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A two-minute read alerting you to the latest trends from around the world advancing technology and innovation and building the workforce of the future, curated by the NMTC's Technology Education Committee. (TEC)

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Autonomous agents are programs designed to perform specific tasks without human intervention. They depend on algorithms and machine learning to make decisions and self-improve occasionally. Experiments are underway with various kinds of autonomous agents with a wide variety of use cases.


Artificial intelligence is going berserk in terms of the things that it is capable of doing. The research and development of AI technologies is happening at a lightning-fast pace, something that has never been witnessed by the tech world before.

After ChatGPT showed the world what an intelligent chatbot could do with its impeccable comprehension abilities, the world moved on to AutoGPT and BabyAGI.

AutoGPT and BabyAGI are autonomous agents with AI powers. These programs create tasks for themselves, accomplish them, create new jobs, and even re-prioritize their list of tasks.

More and more experiments and research are being conducted on autonomous agents. This concept can have a far more significant impact across industries in the future.




In today’s fast-paced business environment, making quick, informed decisions is critical to success. This is where data analytics comes in. Data analytics can accelerate your business decisions.


64% of businesses report that data analytics has helped them improve their decision-making speed, while an HBR study reveals data analytics can help companies to inform their decision-making 5 times faster than their competitors.



The evolution of AI innovations is not just a technological breakthrough but also a catalyst for a much-needed shift in our thinking about ourselves and our relationship with the world. Specifically, we see ChatGPT, which merely personifies the latest advancement of mainstream AI today, as a wake-up call for humanity to harness four unique and precious human virtues.


AI is the intellectual equivalent to fast food—i.e., efficient, cheap, addictive, rapid, but neither nutritious nor healthy—it is time to discover the intellectual equivalent of slow food or farm-to-table


Things To Know

Now Fonts Track You

Big Tech makes big money by tracking what you do online. You may have heard of tracking pixels, cookies and scripts. I bet you didn’t know that fonts can track you, too.

Google gives away special fonts to website owners to use. At last count, they’re installed on over 60 million websites.

If you use Chrome, Edge, or any other browser, your best bet is telling Google to forget your search history and activity. It’s not a perfect solution, but it beats not doing anything. Luckily, that’s easy to do, and you can set it up to happen automatically. 

Secret exposed

When you visit a site that uses Google Fonts, you automatically hand over to Google:

Your IP address, aka your unique online identifier tied to your devices

Every webpage you visited and how long you spent there

The links you click on that page

This gets lumped in with all the other data Google collects on you everywhere else. If you want to be shocked, these three creepy lists show everything Google knows about you.

What can you do about it?

Right now, only Firefox allows you to set your own font choice. That’s why software developer Jeff Johnson created a browser extension that does it for you.

StopTheFonts block fonts from sources like Google with built-in tracking codes. Right now, the extension is only available on Safari.

If you use Chrome, Edge or any other browser, your best bet is telling Google to forget your search history and activity. It’s not a perfect solution, but it beats not doing anything. Luckily, that’s easy to do, and you can set it up to happen automatically.

  • Go to and log in.
  • Click Data & privacy on the left side of the screen.
  • In the History settings section, checkmarks are next to Web & App Activity, Location History and YouTube History. Click each one to adjust your settings. Toggle them off to stop further tracking if you want.
  • On these pages, set up Auto-delete for future activity. Select every 3 months.

✅ Your search history will be gone, but there’s another step to take. You must also disable tracking through apps, location history and YouTube. Get the steps to do that here.


Technology, known as a chatbot, is only one of the recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence -- machines that can teach themselves superhuman skills.


We may look on our time as the moment civilization was transformed as it was by fire, agriculture, and electricity. In 2023, we learned that a machine taught itself how to speak to humans like a peer.



AI-powered algorithms have the potential to vastly improve these processes, making search results more accurate, personalized, and efficient.


predictions about AI’s impact on SEO, the benefits it can bring and how businesses should adapt to the changing landscape.



Amazon is offering its AI service through its cloud computing platform, targeting corporate customers who want to incorporate AI into their businesses. This is a split-off from other tech giants’ consumer-focused approaches to AI.


Amazon said its initiative aims to open access to AI development by offering a secure online service that allows companies to create their applications. Amazon said its goal is “democratizing access” to AI development by providing a safe online service so companies can build their applications, which the company says can run AI software more efficiently and cheaply than competitors.




The 12 biggest AI mistakes organizations make preventing harnessing the power of AI.


AI is the most powerful technology humans have ever had access to — and now, every organization can put it to good use and create value for customers. To fully realize the potential of AI, though, organizations must commit to its implementation and integration. It's crucial to invest in the right infrastructure, personnel, and training to ensure successful AI adoption and avoid half-hearted attempts that can lead to wasted resources and suboptimal results. The benefits of AI are undeniable — but so are the risks of getting it wrong.


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