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Fun AI Apps Are Everywhere Right Now. But a Safety 'Reckoning' Is Coming

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If you've spent any time on Twitter lately, you may have seen a viral black-and-white image depicting Jar Jar Binks at the Nuremberg Trials, or a courtroom sketch of Snoop Dogg being sued by Snoopy. These surreal creations are the products of Dall-E Mini, a popular web app that creates images on demand. Type in a prompt, and it will rapidly produce a handful of cartoon images depicting whatever you've asked for. More than 200,000 people are now using Dall-E Mini every day, its creator says--a number that is only growing. A Twitter account called "Weird Dall-E Generations," created in February, has more than 890,000 followers at the time of publication.


Three opportunities of Digital Transformation: AI, IoT and Blockchain

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Koomey's law This law posits that the energy efficiency of computation doubles roughly every one-and-a-half years (see Figure 1–7). In other words, the energy necessary for the same amount of computation halves in that time span. To visualize the exponential impact this has, consider the face that a fully charged MacBook Air, when applying the energy efficiency of computation of 1992, would completely drain its battery in a mere 1.5 seconds. According to Koomey's law, the energy requirements for computation in embedded devices is shrinking to the point that harvesting the required energy from ambient sources like solar power and thermal energy should suffice to power the computation necessary in many applications. Metcalfe's law This law has nothing to do with chips, but all to do with connectivity. Formulated by Robert Metcalfe as he invented Ethernet, the law essentially states that the value of a network increases exponentially with regard to the number of its nodes (see Figure 1–8).


Intuit: Credit Karma And Mailchimp Integration A Game Changer (NASDAQ:INTU)

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Many of us are familiar with Intuit's (NASDAQ:INTU) industry-leading products in personal taxes (Turbo Tax) and small business accounting (QuickBooks). However, the company has expanded well beyond these two areas and assembled a portfolio of products that have improved and will continue to improve the financial lives of its customers. On Intuit's website, CEO Sasan Goodarzi described their mission statement as follows: We are a purpose-driven, values-driven company. Our mission to power prosperity around the world is why we show up to work every single day to do incredible things for our customers. Our values guide us and define what we stand for as a company.


The Uncanny Valley -- Chatbot & CRM

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A chatbot is software that simulates human-like conversations with users via text messages on chat. Its key task is to help users by providing answers to their questions. If we dive deep, chatbots are pieces of conversational software powered by artificial intelligence that have the capability to engage in one-to-one chat with customers on their preferred chat platform such as Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, Instagram, Telegram, Slack and many more conversational platforms. Chatbots, run by pre-programmed algorithms, natural language processing and/or machine learning and conversed in ways that mimicked human communication. Unlike other automated customer service solutions such as IVRS systems that were universally disliked for their robotic nature, Chatbots are seen to get closer to passing the Turing Test convincingly simulating a human conversational partner so well that it was difficult to sense one was chatting with a machine. British Al pioneer Alan Turing in 1950 proposed a test to determine whether machines could think. According to the Turing test, a computer could demonstrate intelligence if a human interviewer, conversing with an unseen human and an unseen computer, could not tell which was which. Although much work has been done in many of the subgroups that fall under the Al umbrella, critics believe that no computer can truly pass the Turing test.


Juul Survives a Blow From the FDA--for Now

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Can you Currently buy a Juul e-cigarette? That depends on what day of the week it is. Earlier this week the FDA denied marketing authorization for Juul, which first started selling its e-cigarettes in 2015 (though it has operated under various company names since 2007). The FDA said the reason for the denial was that Juul "failed to provide sufficient toxicology data to demonstrate the products were safe," ArsTechnica reports, and as such the agency could not complete its toxicology assessment. The FDA specifically pointed to "potentially harmful chemicals leaching from the company's proprietary e-liquid pods" as a concern.


Zscaler Provides New AI/ML Capabilities for the Zscaler Zero Belief Trade - Channel969

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Zscaler, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZS), the chief in cloud safety, at present introduced newly superior AI/ML improvements powered by the most important safety cloud on the earth for unparalleled consumer safety and digital expertise monitoring. The brand new capabilities additional improve Zscaler's Zero Belief Trade safety platform to allow organizations to implement a Safety Service Edge (SSE) that protects towards essentially the most superior cyberattacks, whereas delivering an distinctive digital expertise to customers, and simplifying adoption of a zero belief structure. Organizations are dealing with a 314 % enhance in cyberattacks on encrypted web site visitors and an 80 % enhance in ransomware with almost a 120 % enhance in double extortion assaults. Phishing can be on the rise with industries like monetary companies, authorities and retail seeing annual will increase in assaults of over 100 % in 2021. To fight advancing threats, organizations have to adapt their defenses to real-time modifications in threat.


2 Artificial Intelligence Stocks You Can Buy and Hold for the Next Decade

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has become an emerging growth sector in the tech economy. Both start-ups and established tech companies are working to capitalize on the technology. Analysts at Grand View Research estimate the AI market could expand to $1.8 trillion annually by 2030, suggesting a compound annual growth rate of 38% over the next eight years. These increases should serve as a solid tailwind for numerous AI stocks, and both Alphabet (GOOGL 5.11%) (GOOG 5.20%) and Palantir (PLTR 7.72%) appear well-positioned to enrich long-term investors through AI. Let's find out a bit more about these two artificial intelligence stocks.


Five EU FinTechs Using AI to Support Consumers

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From accountancy to anti-fraud measures, the various technologies that exist under the FinTech umbrella have always deployed the latest innovations. When it comes to the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in finance, startups are proving to be every bit as important as the tech giants that dominate the AI space. In Europe, startups up and down the continent are turning to Big Data and machine learning techniques to answer challenges as diverse as the FinTech ecosystem itself. With the global market for AI in FinTech expected to be worth $54 billion by 2032, PYMNTS looks at five European startups that are paving the way. In the realm of accounting software, machine learning is used to automate routine data entry and analysis.


Composing with artificial intelligence: how AI can help you write music

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Striking a balance between technical skill and inspired creative flair is often a crucial aim when trying to launch a career as a composer. Too technical, and your work runs the risk of being perceived as soulless. But, if your music is too untethered from convention, loose, and pigeon-hole evading, then you'll have a much harder time finding listeners. This is doubly true when it comes to the world of professional soundtracking. Very often, those working in the soundtracking domain are provided with a brief (or pitch to one).


Zoho (ManageEngine) Named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape for Unified Endpoint Management

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AI and ML News: Why SMBs Shouldn't Be Afraid of Artificial Intelligence (AI) "We have SOC alerts scheduled. So whenever we receive an alert, we have knowledge on that endpoint's health and patch status, helping us identify the cause of the SOC alert [and], in turn, optimizing the time taken for troubleshooting." It has also been positioned as a Major Player in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide UEM Software for Ruggedized/Internet of Things Device Deployments 2022 Vendor Assessment (doc #US48325322, May 2022). The IDC MarketScape: Worldwide UEM Software 2022 Vendor Assessment report notes, "Patch management is one of the main capabilities across Windows and Mac platforms, as well as extensive patch and vulnerability management support for third-party apps and software on both platforms. It also supports broader automation of PCLM routines such as patches, deploying software and OS imaging (in addition to mobile device management) and application management."