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MPs voice unease over AI's impact on UK creative industry
5 days ago
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UK MPs voice concern over the negative effects of unregulated AI on the creative sector, pushing for government intervention to modernise copyright laws benefitting large tech corporations.
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Devpost for Teams streamlines internal hackathons for major corporations
Last week
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microsoft
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cloud services
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public cloud
Devpost, which powers 80% of global public hackathons, launches 'Devpost for Teams', a unique platform enabling corporations to organise and manage internal hackathons securely and efficiently.
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Software Combined Group acquires NZ firm Activate in first regional move
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cloud services
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voip
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contact centre
Sydney-based Software Combined Group acquires Auckland's Activate, a specialist in self-service automation, marking its first expansion into the New Zealand market.
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Trustwave report unveils cybersecurity challenges in technology sector
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phishing
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martech
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commerce systems
Trustwave's report presents a detailed examination of cybersecurity threats targeting the tech sector, spotlighting a landscape rich in data and intellectual property for cyber criminals.
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How to do private Artificial Intelligence
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cloud services
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public cloud
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data centre operators
Businesses adopt private AI models, utilising proprietary datasets on private infrastructure, to protect their sensitive data and intellectual property.
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NVIDIA unveils enterprise-grade AI microservices for custom applications
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cloud services
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network infrastructure
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public cloud
NVIDIA unveils an extensive array of enterprise-grade generative AI microservices, allowing businesses to develop and distribute custom applications while retaining full intellectual property ownership.
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Copyright infringement risks impacting GenAI adoption
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bi
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big data
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physical security
Rising costs of intellectual property protection could hamper the adoption of generative AI and impact returns by 2026.
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Cognizant opens new advanced AI lab in San Francisco
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it training
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physical security
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ai
Cognizant opens Advanced AI Lab in San Francisco, aiming to drive AI innovation and effectively use AI technology for business productivity and decision-making.
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GenAI crowned top opportunity for tech businesses in 2024 by EY
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EY ranks Generative AI (GenAI) as the most significant opportunity for tech firms in 2024, kick-starting a potential industry revival, but warns of tech maturity and associated risks.
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Anthology launches AI policy framework for universities
Wed, 28th Feb 2024
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cloud services
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physical security
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ai
Education solutions firm Anthology unveils an AI Policy Framework to aid higher education institutes in the ethical use of artificial intelligence, with principles drawn from international standards.
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Miro's Enterprise Guard revolutionises security in visual collaboration
Thu, 22nd Feb 2024
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cloud services
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physical security
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compliance
Miro launches Enterprise Guard, a high-level security and compliance solution for visual collaboration platforms, ensuring sensitive and confidential content is protected.
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Akamai launches Content Protector to thwart scraping attacks in Asia-Pacific
Wed, 7th Feb 2024
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application security
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In response to growing malicious bot activity in Asia Pacific and Japan, tech giant Akamai Technologies unveils Content Protector, a new tool designed to mitigate scraping attacks while preserving beneficial traffic.
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UK House of Lords warn of copyright plunder by AI firms
Wed, 7th Feb 2024
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chatbots
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physical security
UK House of Lords committee warns ministers about AI firms illegally using copyrighted material for training, calling for a revamp of outdated copyright laws.
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Akamai's 'Content Protector' safeguards against web scraping
Wed, 7th Feb 2024
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martech
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application security
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commerce systems
Akamai Technologies' new software 'Content Protector', launched in Sydney, promises enhanced protection for businesses against sophisticated content scraping attacks.
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Nordic Semiconductor extends licensing agreement with Arm
Wed, 7th Feb 2024
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iot
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it in healthcare
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smart home
Oslo-based Nordic Semiconductor renews licensing agreement with Arm, ensuring ongoing access to crucial Arm intellectual property, tools, and support for future production of IoT, Wi-Fi, and DECT NR+ solutions.
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Sean Muirhead named Chief Product Officer at Logpoint
Wed, 7th Feb 2024
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firewall
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siem
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network security
Cybersecurity veteran, Sean Muirhead, joins London-based powerbrand, Logpoint, as CPO, bringing his broad industry and product development expertise to strengthen Logpoint's product strategy and market initiatives.
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AccelerComm launches PUSCH Channel Simulator for spectral efficiency
Wed, 31st Jan 2024
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physical security
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5g
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web development
UK firm AccelerComm set to offer PUSCH Channel End-to-End Simulator, a tool to enable telecoms vendors to assess the potential enhancements to spectral efficiency from AccelerComm's IP components.
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Wasabi Technologies to introduce AI-powered storage with Curio AI acquisition
Wed, 31st Jan 2024
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storage
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ml
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physical security
Wasabi Technologies acquires Curio AI from GrayMeta to launch AI-powered intelligent storage for the media sector, anticipated to debut by mid-2024.
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Qlik acquires Kyndi's technology to boost AI data analytics
Mon, 22nd Jan 2024
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big data
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bi
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data analytics
Data analytics giant, Qlik, acquires technology and IP from Kyndi, an AI specialist, to boost its capabilities in handling unstructured data and enhance its AI-driven business insights.
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GEN8 announces Generative AI training for knowledge workers
Thu, 18th Jan 2024
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physical security
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ai
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intellectual property
Australian firm GEN8 has announced the Generative AI Navigator (GAIN) programme, a 3-week course designed to equip knowledge workers with the skills and insight required to navigate the emerging field of generative AI.
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Getty Images CEO urges Sunak to back creative over AI industries
Wed, 17th Jan 2024
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physical security
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ai
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sales
Getty Images CEO, Craig Peters, warns Chancellor Rishi Sunak of risking UK GDP by favouring AI support over the critical creative industries.
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Harness fortifies CD capabilities with Armory acquisition
Tue, 16th Jan 2024
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storage
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devops
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ml
Harness has boosted its continuous deployment capabilities by acquiring key intellectual property and technology from Armory, aiming to streamline the developer experience.
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NCS expands Microsoft collaboration, offering innovative solutions in Asia Pacific
Mon, 15th Jan 2024
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cloud services
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microsoft
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hybrid cloud
NCS deepens its partnership with Microsoft, intending to provide unique IP and technology solutions for businesses and governments in the Asia Pacific, backed by a dedicated Microsoft growth engine.
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AI adoption in UK risks job losses for women & disadvantaged groups
Mon, 15th Jan 2024
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cloud services
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The rapid adoption of AI in the UK may exacerbate job losses for women and disadvantaged groups, warns a new government report, urging immediate action to mitigate potential inequalities.