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Startups Weekly: It’s the dawning of the age of AI — plus, Musk is raging against the machine

Welcome to Startups Weekly! We've been drowning in AI news this week, with Google's I/O setting the pace. And Elon Musk rages against the machine. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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9 out of 10 UK Business Leaders Suffer From Tech Anxiety That Disrupts Their Sleep, BT Study Finds

BT estimates that "tech paralysis" — where companies delay tech investment due to the stress it might bring — could cost the U.K. economy £11.79 billion by 2030.

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U.K.’s AI Safety Institute Launches Open-Source Testing Platform

Inspect is the first AI safety testing platform created by a state-backed body to be made freely available to the global AI community.

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Google I/O was an AI evolution, not a revolution

At Google’s I/O developer conference, the company made its case to developers – and to some extent, consumers –  why its bets on AI are ahead of rivals. At the event, the company unveiled a revamped AI-powered search engine, an AI model with an expanded context window of 2 million tokens, AI helpers across its […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Cisco’s Splunk Acquisition Should Help Security Pros See Threats Sooner in Australia and New Zealand

Cisco’s Splunk acquisition was finalised in March 2024. Splunk’s Craig Bates says the combined offering could enhance observability and put data to work for security professionals in an age of AI threat defence.

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Scale Your Social Channels With This $50 App

Join more than 20 million users leveraging UNUM to schedule, manage and automatically scale their social media channels, from Instagram to YouTube.

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Scientists use generative AI to answer complex questions in physics

A new technique that can automatically classify phases of physical systems could help scientists investigate novel materials.

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Senate study proposes ‘at least’ $32B yearly for AI programs

The AI industry moves faster than the rest of the technology sector, which means it outpaces the federal government by several orders of magnitude. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Weka raises $140M as the AI boom bolsters data platforms

While an increasing number of companies are investing in AI, many are struggling to get AI-powered projects into production — much less delivering meaningful ROI. The challenges are many. But a commonly recurring one is data management. The data that companies need to train, run and fine-tune AI models is disorganized, siloed, and otherwise unoptimized. […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Google Search’s AI Summaries Are Generally Available This Week

Plus, Google reveals plans to unleash Gemini across Workspace to make interpreting long email threads or creating spreadsheets easier.

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Google I/O 2024: Google Search’s AI Summaries Are Generally Available This Week

Plus, Google reveals plans to unleash Gemini across Workspace to make interpreting long email threads or creating spreadsheets easier.

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Google I/O 2024: Google Search’s AI Overviews Are Generally Available This Week

Plus, Google reveals plans to unleash Gemini across Workspace to make interpreting long email threads or creating spreadsheets easier.

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Artificial intelligence tool to improve heart failure care

The powerful new AI tool can predict heart failure outcomes in specific patients, helping doctors improve care.

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Using ideas from game theory to improve the reliability of language models

A new “consensus game,” developed by MIT CSAIL researchers, elevates AI’s text comprehension and generation skills.

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TIOBE Index News (May 2024): Why is Fortran Popular Again?

The AI boom is starting to show up on the TIOBE Index by bringing back a formative programming language.

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OpenAI Spring Update: Next Flagship Model Is the ‘Natively Multimodal’ GPT-4o

OpenAI added a desktop ChatGPT application for macOS with GPT-4o. Separately, all ChatGPT users have access to Memory and some other features for free.

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Just believing that an AI is helping boosts your performance

Sometimes it seems like an AI is helping, but the benefit is actually a placebo effect -- people performing better simply because they expect to be doing so -- according to new research. The study also shows how difficult it is to shake people's trust in the capabilities of AI systems.

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Report: Organisations Have Endpoint Security Tools But Are Still Falling Short on the Basics

AI PCs could soon see organisations invest in whole fleets of new managed devices, but Absolute Security data shows they are failing to maintain endpoint protection and patching the devices they have.

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Potential power and pitfalls of harnessing artificial intelligence for sleep medicine

A new article highlights how artificial intelligence stands on the threshold of making monumental contributions to the field of sleep medicine. Through a strategic analysis, researchers examined advancements in AI within sleep medicine and spotlighted its potential in revolutionizing care in three critical areas: clinical applications, lifestyle management, and population health. The committee also reviewed barriers and challenges associated with using AI-enabled technologies.

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Women in AI: Rep. Dar’shun Kendrick wants to pass more AI legislation

To give AI-focused women academics and others their well-deserved — and overdue — time in the spotlight, TechCrunch has been publishing a series of interviews focused on remarkable women who’ve contributed to the AI revolution. We’re publishing these pieces throughout the year as the AI boom continues, highlighting key work that often goes unrecognized. Read more profiles here. […] © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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