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Study: Over 50% of academics admit to pirating research papers

Fast Company: “Piracy has long been a major problem for big businesses, with Netflix just the latest in a growing list of companies to crack down on password sharing. But as recent research shows, piracy is also a growing issue in the world of academic research. More than 50% of academics have used piracy websites… Continue Reading

How publishers are learning to create and distribute news on TikTok

Reuters Institute: “TikTok is currently one of the world’s fastest-growing social networks with its addictive algorithm surfacing an endless stream of short, entertaining videos. Until recently the network had a reputation built almost exclusively on fast-moving, funny or musical memes, but stories such as Black Lives Matter, the Covid-19 pandemic, and the war in Ukraine… Continue Reading

We come to bury ChatGPT, not to praise it.

danmcquillan.org – We come to bury ChatGPT, not to praise it. “Large language models (LLMs) like the GPT family learn the statistical structure of language by optimising their ability to predict missing words in sentences (as in ‘The cat sat on the [BLANK]’). Despite the impressive technical ju-jitsu of transformer models and the billions of parameters… Continue Reading

How to Kickstart a Data Governance Program

Humans of Data: “Proactively recognize when you need governance, build a solid foundation, and get buy-in. This article was co-authored with Otávio Leite Bastos (Global Data Governance Lead @ Contentsquare), Nandini Tyagi (Founders’ Office @ Atlan), and Prukalpa Sankar (Co-Founder @ Atlan). As any data and analytics program evolves, it’s inevitable that data leaders will… Continue Reading

Artificial Intelligence in Local News: A survey of US newsrooms’ AI readiness

“The Associated Press presents a groundbreaking report that provides important insights into local news outlets’ understanding of artificial intelligence and their readiness to use AI to meet their journalism and business needs. The report is based on survey results from nearly 200 newsrooms across all 50 states and more than two dozen in-depth interviews with… Continue Reading

5 Reasons You Should Wait to Buy an EV

MakeUseOf: “Not too long ago, electric vehicles were seen as impractical purchases reserved for people trying to make a statement. But EVs have morphed into very practical transport that you can use daily, with realistic range and charging times. Even the price of EVs are become more accessible, with more affordable choices for sale. But,… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 4, 2023

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 4, 2023 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the… Continue Reading

AI Could ‘Harm the Global Financial System, Supply Chain’ US Gov Guidelines Say

Vice: The new government guidelines present a framework for mitigating AI harms across a wide swath of society. For better or worse, artificial intelligence (AI) tools are permeating all aspects of society, and the U.S. government wants to ensure that it doesn’t break it. AI chatbots like ChatGPT are being used on school assignments, even… Continue Reading

How Twitter Pushed Stakeholders Under The Bus

Bebchuk, Lucian A. and Kastiel, Kobi and Toniolo, Anna, How Twitter Pushed Stakeholders Under The Bus (January 19, 2023). Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance Working Paper No. 2023-1, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4330393 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4330393 “This paper provides a case study of the acquisition of Twitter by Elon Musk. Our analysis indicates that when… Continue Reading

MITRE released the Cyber Resiliency Engineering Framework (CREF) Navigator

“MITRE released the Cyber Resiliency Engineering Framework (CREF) Navigator™—a free, visualization tool that allows organizations to customize their cyber resiliency goals, objectives, and techniques, as aligned with NIST SP 800-160, Volume 2 (Rev. 1), National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) publication on developing cyber-resilient systems. “Resiliency is the ultimate goal of cybersecurity,” said Wen… Continue Reading