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Macmillan Learning Beta Launches AI Question Creator on iClicker to First 5,000 Instructors for Testing

Macmillan Learning has launched a beta version of its AI Question Creator to run on the iClicker platform. The generative AI-driven application creates unique questions that can be used for quizzes, assignments, and polls, the company said.

Survey Suggests Higher Ed Institutions Are Not Ready for Generative AI

In Cengage's annual digital learning pulse survey, roughly 95% of two- and four-year higher education administrators, faculty, and trustees responded that they expect generative AI tools to change their institution over the next five years.

16-State Commission on Artificial Intelligence and Education Established

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) has established a new Commission on Artificial Intelligence and Education, convening "leaders in education and business to chart a course for how AI is used in classrooms and how to prepare a workforce that is being transformed by technology."

Western Wyoming Community College Expands Mental Health Resources to Rural and Working Students

Western Wyoming Community College is partnering with Uwill to expand mental health support resources to rural and working students, according to a news release. The Boston-based mental health and wellness provider will offer teletherapy opportunities to WWCC's more than 3,000 students.

CodePath, Georgia State University, and Comcast Partner to Offer Computer Science Education to Underserved Students

Technical education nonprofit CodePath, Georgia State University (GSU), and Comcast have partnered to launch CodePath E3 (Emerging Engineer Empowerment), a computer science education program for historically underserved and underrepresented students interested in the technology industry.

Cohesity and Veritas Data Protection Businesses to Merge

AI-powered data security and management company Cohesity and multicloud data resilience company Veritas have announced a merger to take place by the end of 2024, pending regulatory approval and other closing conditions, they said in recent releases.

ChatGPT Piloting Selective 'Memory' Feature

A new feature in ChatGPT will let users control what and how much it remembers from conversation to conversation — and also what it forgets.

Microsoft, OpenAI Shut Down State-Sponsored Hackers Using OpenAI LLMs

Microsoft and OpenAI on Wednesday detailed how they jointly identified and shut down five state-sponsored hacking groups that were using OpenAI's LLMs "in support of malicious cyber activities."

University at Albany to Install First IBM Prototype AI Hardware in the World on a Higher Education Campus

The University at Albany (UAlbany) will be the first higher education institution anywhere to install the prototype IBM Artificial Intelligence Unit (IBM AIU) computing chip designed to run and train deep learning models faster and more efficiently than a general-purpose CPU.

Report: Shipments of AI-Capable PCs to Hit 167 Million by 2027

According to a report by IDC, the market for PC systems with specific AI computing capabilities built into the hardware is expected to jump by 60 percent over the next three years.