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AI: Maximizing Opportunities, Mitigating Risks

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Cinthya Alaniz Salazar By Cinthya Alaniz Salazar | Journalist & Industry Analyst - Fri, 03/17/2023 - 10:08

Microsoft has introduced a new AI-powered tool called Microsoft 365 Copilot that can turn natural language into a productivity tool using Large Language Models (LLMs). Meanwhile, industry leaders are focusing on ways to future-proof organizations with the integration of AI and machine learning tools, while considering the risks of improper use of AI. Additionally, IT and OT convergence presents both opportunities and challenges for organizations, which can be tackled by skilled human teams and partnerships with industry partners.

In our expert contributor section, we explore the possibilities of Web 3.0 and 4.0, and the importance of improving user experience, personalization of services, and technological infrastructure to create a resilient digital economy in Mexico.


This week in Tech news and developments: 



Microsoft Introduces 365 CoPilot for Work

Microsoft has introduced a new AI-powered tool called Microsoft 365 Copilot, which uses Large Language Models (LLMs) to turn natural language into a productivity tool. Copilot promises to unlock productivity and create a new knowledge model for every organization, tapping into the massive reservoir of data and knowledge that is largely unexplored, according to a press release. 



Industry Trends 

Business Priority No. 1: Be Future-Proof

Discover three technological tools that can help future-proof your organization: using first-party data, performing analytics on structured and unstructured data and integrating AI and machine learning tools. By leveraging these strategies, organizations can prepare for the future and ensure they are ready for whatever comes next, says Julio Velazquez, Managing Director, Google Cloud Mexico.


 Is Artificial Intelligence a Possible Enemy of My Company?

AI offers great opportunities for improving results in professional fields, but improper use can lead to significant risks for organizations. To mitigate these risks, it is important for organizations to consider how these technologies can be used maliciously and inconspicuously against themselves, warns Angel Israel, CTO, A3Sec.


Nearshoring and the Convergence of IT and OT Networks

The convergence of IT and OT presents both opportunities and challenges, which can be tackled by a skilled human team and partnerships with industry partners such as MSSPs. With their cross-industry view and focused professional capacities, MSSPs can enhance organic capabilities and help organizations navigate the complexities of IT/OT convergence, says Juan Gonzalez, General Director, Apollo X. 


Expert Contributors

The ABCs of Web 3.0 and 4.0

Web 3.0 is expected to have a dramatic impact on businesses, but the speed of adoption and necessary steps to move forward remain unclear. Looking even further ahead, speculation about Web 4.0 can lead to exciting possibilities, including a world where humans and AI-enabled devices coexist in an expandable globe of data, writes Alexis Langagne, Softtek. 


Together, We Can Create a Resilient Digital Economy

There can be no sustained and resilient growth for the digital economy in Mexico without improving user experience, personalization of services and development of technological infrastructure, according to Hector Cardenas, CEO and CoFounder, Conekta. By prioritizing these elements, the sector can thrive in the new reality of consumption patterns.

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