Sat.May 25, 2024 - Fri.May 31, 2024

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DEI MIA in new Meta AI advisory group

CIO

The creation of a new group to advise on AI and technology product strategy by Facebook parent Meta Platforms has been criticized by an executive member of the Responsible AI Institute (RAI) for what on the surface appears to be an acute lack of diversity. “It was definitely striking, I will say,” said Alyssa Lefaivre Škopac, head of global partnerships and growth with the RAI, of a panel that is made up of four white male entrepreneurs.

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Why “Agree to Disagree” Stinks and What to Say Instead for Better Work Relationships

Let's Grow Leaders

“Agree to disagree” is dismissive, shuts down collaboration, and prevents meaningful solutions. Faced with conflict at work, you might think “let’s agree to disagree” is an easy way to move on from the conversation. The words seem peaceful and hint at mutual respect. But in actual use, they aren’t peaceful, or helpful, at all. The phrase implies a deadlock, which can prevent the resolution of underlying issues and hinder productive work relationships.

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XPRT. Magazine Assistant

Xebia

Origin of the XPRT. Magazine Assistant If you suggested creating an AI assistant about XPRT. Magazine #6 over two years ago, you might have been met with skepticism or confusion. Some might have preferred to simply download it. From our humble beginnings to our current glossy magazine filled with excellent content from our team and guest writers, these magazines are readily available for download.

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AI Is Making Economists Rethink the Story of Automation

Harvard Business Review

Economists have traditionally believed that new technology lifts all boats. But in the case of AI, some are asking: Will some employees get left behind?

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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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A closer look: Huawei’s Net5.5G Intelligent Cloud Network takes aim at digital productivity

CIO

With the onset of emerging technologies and increasing appetite among enterprises to create intelligent digital services, the demand for more bandwidth and better network connectivity is at an all-time high. The future of digital productivity rests on evolving network capabilities which Huawei has charted a path to achieve. Earlier this year at Mobile World Congress 2024 , Leon Wang, president of Huawei’s Data Communication Product Line, launched a fresh line-up of Net5.5G-oriented products and

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AI needs adult supervision

InfoWorld

Whether OpenAI did or didn’t copy Scarlett Johansson’s voice to front ChatGPT’s “Sky” personality, it’s somewhat telling that people don’t seem to find it hard to imagine OpenAI CEO Sam Altman capable of the misappropriation. Despite the promise of AI, we keep seeing examples of AI run amok, as with Google’s attempts to set AI loose on search results (to very bad effect in some instances ).

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Does Your Boss Practice Toxic Positivity?

Harvard Business Review

Being happy and positive at work can be a win-win for employees and organizations. But what happens when your boss practices toxic positivity? No matter how bad or stressful the situation is or how difficult the circumstances, they convince themselves that simply acting happy or thinking positively will change the outcome — then spread this toxic positivity to their teams.

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Los CEO españoles avanzan en la adopción de la IA generativa (con algunas reticencias)

CIO

La inteligencia artificial (IA) generativa parece abrirse paso a buen ritmo en las organizaciones a pesar de ciertas reticencias. Según un nuevo informe impulsado por el IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV), los directores ejecutivos encuestados han puesto de relieve que se enfrentan a retos relacionados con los empleados, la cultura y la gobernanza a medida que toman decisiones para implementar y escalar la IA generativa con rapidez en sus organizaciones.

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I Am the Storm: Learning How to be a Better Leader

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Psychological strength is key for any leader. Courage to face the storm is a skill that develops with experience. Today’s guest post is b y Oleg Konovalov, author of The Fisherman’s Path to Leadership: 224 Lessons from the Wisdom of Nature. We are all perfect for today and we are comfortable in it. Yet, how strong we are for tomorrow’s challenges defines our leadership capacity.

