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DSC Weekly 19 December 2023


  • Generative AI signifies a pivotal shift in today’s technological landscape. It promises profound insights, streamlined operations, and assistance with data-driven decisions on an unprecedented scale. However, GenAI also brings forth ethical and regulatory considerations that require attention for modern businesses seeking to capitalize on the still-evolving technology. Register for the Enterprise Strategy Group’s upcoming GenAI Summit​ to engage with thought leaders as they navigate the intricate dilemmas, evolving regulatory landscape, and responsible AI practices that maximize the benefits of GenAI technology and mitigate inherent risks and biases.​
  • Ransomware attacks show no signs of slowing down. This year marked a record-breaking year for ransomware attacks, as they surged 74% by the first three months of 2023. Organizations require not only a solid prevention plan, but they need established recovery solutions to ensure they bounce back from attacks that can cause irreparable economic and reputational damage. The newer and more treacherous modern threat landscape forces organizations to take a second look at cyber insurance and the security it can ensure against fallout from an attack. Join the upcoming Ransomware Preparedness: Strategies for a Secure Future summit to hear leading experts discuss actionable strategies to prevent ransomware attacks, mitigate damage, and select the best cyber insurance option for your organization.

Top Stories

  • LLMs: Can intelligence be caged?
    December 19, 2023
    by David Stephen
    It may depend on the level of intelligence and the perception of the strength of that cage by the captors. The cage may be strong enough that without any unknown or unexpected event, it would hold up. However, the heterogeneity of intelligence may result in forms [or messages] with which escapes can be made, without leaving the cage.
  • Why FAIR data assets are essential to AI data management
    December 19, 2023
    by Alan Morrison
    One of the efforts our Dataworthy Collective will be ramping up in 2024 involves standardizing the building of logical knowledge graphs at the level of the document object. The goal is to make spreadsheets trustworthy, sharable and reusable on a standalone basis at web scale. 
  • AI and Justice in a Brave New World: Part 3 – AI Governance
    December 17, 2023
    by Bill Schmarzo
    In part 1 of the series “A Different AI Scenario: AI and Justice in a Brave New World,” I outlined some requirements for the role that AI would play in enforcing our laws and regulations in a more just and fair manner and what our human legislators must do to ensure that outcome.


  • How can data science and AI help HR in workforce development, evaluation, and retention?
    December 18, 2023
    by John Lee
    There have been claims that artificial intelligence is bringing about increased productivity, accuracy, and a smarter workplace. In all of this excitement, it is difficult to differentiate between fact and fantasy. When it comes to the management of workforces, what is the truth there?
  • Data management implications of the AI Act
    December 18, 2023
    by Alan Morrison
    Members of the European Parliament and the Council reached provisional agreement on the Artificial Intelligence Act on December 9th, 2023 after years of debate and discussion. The AI Act is broad in scope and is intended to protect public welfare, digital rights, democracy, and the rule of law from the dangers of AI.
  • Beyond LLMs and Trillion-Parameter Models
    December 15, 2023
    by Vincent Granville
    These days, it is as if AI is just about GenAI (generative AI), LLMs (large language models) and very large models. It has eclipsed computer vision, voice AI and everything else. Part of the success of trillion-parameter models is that they are over-parametrized. That is, many different parameter combinations lead to good enough solutions.
  • Voice Search Revolution: Data-Driven SEO Strategies for Future Success
    December 14, 2023
    by John Lee
    With the rise of voice search, how can businesses adapt their SEO strategies to optimize for conversational queries, backed by data-driven insights? Voice search is causing changes to occur in search engine optimization. Users are using more natural language and conversational queries with voice-activated devices.
  • DSC Weekly 12 December 2023
    December 12, 2023
    by Scott Thompson
    Read more of the top articles from the Data Science Central community.