NCSC: AI to significantly boost cyber threats over next two years

A report published by the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) warns that AI will substantially increase cyber threats over the next two years. 

The centre warns of a surge in ransomware attacks in particular; involving hackers deploying malicious software to encrypt a victim's files or entire system and demanding a ransom payment for the decryption key.

The NCSC assessment predicts AI will enhance threat actors' capabilities mainly in carrying out more persuasive...

Dynatrace: Organisations embrace AI, yet face challenges

Research from Dynatrace sheds light on the challenges and risks associated with AI implementation.

The report underscores the need for a composite AI approach. This involves combining various AI types – such as generative, predictive, and causal – along with diverse data sources like observability, security, and business events. This holistic strategy aims to provide precision, context, and meaning to AI outputs, ensuring reliable results.

Key findings:

83%...

AWS and NVIDIA expand partnership to advance generative AI

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) and NVIDIA have announced a significant expansion of their strategic collaboration at AWS re:Invent. The collaboration aims to provide customers with state-of-the-art infrastructure, software, and services to fuel generative AI innovations.

The collaboration brings together the strengths of both companies, integrating NVIDIA's latest multi-node systems with next-generation GPUs, CPUs, and AI software, along with AWS technologies such as Nitro System...

Anthropic upsizes Claude 2.1 to 200K tokens, nearly doubling GPT-4

San Francisco-based AI startup Anthropic has unveiled Claude 2.1, an upgrade to its language model that boasts a 200,000-token context window—vastly outpacing the recently released 120,000-token GPT-4 model from OpenAI.  

The release comes on the heels of an expanded partnership with Google that provides Anthropic access to advanced processing hardware, enabling the substantial expansion of Claude's context-handling...

Paul O’Sullivan, Salesforce: Transforming work in the GenAI era

In the wake of the generative AI (GenAI) revolution, UK businesses find themselves at a crossroads between unprecedented opportunities and inherent challenges.

Paul O'Sullivan, Senior Vice President of Solution Engineering (UKI) at Salesforce, sheds light on the complexities of this transformative landscape, urging businesses to tread cautiously while embracing the potential of artificial intelligence.

Unprecedented opportunities

Generative AI has stormed the...

Umbar Shakir, Gate One: Unlocking the power of generative AI ethically

Ahead of this year’s AI & Big Data Expo Global, Umbar Shakir, Partner and AI Lead at Gate One, shared her insights into the diverse landscape of generative AI (GenAI) and its impact on businesses.

From addressing the spectrum of use cases to navigating digital transformation, Shakir shed light on the challenges, ethical considerations, and the promising future of this groundbreaking technology.

Wide spectrum of use cases

Shakir highlighted the wide array of...

Amdocs, NVIDIA and Microsoft Azure build custom LLMs for telcos

Amdocs has partnered with NVIDIA and Microsoft Azure to build custom Large Language Models (LLMs) for the $1.7 trillion global telecoms industry.

Leveraging the power of NVIDIA's AI foundry service on Microsoft Azure, Amdocs aims to meet the escalating demand for data processing and analysis in the telecoms sector.

The telecoms industry processes hundreds of petabytes of data daily. With the anticipation of global data transactions surpassing 180 zettabytes by 2025,...

Wolfram Research: Injecting reliability into generative AI

The hype surrounding generative AI and the potential of large language models (LLMs), spearheaded by OpenAI’s ChatGPT, appeared at one stage to be practically insurmountable. It was certainly inescapable. More than one in four dollars invested in US startups this year went to an AI-related company, while OpenAI revealed at its recent developer conference that ChatGPT continues to be one of the fastest-growing services of all time.

Yet something continues to be amiss. Or rather,...

UK paper highlights AI risks ahead of global Safety Summit

The UK Government has unveiled a comprehensive paper addressing the capabilities and risks associated with frontier AI.

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has spoken today on the global responsibility to confront the risks highlighted in the report and harness AI’s potential. Sunak emphasised the need for honest dialogue about the dual nature of AI: offering unprecedented opportunities, while also posing significant dangers.

“AI will bring new knowledge, new opportunities...

Enterprises struggle to address generative AI’s security implications

In a recent study, cloud-native network detection and response firm ExtraHop unveiled a concerning trend: enterprises are struggling with the security implications of employee generative AI use.

Their new research report, The Generative AI Tipping Point, sheds light on the challenges faced by organisations as generative AI technology becomes more prevalent in the workplace.

The report delves into how organisations are dealing with the use of generative AI tools,...