Microsoft's 38TB AI data leak

PLUS: UK's AI regulation influence

Welcome, AI enthusiasts.

Microsoft accidentally exposed 38TB of information in an AI dataset leak.

Is this a one-off mistake, or a warning sign of things to come for AI data security issues? Lets dive in

In todays AI rundown:

  • Microsoft exposes 38TB in AI data leak

  • UK proposes new AI rules for transparency

  • 儭 9 New AI tools

  • Enhance learning with AI-generated diagrams

  • 3 Quick AI updates

Read time: 3 minutes

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MICROSOFT

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The Rundown: Discovered by Wiz Research,a single misconfigured token by Microsoft's AI team reportedly exposed 38TB of private data on GitHub, including employee computer backups and messages.

Key points:

  • The token granted full access to an Azure storage account, not just the intended open AI datasets.

  • Wiz Research discovered computer backups in the data with passwords, keys, and 30,000+ internal Teams messages.

  • Microsoft published a blog reassuring that no customer data was exposed, with no action needed from customers.

Why it matters: While the incident didnt have a broad impact, the data leak is an important reminder for organizations to tighten their AI guardrails. As massive amounts of data power new AI innovations, the security around that info will also need to scale.

TOGETHER WITH SUPERMANAGE

The Rundown: Supermanage empowers top-tier managers and teams to excel in 1-on-1 meetings by analyzing selected Slack channels and providing real-time insights into individual team members.

The benefits of using Supermanage:

  • Real-Time Snapshots: Get immediate updates on any team member's contributions, challenges, and engagement levels.

  • Meaningful Conversations: Equip yourself with all the information you need for in-depth and impactful 1-on-1s.

  • Team Engagement: Stay informed and ready to discuss vital aspects of team performance and dynamics.

AI REGULATION

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The Rundown: The UKs Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) laid out new principles for regulating large AI models like ChatGPT focused on accountability, preventing dominance by Big Tech, and enabling access.

Details:

  • The proposals from the CMA aim to maximize AI's benefits across the economy, not just for major players.

  • Key principles cover developer accountability, interoperability, preventing anti-competitive conduct, and access to AI models.

  • The principles will guide the UK's oversight as it gains new regulation powers and comes ahead of Novembers AI safety summit in Berlin.

Why it matters: As the UK looks to flex its influence in the AI sphere, its regulation efforts will be impactful for global precedents. Will quicker action persuade the U.S. to start moving faster on regulation?

TRENDING TOOLS

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MindPal 2.0- Empower your tasks by building AI agents with your data (link)

OneAudio AI- Easily transform voice recordings into simplified and summarized notes (link)

CheatGPT- Unleash your study potential with your GPT-4 Superpowered assistant (link)

Copy AI- Generate content, such as blog headlines, emails, and social media posts using AI (link)

Super- Create a website from your Notion database in minutes (link)

Writesonic- ChatGPT alternative that addresses the limitations of ChatGPT (link)

Browse- Train a robot in 2 minutes to extract and monitor data from any website (link)

Castmagic- Turn long-form audio into ready-to-use content assets instantly (link)

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AI TRAINING

Struggling to visualize complex topics? Use ChatGPT to create explanatory diagrams to boost understanding effortlessly:

  • Step 1: Access diagram creation

    • Install the Whimsical plugin from ChatGPT's plugin store

  • Step 2: Create a diagram from scratch

    • Prompt ChatGPT to summarize a concept in diagram form. Ex: "Create a diagram explaining the supply chain management process."

  • Step 3: Convert text

    • To turn existing text into a diagram, prompt: "Transform this text about [topic] into an illustrative diagram. [Paste text]"

  • Step 4: Refine your diagram

    • Click the link below ChatGPT's initial diagram to edit, add or remove elements until it's perfect.

With AI-generated diagrams, you can quickly visualize challenging concepts for better comprehension and retention!

QUICK HITS

Google has teamed up with the Department of Defense to build an AI-powered microscope. The AR Microscope overlays cancer detections onto the viewfinder to assist pathologists. A (maybe not so) hot take AI will cure cancer in our lifetimes.

Oracle just announced a new AI-powered voice assistant for healthcare solutions. The Clinical Digital Assistant handles admin tasks so clinicians can focus on patients and comes alongside a broader generative AI push for the company.

San Francisco-based AI startup Writer nabbed $100M in fresh funding, valuing the company at $500M. Writer provides a platform for businesses to generate content using LLMs across departments and has grown revenue a whopping 10x in two years amid booming interest in the space.

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