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Salesforce Tableau looks beyond business intelligence dashboards with AI-powered Pulse

Salesforce Tableau looks beyond business intelligence dashboards with AI-powered Pulse

Business intelligence (BI) has long been heavily reliant on dashboards to help organizations make sense of data, but there’s a lot more meaning and value from data that can be uncovered with the use of artificial intelligence (AI). Today Salesforce announced the general availability of its Tableau Pulse technology, bringing the power of multiple forms of AI, including generative AI to help organizations get more business intelligence insights from their data. Tableau Pulse was first announced in an early preview in May 2023, with a limited beta in December 2023. Tableau Pulse uses natural language queries and data visualizations to surface important metrics, trends and recommendations specific to each organization’s data.  With the general availability release, Tableau is also expanding Pulse with enhanced capabilities including new insights features, a news digest of data insights for Slack and a metrics layer to help organizations define and understand what the data means. “We spent an inordinate amount of time with customers and other users, giving them mock-ups and going through tests to see what is working and …

The thousand and one ways to derail artificial intelligence

The thousand and one ways to derail artificial intelligence

ANNE GAëLLE AMIOT What if 2023 wasn’t such a glorious year for artificial intelligence (AI), but instead a real nightmare? This surprising observation may be justified given a vast body of academic work demonstrating that this highly praised software is in fact very vulnerable and easy to deceive, hijack, derail or even destroy. In the space of a year, since January 2023, over 200 preprints were posted on the Arxiv.org website, suggesting attacks, counter-attacks, hijackings and jailbreaks, a term used to designate the feat of bypassing AI safeguards. A tidal wave that could well erode the trust capital of tools such as ChatGPT, Bard and Midjourney. Read more Subscribers only France agrees to ratify the EU Artificial Intelligence Act after seven months of resistance Since the early days of computing, there has been the same recurring cat-and-mouse game. Hackers find flaws in systems, which are patched, until new ones are found. “I see my business as a mix of research, hacking and gaming,” summed up Florian Tramèr, a professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of …

Why the West is losing Ukraine – POLITICO

Why the West is losing Ukraine – POLITICO

Not so dynamic duo Beyond fear, diplomats and experts pointed to the dynamic between Scholz and Biden as a driving force behind the West’s overriding strategy of incrementalism and escalation management, rather than a focus on strategic outcomes, in dealing with Ukraine. Despite a 16-year age difference, both men came of age politically during the Cold War and its widespread fears of nuclear armageddon. Both are deeply wedded to the U.S.-led international order and NATO protections for Europe. Both are men of the left who are instinctively suspicious of armed intervention and, temperamentally speaking, risk-averse and uncomfortable with geopolitical gamesmanship, experts and diplomats argued. “Biden, we know, has always been ideologically opposed to the idea of intervention and war — see his chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan,” said the first diplomat. “In this case, he is doing everything possible not to have a confrontation with Russia. America used to be strong on strategic ambiguity. But Biden has gone out of his way to telegraph moves in advance throughout this conflict. In this sense, he has found …

Artificial Intelligence set to drive major tech advancements in 2024, IEEE study finds

Artificial Intelligence set to drive major tech advancements in 2024, IEEE study finds

Artificial intelligence (AI) in its many evolving forms will be the most important area of technology in 2024, according to a new global survey of chief technology officers and IT directors conducted by IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization. The new study titled “The Impact of Technology in 2024 and Beyond: An IEEE Global Study” polled 350 chief information officers, chief technology officers, IT directors and other technology leaders in the U.S., China, U.K., India and Brazil about the technologies that will drive growth over the next year. AI and its subsets like machine learning and natural language processing dominated the technology outlook, with 65% of technology executives picking it as one of their top three most important tech fields for 2024.  “Generative AI has become so prolific across all business sectors to assist in gathering data, creating reports, analyzing trends, and developing new products,” said IEEE Fellow Karen Panetta in an exclusive interview with VentureBeat. “The applications are limitless, including healthcare, marketing, cybersecurity, and streamlining manufacturing processes.” VB Event The AI Impact Tour …

“Asset of Russian intelligence”: Experts say shocking DOJ filing blows up GOP impeachment sham

“Asset of Russian intelligence”: Experts say shocking DOJ filing blows up GOP impeachment sham

An FBI informant charged with lying about the Bidens claimed that “officials associated with Russian intelligence” were involved in passing a story about Hunter Biden, the Justice Department said in a filing on Tuesday. Alexander Smirnov, a longtime FBI confidential source who was charged last week with fabricating bribery claims against the Bidens that have been hyped by Republicans pushing to impeach President Joe Biden, admitted to extensive ties to Russian intelligence after he was arrested last week, wrote special counsel David Weiss, who previously charged Hunter Biden with gun and tax violations. “During his custodial interview on February 14, Smirnov admitted that officials associated with Russian intelligence were involved in passing a story about Businessperson 1,” the memo said, referring to Hunter Biden, according to The Washington Post. Smirnov, who has worked with the FBI since 2010, claimed to have close ties to Russian intelligence and claimed he planned to meet with agents after his trip to the United States, according to the filing. The filing also says Smirnov claimed that Russian officials intercepted …

