2024 Trends in Data Technologies: Foundation Models and Confidential Computing

In this contributed article, editorial consultant Jelani Harper suggests that perhaps the single greatest force shaping—if not reshaping—the contemporary data sphere is the pervasive presence of foundation models. Manifest most acutely in deployments of generative Artificial Intelligence, these models are impacting everything from external customer interactions to internal employee interfaces with data systems.  

What is a RAG? 

In this contributed article, Magnus Revang, Chief Product Officer of Openstream.ai, points out that In the Large Language Model space, one acronym is frequently put forward as the solution to all the weaknesses. Hallucinations? RAG. Privacy? RAG. Confidentiality? RAG. Unfortunately, when asked to define RAG, the definitions are all over the place.