Weekend Whispers: Quick Insights for Your Saturday (February 10)

Here is a quick run down of some stories that I found interesting during the week.

A Flaw in Millions of Apple, AMD, and Qualcomm GPUs Could Expose AI Data In new findings released today, though, researchers are highlighting a vulnerability in multiple brands and models of mainstream GPUs—including Apple, Qualcomm, and AMD chips—that could allow an attacker to steal large quantities of data from a GPU’s memory.

Gartner sees healthy 6.8% growth in 2024 IT spending Gartner Inc. today is forecasting that worldwide IT spending this year will grow 6.8% from 2023 levels, to $5 trillion, more than double the 3.3% growth of the year just concluded. Although the forecast is down from the research firm’s previous 8% growth estimate, it’s the largest spending increase of the past two years.

25 Percent Of Ceos Plan To Replace Human Workers With Ai This Year During the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, a survey of CEOs revealed that a quarter intend to cut their headcounts by at least five percent "due to generative AI," per a press release from PwC, the firm that conducted it.

The Hacker News Top 40 books of 2023 It’s nice to see one of my favourite series appearing on this list, the Hyperion Cantos. I don’t usually go for books with horror elements, but the story is so good, and the science fiction elements are cool too.

Productivity Paradox: Productivity in the Age of Knowledge Work The post argues that to truly understand and optimize productivity in the age of knowledge work, organizations must shift their focus from quantity to quality, prioritizing the creation of high-quality work over mere busyness.