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Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of July 22, 2024)

Upcoming events include the SCUP 2024 Annual Conference, 2024 Distance Teaching and Learning Conference and Summit for Online Leadership an Administration + Roundtable, and IEEE ICICLE Learning Engineering Conference.

Tech Giants Form Open Source AI Security Group

Google, Microsoft, Amazon, OpenAI and others have formed a new industry group aimed at promoting AI safety and security standards.

OpenAI Launches Slimmer, Cheaper GPT-4o Mini

OpenAI has announced GPT-4o Mini, a slimmed down, more affordable version of its flagship multimodal GPT-4o model, replacing GPT-3.5.

Kaspersky Closes Down U.S. Operations

Security software company Kaspersky has announced it is ending its United States operations. The news comes just days before a federal ban on sales of its products was set to take effect, due to concerns about cyber espionage.

Google Adds New AI Video Creator to Workspace Labs

Google has introduced a new AI-powered video creation service as part of its Workspace Labs program, where users can try out new AI features.

91% of CISOs Say AI Will Outperform Security Pros

A new survey of CISOs by Bugcrowd indicates AI is already beating security pros in some areas and is expected to take on a larger role in the future.

Researchers Provide Breakdown of Generative AI Misuse

In an effort to clarify the potential risks of GenAI and provide "a concrete understanding of how GenAI models are specifically exploited or abused in practice, including the tactics employed to inflict harm," a group of researchers from Google DeepMind, Jigsaw, and recently published a paper entitled, "Generative AI Misuse: A Taxonomy of Tactics and Insights from Real-World Data."

Amazon Program Offers Free AI Tools to Public Sector Organizations

Amazon Web Services has announced a $50 million fund that will give public sector organizations a chance to tap into its portfolio of cloud-based AI tools.

D2L Introduces AI Product for Learning Content Creation

Learning platform D2L is launching a new AI-powered product, D2L Lumi, designed to help educators create course content, assignments, quizzes, and more.

Cloud AI Services Slide Back to Rock Bottom in Gartner 'Hype Cycle'

Cloud AI services have moved from the "slope of enlightenment" to the "trough of disillusionment," according to Gartner's latest report on AI trends.