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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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10 big devops mistakes and how to avoid them

InfoWorld

Devops continues to grow in popularity as organizations look for ways to add efficiencies to the development process. Research and Markets, a market research firm, predicts that the worldwide market for devops tools and services will grow from $10.56 billion in 2023 to $29.79 billion in 2028. Among the drivers for devops are increased demand for scalability, growing industry recognition and best practices, the maturing of devops tools and the devops ecosystem, and increased demand for continuous

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5 Myths Expats Believe About Local Employees

Harvard Business Review

Corporate employees undertaking expatriate assignments rely on support from local employees. This dynamic is underappreciated and understudied. Both individuals and their employers will benefit if people understand and correct the mythology that’s grown up around the vital role local employees play.

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Driving buy-in: How CIOs get hesitant workforces to adopt AI

CIO

AI technologies have advanced at a dizzying pace over the past two years, but workforces at many enterprises remain hesitant to adopt them. A common assumption is that employees are reluctant to use AI-powered tools out of fear that these solutions will out-perform their own work, and in time, make them replaceable. While job displacement is certainly a concern, the reasons for this hesitancy are much more complex.

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Fusion Funding Has Fizzled

Crunchbase News

Funding to startups focused on fusion energy has declined sharply in recent quarters after hitting a high two-and-a-half years ago. So far this year, just $58 million has gone to companies innovating around the future of fusion as a potential power source, per Crunchbase data. By contrast, more than $2.4 billion went to the space in the fourth quarter of 2021, the peak period for funding.

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Embedding BI: Architectural Considerations and Technical Requirements

While data platforms, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and programming platforms have evolved to leverage big data and streaming data, the front-end user experience has not kept up. Holding onto old BI technology while everything else moves forward is holding back organizations. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) aren’t built for modern data platforms and don’t work on modern architectures.

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Why enterprises rely on JavaScript, Python, and Java

InfoWorld

Despite advances in cloud computing , mobile development, and AI , the day-to-day business of enterprises around the world still runs on three programming languages that made their debut in the 1990s. In nearly every ranking system, JavaScript , Python , and Java appear near the top of the most popular languages.

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CodeSOD: Classic WTF: An Ant Pushes a Perl

The Daily WTF

It's a holiday in the US today, so as per tradition, we reach back through the archives. Today is a classic of code generation gone horribly, horribly wrong. Original. -- Remy It’s an old joke that Perl is a “write only language”. Despite some of its issues, back in the early 2000s, Perl was one of the best options out there for scripting languages and rapid-development automation.

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Navigating the Cybersecurity Threat Landscape in the UAE: Strategies for CISOs

CIO

Today’s organizations face challenges from multiple directions, including threats to the business from state-sponsored cyberattacks, geopolitical turmoil, inflation, and a shortage of security skills. For CISOs to succeed in this unprecedented security landscape, they must balance these threats with new approaches by performing continuous risk assessments, protecting digital assets, and managing the rapid pace of innovation in security technologies.

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Five Great DevOps Job Opportunities

DevOps.com

DevOps.com is now providing a weekly DevOps jobs report through which opportunities for DevOps professionals will be highlighted as part of an effort to better serve our audience. Our goal in these challenging economic times is to make it just that much easier for DevOps professionals to advance their careers.

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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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Gun-toting robot dog fetches attention at Chinese military drills

Ooda Loop

China flaunted a robot dog strapped with a gun during its largest-ever military exercise with Cambodia, producing images reminiscent of dystopian movies. China and the U.S. are racing to dominate robotics and other smart machinery. Defense officials from both powers believe unmanned technologies will be decisive in future wars.

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Tenable Delivers Innovative Enhancements to the Assure MSSP Program and MSSP Portal, Demonstrating Our Commitment to a Partner-Focused Go-To-Market Strategy

Tenable

The enhancements include a new self-provisioning capability in the MSSP Portal that’ll drastically shorten customer onboarding and a quarterly billing option for MSSP Program partners. Tenable’s partner ecosystem has long been a key pillar of our go-to-market strategy and customer success. Our incredible partner ecosystem provides significant value to our customers on a daily basis.

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La melodía de Microsoft Copilot podría ser música para los oídos del CIO

CIO

Si alguien utilizara GPT-4o de OpenAI para resumir los anuncios de Build para los CIO en forma de lista de reproducción musical, al igual que se utilizó para contar una historia de forma cantarina durante su presentación a principios de este mes, podría dar en el clavo con los líderes de la C-suite que casi siempre tienen que hacer más con menos. Al menos eso dicen los analistas.

