58% of Americans Interested in Training AI Models, Survey Finds

Mindrift, a new data generation platform and community for subject matter experts across industries to create high quality datasets for safe, accurate, and responsible AI development, is celebrating its launch by releasing an “AI and the Workforce” report, which surveyed over 1,000 Americans.

Improvements in Contextual Intelligence and Generative AI will Help Creative Personalization Reach its Full Potential  

In this contributed article, Chief Operating Officer at Flashtalking and Mediaocean, Ben Kartzman, discusses how advancements in contextual intelligence and GenAI are transforming creative personalization in digital advertising amid diminishing data signals like Mobile Ad IDs and third-party cookies. Ben points out that AI-driven improvements enable more accurate targeting and tailored ad creative, while GenAI facilitates the real-time creation of new ad assets, leading to unprecedented personalization. He argues that these advancements are crucial in the evolving landscape of digital advertising, redefining the traditional approach of delivering relevant messages to audiences.

Heard on the Street – 5/9/2024

Welcome to insideBIGDATA’s “Heard on the Street” round-up column! In this regular feature, we highlight thought-leadership commentaries from members of the big data ecosystem. Each edition covers the trends of the day with compelling perspectives that can provide important insights to give you a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

AI Fuels Nearly 30% Increase in IT Modernization Spend, Yet Businesses Are Unprepared for Growing Data Demands, Couchbase Survey Reveals

Couchbase, Inc. (NASDAQ: BASE), the cloud database platform company, released the findings from its seventh annual survey of global IT leaders. The study of 500 senior IT decision makers found that investment in IT modernization is set to increase by 27% in 2024, as enterprises look to take advantage of new technologies, such as AI and edge computing, while meeting ever-increasing productivity demands.

Is Generative AI Having Its Oppenheimer Moment?

In this contributed article, Manuel Sanchez, Information Security and Compliance Specialist at iManage, discusses how Generative AI – which burst into the mainstream a little over a year ago – seems to be having an Oppenheimer moment of its own.

5 Ways AI Could Be Putting Your Business Under Threat

The topic of AI couldn’t be hotter, with the advent of tools such as ChatGPT and Midjourney posing very real questions of what AI means for the future of humanity. 35% of businesses globally have stated they currently use AI, with 42% stating they plan to use it at some point in the future. With this in mind, the tech experts over at our friends SOAX have looked at five ways AI could be putting your business under threat. 

Big AIs in Small Devices

In this contributed article, Luc Andrea, Engineering Director at Multiverse Computing, discusses the challenge of integrating increasingly complex AI systems, particularly Large Language Models, into resource-limited edge devices in the IoT era. It proposes quantum-inspired algorithms and tensor networks as potential solutions for compressing these large AI models, making them suitable for edge computing without compromising performance.

Cultivating Ethical Intelligence: Navigating the Landscape of AI Ethics in the Digital Age

In this contributed article, Dev Nag is the CEO/Founder at QueryPal, discusses how the evolving regulatory environment, highlighted by initiatives like the Biden administration’s executive order, alongside proactive platform actions such as X’s response to the Taylor Swift deepfake incident, offers a roadmap for fostering responsible AI innovation. By integrating these insights into their ethical frameworks, leaders can champion a culture of exploration and advancement in AI, grounded in principles of integrity and transparency. 

In 2024, Data Quality and AI Will Open New Doors

In this contributed article, Stephany Lapierre, Founder and CEO of Tealbook, discusses how AI can help streamline procurement processes, reduce costs and improve supplier management, while also addressing common concerns and challenges related to AI implementation like data privacy, ethical considerations and the need for human oversight.

The Importance of Protecting AI Models

In this contributed article, Rick Echevarria, Vice President, Security Center of Excellence, Intel, touches on the growing importance of protecting AI models and the data they contain, as this data is often sensitive, private, or regulated. Leaving AI models and their data training sets unmanaged, unmonitored, and unprotected can put an organization at significant risk of data theft, fines, and more. Additionally, poorly managed data practices could result in costly compliance violations or a data breach that must be disclosed to customers.