Ex-FBI source charged with Biden lies is tied to Russian intelligence, prosecutors say

Ex-FBI source charged with Biden lies is tied to Russian intelligence, prosecutors say

Federal prosecutors say that former FBI informant Alexander Smirnov admitted to authorities that “officials associated with Russian intelligence were involved in passing a story” about President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption toggle caption Alex Brandon/AP Federal prosecutors say that former FBI informant Alexander Smirnov admitted to authorities that “officials associated with Russian intelligence were involved in passing a story” about President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden. Alex Brandon/AP The former FBI informant charged with fabricating claims about a bribery scheme involving Joe Biden, his son Hunter and a Ukrainian energy company has “extensive” contacts with Russian intelligence agencies, according to the Justice Department. Federal prosecutors also say in a new court filing that Alexander Smirnov admitted to authorities after he was arrested that “officials associated with Russian intelligence were involved in passing a story” about President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden. Smirnov, a longtime FBI informant, was arrested last week and charged with making false statements and creating a false and fictitious record. He appeared in federal court in Nevada on Tuesday for his …

Estonia thwarts Russian hybrid operation, arrests 10  – POLITICO

Estonia thwarts Russian hybrid operation, arrests 10  – POLITICO

State Prosecutor Triinu Olev said 10 people had been arrested, including both Russian nationals and dual Russian-Estonian citizens; six remain in custody. The Russian operation aimed to spread fear and create tension in Estonian society but failed to do so, the Estonian Internal Security Service stated.  “Sooner or later, we will catch those who are trying to endanger the security of the Estonian state,” said Margo Palloson, ISS director.  Palloson said the perpetrators of the acts of vandalism were often recruited via social media. “Attentive people have already helped us a lot,” he said, urging the public to report suspicious activities online to the ISS. Russia used locals as its tools and then left them to face the consequences alone, he noted. Russia disputed the Estonian claims, with Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Maria Zakharova telling POLITICO: “These are some mirror-world news. The Estonian regime sponsors [Ukrainian President Volodymyr] Zelenskyy’s terrorism, pursues a Russophobic policy, leads the forefront of the sanctions war against our country, and then makes noise over broken windows? It’s a theater …

OpenAI artificial general intelligence (AGI) developments

OpenAI artificial general intelligence (AGI) developments

OpenAI has reportedly made a significant breakthrough in artificial general intelligence (AGI) development, which has been somewhat obscured by other news and detailed in a research paper and blog post. The breakthrough involves advancements in video generation models, which are seen as a path toward creating general-purpose simulators of the physical world. These models, particularly the large-scale model named Sora, can generate high-fidelity video and demonstrate an understanding of the physical world, physics, and three-dimensional space. The scaling of these models is believed to be a promising direction for AGI development. This recent development by OpenAI has captured the attention of the world and is a significant leap that could bring us closer to the creation of machines that think and learn like humans. OpenAI’s latest project Sora involves sophisticated video generation models that go beyond simple image creation. These models are part of a larger effort to achieve Artificial General Intelligence (AGI), a type of AI that could perform any intellectual task that a human being can. Leading the charge in this innovative space …

Why artificial general intelligence lies beyond deep learning

Why artificial general intelligence lies beyond deep learning

Sam Altman’s recent employment saga and speculation about OpenAI’s groundbreaking Q* model have renewed public interest in the possibilities and risks of artificial general intelligence (AGI). AGI could learn and execute intellectual tasks comparably to humans. Swift advancements in AI, particularly in deep learning, have stirred optimism and apprehension about the emergence of AGI. Several companies, including OpenAI and Elon Musk’s xAI, aim to develop AGI. This raises the question: Are current AI developments leading toward AGI?  Perhaps not. Limitations of deep learning Deep learning, a machine learning (ML) method based on artificial neural networks, is used in ChatGPT and much of contemporary AI. It has gained popularity due to its ability to handle different data types and its reduced need for pre-processing, among other benefits. Many believe deep learning will continue to advance and play a crucial role in achieving AGI. VB Event The AI Impact Tour – NYC We’ll be in New York on February 29 in partnership with Microsoft to discuss how to balance risks and rewards of AI applications. Request an …

Can AI porn be ethical? | Artificial intelligence (AI)

Can AI porn be ethical? | Artificial intelligence (AI)

When Ashley Neale started college in Texas in 2013, she needed money to pay for school. So, at the age of 18, she worked first as a cam girl and then as a stripper. Men would try to slip their fingers between her legs as she walked from the stage to the dressing room so often that she learned how to dislocate their shoulders. After her third successful dislocation, her manager told her to stop defending herself. Since then, she’s continued her career in sex work – but in the tech world. She worked at FetLife, a social network for the fetish community; experimented with a subscription site for adult content where users paid in crypto; and has now created her own AI romance app: MyPeach.ai, which uses AI-generated text and imagery to replicate the experience of chatting – and sexting – with someone online. The porn industry is often at the forefront of emerging technologies, and, unsurprisingly, girlfriends powered by artificial intelligence have become some of the earliest apps to piggyback on ChatGPT mania, …