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Top Actions to Achieve a Future of Unified Data Models in Higher Ed

To help colleges and universities envision a better future of data analytics in higher education and provide practical steps to get there, Educause has released a new "Action Plan" for achieving unified data models across the institution.

Report: AI/ML Tool Usage Skyrockets Across Industry Sectors

Enterprises must both securely enable AI productivity tools and also leverage AI to defend against new AI-driven threats, according to a new report from cloud security specialist Zscaler.

Survey Suggests Higher Ed Institutions Are Not Ready for Generative AI

In Cengage's annual digital learning pulse survey, roughly 95% of two- and four-year higher education administrators, faculty, and trustees responded that they expect generative AI tools to change their institution over the next five years.

Report: Shipments of AI-Capable PCs to Hit 167 Million by 2027

According to a report by IDC, the market for PC systems with specific AI computing capabilities built into the hardware is expected to jump by 60 percent over the next three years.

Ransomware Targeting Higher Ed Rose 70% in 2023, Malwarebytes Reports

New research from Malwarebytes ThreatDown analysts shows that 2023 was the "worst year on record" for education, with a 70% increase in known ransomware attacks targeting higher education institutions globally, and nearly half of those in the United States.



Burnout, Excessive Workloads Plague Teaching and Learning Workforce in Higher Ed

Increasing workloads are taking a toll on mental health and morale among teaching and learning professionals in higher education, according to a new Educause survey. Nearly two-thirds of overall respondents (65%) reported having an excessive workload — and the higher the position level, the greater the workload.

Survey: 59% of AI Early Adopters Accelerating Its Use, But 40% Lag Behind

According to IBM's 2023 AI Adoption Index survey of enterprise-scale companies worldwide, about the same number (42%) adopted AI early on as those who are still exploring or experimenting with it (40%). But of those who adopted AI early, 59% are accelerating their use or investment in it.

WHO Paper Raises Concerns about Multimodal Gen AI Models

Unless developers and governments adjust their practices around generative AI, large multimodal models may be adopted faster than they can be made safe for use, warns a new paper by the World Health Organization.

New Amazon Study Reveals How AI Will Transform the Workplace in Five Years

In a recent study, "Accelerating AI Skills: Preparing the Workforce for Jobs of the Future," 73% of employers said they consider AI skills a hiring priority, while 75% can't find trained talent to fill those jobs.

AAC&U Survey Finds a Liberal Education Still Important for Hiring Employees

In the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) 2023 survey, "The Career-Ready Graduate: What Employers Say About the Difference College Makes," findings show that employers feel a liberal education without government restrictions is important for preparing new hires to be effective employees.