Top Tech Stories for May 2024

Top Tech stories from May 2024

From AI to cyber security and new products, the world of technology is always changing. Here is a roundup of some of the latest tech stories that we’ve been following from the last month.

Introduction

From AI to cyber security and new products, the world of technology is always changing. Here is a roundup of some of the latest tech stories that we’ve been following from the last month.

AI

  1. OpenAI’s GPT-4o: OpenAI, a leading AI research lab, has launched a new version of its AI model. This model can understand and generate text, images, and sounds better and faster than before.
  2. Google I/O conference: Google held its annual developer conference where it introduced a range of new products. These include new features for searching the web and chatting online, as well as new AI hardware for businesses.
  3. OpenAI’s Safety and Security Committee: OpenAI has formed a new committee to oversee risk management for its projects and operations. The committee will be responsible for making recommendations about AI safety to the full company board of directors.

Business Technology

  1. Microsoft’s ‘Copilot+’ PCs: Microsoft has unveiled a new category of personal computers that come with AI features. These computers are designed to compete with similar products from other tech giants like Alphabet (Google’s parent company) and Apple.
  2. EU’s AI Act: The European Union (EU) has new rules on artificial intelligence (AI) that are set to come into effect soon. These rules will govern how AI can be used in the EU.
  3. What’s next in chips: There is heightened demand for chips that can train AI models faster. Industry leader Nvidia has announced new chips shortly after its latest chips were released and competitor AMD has announced their own plans for the future of AI chips.

Consumer Products

  1. Mini-LED TVs: One of the biggest trends in TVs right now is mini-LED models. These TVs use thousands of tiny LEDs to create a picture, resulting in better color accuracy and contrast.
  2. The 11 most exciting tech trends of 2024: The 11 most exciting tech trends of 2024, according to CES 2024.

Cyber Security

  1. Digitalization of banking: As banks move more of their services online, there are new risks to consider. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, an international group of banking regulators, has issued a warning about these risks.
  2. Canada Joins International Security Partners in Release of Advisory: The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security, a part of the Communications Security Establishment Canada, joined several global security partners to warn the public about a growing cyber security threat to civil society organizations and individuals.

Other Noteworthy Stories

  1. 10 Breakthrough Technologies 2024: MIT Technology Review has picked 10 technologies that have the greatest potential to change our lives in the years ahead.
  2. Artificial Blood Platelets: Researchers have developed artificial blood platelets that could one day be used in transfusions. These artificial platelets can be stored for a long time, making them a potentially valuable resource in emergencies.
  3. Microsoft’s investment in Kenya: Microsoft has partnered with a UAE-based AI firm to invest $1 billion in a data center in Kenya.
  4. Fake paintings on eBay: Researchers have used AI to identify as many as 40 fake paintings for sale on eBay.

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