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Marcel Brown: December 1st, 1996. America Online launches a new subscription plan offering their subscribers unlimited dial up internet access for $19.95 a month. Previously, AOL charged $9.95 a month for 5 hours of usage. The new plan brought in over 1 million new customers to AOL within weeks, and daily usage doubled among subscribers, to a whole 32 minutes per day.
Edwin Kwan: Apple has urgently released security updates to address two zero day vulnerabilities that were actively being exploited. These vulnerabilities impact iPhones, iPads, and Mac devices.
Katy Craig: CISA and the United Kingdom's National Cyber Security Centre jointly released guidelines for secure AI system development, developed in cooperation with 21 other agencies and ministries from across the world, including all members of the group of seven major industrial economies.
Trac Bannon: The CISA AI Roadmap is a comprehensive, whole of agency plan. They've aligned it with the U. S. National AI Strategy. The roadmap has lines of effort to promote the beneficial uses of AI, enhance cybersecurity capabilities, and improve protection of AI systems from cyber based threats. One specific example that I find particularly valuable is the emphasis on secure by design principles in AI adoption.
Olimpiu Pop: UK's Cyber Security Agency provided guidelines, and they invite you to act securely while developing your AI system. They mostly refer to general software development practices. Practices that the industry is trying to impose without much success for years now.