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When the generative AI hype fades

GenAI is a small piece of the artificial intelligence pie, not the whole pie itself. Keep paying attention to deep learning and machine learning.

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The digital divide, rural businesses, and cloud computing

Rural businesses lack easy access to high-speed internet and thus cloud-based resources, causing vast disadvantages that affect the overall economy.

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Generative AI and a new version of old programming

Prompt engineering is still telling a computer what to do. Studying large language models and the limits of generative AI will keep your job security.

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What is generative AI? Artificial intelligence that creates

Generative AI models can carry on conversations, answer questions, write stories, produce source code, and create images and videos of almost any description. Here's how generative AI works, how it's being used, and why it’s more...

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Megatrend alert: The rise of ubiquitous computing

Powered by edge computing, IoT, and 5G, today's systems are decentralized, context-aware, and real-time interactive.

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6 ways to find better content on Mastodon

The more you know about Mastodon networking, the better your search experience will be. Here's how to promote and find user content on Mastodon.

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Where quantum computing is already delivering value

While gate model quantum computing holds immense promise for tomorrow, quantum annealing systems are solving complex optimization problems for enterprises today.

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The biggest barrier to AI productivity is people

Generative AI is helping us churn out vastly more content at remarkable speed, when what we really need is better content. It’s up to humans to put the focus on quality and value.

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The new high-paying jobs in generative AI

The push to adopt generative AI in the cloud will lead to new roles and needed skills, and enterprises will likely pay top dollar.

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3 downsides of generative AI for cloud operations

No one doubts the power of AI, but enterprises must realize it can also lead to deploying too many applications, scaling problems, and cost overruns.

Why isn’t Apple talking about AI?

Apple has been innovating with AI for a long time, but it focuses on the magic of the user experience, not the tech. There's a lesson here, especially since GenAI isn't always the right tool.

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Malicious hackers are weaponizing generative AI

The powerful capabilities of ChatGPT are being used against enterprise systems. Malicious packages and AI hallucinations are a few of the growing threats.

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When are containers or serverless a red flag?

Everyone loves to use new technology, but sometimes it’s counterproductive. Business case should drive technology choices, not the other way around.

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Cloud-based generative AI won’t be cheap

Get ready for the rush of generative AI applications heading your way in 2024, but watch out for the size of the bill. Who is going to pay for it?


ChatGPT’s parasitic machine

What do ChatGPT and other large language models owe to the human creators who provide the information they train on? What if creators stop making their insights publicly available?

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Are large language models wrong for coding?

When the goal is accuracy, consistency, mastering a game, or finding the one right answer, reinforcement learning models beat generative AI.

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What is deep tech? Life after consumer apps

Deep tech aims to advance technology in areas ranging from biotech to semiconductors to AI. Is it the next big thing in tech?

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Get ready for exploding cloud growth

AI will drive tremendous net-new cloud growth, despite claims that we’re in a downturn. Optimizing your cloud systems has never been more important.

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