Vodafone Partners with Microsoft to Boost Generative AI in Europe and Africa

Vodafone and Microsoft announce a 10-year strategic partnership focused on enhancing digital services for more than 300 million businesses, public sector organizations, and consumers throughout Europe and Africa.

Last week in AI: Jan. 9-16

We asked ChatGPT to create a list of "the Top 5 articles about generative AI published on the Web this past week."

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HPE Acquiring Juniper Networks to 'Take Advantage of Explosion of AI and Hybrid Cloud-Driven Business'

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced the acquisition of Juniper Networks on for approximately $14 billion in equity.

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Microsoft Cultivating More AI Startups with Azure Program Expansion

A Microsoft program that grants thousands in Azure credits to AI-forward startups is becoming more accessible.

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Low-Code Pioneer Mendix Adding Generative AI To Platform via Amazon

AWS and Siemens announce expanded partnership with low-code pioneer Mendix, giving users access to major foundation AI models via Amazon Bedrock.

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New GPT Store Lets Creators Share Custom Chatbots, Though Debut Marred by Theft

OpenAI launches its much-anticipated GPT Store, through which users can share their custom chatbots, but theft/hijacking is already a problem on day one.

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Is OpenAI Still a Nonprofit? Consumer Group Urges Investigation

A consumer rights advocacy group is urging the California attorney general to scrutinize generative AI darling OpenAI's nonprofit status.

Ignoring Responsible AI Could Cost Orgs at Least $1M

Ensuring that AI vendors, practitioners and researchers follow ethical AI practices is about more than social responsibility; it's also about money.

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Survey Says: A Majority of Mobile App Developers Are Using Generative AI

New study highlights a surge in the adoption of AI in mobile app development and testing, driven by its potential to enhance productivity.

Google's Gemini Now Available on Vertex AI Platform

Fresh on the heels of Google unveiling Gemini, its "largest and most capable AI model," the company announces that the advanced tech is now available on its Vertex AI platform.

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CSA's New AI Safety Initiative Aims to Set Security Standards

Leading AI vendors join forces under the Cloud Security Alliance's (CSA) new AI Safety Initiative to establish trusted best practices for generative AI technology.

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Microsoft Stands Alone as Leader in New AI Governance Research Report

IDC analysts say Microsoft is the only "Leader" in AI governance.

New Microsoft Copilot Offerings for Education Meet Students and Teachers 'at the Intersection of AI and Education'

Microsoft announces expansions for education users of its Copilot tools.