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Ex-Open AI researcher Jan Leike joins Anthropic amid AI safety concerns

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Jan Leike, a prominent researcher — who recently resigned from OpenAI over safety and governance issues — has joined OpenAI competitor, Anthropic. Leike announced his move on X , stating his new focus will be on “scalable oversight, weak-to-strong generalization, and automated alignment research.”

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Robotics Q&A with Toyota Research Institute’s Max Bajracharya and Russ Tedrake

TechCrunch

Toyota Research Institute’s Russ Tedrake and Max Bajracharya split the job. For the next few weeks, TechCrunch’s robotics newsletter Actuator will be running Q&As with some of the top minds in robotics. Subscribe here for future updates. Part 1: CMU’s Matthew Johnson-Roberson This week, we’ve got a two-fer.

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A researcher critical of X under Elon Musk will fight for his account in court

TechCrunch

A Berlin-based software developer is fighting back after X suspended his account, claiming that research he conducted on the platform violated the company’s terms of service.

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Want to save more than 20% on cloud? Research shows you how…

CIO

A new research study conducted by Foundry exposes what the most successful cloud cost management programs have in common, helping IT and financial leaders pinpoint FinOps approaches generating the highest savings. Here’s the bottom line: Partner with a provider for FinOps software and services and you’ll save 20% on average.

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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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Research: Customer Referrals Are Contagious

Harvard Business Review

New research reveals the surprising power of “referral contagion,” where referred customers not only buy more but also refer 30-57% more new customers than others. This phenomenon, observed across industries, is driven by social factors like the perception of referring as appropriate and the tendency to befriend similar people.

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Elon Musk is now taking applications for data to study X — but only EU researchers need apply…

TechCrunch

Lawmakers take note: Elon Musk-owned X appears to have quietly complied with a hard legal requirement in the European Union that requires larger platforms (aka VLOPs) to provide researchers with data access in order to study systemic risks arising from use of their services — risks such as disinformation, child safety issues, gender-based violence (..)

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How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

Leveraging research and commentary from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can get back valuable time by overcoming some pain points with your CRM, such as low adoption rates, integrations, and data quality.

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12 Considerations When Evaluating Data Lake Engine Vendors for Analytics and BI

451 Group’s research indicates 57% of the enterprises currently using a data lake cite improved business agility as a benefit. To do so, modern enterprises leverage cloud data lakes as the platform used to store data for analytical purposes, combined with various compute engines for processing that data.

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The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them.

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TCO Considerations of Using a Cloud Data Warehouse for BI and Analytics

According to the study conducted by Wakefield Research in 2021, only 22% of the data leaders surveyed have fully realized ROI in the past two years, with most data leaders (56%) having no consistent way of measuring it.

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How ZoomInfo Helps Overcome the Top Pain Points of Inside Sales

With more access to user reviews, analyst opinion, and industry research, decision-makers are more informed than ever while navigating what is now known as the “buyer’s journey.”. Recent digital transformation has shifted the B2B landscape by ushering in the era of buyer empowerment.

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3 Sizzling Ways to Warm up Cold Calls

Dig into this eBook to find out how to make cold calling a thing of the past with: Powerful sales engagement and automation Insights, signals, and deep prospect research Alternative touchpoints that keep the conversation alive

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks.

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3 Mistakes Organizations Make While Developing ABM Programs

While B2B research suggests organizations are thriving through successful ABM programs, getting just one campaign off the ground is more difficult than it seems. The benefits of Account-Based Marketing are clear, so what’s holding B2B professionals back?