October, 31 2022

⚡️ Arrested in Delphi

A suspect has been arrested for the 2017 murders of two young girls in Delphi, Indiana. Eight graders Abby Williams and Libby German were killed while hiking in the middle of the day, and their murders have haunted the town of Delphi since.

⚡️ Lady of the Dunes Identified

The woman killed in Provincetown, Massachusetts, in 1974 has been identified as Ruth Marie Terry. Her identity was finally determined using a mix of DNA testing, genealogy, and ancestry research. Her case has been the subject of many true crime investigations, and her identity could finally solve the long-lasting cold case.

⚖️ Supreme Court Opens Affirmative Action Case

The Supreme Court began hearing a challenge to affirmative action today. The case challenges affirmative action policies at UNC and Harvard.

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⚖️ Lula's Back

Lula da Silva won the presidential election against the incumbent president, Jair Bolsonaro. da Silva ran on a left-leaning platform presenting initiatives to protect the Amazon rainforest, boost economic growth, and reestablish diplomatic relationships with other nations. Silva was president of Brazil from 2003 to 2010, but was imprisoned in 2018 for corruption before the presidential election, when Bolsonaro was elected.

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💻 Nibel Leaves Twitter

The main source for video game news on Twitter, Nibel, announced that he is leaving the platform today.

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💻 Call of Duty to Stay

Microsoft responded to speculation and public outcry, promising to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation for as long as PlayStation exists. Call of Duty is owned by Activision Blizzard, which Microsoft is acquiring.

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🍿 No Boys Allowed

Taylor Swift holds the entire top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 from her newest album, 'Midnights.'

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💻 Day Two of Musk's Twitter

Elon Musk took over ownership of Twitter on Friday. Since then, he's dissolved the board of directors of Twitter and decided to start charging users $20 a month for verification, setting off a wave of phishing scams targeting users.

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⚖️ Pelosi Attacked Charged

The man who attacked the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi's husband, Paul Pelosi, in their home has been charged with assault and attempted kidnapping.

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⚖️ Pelosi Attacker Charged

The man who attacked the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi's husband, Paul Pelosi, in their home has been charged with assault and attempted kidnapping.

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🍿 New Wonder Man Announced

Marvel has cast Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as its 'Wonder Man' in the upcoming Disney+ series.

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⚖️ Trump Files Another SCOTUS Appeal

Former president Donald Trump filed an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court, asking the court to block the release of his taxes to a House Ways and Means committee.

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💻 Uber Tests Push Notifications

Some Uber users received push notifications from the company, which contained advertisements from other companies. The feature is reportedly being tested to increase revenue for the company.

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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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