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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 Rise of Coding Assistants: Supercharging Developer Productivity

DevOps.com

The rapid advancements in large language model (LLM) coding assistants have sparked debates about the future of coding, with some even predicting doomsday for coders.

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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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Generative AI’s killer enterprise app just might be ERP

CIO

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is ripe for a major makeover thanks to generative AI, as some experts see the tandem as a perfect pairing that could lead to higher profits at enterprises that combine them. The use of gen AI with ERP systems is still in its early days, but the combination is expected to provide several benefits, including helping employees create specialized ERP functionality on their own through code wizards, says Liz Herbert, a Forrester analyst and lead author of the report

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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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Recurring Conflict Conversations: How to Unstick Stuck Situations

Let's Grow Leaders

To prevent recurring conflict conversations, focus on commitment Do you ever get frustrated by conflict conversations that just won’t end? You think you’ve reached an agreement, and a few weeks later you’re back to the same Groundhog Day discussion. Your conversation needs to produce action, or nothing changes. And if nothing changes, it’s worse than if you never had a conversation.

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How to Set Date Time from Mac Command Line

David Walsh

Working on a web extension that ships to an app store and isn’t immediately modifiable, like a website, can be difficult. Since you cannot immediately deploy updates, you sometimes need to bake in hardcoded date-based logic. Testing future dates can be difficult if you don’t know how to quickly change the date on your local machine. To change the current date on your Mac, execute the following from command line: # Date Format: MMDDYYYY sudo date -I 06142024 This command does not modi

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Debugging Kubernetes: Troubleshooting Guide

Dzone - DevOps

As Kubernetes continues to revolutionize the way we manage and deploy applications, understanding its intricacies becomes essential for developers and operations teams alike. If you don't have a dedicated DevOps team you probably shouldn't be working with Kubernetes. Despite that, in some cases, a DevOps engineer might not be available while we're debugging an issue.

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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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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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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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Metaverse And Augmented Reality Remain Unpopular With VCs

Crunchbase News

The metaverse is not getting funded. That was the unsurprising finding from our latest data dive regarding investment in startups innovating around the metaverse, virtual reality and augmented reality. The space, which was significantly buzzier a few years ago, has apparently lost its cachet with VCs. Dwindling investment comes on the heels of disappointing adoption for the gear and leading metaverse platforms.

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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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CIOs take note: Platform engineering teams are the future core of IT orgs

CIO

Three years ago BSH Home Appliances completely rearranged its IT organization, creating a digital platform services team consisting of three global platform engineering teams, and four regional platform and operations teams. Berke Menekli, VP of digital platform services, says it’s one of the best things he ever did. BSH’s previous infrastructure and operations teams, which supported the European appliance manufacturer’s application development groups, simply acted as suppliers of infrastructur

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How to Vet Information Before Making a Decision

Harvard Business Review

The daily decisions modern leaders face are increasingly complex. But executives have a tool to combat these challenges – information. At the click of a mouse or the press of a thumb, they can call up cutting edge research on virtually any topic. With so much information available, how do we know what to trust? What executives need is a simple taxonomy of misinformation so they know what to look out for.

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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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RIP Legacy Cloud. Long Live Vertical AI

Crunchbase News

Over the years, Bessemer Venture Partners has put copious effort into branding itself around all things cloud. The firm has a Nasdaq -traded Cloud Index and a large portfolio of prominent cloud startups. So, when Bessemer calls its latest annual State of the Cloud report “a eulogy for the legacy cloud,” it warrants attention. In its latest report, published Thursday, the firm makes the case that startups are moving out of what it describes as legacy SaaS business models and embracing a new par

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Platform Engineering: The Evolution to DevOps-as-a-Service

DevOps.com

Platform engineering represents the evolution of DevOps into a more structured and service-oriented model, effectively embodying the principles of DevOps-as-a-service.

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Flash Forward make the end of the HDD

CIO

Artificial intelligence (AI), big data, and high-performance computing have shifted the digital landscape in many ways, particularly in the area of data growth and storage. As we rely more on technology, the surge in the volume of data presents new challenges in existing infrastructures. According to Gartner, AI-related data will account for 63% of all data by 2030, posing a higher requirement on the ability of automatic data scheduling and governance.

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Making the Time to Build Your Side Hustle

Harvard Business Review

Fifty percent of Gen Zs want to ditch the corporate world to become their own boss. However, this can be challenging when you lack the funds and flexibility to leave your day job. As a result, many ambitious young people begin by balancing full-time work with a side hustle — but managing both commitments can be challenging. You might feel drained after work or find it difficult to be consistent.

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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 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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Semiconductor Startup Funding Looks To Bounce Back After Lackluster 2023

Crunchbase News

Black Semiconductor was the latest chip startup to make headlines when it raised nearly $275 million — mainly from the German government — last week for its next-gen chip tech. It was just the latest sign of chip startups being able to raise big money as once again one of the most foundational technologies grab investors’ attention around the world, mainly thanks to AI.

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Going ‘AI native’ with in-house ChatGPT the MITRE way

CIO

As a nonprofit R&D center for the US government, MITRE is no stranger to AI. Its researchers have long been working with IBM’s Watson AI technology, and so it would come as little surprise that — when OpenAI released ChatGPT based on GPT 3.5 in late November 2022 — MITRE would be among the first organizations looking to capitalize on the technology, launching MITREChatGPT a month later.

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Hybrid Work Has Changed Meetings Forever

Harvard Business Review

More than four years after the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, what do we know about how meetings have (or haven’t) gotten back to “normal,” particularly amid calls back to the office? An analysis of 40 million virtual meetings from 11 organizations suggests that some habits, like using virtual meeting options even when in the office, are sticking. Further, data shows that meeting participation and camera usage correlates with retention.

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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.

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Survey Surfaces Extent of Web Application Security Crisis

DevOps.com

A survey of 349 U.S. and UK cybersecurity professionals finds that while 60% work for organizations that update web applications at least once a week nearly three-quarters (75%) test their web applications monthly or less often.

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Kremlin calls NATO chief’s nuclear weapons remark an ‘escalation of tension’

Ooda Loop

On Monday, the Kremlin stated that a remark made by NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg stating that the NATO military alliance was holding talks on the decision to deploy more nuclear weapons was “an escalation of tension” Stoltenberg told Britain’s Telegraph newspaper that NATO members were in the process of consulting […]

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Ex-OpenAI chief scientist Ilys Sutskever launches new AI startup

CIO

Ilys Sutskever, the influential former chief scientist of OpenAI, has unveiled his highly anticipated new venture —Safe Superintelligence Inc (SSI) — a company dedicated to developing safe and responsible AI systems. The announcement comes after months of speculation following Sutskever’s departure from OpenAI, where he reportedly clashed with leadership including CEO Sam Altman over safety concerns.

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The High Cost of Misaligned Business and Analytics Goals

Harvard Business Review

How and where do companies’ investments in new and improved data and analytic capabilities contribute to tangible business benefits like profitability and growth? Should they invest in talent? Technology? Culture? According to new research, the degree of alignment between business goals and analytics capabilities is among the most important factors.

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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.