November, 03 2022

💻 Stripe Layoffs

Stripe announced today they are laying off 14% of their staff to prepare for \"leaner times\" at the company.

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💻 Civil Rights Group Versus Elon Musk

A coalition of civil rights groups met with the freshly minted Twitter owner Elon Musk to discuss credibility and misinformation concerns on Tuesday. Today, they called for further action from advertisers and investors to encourage Musk to commit to content moderation policies on the platform.

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⚡️ Petito Family Sues

The family of Gabby Petito, who was killed by her fiancé Brian Laundrie, has sued the city of Moab, Utah's police department. The family claims that the police department failed to save Petito after they let the couple continue on their way after investigating a domestic violence incident. The city of Moab maintained that officers followed protocol and couldn't have predicted that Laundrie would kill Gabby weeks later.

🍿 Kyrie Pays Up

NBA star Kyrie Irving shared a link to an anti-semitic documentary last week on his social media. Irving and the rest of the team members have pledged to donate $500,000 each to organizations and causes that work to \"eradicate hate.\"

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⚖️ Griner Meets With US Officials

US Embassy officials met with Brittney Griner in Russia today. Griner is imprisoned in Russia on drug possession charges, and US officials are working on securing her release.

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💻 Growing List of Companies Pause Advertising

General Mills, Pfizer, and Audi are amongst the growing number of companies pausing advertising on Twitter until Elon Musk defines his content moderation policy to prevent hate speech and misinformation from propagating on the newly purchased platform, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal.

⚖️ Student Loan Debt Applications Approved

President Biden announced that 16 million student debt relief applications would be approved this week.

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⚖️ Paul Pelosi Released From Hospital

Paul Pelosi, the husband of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, has been released from the hospital after undergoing surgery to treat his injuries from being attacked by a man attempting to kidnap and assault his wife.

🍿 HBO Max and Discovery Plus Merger Moved

The date of the merger between HBO Max and Discovery Plus, which will be signified by the launch of the joint streaming service app, has been moved up from summer 2023 to spring 2023.

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💻 Next Artemis Mission Launch

NASA's next attempt to launch the Artemis I mission will take place just before sunrise on November 14th.

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⚖️ Teva's Time To Pay

Drug maker Teva will pay $500 million for its role in the opioid crisis at the conclusion of the long-running trial spearheaded by New York against drug companies for perpetuating and profiting from the opioid crisis.

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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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