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Snowflake Intros New Open Source Large Language Model Optimized for the Enterprise

Data-as-a-service provider Snowflake has introduced Arctic, a new large language model (LLM) based on a unique Mixture-of-Experts (MoE) architecture optimized for complex enterprise workloads.

NIST Launches Generative AI Testing Program

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is taking incremental steps toward establishing a more standardized national approach to AI safety.

ASU Awarded $3.75 Million to Advance Generative AI in Flexible Learning On the Go

Arizona State University (ASU) has been awarded a $3.75 million, three-year, renewable grant from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to enhance an audio-based app by using generative AI to give college students advanced use of learning materials and activities "for the modern, mobile learner," according to a news release.

Two New Partnerships Between U.S. and Japanese Universities Will Focus on AI Research

To coincide with the recent visit of Japanese Prime Minister Kishido Fumio to the United States, the Department of Commerce announced two new interdisciplinary, collaborative partnerships, focusing on AI research, between American and Japanese universities at a signing ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Microsoft Introduces OneDrive Offline Mode

Microsoft has introduced new capabilities of OneDrive for web, including an offline mode designed to offer access and improved performance whether users are connected to the internet or not.

EdTech Connect Launches Education Technology Search Engine

A new AI-powered search engine created exclusively for higher education professionals has been created by technology marketplace company EdTech Connect. The platform offers access to information at thousands of U.S. higher education institutions to help IT professionals making technology purchase decisions.

Amazon Rolls Out 'Q' Enterprise AI Assistant

Amazon Q — the company's answer to cloud rival Microsoft's "Copilot" AI — is now available for commercial use.

Upright Education Partners with Northeastern State University to Train Tech Talent

Tech skilling provider Upright Education (UE) has announced a partnership with Oklahoma's Northeastern State University to provide training online and in-person to answer the growing demand for technologically skilled employees in Oklahoma.

Data Literacy, AI Democratization Top Trends in Data & AI/Analytics for 2024

Democratization of AI, the need for data literacy, and more are key themes in two new survey-based reports from a cloud giant and a research firm.

EAB to Acquire Job Simulation Company Forage

Education solutions company EAB, through its Seramount division, has announced the acquisition of virtual job simulation provider Forage. The addition of Forage's virtual job simulation capabilities will add to EAB's suite of solutions helping students prepare for careers and colleges and businesses hire talent, the company said.