July, 05 2022

⚖️ Update on the Highland Park Shooting

The shooter who killed six people and injured twenty-four at the Highland Park parade yesterday has been identified as Robert E. Crimo III.

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⚖️ Officers Shot in Philadelphia

Two officers were shot during a fireworks show on July 4th in Philadelphia, and both are in stable condition now.

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🍿 Bette Midler Sparks Controversy

Actress Bette Midler sparked debate over trans-inclusive language when she posted a tweet yesterday saying, \"WOMEN OF THE WORLD! We are being stripped of our rights over our bodies, our lives and even of our name! They don't call us \"women\" anymore; they call us \"birthing people\" or \"menstruators,\" and even \"people with vaginas\"! Don't let them erase you! Every human on earth owes you!\"

🍿 Singer Macy Gray in Hot Water

Grammy-winning Singer Macy Gray appeared on the Piers Morgan Show, where she voiced her opinion that gender-affirming surgeries and using feminine pronouns do not make trans people women. She caught plenty of flack online for her take on gender identity.

🍿 Adele Shares Vegas Residency Story

In a radio interview with BBC Radio 4, superstar singer Adele defended her decision to postpone her Las Vegas Residency.

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⚖️ She is 10

The hashtag, she's 10, is trending on Twitter today after the story of a ten-year-old Ohio girl who was raped and had to travel to Indiana to get an abortion went viral. The Enquirer published the story in Cincinnati, Ohio, and it was retweeted by Ohio Senate hopeful Gavi Begtrup.

💻 FIFA turns to AI

FIFA announced they will be using AI to track players' bodies and make offside calls at the 2022 World Cup.

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💻 Twitter Sues India

Twitter is suing India's government which has been removing or blocking Twitter users over content the government deems non-compliant with Indian speech laws or inappropriate.

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⚖️ Fulton County Strikes Back

A special grand jury in Fulton County, Georgia that is investigating potential criminal interference in the 2020 presidential election has subpoenaed members of Trump's team, including Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis.

🍿 Anti-Trump Roar from Rogan

Podcaster Joe Rogan shared on the Lex Fridman Podcast that he rejected offers to interview Donald Trump on his show, The Joe Rogan Experience.

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🍿 Britney Spear's Business Manager Implicated

Britney Spears might be a free woman, but the truth of the conservatorship she was subjected to is still unraveling. The pop star's attorney exposed her former business manager's involvement in the conservatorship scheme.

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⚡️ 7th Victim Dies from Highland Park Shooting

Another Highland Park shooting victim succumbed to injuries today, making them the 7th person to be killed in the mass shooting. Authorities have also revealed that the shooter fired 70 rounds into the crowd.

⚖️ Democrats Worry About Biden

CNN reports that several top Democrats are frustrated with the Biden administration's lack of response to the overturning of Roe v. Wade. The report comes after several celebrities and activists joined a call last Monday hosted by White House aides about the possible responses to the decision. This frustrated attendees since there didn't seem to be a clear plan of action already in place.

🍿 Love for the New Thor Movie

Reviews are in for the new Thor movie starring Natalie Portman as the female Thor alongside Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, \"Thor: Love and Thunder.\" While the film doesn't quite live up to the prequel, \"Thor: Ragnarok,\" reviewers agree that director Taika Waititi has crafted a fun and outrageous movie worth watching. crafted a fun and outrageous movie that's worth the watch.

💻 Drone Makers Consolidate

Ondas Holdings, the company behind American Robotics, announced its intentions to acquire Airobotics this morning in a deal estimated to be worth $18.4 million and merge the two drone makers. In a joint statement, American Robotics and Airobotics said, \"the combined companies offer the potential to be a truly global provider of automated drone solutions to commercial markets.\"

💻 Youtube and Discord Pull the Plug on Robert Crimo III

Accounts and videos belonging to the suspected Highland Park shooter, Robert Crimo III have been pulled by Youtube, Instagram, Discord and Twitter. Spotify and Apple music also removed titles posted under an alias by the suspected shooter.

⚡️ Two More Victims Identified

Two of the Highland Park Shooting victims have been identified as the parents of a two-year-old boy who was found wandering alone after the shooting. The parents' names are Irina and Kevin McCarthy, and their son is in the care of his grandparents.

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ChatGPT Earns an MBA

January 25, 2023
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The viral chatbot created by OpenAI, ChatGPT, passed an MBA exam given by a Wharton professor. The bot got a B on the final exam for the school's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.
Politics
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

ChatGPT Earns an MBA

The viral chatbot created by OpenAI, ChatGPT, passed an MBA exam given by a Wharton professor. The bot got a B on the final exam for the school's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.
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ChatGPT passes MBA exam given by a Wharton professor

  • ChatGPT-3 passed the final exam for the school's Master of Business Administration.
  • The test was administered and graded by Professor Christian Terwiesch, who authored a paper about the test called "Would Chat GPT3 Get a Wharton MBA? A Prediction Based on Its Performance in the Operations Management Course."
  • The bot scored between a B- and B on the exam and did an "amazing" job at basic operations management and process analysis questions.
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The context
Eight states and the Justice Department filed an antitrust suit against Google for monopolizing the online advertising industry. The suit alleges that Google purposefully locked out competitors to claim profits that belonged to advertisers and publishers.
Technology
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Justice Department Versus Google

Eight states and the Justice Department filed an antitrust suit against Google for monopolizing the online advertising industry. The suit alleges that Google purposefully locked out competitors to claim profits that belonged to advertisers and publishers.
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What's in the suit?

  • The Justice Department and eight states filed a suit against Google for abusing its position at the center of the online advertising industry to create a monopoly and claim profits that should have gone to advertisers and publishers.
  • The allegations in the suit also include charges that Google bought up competition and strong-armed advertisers into using Google over other competitors.
  • Google runs an automated auction when you load a site to find advertisers who are willing to pay to show their ads.
  • The suit won't have any immediate impact on users.
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Shutterstock has added a generative AI toolkit to its Creative Flow online design platform after inking a deal with OpenAI. Users can generate images with OpenAI's DALL-E 2 based on text prompts.
Technology
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Shutterstock Rolls Out Generative AI Toolkit

Shutterstock has added a generative AI toolkit to its Creative Flow online design platform after inking a deal with OpenAI. Users can generate images with OpenAI's DALL-E 2 based on text prompts.
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AI toolkit

  • Shutterstock and OpenAI partnered to offer users of its online design platform Creative Flow to generate images based on text prompt with DALL-E 2.
  • The images are ready for licensing right after they are generated on the platform.
  • Shutterstock's partnership with OpenAI is exciting for both as image generators become more and more mainstream.
  • The partnership could set Shutterstock apart by integrating it into the Creative Flow platform.
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