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UIUC Study: AI Agents Can Exploit Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

In a new study from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), researchers demonstrated that large language model agents can autonomously exploit real-world cybersecurity vulnerabilities, raising critical concerns about the widespread deployment and security of these advanced AI systems.

Copilot Propels Microsoft to Lead Position in Analytics/BI Market

A new Gartner report on the analytics/business intelligence market places Microsoft in the lead position of the field. The Redmond cloud giant stands apart and alone atop the axes for both the ability to execute and completeness of vision in Gartner's latest "Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms."

Texas Christian University Revamps Video Platform

Texas Christian University is updating its video management platform to support media creation, hosting, storage, and distribution solution campuswide.

Federal Ban of Kaspersky Sales Cites 'Unacceptable' Security Risk

Effective this fall, the United States government has ordered a ban on all sales of Kaspersky Lab software to businesses and private citizens due to concerns about cyber espionage.



Anthropic Announces Claude 3.5 Sonnet, First of Three 3.5 Releases

Anthropic has introduced a new member of its Claude LLM family: Claude 3.5 Sonnet, the first release in the forthcoming Claude 3.5 product line.

UMGC Officially Adopts InScribe's Student Community Platform

The University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC), an offshoot of the University System of Maryland that focuses on hybrid and virtual courses for adult and military students, is officially committing to a university-wide rollout of InScribe's student networking platform.

CYPHER Learning Debuts AI Accuracy Tool

Generative learning platform CYPHER Learning has introduced AI Crosscheck, an AI-powered accuracy checker that reviews the quality of AI-generated LMS content.

Report: Student Success Staff Tapping into AI Despite Lack of Institutional Support

In a recent survey from education firm EAB, 62% of university student success staff said they believe artificial intelligence can help them identify students in need of support. And 69% said they have used AI in their work over the last year.

AWS Introduces New AI Certifications

Amazon Web Services has launched two new AWS Certifications to provide job-ready skills in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and generative AI.

Microsoft Postpones AI Recall Release

After making Recall opt-in only, Microsoft is putting the brakes on its new AI feature for Windows that was designed to "retrace users' steps."