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Apple's "Wonderlust" launch event was an example of how virtual launches should be done, and it was brilliantly executed. I'm not and likely never will be an Apple fan, but I like to call things as I see them. Last week's presentation raised the bar for how to execute events like this.

Apple's new iPhone 15 lineup and Watches come with upgraded processors, enhanced cameras, and new user interface features.

AI could have a huge positive impact on work/life balance, fair compensation, and turning companies into better workplaces. Still, too often, AI is positioned as a threat to employees instead of a benefit. Let's talk about the potential of AI to improve employee-employer relations and help executive...

Avoid AI hype and ruthlessly cut failed projects, advises a new Forrester report outlining best practices for enterprises adopting artificial intelligence.

Pew also found strong support for the government putting a leash on AI. Two-thirds of the survey subjects with knowledge of ChatGPT expressed concern that the government would not go far enough in regulating chatbot use.

How can we improve our approach to dealing with disasters like the recent Maui fire? Let's explore some potential solutions this week. Then we'll close with my Product of the Week, a new all-in-one desktop PC from HP for anyone who wants an easy-to-set-up-and-use desktop computing solution.

A recent study revealed that 75% of organizations are implementing or considering workplace bans on gen AI applications. Experts questioned by TechNewsWorld were skeptical of the effectiveness of such bans.

Called SnorCall, the method uses AI to analyze the content in robocalls and, in a significant number of cases, provide law enforcement and other stakeholders with the information they need to track down the bad actors behind the calls.

Intel announced its second-quarter 2023 financial results on July 27. After two quarters of reported losses, we now see profits, and AMD's financials indicate that its inroads into Intel's base may be slowing as Intel puts up more of a fight.

A Salesforce survey of more than 1,000 technologists found that 75% of UX designers, developers, and IT managers want to reduce software's environmental harm, but half are unsure how to implement such changes.

ANALYSIS

Are Gen AI Benefits Worth the Risk?

Tools like ChatGPT and Dalle-E illustrate the power and potential of generative AI in diverse sectors. However, concerns over false information propagation, IP infringement, and potential job loss underline the need for cautious progression and regulation.

In a drastic rebranding move, Elon Musk scrapped the perky blue bird that symbolized Twitter for more than a decade and replaced it with an enigmatic X.

In just five days, the latest Twitter alternative, Meta's Threads, has garnered 100 million users, shattering a record formerly held by the wildly popular generative AI app ChatGPT.

Let's explore the battle to come between Twitter and Threads and why it could be catastrophic for Twitter. We'll close with my Product of the Week: the new m18 gaming laptop from Alienware, an amazingly powerful notebook with an awesome 18-inch screen.

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