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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.

NIST Launches Generative AI Testing Program

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is taking incremental steps toward establishing a more standardized national approach to AI safety.

ASU Awarded $3.75 Million to Advance Generative AI in Flexible Learning On the Go

Arizona State University (ASU) has been awarded a $3.75 million, three-year, renewable grant from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) to enhance an audio-based app by using generative AI to give college students advanced use of learning materials and activities "for the modern, mobile learner," according to a news release.

Two New Partnerships Between U.S. and Japanese Universities Will Focus on AI Research

To coincide with the recent visit of Japanese Prime Minister Kishido Fumio to the United States, the Department of Commerce announced two new interdisciplinary, collaborative partnerships, focusing on AI research, between American and Japanese universities at a signing ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Microsoft Introduces OneDrive Offline Mode

Microsoft has introduced new capabilities of OneDrive for web, including an offline mode designed to offer access and improved performance whether users are connected to the internet or not.

EdTech Connect Launches Education Technology Search Engine

A new AI-powered search engine created exclusively for higher education professionals has been created by technology marketplace company EdTech Connect. The platform offers access to information at thousands of U.S. higher education institutions to help IT professionals making technology purchase decisions.