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AAC&U Forms Office of Research and Public Purpose

The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has launched a new program office dedicated to advancing the public purposes of higher education.

Future of Privacy Forum Joins SafeInsights Education Research Project

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) is partnering with OpenStax, the Rice University-based publisher of free, open educational resources, as part of the National Science Foundation-funded SafeInsights project.

Penn State Joins AI Accelerator Program

Pennsylvania State University has joined the BrainChip University AI Accelerator Program, an initiative from AI processor technology provider BrainChip that offers platforms and guidance to students in higher education AI engineering programs.

Google Announces a Host of AI Updates

Artificial intelligence took the lion's share of the spotlight at the recent 2024 Google I/O developer conference.



OpenAI Rolls Out Next Evolution of ChatGPT, Able to Accept or Output Any Combination of Text, Audio, or Image

OpenAI is introducing a new iteration of its flagship GPT-4 large multimodal language model.

Educause Adds Honorary AI Category to Horizon Report

For the first time, Educause's Teaching and Learning Horizon Report has added a separate category for artificial intelligence in its list of the top trends shaping the future of teaching and learning in higher education.

St. Petersburg College Now Welcoming Visitors to New Innovation Hub Building

After five years of planning, St. Petersburg College (SPC) in Florida has opened its new Chris Sprowls Workforce Innovation Hub on the Tarpon Springs campus and is welcoming visitors. The 10,000-square-foot facility was dedicated in February 2024, and is devoted to manufacturing, creativity, and collaboration among students, educators, and business leaders.

Microsoft Invests in AI Datacenter, Higher Ed Partnerships in Wisconsin

Microsoft is investing more than $3 billion in a new AI and cloud datacenter in southeast Wisconsin, an initiative paired with two higher education partnerships aimed at fostering workforce training.

Element451 Introduces Gen AI Assistants for Higher Education

Higher education student engagement platform Element451 has introduced two new tools to its AI-powered system: Bolt AI Assistants and Bolt Discovery.

Turnitin: More than Half of Students Continue to Use AI to Write Papers

Since its launch in April 2023, Turnitin's AI writing detection tool has reviewed over 200 million papers, with data showing that more than half of students continue to use AI to write their papers.