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The Dark Side of ChatGPT: 6 Generative AI Risks to Watch

Gartner has identified six critical areas where the use of large language models such as ChatGPT can present legal or compliance risks that enterprise organizations must be aware of — or face potentially dire consequences. Organizations should consider what guardrails to put in place in order to ensure responsible use of these tools, the research firm advised.

Institutions Must Plan for AI to Go Mainstream, Says 2023 Educause Horizon Report

Higher education technology association Educause recently released the 2023 Teaching and Learning Edition of its annual Horizon Report, forecasting the trends, technologies, and practices that will shape the future of postsecondary education. AI is a significant theme throughout the report, both appearing in the top technological trends for 2023 as well as factoring into the key technologies and practices impacting colleges and universities going forward.

Smartphone Market Continues to Decline

According to a new forecast from market research firm IDC, the already sluggish forecast for smartphones looks to be headed toward a slightly steeper decline this year.

Turnitin: Of 38M Submissions Since April 4, 3.5% Had At Least 80% AI-Written Text

In the first six weeks of educators using Turnitin’s new AI writing detection feature, the platform processed 38.5 million submissions, and the results — as well as plenty of feedback from educators and administrators — led Turnitin to tweak the detector and to further explain the meaning and accuracy rates of the detection scores.

Survey: Foreign States Considered Bigger IT Security Threat Than Ever

A new survey of public sector IT professionals conducted in January by independent research firm Market Connections found that careless or untrained insiders remains the top-ranked threat to higher education institutions’ network security, while the threat of malicious attacks by foreign governments is considered a bigger threat than in years past, according to the survey results.



More than Half of Students Will Use AI Writing Tools Even if Prohibited by Their Institution

In a recent survey by Tyton Partners, nearly one in three college students reported being a regular user of generative AI. And 51% of students said they will continue to use generative AI writing tools, even if prohibited by their instructor or institution.

OpenWiFi, Wi-Fi 7, 6 GHz, 5G Convergence to Drive Substantial Growth in Wireless Networking

Despite a number of challenges facing the technology sector in 2023, the next five years will see significant growth in the proliferation of new wireless networking technologies, both in the enterprise and among consumers.

Worldwide IT Spending to Grow 5.5% in 2023 as Digital Transformation Continues

Worldwide IT spending is projected to increase 5.5% this year to a total of $4.6 trillion by the close of 2023, according to the latest forecast by market researchers at Gartner. And IDC analysts project significant growth in cloud infrastructure spending, tempered by a decline in spending on non-cloud infrastructure and devices.

Report: Ransomware Attacks Up 627%

According to the latest Internet Security Report from data security provider WatchGuard, ransomware at the endpoint level has surged 627% — despite an observed decrease at the network level of detected malware last quarter.

AR/VR Headsets on the Decline as Mixed Reality Emerges

Worldwide, augmented and virtual reality headset manufacturers shipped 8.8 million units in all of 2022, down 20.9% over the previous year, according to a new report.