24 Feb, 2024
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Rupali Jain doesn’t chase ‘purple squirrels’

My life journey has taught me many things, but there is one lesson that I constantly find myself circling back to in my professional life — there’s no “one size fits all” solution for building an effective team. The strongest-performing teams are comprised of people from all kinds of cultures, personal experiences and professional backgrounds.Still, […]

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#AI voice clones can now hijack legitimate calls to scam people, #IBM finds

IBM researchers have found a relatively easy way to hijack voice calls using generative AI tools, according to a new report. Why it matters: Many financial institutions and other stewards of people’s most sensitive data lean heavily on phone calls to verify identities. Using low-cost AI tools, scammers can now easily impersonate someone’s voice and […]

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#US client once made #Infosys cofounder Narayana Murthy sleep on a box in store room, new book says

“My mother used to say that a guest was like God, and the way you treated your guests revealed what kind of person you really were,” he told wife Sudha. “When my father invited someone over without advance notice, she often served the guest her own food and went to sleep without dinner. And here […]

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A new way to swiftly eliminate micropollutants from water

The benchmark method to treat micropollutants in water is activated carbon. However, making filters with activated carbon is energy-intensive, requiring very high temperatures in large, centralized facilities. Gokhale says approximately “four kilograms of coal are needed to make one kilogram of activated carbon, so you lose a significant amount of carbon dioxide to the environment.” […]

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School bus transit operator Zūm hits #unicorn valuation with $140M in fresh capital

School transportation operator Zūm Services Inc. has reached unicorn status following a major funding round. The Redwood City-based school bus operator announced Wednesday it raised $140 million in a Series E round, giving it a $1.3 billion valuation. The new funds will go toward expanding the company’s artificial intelligence platform and build an energy grid […]