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Amazon’s robotic workforce surpasses 750,000 amid decline in human jobs

Amazon.com Inc., known for its massive scale and technological innovations, has reached a new milestone in its integration...

AI hallucinations ended in a year? Hashtag Trending, Monday April 22, 2024

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Google Play introduces new biometric verification with a user warning

Google has recently announced updates to the biometric verification process for Google Play purchases, aiming to bolster security measures. The tech giant is notifying...

AI surpasses human benchmarks in most areas: Stanford report

Stanford University’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) has published the seventh annual issue of its AI Index report, finding that artificial intelligence (AI)...

Russian-linked hackers target U.S. and European water systems

A Russian military-affiliated hacking group, Sandworm, is suspected of coordinating recent cyberattacks on water utilities in the U.S.,...

Meta’s new release sparks debate about open versus closed source AI: Hashtag Trending for Friday, April 19, 2024

Just how real is quantum computing? We have an amazing guest on our Weekend Edition who will talk about how she is helping people prepare for IT careers using quantum computing. Meta’s new AI release sparks a debate about open versus closed source AI, major legislation expanding US government surveillance capabilities goes largely unnoticed, big

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More Windows PCs previously blocked are now able to upgrade to Windows 11. Apple has fallen to number two in terms of iPhone market share. Salesforce makes news with a possible acquisition of Informatica. And a new AI wearable device gets savage reviews. All this and more on the “winners and losers” edition of Hashtag

Windows 11 upgrades for previously blocked PCs

Microsoft has finally resolved a longstanding issue that prevented certain PCs from upgrading to Windows 11. The compatibility...

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Cyber Security Today, April 17, 2024 – More suspicious attempts to take over open source projects, a data theft at a Cisco Duo partner,...

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Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for week ending Friday, April 12, 2024

This episode features a discussion on Microsoft's cybersecurity troubles, worries about open source, a warning about abusing IT help desks to launch attack

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Microsoft and OpenAI partner to build a $100 Billion AI supercomputer “Stargate”

In a bold stride towards computational supremacy, Microsoft, in...

US Bill Aims to Unveil AI Training Data Sources Amid Copyright Concerns

In a significant move toward transparency, a bill was...

AI presents an “extinction level threat” – US Gov’t Report: Hashtag Trending for Tuesday, March 12, 2024

A new US government report warns that AI presents an “extinction level threat to the human species. Elon Musk is outsourcing his Grok AI code. Hackers have breached the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency in the US and a researcher shows how to steal a Tesla by leveraging a feature of the Tesla charging stations.

Robot startup uses ChatGPT to enhance its communications and reasoning skills

Humanoid robot startup Figure has secured a significant $675...

Lawsuit requires Pegasus spyware to provide code used to spy on WhatsApp users

NSO Group, the developer behind the sophisticated Pegasus spyware,...

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IMF reports that 40 percent of global employment could be disrupted by AI

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has issued a stark...

Reverse ATMs becomes solution for cashless business

To accommodate the expanding number of cashless companies, reverse...

Shopify teams up with Melio to launch bill pay tool

Melio, a B2B payments firm, has teamed with Shopify...

Federal Budget 2023: Millions to fight foreign interference, threats and covert activities

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