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Linguistic Lumberjack: Understanding CVE-2024-4323 in Fluent Bit

Aqua Security

Linguistic Lumberjack is a new critical severity vulnerability (CVE-2024-4323) that affects Fluent Bit versions 2.0.7 through 3.0.3. The vulnerability involves a memory corruption error, potentially leading to denial of service, information disclosure, or remote code execution.

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Kafka

Without proper guidance, it’s easy to miss out on Kafka’s full capabilities. While not the easiest technology to optimize, Kafka rewards those willing to explore its depths. Under the hood, it is an elegant system for stream processing, event sourcing, and data integration. Download this white paper to learn the 10 critical rules that will help you optimize your Kafka system and unlock its full potential.

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OpenAI begins training next AI model as it battles safety concerns

Ooda Loop

OpenAI said it had begun training its next-generation artificial intelligence software, even as the start-up backtracked on earlier claims that it wanted to build “superintelligent” systems that were smarter than humans.

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xAI Makes It Official — Raises $6B At $24B Valuation

Crunchbase News

Elon Musk ’s generative AI startup, xAI , officially announced its long-awaited fundraise — making it the second-most-valuable generative AI company in the world behind only competitor OpenAI. The $6 billion round included investment from Valor Equity Partners , Vy Capital , Andreessen Horowitz , Sequoia Capital , Fidelity Management & Research Co., Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal and Kingdom Holding Co. , among others.

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Familia Torres apuesta por la tecnología para convertirse en una bodega de emisiones cero antes de 2040

CIO

Cinco generaciones dedicadas al vino y a la vid están detrás de la historia de Familia Torres, una compañía bodeguera que dio sus primeros pasos en Villafranca del Penedès en 1870, cuando los hermanos Jaime y Miguel Torres Vendrell fundaron la bodega con una vocación cien por cien exportadora. Desde entonces, cada generación ha sentido el apego y el amor por la tierra, afrontando los retos que el contexto histórico y social le imponían , y ha contribuido al desarrollo de la bodega familiar, auna

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Partitioning an LLM between cloud and edge

InfoWorld

Historically, large language models (LLMs) have required substantial computational resources. This means development and deployment are confined mainly to powerful centralized systems, such as public cloud providers. However, although many people believe that we need massive amounts of GPUs bound to vast amounts of storage to run generative AI, in truth, there are methods to use a tier or partitioned architecture to drive value for specific business use cases.

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Streamlining Database Compliance with CI/CD Integration

IT leaders know the importance of compliance at every level, but the database often gets left behind as other environments are automated for robust protection. This whitepaper emphasizes the importance of robust, auditable, and secure database change management practices for safeguarding organizational compliance. Learn how automating database compliance: Mitigates risk Protects against security vulnerabilities Helps avoid regulatory penalties Aligns database workflows with app lifecycle Turns d

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The AI revolution is coming to robots: how will it change them?

Ooda Loop

For a generation of scientists raised watching Star Wars, there’s a disappointing lack of C-3PO-like droids wandering around our cities and homes. Where are the humanoid robots fuelled with common sense that can help around the house and workplace?

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The Rails World 2024 speaker list is live

Ruby on Rails

The second edition of Rails World is fast approaching, so we are excited to share with you the list of speakers joining us in Toronto this year. These speakers will deep dive into new tools such as Solid Queue and Kamal Proxy, and share insights on enhancing and understanding Rails, deploying with Kamal, optimizing database performance, automating Rails upgrades, improving accessibility and security, and much more.

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To gain advantage, IT leaders should turn competitors into collaborators

CIO

Business leaders 10 years ago mostly focused on automation since the main objective of technology investment then was to drive down costs, decrease risk, and boost efficiency. It’s a different world today. Of course, technology should still boost cost efficiencies, but it also needs to drive revenue at the same time. For CIOs and other tech leaders, this means a shift in mindset to not only keep tech costs in check, but adopt a more entrepreneurial approach to explore how to drive business reven