovering Top Talent: The University President Search Journey

N2Growth Blog

Setting the Stage: Understanding the Importance of Finding Top Talent In today’s competitive landscape, the success of organizations across any sector, including higher education , hinges on finding top talent. The appointment of an exemplary university president has the potential to reshape the institution’s trajectory, transform its culture, and elevate its standing nationally and globally.

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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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The Rise of the Meta City

Harvard Business Review

New York and Miami, Dubai and Cairo, the Bay Area and Austin. Pandemic-era migrations have created strong new connections between cities — and companies need to update their location strategy to keep up.

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Amazon unveils Q, an AI-powered chatbot for businesses

TechCrunch

Amazon is launching an AI-powered chatbot for AWS customers called Q. Unveiled during a keynote at Amazon’s re:Invent conference in Las Vegas this morning, Q — starting at $20 per user per year — can answer questions like “how do I build a web application using AWS?” Trained on 17 years’ worth of AWS knowledge, […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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What you don’t know about data management could kill your business

CIO

IT leaders take note: At your likely current trajectory, your organization is the Titanic and its data is the iceberg. To avoid the inevitable, CIOs must get serious about data management. Data, of course, has been all the rage the past decade, having been declared the “new oil” of the digital economy. And yes, data has enormous potential to create value for your business, making its accrual and the analysis of it, aka data science, very exciting.

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Virtual Visionaries: Harnessing Virtual Executive Coaching for Modern Leaders

N2Growth Blog

Understanding the Benefits of Virtual Executive Coaching for Modern Leaders Virtual executive coaching has emerged as a valuable tool for modern leaders, providing numerous benefits. One key advantage is its flexibility, allowing leaders to participate in coaching sessions anywhere worldwide. This eliminates the need for travel, making it an efficient and time-saving option.

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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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Research: Setbacks Can Actually Boost Your Career

Harvard Business Review

If you’ve hit a big pothole on the road to success, take heart. Research shows that setbacks can galvanize your career in unexpected ways that make you more successful. Three practices are key to turning them to your advantage: exploring whether your goals still fit your aspirations, opening yourself to unorthodox opportunities, and adopting a growth mindset.

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Neuralink, Elon Musk’s brain implant startup, quietly raises an additional $43M

TechCrunch

Neuralink, the Elon Musk-founded company developing implantable chips that can read brain waves, has raised an additional $43 million in venture capital, according to a filing with the SEC. The filing published this week shows the company increased its previous tranche, led by Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, from $280 million to $323 million in early […] © 2023 TechCrunch.

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The hybrid approach: Get the best of both mainframe and cloud

CIO

As more businesses push forward with digital transformation projects, cloud computing has stood out as a powerful tool capable of fueling the analytics that drive new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)—two capabilities that are quickly becoming a must-have in nearly every organization. But getting to that point presents some unique challenges.

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Annual Board Evaluations: A Gateway to Sustained Board Effectiveness

N2Growth Blog

The Importance of Regular Board Assessments In today’s fast-paced and competitive business landscape, organizations must have a strong and effective board of directors. Boards are crucial in guiding and overseeing critical strategic decisions, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, and driving overall organizational performance. Regular board evaluations and assessments are vital tools in assessing the effectiveness and performance of individuals and the collective body of the b

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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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To Scale GenAI, Companies Need to Focus on 3 Factors

Harvard Business Review

The risk with generative AI is not that leaders fail to try it, but that trying is as far as they get. Despite the progress made by vendors, using AI-enhanced productivity tools alone will not give you a competitive edge — just as provisioning smartphones, email, or web access to your team is nothing more strategic than providing electricity or running water.

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Black Friday online buying hits a record $9.8B in the US, $70.9B globally

TechCrunch

A rush of deep discounts and the growth of flexible payment options were the drivers behind $9.8 billion in online sales in the U.S. on Black Friday — a record figure for the day. According to Adobe Analytics, sales were up by 7.5% on last year’s numbers (you can see those here). Sales easily surpassed […] © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved.

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Per Scholas redefines IT hiring by diversifying the IT talent pipeline

CIO

Per Scholas was founded in 1995 in the Bronx as a computer reclamation company with the goal of bridging the digital divide. To do so, the organization collected retired computers and laptops from companies, fixed them up, and redistributed them back into the community through schools and nonprofits. When CEO Plinio Ayala joined Per Scholas in 2003, he noticed there weren’t enough skilled technicians to fix the hardware the organization collected.

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University President Search: Bridging Academic Vision and Operational Reality

N2Growth Blog

Understanding the Importance of a University President Search A university president or chancellor search is a critical process that carries some of the farthest-reaching implications for the future of an educational institution. The selection and appointment of the president shape the university’s strategic direction and operational realities for years to come, regardless of how many years they serve in the role.

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IDC Analyst Report: The Open Source Blind Spot Putting Businesses at Risk

In a recent study, IDC found that 64% of organizations said they were already using open source in software development with a further 25% planning to in the next year. Most organizations are unaware of just how much open-source code is used and underestimate their dependency on it. As enterprises grow the use of open-source software, they face a new challenge: understanding the scope of open-source software that's being used throughout the organization and the corresponding exposure.

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Use GenAI to Improve Scenario Planning

Harvard Business Review

Generative AI can help organizations overcome inherent shortcomings in conventional processes for performing contingency scenario planning. This article explores how the technology can do that and provides an example: a simulation that the authors conducted.

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Elon Musk says ‘go f**k yourself’ to advertisers leaving X

TechCrunch

Your move, Linda. Elon Musk said “go f**k yourself” to advertisers who recently paused spending on X after he endorsed an antisemitic conspiracy theory on the platform. Onstage at the DealBook conference, Andrew Ross Sorkin asked the X owner about these pauses in advertising. Musk replied, “Don’t advertise.” “You don’t want them to advertise?

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Website spoofing: risks, threats, and mitigation strategies for CIOs

CIO

In our rapidly advancing digital era, where our lives seamlessly merge with the vast online realm, the trust we place on websites to safeguard our sensitive data and personal information becomes increasingly critical with every click. As we navigate the continuous flow of information and effortlessly access many online services, the omnipresent challenge of cybersecurity looms large.

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