AI at Work: Friend and Foe

A new report was published by Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Titled AI at Work: Friend and Foe, the study follows the firm’s inaugural AI at Work survey from last year and is based on a global survey of more than 13,000 employees in 15 countries and regions conducted by BCG X, BCG’s tech build and design division. The survey’s respondents range from executive suite leaders to frontline employees who do not hold managerial positions, although most respondents work in office-based roles.

How Organizations Can Avoid AI Sticker Shock

In this contributed article, Chris Opat, Backblaze senior vice president of cloud operations, highlights how companies can innovate with AI while staying within the budget by understanding the type of AI you’re training, its latency requirements, the quantities of training data, and what third-party data you’ll need.

Webinar: Getting Started with Llama 3 on AMD Radeon and Instinct GPUs

[Sponsored Post] This webinar: “Getting Started with Llama 3 on AMD Radeon and Instinct GPUs” provides a guide to installing Hugging Face transformers, Meta’s Llama 3 weights, and the necessary dependencies for running Llama locally on AMD systems with ROCm™ 6.0.

The CFO’s Quest in an AI-first World

A new research study with HFS Research from Genpact (helping leading finance organizations with digital transformation) found that leading CFOs expect AI to be the “future” of their company. The CFOs surveyed – including chiefs from HP, HSBC, Trinity Health and more – see the biggest potential for data analysis, customer integration and forecasting, but also expressed concern about how to take the next step. 

Freshworks Report Reveals AI Is Delivering Strong Productivity Gains and Unlocking Higher-Value Work for Employees

Freshworks Inc. (NASDAQ: FRSH) released its new Global AI Workplace Report, revealing how various workplace departments are interacting with AI since the new era of generative AI exploded into the market 18 months ago. The global survey of 7,000+ full-time employees, collected from March 9 to April 4, 2024, revealed how AI has become a tool commonly used among knowledge workers – more than half (55%) of workers surveyed said they are currently using software applications enhanced with AI at work. 

Vero AI Publishes Report Identifying Trends in AI and Data Privacy Legislation, Supporting Enterprises in Compliance Planning

Vero AI, a first-of-its-kind analytical engine and scoreboard that helps enterprises fully harness the potential of advanced technology including artificial intelligence while minimizing risk, released an industry-agnostic report, Regulating the Future: Responsible AI Legislation Trends and Predictions on key trends in current and emerging artificial intelligence (AI) legislation.

Enhancing Business Innovation and Operational Efficiency Through Historical Data

In this contributed article, Adrian Kunzle, Chief Technology Officer at Own Company, discusses strategies around using historical data to understand their businesses better and fill gaps are often overlooked. When organizations maximize historical data, they can improve AI-driven decisions, reduce the overhead of data warehouses and ETL processes, while simultaneously driving portability and automation.

Bain AI Survey Results Show Enthusiasm for GenAI but is Vision AI the Next Boom?

Bain & Company released their AI Survey results illustrating that businesses are investing heavily in generative AI, with 87% of surveyed companies working with gen AI in some capacity. Business leaders are eager to see results, however, the real value comes from how AI changes what businesses can do.

The Rise of Streaming Data and Its Cost Efficiency – How Did We Get Here?

In this contributed article, Sijie Guo, Founder and CEO of Streamnative, believes that with remote work entrenched in the post-pandemic enterprise, organizations are restructuring their technology stack and software strategy for a new, distributed workforce. Real-time data streaming has emerged as a necessary and cost efficient way for enterprises to scale in an agile way. There are two sides to this coin with dual cost advantages – architectural and operational.

Advocating Collaboration in Safe AI Management

In this contributed article, Rosanne Kincaid-Smith, Group COO at Northern Data, delves into the ethical considerations of ensuring AI safety and emphasizes the need for a collective approach to AI management – involving a mixture of technical and societal bodies who understand its far-reaching impact. The piece sheds light on the growing concerns surrounding the emergence of next-generation AI technologies and underscores the new collaborative efforts of the US and UK in addressing safety concerns linked to the integration of AI into business operations.