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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.

U.S. Department of State Releases Cybersecurity Framework

The U.S. Department of State has introduced a comprehensive cybersecurity framework aimed at international cooperation when targeting cybercriminals and strengthening defenses.

National University to Run Online Student Support Pilot Project

Veteran-founded National University (NU) in San Diego has launched a pilot project with digital community platform InScribe to provide emotional and academic support to students in real time online.

Snowflake Intros New Open Source Large Language Model Optimized for the Enterprise

Data-as-a-service provider Snowflake has introduced Arctic, a new large language model (LLM) based on a unique Mixture-of-Experts (MoE) architecture optimized for complex enterprise workloads.