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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 Google.org recently published a paper entitled, "Generative AI Misuse: A Taxonomy of Tactics and Insights from Real-World Data."

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.

Report: Human Error Is the Leading Cause of Cloud Data Breaches

The human factor is still one of the biggest threats to cloud security, despite all the technology bells and whistles and alerts and services out there, from multi-factor authentication, to social engineering training, to enterprise-wide integrated cybersecurity platforms, and more.

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."



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.

Report: Only Half of Ransomware-Compromised Data Will Be Recovered

Organizations are vulnerable to substantial data loss and negative business impact from a ransomware attack, according to a report from Veeam Software.

Survey Reveals Increased Demand for Online Student Mental Health Support

The results of a new survey reveal that an “overwhelming majority” of higher-education faculty, staff, and administrators have seen an increased need for mental health support among online students, according to a news release.

Report: AI Skills Boost Wages for Some, Redefine In-Demand Occupations

Artificial intelligence is providing a boon for many occupations, with AI skills often bumping up paychecks, according to the PwC 2024 AI Jobs Barometer report, analyzing over half a billion job ads to reveal the transformative impact of AI on job growth, skills demand, wage premiums and productivity across various sectors.

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.