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The TechCrunch Top 3
- No ChatGPT for you: That’s what Samsung is telling its employees after a leak last month where internal company data was put on ChatGPT, reports. Kate.
- Oh, who are the people in your neighborhood?: Want help finding your lost dog? Nextdoor now has a new “Assistant” feature, powered of course by OpenAI’s ChatGPT, to help neighborhood social network users write posts that will get more positive engagement. Aisha write
- Payment day: take writes about Nomba’s recent $30 million fundraising. The African payment service provider provides tools for businesses to accept payments securely.
Startups and VCs
Bullpen Capital general partner Ann Lai says she has been fired from the firm, Natasha M reports The investor described the termination experience as “discriminatory and retaliatory” in a LinkedIn post published Monday. Lai helped raise Bullpen Capital’s most recent $145 million fund, the first fund in which she was named an equal partner.
Today on Found, TechCrunch’s podcast that captures the stories behind startups, the team is talking to Stefan Bauer about how Marker Learning is reducing the cost of learning disability assessments by performing them remotely, as they successfully worked with school districts to help them. they test the amount of students needed and the potential to incorporate Marker’s learning into the prison system to assess incarcerated people and provide them with tools to learn in a way that best suits their abilities.
And we’ve got another one or two for you:
How to conduct efficient and effective early stage board meetings
Many CEOs see preparing dashboards as a chore, but done right, it’s an opportunity for founders to hone their storytelling skills, engage their team leaders, and extract more value from investor relationships.
Amy Cheetham, partner at Costanoa Ventures, shared 11 whiteboard slides with TC+ that demonstrate effective ways to communicate successes, product pipeline details, team recruiting and growth, and other key priorities.
“The slides in this article are not intended to be a complete board cover,” he writes. “These are examples of real board slides from early-stage seed and Series A companies that did a great job informing their boards and driving constructive discussions.”
Three more from the TC+ team:
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Big Tech Inc.
You know what people hate more than losing things? Buying a tracking device just to make them part of something unsafe. sarah writes that Apple and Google have teamed up to create some standard security measures for these Bluetooth devices to curb unwanted tracking.
Speaking of companies coming together, Box has partnered with OpenAI to bring some generative AI tools to its document management platform. Ron themes.
And we have five more for you:
At Ikaroa, we understand the importance of keeping data safe, especially in the face of emerging technology such as generative AI. In a recent announcement, Samsung has taken a pro-active step in protecting its employees and customers, by banning its workers from using generative AI due to “growing concerns about security risks”.
Generative AI is a type of artificial intelligence that is capable of generating new data by learning from existing data and analyzing patterns. While this technology has enormous potential for a variety of applications, it does have the potential to increase the risk of data breaches and security vulnerabilities.
As a result, Samsung is taking action to reduce the risk that AI-generated data could be used maliciously or for personal gain. The company has implemented a ban on generative AI for all its workers, including engineers and other employees. They are also prohibiting the use of generative AI by third-party contractors.
At Ikaroa, we understand the importance of protecting our customers’ data. We believe that Samsung’s decision to ban generative AI sends a clear message to the tech community that it is serious about data security, and that it is taking proactive steps to reduce the risk of security vulnerabilities. We also believe that this is an important step in safeguarding our collective data, and making sure that emerging tech is used in a responsible way.