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Artificial Intelligence

The birthplace of GPT-4 has been uncovered! Des Moines, Iowa’s corn fields have been the center of the latest from OpenAI, but at a significant cost to the environment. Microsoft’s latest environmental report revealed a 34% increase in worldwide water consumption from 2021 to 2022, amounting to almost 1.7 billion gallons. This surge is primarily due to the company’s substantial investment in generative AI and partnership with OpenAI. The impact of generative AI on the environment is significant, and major organizations like Microsoft, Google, and OpenAI are taking steps to address these concerns. Read More

The Internal Revenue Service in the United States plans to implement AI technology to improve the supervision of large law firms, hedge funds, private equity firms, and real estate investors. The initiative aims to detect intricate tax evasion cases and recover owed federal revenue from affluent taxpayers. The IRS has allocated $80 billion from the Inflation Reduction Act to tackle patterns and trends in conducting significant audits and enforcing penalties against tax evaders in these industries. Read More

Educators and scholars are at the forefront of addressing AI’s role in education. As students head back to school this fall, several articles from journals worldwide cover AI applications, ethical concerns, augmentation over automation, preparing students for AI-integrated work, detecting deepfakes, preserving human common sense, and leveraging generative AI for teaching. These insights provide valuable guidance for shaping the future of AI in education. Also, check out Darren’s interview with the New York Times and professor of English Laura Torres Newey about how she is integrating AI in her classes this Fall. Read More


China is getting serious about Cybersecurity. China’s new cybersecurity regulations aim to enhance digital security for the internet, but small businesses could face challenges. The full impact on businesses of all sizes remains unclear, and there may be repercussions for online privacy. Nonetheless, these measures are necessary to safeguard online data and protect against cyber threats. Individuals and businesses must stay up-to-date with these changes and take necessary precautions to secure their online presence. Read More

The once immune iPhone System has come under attack this last week with spyware detected in the popular iOS that runs iPhones. Apple has taken swift action after discovering spyware threats. They’ve released essential software updates to keep your devices safe. It’s like having a superhero protect your tech world! We’ll dive into the details of these updates, how they thwarted potential security breaches, and what this means for your digital safety. Stay tuned as we unravel the latest developments in technology and cybersecurity. Read More

North Korean hackers have reportedly exploited a zero-day vulnerability, which gives them access to a fortress of digital defenses. This cyberattack poses a significant threat to targeted systems, data breaches, and the overall cybersecurity landscape. Efforts are underway to counteract the threat, including patches and safeguards to protect against similar attacks in the future. Read More

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