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Microsoft, Nvidia Expand Global AI Footprint

Microsoft and Nvidia are expanding their AI presence in a widening swath of the globe, with the goal of increasing datacenter power, as well as courting local talent and mindshare.

AWS Plans to Lay Off Hundreds of Tech, Sales, and Marketing Staff

Amazon Web Services has confirmed to multiple outlets that it plans to lay off hundreds of staff in an effort to "streamline."

U.S. and U.K. to Collaborate on AI Safety Testing Frameworks

The United States and United Kingdom governments have announced a joint effort to establish AI safety testing standards and protocols.

OpenStax Releases Free, Interactive Computer Science Textbook

OpenStax, the Rice University-based provider of free, peer-reviewed, openly licensed course materials, has expanded its content library with a new computer science textbook: Introduction to Python Programming.

Top Actions to Achieve a Future of Unified Data Models in Higher Ed

To help colleges and universities envision a better future of data analytics in higher education and provide practical steps to get there, Educause has released a new "Action Plan" for achieving unified data models across the institution.

Michigan's Wayne County Community College District Offers Free Tech Courses, Broadband Access, and Devices in a Pilot Program

Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) in Michigan has received a grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's CMC (Connecting Minority Communities) Pilot program to give students and county residents served by the college free courses, broadband access, and devices to promote digital literacy and inclusion for careers in the tech industry.

Fayetteville State University to Receive $1 Million Grant to Improve Student Success

Fayetteville State University (FSU) in North Carolina will receive a $1 million grant from the National Institute for Student Success (NISS) to increase student enrollment, retention, and graduation.

Montclair State University Taps David Chun as Chief Information Officer

Montclair State University in New Jersey has appointed David Chun as its chief information officer (CIO) to oversee all aspects of information technology for the university. He will assume the role on May 1, 2024.

Microsoft to Roll Out Copilot Enhancements for Teams

Microsoft is enhancing how users interact directly with Copilot in Microsoft Teams with a handful of new and optimized features.

AWS Completes Investment in Claude AI Maker Anthropic

Amazon Web Services has completed its promised $4 billion investment in generative AI company Anthropic.