Cybernetics

Artificial Intelligence (AI): Summer School at Democritus by Leading Scientists

The event, held at Democritus, primarily targets students from Greek universities. Distinguished AI scientists from both the Greek diaspora and Greece, representing universities, research centers, and companies, will serve as speakers and instructors.

Microsoft and Dropbox Lay Off Thousands Due to AI – The Impact on the Workplace

After a strong third quarter, Microsoft is reportedly laying off between 1,000 and 1,500 employees in its Azure cloud and mixed reality divisions. Dropbox also announced 500 layoffs in April 2023, with CEO Drew Houston citing AI as a significant factor. “In an ideal world, we would move people from one group to another, and we did that wherever possible,” Houston explained.

Finance Ministry warns against AI-generated videos

The Treasury and Finance Ministry has announced that videos in which minister Mehmet Şimşek was impersonated using artificial intelligence to give investment advice have been removed from social media following numerous complaints.

In a statement on June 26, the ministry highlighted the growing threat of AI fraud, emphasizing it as "one of the most significant dangers of our time."

EU Expands AI Capabilities with New AI Factories on Supercomputers

European countries have approved a significant expansion of the European High Performance Computing (EuroHPC) Joint Undertaking, allowing companies operating EU supercomputers to provide artificial intelligence (AI) training services on these advanced systems. This decision marks a strategic move to leverage existing supercomputing infrastructure for AI development and projects.

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