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🕵️‍♂️ Shadow AI is rising: Is your policy ready? Plus, AI in your earbuds & more!

🔮 Purple Horizons Dispatch

Hey there, Explorers!

Ready for your weekly dose of tech wizardry and AI insights? 🚀 

We've packed this edition with everything you need to stay ahead of the curve, from transforming ideas into million-dollar pitches to the importance of AI policies.

Plus, we explore turning your team into hackathon heroes, Amazon's latest Alexa upgrade, why your earbuds might be the next frontier for AI, and the tech behind your favorite virtual DJs. Oh… and we were featured in Newsweek too!

Buckle up and dive in—your future self will thank you!

Here’s what’s going on…

🗞️ TECH & TRENDS | News & More

💡🤖 From AI idea to implementation | Businesses know they NEED AI but may not know where to start. Purple Horizons can help. Book a 30-minute idea generation session with Gianni & Ralph and get 3 actionable AI ideas you can implement today and 3 strategies for future growth! (BTW, one of our ideas has already turned into a multi-million dollar pitch for a client)

🕵️‍♂️ You may want to beef up (or create) your AI Policy | With AI use in the workplace growing exponentially, workers are inputting sensitive data into chatbots like ChatGPT and Gemini more than twice as often as they did last year. ‘Shadow AI’ is on the rise, and that could be a big problem for you. Get that policy in place, pronto!

👨‍💻 Turn your employees into hackers | Companies are turning to internal hackathons to help drive innovation and solve complex problems. It seems that good things usually happen when you get a bunch of people in a room (or even virtually) with the help of AI and let them loose on a particular problem. We’ve seen it first hand when we’ve helped our clients facilitate these hackathons. (See first bullet 👆)

💸 Alexa is getting an AI upgrade, but it’ll cost you | Amazon is planning to unveil a souped-up AI version of its OG voice assistant later this year, but it will come with its own separate subscription cost—even for Prime members. Will you be paying for the more intrusive powerful personal assistant?

👂🏼 AI wants to whisper sweet little nothings in your ear | Maybe our ears, not our eyes, are the best home for AI to live. Here’s why AI may be taking over your earbuds sooner rather than later and why you may like it better.

🎧 Speaking of earbuds and headphones… | A team at the University of Washington has developed AI-powered headphones that can tune into a single voice in a crowd by just looking at a person, thanks to new technology they call “Target Speech Hearing.” Be careful what you say out there 🙊

👏 Look, mom! We’re in Newsweek! | We’ve spent A LOT of time pondering the future of user interfaces and experiences—and what that means for businesses. Our exploration into conversational AI has led to groundbreaking insights and experiments that have now become the cornerstone of our work in AI, which is now featured in Newsweek! 🌟

⚛️ AI was so yesterday! Zoom is all about Quantum now | Zoom is thinking ahead. To prevent “harvest now, decrypt later” attacks once quantum computers are readily available to cybercriminals, they’re adding “post-quantum” end-to-end encryption to its video platform to protect communication data sent between its apps and users. Guess it’s never too early, right? 🤷🏼‍♂️ (OK, ELI5: Zoom is prepared to protect your communications from hackers using quantum computers in the future)

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🎵 BEHIND THE MUSIC | The AI Powering Spotify

Spotify is the leader in music streaming, thanks in part to its AI-driven recommendation algorithm. But how do playlists like ‘Discover Weekly’ or ‘Spotify DJ’ actually work? Here’s how…

📅 LET’S HANG OUT | Upcoming Events

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👋🏼 SEE YOU SOON!

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Just ask any of our existing members how great the Club is! 

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