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Google brings AI collaboration to work

Google used yesterday's Google I/O to announce new services and capabilities across Google Cloud and Workspace.

Among these is Duet AI, an AI-powered collaborator, to enable more users and developers to start seeing the impact AI can have on their organization and help solve day-to-day work challenges.

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Get 'GPT-3' (worth $27.99) for FREE

GPT-3, by Sandra Kublik and Shubham Saboo, provides a comprehensive guide on how to utilize the OpenAI API with ease. It explores imaginative methods of utilizing this tool for your specific needs and showcases successful businesses that have been established through its use.

The book is divided into two sections, with the first focusing on the fundamentals of the OpenAI API. The second part examines the dynamic and thriving environment that has arisen around GPT-3.

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Get 'Machine Learning Security Principles' (worth $37.99) for FREE

Businesses are leveraging the power of AI to make undertakings that used to be complicated and pricey much easier, faster, and cheaper. Machine Learning Security Principles will explain how you can use Machine Learning to keep data, networks, users and applications safe from prying eyes.

The first part of this book will explore these processes in more depth, which will help you in understanding the role security plays in machine learning.

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Smaller businesses are ready to embrace AI

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According to a new report, 61 percent of SMBs expect their AI usage to increase in the next year, and younger groups are more likely to incorporate AI into regular tasks.

The study from DigitalOcean also finds that while 70 percent have used ChatGPT in some capacity, it's still in the early testing stages and only nine percent of companies have policies in place concerning its usage. 62 percent of those using ChatGPT say they are just testing it out, with 23 percent integrating it into regular tasks.

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Behavioral AI platform defends against multi-channel attacks

While email remains the most common path to target an organization, we're increasingly using other tools like Slack, Teams and Zoom too, so cybercriminals are steadily shifting their tactics and targeting these additional entry points across the enterprise.

AI-based email security platform Abnormal Security is launching a range of new additions to its product focused on expanding security detection for these collaboration tools.

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From a hacker's cheat sheet to malware… to bio weapons? ChatGPT is easily abused, and that's a big problem


There's probably no one who hasn't heard of ChatGPT, an AI-powered chatbot that can generate human-like responses to text prompts. While it's not without its flaws, ChatGPT is scarily good at being a jack-of-all-trades: it can write software, a film script and everything in between. ChatGPT was built on top of GPT-3.5, OpenAI’s large language model, which was the most advanced at the time of the chatbot's release last November.

Fast forward to March, and OpenAI unveiled GPT-4, an upgrade to GPT-3.5. The new language model is larger and more versatile than its predecessor. Although its capabilities have yet to be fully explored, it is already showing great promise. For example, GPT-4 can suggest new compounds, potentially aiding drug discovery, and create a working website from just a notebook sketch.

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OpenAI launches bug bounty program to help boost ChatGPT security


As the world goes crazy for AI, many are voicing concerns about the numerous artificial intelligence systems that are rapidly gathering fans. ChatGPT is one of the tools that has exploded in popularity, and now OpenAI, the company behind the system, has launched a bug bounty program to help track down flaws and problems.

The company is calling on "the global community of security researchers, ethical hackers, and technology enthusiasts" to unearth vulnerabilities, bugs and security flaws. With the OpenAI Bug Bounty Program, it is possible to earn anything from $200 to $20,000 for sharing discoveries, with the size of the payment being dependent on the severity of the problem found.

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Microsoft is adding ChatGPT support to PowerToys for AI-powered searches

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Having just added a registry editing tool to PowerToys, Microsoft is now working on the practically inevitable -- adding ChatGPT support to the utility collection.

This will not take the form of a dedicated new module, rather it will be a plugin. Specifically PowerToys' AI-driven ChatGPT functionality will come courtesy of a PowerToys Run plugin that is currently in development. It is a move that neatly integrates the power of ChatGPT into Windows 10 and Windows 11.

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The roll out of integrated AI image generator to all Microsoft Edge users begins

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Microsoft has started the rollout of Edge Image Creator to all users. Continuing its love affair with all things related to artificial intelligence, the company's in-browser AI image generator is powered by OpenAI's DALL-E.

Rolling out the tool to Edge comes just a few weeks after Microsoft announced the launch of Bing Image Creator in the preview version of the browser and the new Bing. It means that everyone running the desktop version of Edge will have access to Image Creator.

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Microsoft adds Bing Chat AI to SwiftKey Beta for Android

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Microsoft, Google and just about every other tech firm in existence is busy embracing artificial intelligence. In the latest example of bandwagon-jumping, the Windows-maker's new beta version of the SwiftKey keyboard for Android has gained AI functionality.

New capabilities come courtesy of Bing Chat AI, with Android users "slowly" gaining access to the power of Microsoft's chatbot; it is not yet clear quite when iOS users might also get the same treatment. But just what does the arrival of Bing Chat integration mean for SwiftKey?

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Ghostwriter: The AI-powered writing assistant for Microsoft Office [Q&A]

Ghostwriter AI writing assistant

ChatGPT, OpenAI's flagship product, is a generative language model that is capable of generating natural language responses to a wide variety of prompts. Microsoft is bringing this AI functionality to many of its products, including Microsoft 365, but another company is already offering a powerful ChatGPT add-in for Microsoft Office.

We spoke to Ghostwriter's creator Patrick Husting about his product and plans for the future.

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Microsoft 365 Defender is now AI-powered

Since its inception, Microsoft Defender Antivirus (FKA Windows Defender) was considered somewhat of a joke by power users. They would assert that it provided you with the protection of an umbrella in a hurricane. While its deficiencies were often exaggerated, indeed, it didn’t give you the same depth and scope as high-quality third-party solutions. 

When Bitdefender retired its free antivirus solution in 2021 (only to release a new free antivirus in 2022), many turned back to Microsoft Defender. After all, Microsoft should ultimately know the best ways to secure its software. It's surprising it took so long for the company to expand the coverage of its Microsoft Defender line, especially, with the largest share of its revenue being made from intelligent cloud computing.

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The real risks of OpenAI's GPT-4


While many were marveling at the release of OpenAI’s GPT-4, Monitaur was busy analyzing the accompanying papers that examined the risks and technical design of its latest engine. In this commentary, I examine this through the lens of proper governance, responsible use, and ethical AI, while also considering the larger landscape of language models within which OpenAI sits.

The analysis results were not what were hoped for.

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Watch ChatGPT generate a string of valid Windows activation keys

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OpenAI's ChatGPT can be used for all sorts of things, from answering questions and translating text, to generating original content like stories, poetry and code.

Given the right prompts, it can even be tricked into producing valid license keys for software. YouTuber Enderman managed to overcome ChatGPT’s initial reluctance to do this and got it to provide him with a selection of working keys for Windows 95.

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Microsoft is preparing to bring ads to AI-powered Bing Chat

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In a move that will come as a surprise to just about no one, Microsoft has announced that it is "exploring" the idea of adding advertising to its GPT-4-based Bing Chat.

The company is framing the addition of ads to the AI-powered chat bot as a means of "driving more traffic and value to publishers from the new Bing". Microsoft says that it is seeking to do this by, among other things, "pioneering the future of advertising".

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