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DSC Weekly 21 May 2024


  • The network infrastructure is experiencing a rapid reshaping with the explosion of multi-cloud, edge computing, and AI. A more complicated IT ecosystem calls for a more sophisticated system of tools and software to support the volume of data and applications housed within it. With organizations moving into a new era of connectivity, they must have the proper bandwidth to not hamper productivity and the ability to embrace digital transformation. Attend the Redefining Network Infrastructure Strategies Virtual Summit to hear leading experts discuss the major trends influencing network infrastructure and the approaches organizations can take to ensure networks run smoothly and efficiently even with vast amounts of data and applications.
  • As cloud use continues to expand, proper management, monitoring and security is critical to ensure organizations are gaining the most benefit. Organizations navigating digital transformation initiatives know the cloud is a major playing ground for emerging technologies related to cloud migration, cloud security and containerization. Tune into the Managing Hybrid and Multi Cloud Environments Summit to hear leading experts in the field discuss the latest strategies for monitoring complex cloud environments, preventing cyber attacks and security breaches via the cloud, and how to integrate the latest technology trends into cloud usage.

Top Stories

  • Texas Jumps the Gun on AI
    May 20, 2024
    by Dan Wilson
    The recent implementation of artificial intelligence by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to grade the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests has sparked significant debate. For show #7 of the AI Think Tank podcast, I had the pleasure of discussing this topic with Caleb Stevens, an infrastructure engineer, founder of Personality Labs, and fellow MIT cohort of mine.
  • Becoming an AI Utility Function Exercise – Part 1
    May 19, 2024
    by Bill Schmarzo
    The media (and movies) have made AI conversations confusing and too emotional.  I propose a simple exercise for middle and high school students (and others who might be interested) to provide hands-on training to understand how an AI model works.
  • Deepfakes and LLMs: Free will neural network for AI safety research
    May 17, 2024
    by David Stephen
    Currently, there is nothing any AI system can do, that it is prompted to do, that it would not do, pre-guardrail or post-guardrail. This is a major problem for a dynamic host of a substantial amount of collective human intelligence. Organisms can do numerous things that they do not do.


  • New Book: State of the Art in GenAI & LLMs — Creative Projects, with Solutions
    May 20, 2024
    by Vincent Granville
    With 23 top projects, 96 subprojects, and 6000 lines of Python code, this vendor-neutral coursebook is a goldmine for any analytic professional or AI/ML engineer interested in developing superior GenAI or LLM enterprise apps using ground-breaking technology, in little time.
  • The role of sentiment analysis in cybersecurity
    May 20, 2024
    by Zachary Amos
    Traditional cybersecurity tools like antivirus software and firewalls have always provided a robust foundation for digital security. However, as cyberthreats change, experts must look elsewhere for stronger security outcomes. Sentiment analysis is one method cybersecurity professionals have started integrating with existing protocols.
  • How AI-enhanced data management enables more precise workflows
    May 17, 2024
    by Ovais Naseem
    By 2025, the world will generate 181 zettabytes of data (that’s like streaming Netflix continuously for 36 million years!) This data boom isn’t confined to business sectors—it permeates every facet of our lives. From healthcare and banking to financial services, businesses are bombarded with data yet unaware of how to extract consumer insights, manage data, and make informed decisions. 
  • 5 biggest cybersecurity risks in edge computing
    May 17, 2024
    by Zachary Amos
    Edge computing is quickly gaining popularity because it enables low-latency, high-efficiency, real-time operations by moving storage and processing to the network’s boundary. If you are like many people, going from a centralized data center to a solution like this is promising.
  • How to develop an AI-enabled SaaS product
    May 16, 2024
    by Aria Barnes
    Cloud computing has promoted the rise of Software as a Service (SaaS) in the world of business. Software as a Service (SaaS) has become the preferred choice for enterprises of all sizes. SaaS applications provide numerous advantages over traditional software, including affordability, scalability, and ease of use.
  • DSC Weekly 14 May 2024
    May 14, 2024
    by Scott Thompson
    Read more of the top articles from the Data Science Central community.