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DSC Weekly 7 May 2024


  • Once considered an afterthought, application security risk management is now an integral aspect of application development. The rise of cloud-native adoption and proliferation of microservices has enlarged the attack surface, requiring elevated security measures. Service mesh technologies and API gateways emerge as pivotal solutions, streamlining communication, enhancing reliability, and fortifying security. Join the Advancing Application Security Practices Summit to discover how to bolster your security posture, exploring ways to mitigate security vulnerabilities, manage risks, and fortify against cyberattacks.
  • Zero trust adoption has surged in recent years, driven by two main factors: 1). A wave of high-profile data breaches that highlighted the need for enhanced cybersecurity strategies and 2). The COVID-19 pandemic created the need for remote access technologies beyond VPN. While the zero trust model can be highly beneficial, it does have some challenges. That’s why making zero trust cybersecurity as effective as possible starts by understanding its challenges. In the upcoming The Zero Trust Journey: From Concept to Implementation summit, industry leaders, experts and practitioners provide resources and recommendations to help you build a zero trust framework.

Top Stories

  • Ten reasons organizations pay more in data integration tax every year
    May 7, 2024
    by Alan Morrison
    Gartner’s April 2024 IT forecast estimated 8 percent growth from 2023 to 2024, forecasting $5.06 trillion in spending worldwide in 2024, rising to $8 trillion “well before the end of the decade.” The amount the world spends on IT now surpasses what the entire population of people in low-income countries (4.5 billion people, 56 percent of the 8 billion people populating the globe) spend annually, according to The World Bank. Nearly half of low-income country spending is solely for food and beverages.
  • The road to democratized AI with Kwaai
    May 7, 2024
    by Dan Wilson
    For our 5th episode of the AI Think Tank Podcast, I had the pleasure of joining two key figures in the field of data democratization and its intersection with AI: Reza Rassool, founder of Kwaai, and Cam Geer, Co-Founder and COO of Cryptid Technologies. Throughout our conversation, we discussed Kwaai’s bold efforts to make AI accessible and beneficial for everyone, unpacking the complexities and transformative potential of their initiatives.
  • GenAI, RAG, LLM… Oh My!
    May 4, 2024
    by Bill Schmarzo
    I am pleased to announce the release of my updated “Thinking Like a Data Scientist” workbook. As a next step, I plan to work on a supplemental workbook incorporating GenAI tools like OpenAI ChatGPT, Google Gemini, and Microsoft Copilot with the Thinking Like a Data Scientist approach. We need to improve our prompt engineering skills to get started with this process.


  • What Is generative AI audio? Everything you need to know
    May 7, 2024
    by Erika Balla
    Generative AI is probably the best product from humankind since fire and baked bread. This analogy stands valid with respect to its comparison with fire because when fire was discovered, people feared it. They saw fire as apocalyptic, capable of causing destruction. It was only when we as humans worked on domesticating fire that evolution fell in place.
  • Metadata management in data lakes
    May 7, 2024
    by Ovais Naseem
    Metadata management is critical to data lake architecture, ensuring that data is well-organized, easily discoverable, and effectively utilized. As data lakes store vast amounts of raw data in their native format, managing metadata becomes essential to maintain data quality, improve data governance, and facilitate data analytics and reporting.
  • Why intelligent brands are reverting to user-generated content amid the generative AI boom
    May 6, 2024
    by Edward Nick
    The generative AI boom represents a watershed moment for the world of marketing, and every brand will soon be faced with a transformative decision to make: join the machines or beat them at their own game.  Out-innovating the large language models (LLMs) like ChatGPT that are capable of creating just about any form of content at a moment’s notice can be profoundly difficult and expensive in comparison to the alternative. But as the boom becomes all-encompassing, keeping things authentic could become a key desire for your leads.
  • Extrapolate as you wish: AI-powered code generation takes center stage in the microservices revolution
    May 2, 2024
    by Erika Balla
    We all know the drill – microservices are the rockstars of the application architecture world, offering agility, scalability, and that ever-elusive dream of clean, maintainable code. But here’s the thing: building microservices can be a double-edged sword. While they break down monolithic monsters into bite-sized components, we’re often left wrestling with repetitive boilerplate code that slows us down. That’s where AI-powered code generation is ready to disrupt the game in 2024 and beyond. 
  • 7 Cool Technical GenAI & LLM Job Interview Questions
    May 1, 2024
    by Vincent Granville
    This is not a repository of traditional questions that you can find everywhere on the Internet. Instead, it is a short selection of problems that require outside-the-box thinking. They come from my own projects, focusing on recent methods not taught anywhere. Some are related to new, efficient algorithms, sometimes not yet implemented by large companies. I also provide my answers. It would be interesting to compare them to OpenAI answers.
  • DSC Weekly 30 April 2024
    April 30, 2024
    by Scott Thompson
    Read more of the top articles from the Data Science Central community.