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Tech Giants Agree to Put Limits on Gen AI Systems

Sixteen generative AI leaders — including OpenAI, Microsoft, Google and Anthropic — have agreed to pull the plug on their own AI technologies if they're deemed too dangerous.

New Microsoft Copilot+ PCs Are Designed for Advanced AI

Microsoft has released a new line of AI-optimized Windows PCs, known as Copilot+ PCs, that the company claims are the fastest and most intelligent Windows PCs ever created.

Salesforce Education Cloud Gets Higher Ed AI Tools

CRM giant Salesforce recently unveiled new features coming to its Education Cloud platform aimed at streamlining common tasks for educators and students.

Western Governors University Provides AI Writing Assistance to All Students and Faculty

Western Governors University has announced a partnership with AI writing assistance provider Grammarly, providing access to Grammarly's real-time writing support services — and new Writing Score API — to all faculty and students.

Eureka College Expands Apogee Partnership to Include Suite of Managed Services

Eureka College has expanded its five-year technology partnership with Apogee to include Apogee Managed Campus, a suite of managed network, security, cloud, professional, and IT services, according to a news release. The college previously implemented Apogee ResNet and Apogee Managed Network Services in 2019.

Instructure, Internet2 Launch New Data Governance Advisory Council

Learning platform Instructure is working with Internet2 to address the data management and archiving needs of higher education institutions through the formation of a new Data Governance Advisory Council.

Google Introduces New LearnLM Models for Students, Gemini Features for Education

Google is fine-tuning its various generative AI technologies to meet the needs of educators, the company revealed at its Google I/O conference.

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.