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Googles DeepMind Alumni in Talks to Launch AI Startup "Holistic" in Paris

According to reports, Laurent Sifre and Karl Tuyls, two scientists at Googles artificial intelligence subsidiary DeepMind, are negotiating with invest

According to reports, Laurent Sifre and Karl Tuyls, two scientists at Googles artificial intelligence subsidiary DeepMind, are negotiating with investors to launch an AI firm in Paris. The company, which is reportedly investigating a funding round that might reach more than €200 million $217.84 million, is known by its provisional moniker, Holistic. Although the companys actual emphasis is unknown, rumours indicate it may be on developing a new AI model. After being bought by Google over ten years ago, DeepMind has become a significant force in AI research, and it is not unusual for its former staff members to launch their firms. Read More..

B2B Tech News | 1 months ago          

DPD Disables AI Chat Function After User Tricks System into Composing Critical Poem

DPD, a UKbased package delivery company, turned off its artificial intelligence AI feature in its online chat platforms after a user encouraged the sy

DPD, a UKbased package delivery company, turned off its artificial intelligence AI feature in its online chat platforms after a user encouraged the system to write a poem criticising the companys inadequate customer care. After failing to obtain information on a shipment, the angry customer asked the chatbot to create a poem about poor chatbot service. Some of the poems lyrics read, "DPD was a customers worst nightmare and a waste of time." Following a glitch that resulted in the users conversation with the bot receiving attention on social media, DPD removed the AI component of its chat system. Read More..

B2B Tech News | 1 months ago          

Microsoft Discloses Cybersecurity Breach by Russian StateSponsored Group

Microsoft revealed that a Russian statesponsored group, identified as "Midnight Blizzard" or APT29, hacked into its corporate systems on January 12. T

Microsoft revealed that a Russian statesponsored group, identified as "Midnight Blizzard" or APT29, hacked into its corporate systems on January 12. The hackers gained access to a "tiny percentage" of Microsoft corporate email accounts, including those of senior leadership and staff in cybersecurity, legal, and other functions. Microsoft noted that the attack was not due to a specific vulnerability in its products or services and that there is no evidence the threat actor accessed customer environments, production systems, source code, or AI systems. The company disrupted the malicious activity and is actively investigating the incident. Read More..

B2B Tech News | 1 months ago          

OpenAI Partners with Arizona State University to Bring ChatGPT to Higher Education

With support from Microsoft, OpenAI and Arizona State University ASU have partnered to make ChatGPT Enterprise, a more private and secure version of t

With support from Microsoft, OpenAI and Arizona State University ASU have partnered to make ChatGPT Enterprise, a more private and secure version of the chatbot, available to ASU students. With an emphasis on ChatGPTs potential as a teaching tool, ASU will employ it in the classroom. This move expanded OpenAIs connections with the Associated Press and the American Journalism Project outside the technology and media industries. Michael Crow, president of ASU, voiced hope regarding artificial intelligences beneficial effects on education. Brad Lightcap, Chief Operating Officer of OpenAI, emphasised the companys desire to grow ChatGPTs impact in higher education and learn from ASU. Read More..

B2B Tech News | 1 months ago          

Cummins, Daimler, and PACCAR Choose Mississippi for Battery Cell Factory

Marshall County, Mississippi, has been selected by Daimler Trucks & Buses US Holding, PACCAR, and Accelera, the zeroemissions division of Cummins, as

Marshall County, Mississippi, has been selected by Daimler Trucks & Buses US Holding, PACCAR, and Accelera, the zeroemissions division of Cummins, as the site of an innovative battery cell manufacturing plant in the United States. The three corporations created a joint partnership last year, and the 21gigawatthour facility is expected to start producing battery cells in 2027. The plant is projected to create more than 2,000 manufacturing jobs, and there is room for growth to accommodate the increasing demand from businesses such as Tesla, Toyota, Ford, and Hyundai for lithium iron phosphate LFP battery technology. Read More..

B2B Tech News | 1 months ago          

EU Requests Information from Tech Giants Under Digital Services Act

By the EUs Digital Services Act DSA, the European Commission has filed information requests for 17 major digital companies, including Amazon, Apple, M

By the EUs Digital Services Act DSA, the European Commission has filed information requests for 17 major digital companies, including Amazon, Apple, Meta, Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Snapchat, TikTok, and YouTube. The EU is looking for information on the steps these businesses have taken to give academics access to pertinent data for the following national and EU elections and their efforts to combat illicit content and online sales of items. Since November 2023, the DSA has required massive internet platforms and search engines to take further steps to address dangers to public safety and unlawful material. This action is a component of the EUs continuous attempts to control digital services. Read More..

B2B Tech News | 1 months ago          

Russian Tech Student Faces Treason Charges Over Alleged Assistance to Ukrainian Hackers

Seymour Israfilov, a Russian IT student, might be charged with treason for allegedly helping Ukrainian hackers carry out cyberattacks on Russia. Israf

Seymour Israfilov, a Russian IT student, might be charged with treason for allegedly helping Ukrainian hackers carry out cyberattacks on Russia. Israfilov is suspected of having "proUkrainian views" and supporting Ukrainian hacking organisations in their attacks on Russian computer infrastructure. He was detained by the Russian security services FSB in October. As part of the Cyber Anarchy Squad, Israfilov, an 18yearold student, was purportedly involved in cyberattacks on colleges and municipal government. He may spend up to 20 years in jail if proven guilty. In Russia, people are frequently arrested on suspicion of participating in cyberattacks against the government. Read More..

B2B Tech News | 1 months ago          

Wipro Optimistic About 2024 as Clients Embrace AI for Cost Savings

The fourthlargest IT company in India, Wipro, is upbeat about the upcoming fiscal year since more and more clients are utilising artificial intelligen

The fourthlargest IT company in India, Wipro, is upbeat about the upcoming fiscal year since more and more clients are utilising artificial intelligence AI to save expenses. According to Suzanne Dann, Head of Wipros Americas 2 business, most customer discussions centre on costcutting measures, with artificial intelligence playing a significant role. The Americas 2 segment comprises Canada, banking, and insurance, accounting for almost 30% of Wipros total sales. The business sees chances in clients moving to the cloud and seeing the benefits of AI to boost productivity, even after a challenging year. According to Srini Pallia, CEO of Wipro Americas 1, 2024 will be a turning point for customers deploying generative AI. Read More..

B2B Tech News | 1 months ago          



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