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December 29, 2023

Using VR for Alzheimer Detection, Dropbox File Sharing, and More

This Week In Tech, we talk about using Virtual Reality for the detection of Alzheimer's, How to Stop OpenAI data sharing in Dropbox, and the most feared Cyberattack of 2023.
Written By: AlphaKOR

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Using VR for the detection of Alzheimer’s

Virtual reality (VR) shows promise in aiding the diagnosis and understanding of Alzheimer’s disease in several ways: Early Detection, Behavioural Analysis, Creating Simulated Scenarios, and Enhancing Understanding and Empathy. However, while VR holds promise, its application in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease is still in its early stages. Challenges include the need for further research to establish standardized diagnostic protocols, ensuring accuracy, and making these technologies widely accessible for routine clinical use.

Read More: BBC

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Does Dropbox Share Your Personal Files?

OpenAI data sharing causes concern

If you have utilized any of Dropbox’s tools driven by artificial intelligence, certain documents and files that belong to you might have been shared with OpenAI. Dropbox AI customer documents are processed and stored on OpenAI’s servers for a maximum of 30 days. As per Dropbox’s FAQs, the default setting for the “third-party AI” toggle is enabled, so if you do not wish for your files to be shared with OpenAI when utilizing those functionalities, you must disable it. Continue reading to learn how to turn off third-party AI in you Dropbox settings.

Read More: CNBC

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Most Feared Cyberattack of 2023?

39% of IT professionals, based on a survey conducted by Axiad, have stated that they consider phishing to be the most feared form of cyberattack. Generative AI, particularly in the context of text generation, has indeed lowered the entry barrier for cybercriminals to create convincing phishing emails and other fraudulent content. These AI models can mimic human writing styles and generate seemingly legitimate messages, making it harder for individuals to distinguish between genuine and fake communications. Continue reading to reveal the key findings from the recently conducted survey.

Read More: Security Today