K-12 Technology News

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Boxlight Intros Unified Solution for Campus Communication, Instruction, and Safety

Boxlight has announced the debut of FrontRow UNITY and FrontRow UNITY Campus, a product that unifies solutions for institutional technology, campus communication, classroom audio, and emergency notification and response into a single device.

Researchers Provide Taxonomy of Gen AI Misuse

To clarify the potential risks of GenAI and provide "a concrete understanding of how GenAI models are specifically exploited or abused in practice, including the tactics employed to inflict harm," a group of researchers from Google DeepMind, Jigsaw, and Google.org recently published a paper entitled, "Generative AI Misuse: A Taxonomy of Tactics and Insights from Real-World Data."

Amazon Initiative Offers Free AI Tools to Public Sector Orgs

Amazon Web Services is launching a $50 million fund that will give public sector organizations a chance to tap into its portfolio of cloud-based AI tools.

Cloud AI Slides to Rock Bottom in Gartner 'Hype Cycle'

Cloud AI services have been downgraded from the "slope of enlightenment" to the "trough of disillusionment," according to Gartner's latest report on AI trends.

PowerSchool Releases AI-Powered Tools for Students, Admins

PowerSchool recently announced the general availability of two new AI-powered education tools, one for students and one for education data managers.

Discovery Education to Bring AI-Generated Assessments to Experience

Discovery Education is planning to add an AI-powered assessment tool to its Experience platform this fall.

AI Tool Offers Personalized Learning Experiences for Diverse Student Needs

K-12 special education and intervention platform Classworks has introduced a new AI-powered learning assistant designed to help create personalized learning experiences for students.

Human Error Remains the Leading Cause of Cloud Data Breaches

Human error is still one of the biggest threats to cloud security, despite all the technology bells and whistles and alerts and services out there, from multi-factor authentication, to social engineering training, to enterprise-wide integrated cybersecurity platforms, and more.

Report: Generative AI Agents Can Exploit Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

A new study from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) found that large language model agents can autonomously exploit real-world cybersecurity vulnerabilities, raising critical concerns about the widespread deployment and security of these advanced AI systems.

New Samsung AI Class Assistant Brings Generative AI Features to WAD Interactive Displays

Samsung Electronics America has introduced new generative AI tools for its WAD series of interactive displays. Dubbed the Samsung AI Class Assistant, the feature will roll out later this year.