AI Set to Save Professionals 12 Hours Per Week by 2029

Thomson Reuters (TSX/NYSE: TRI), a global content and technology company, released its 2024 Future of Professionals report, an annual survey of more than 2,200 professionals working across legal, tax, and risk & compliance fields globally.

The Rise of Embedded Analytics and Embedded AI: Proportional Business Value at Last?

In this contributed article, Artyom Keydunov, co-founder and CEO of Cube, believes that although business intelligence (BI) solutions have gone a long way to make more data available to non-technical users, challenges remain. With a universal semantic layer, organizations can create curated, intuitive data experiences that are more accessible than ever, enabling users to derive far more value from enterprise data.

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.

Lenovo Accelerates Smarter AI for All with New AI Solutions that Save Energy, Speed Deployment and Fast-Track AI Use Cases for Every Industry 

Lenovo unveiled new comprehensive enterprise AI solutions designed to help any company develop and deploy AI with turnkey services, business-ready vertical solutions and energy efficient innovations designed to accelerate the practical application of AI.

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.

AI-based Small Molecule Therapeutics Pioneer Athos Therapeutics Selects Vultr for Secure AI Training in the Cloud

Vultr, the large, privately-held cloud computing platform, today announced that Athos Therapeutics, Inc. (“Athos”), a clinical-stage biotechnology company, has chosen Vultr Cloud GPU to run its AI model training, tuning, and inference. Powered by NVIDIA HGX H100 systems and running on Dell Technologies’ PowerEdge XE9680 servers, Vultr now offers Athos the needed security and confidentiality for their intellectual property, omics data, and proprietary AI algorithms.

Brightwave Secures $6 Million Seed Round to Launch AI-Powered Financial Research Assistant

Brightwave, the AI-powered research assistant that generates insightful, trustworthy financial analysis on any subject, today announced $6 million in seed funding. The round was led by Decibel Partners, with backing from Point72 Ventures, Moonfire Ventures, and angel investors including executives from OpenAI, Databricks, Uber, and LinkedIn. Founded by engineers with deep knowledge in AI and finance infrastructure, co-founders Mike Conover and Brandon Kotara have over 20 years combined experience building AI and machine learning products

Low Code/No Code

In this contributed article, Ben Kliger, CEO and co-founder, Zenity, explores the connection between AI and no/low code development and how to bring application security measures to the new world of low-code/no-code app development.

In the Era of Cloud and AI, Hard Drives are More Critical than Ever Before 

In this contributed article, Jason Feist, Seagate’s Senior Vice President of Products and Markets, believes that amidst the data center boom and growth of AI, data storage is more important than ever, and it’s high time we revisit the HDD vs. SSD debate. While flash offers latency advantages and prices dropped temporarily, SSDs haven’t – and
never will – replace HDDs,