Costs and Risks of Artificial Intelligence

(Published May 2024)

As promised in the Quick Primer on AI, this post is about AI costs and risks. While AI offers a lot of benefits, it also comes with costs and risks. The costs and risks vary among use cases and types of AI. Check some of the links at the end of this post for more resources.

Learn more about the costs and risks of AI.


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Strategic Projects

Data Management Strategy: Implementing the Denodo Data Platform

(Published October 2023)

TTS is focused on a multi-year project to improve Tufts ability to get and use data. Our purpose is to provide the data and tools necessary for the University to operate smoothly. 

Tufts is implementing the Denodo Data Platform which gives TTS the flexibility to evolve our data strategies by providing:

  • An abstraction layer across all enterprise data assets. A single pane of glass.
  • Virtualized data access capabilities
  • Semantic modeling capabilities reveals the relationship between entities and makes the data easier to understand
  • An excellent user experience
  • Smart query capabilities
  • Seamless security and governance
  • A Cloud ready, data services layer

Learn more about the Data Management Strategy: Denodo Data Platform Project.


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Verifying Your DUO Authentication for Enhanced Security at Tufts

(Published October 5, 2023)

Effective November 1, 2023, Tufts will implement a verification step for DUO for both push and phone notifications. Verifying your DUO authentication increases our security and will help protect you and secure your data from unauthorized access that you didn’t initiate. 

Learn how this simple step can better protect you and the Tufts community!


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Skills and Tips

TTS YouTube Accessibility Playlist

(Published September 2023)

There is a new Digital Accessibility Playlist on the Tufts Technology Services YouTube Channel. Here you’ll find short videos on topics like:

  • How a Screen Reader Works: Reading a Document
  • Color Contrast
  • Screen Magnification
  • Basic PDF Remediation

Additional short videos will be added over time. If you have an idea for a topic, please send email to Pamela Thomas, Digital Accessibility Specialist. 


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