December, 02 2022

⚖️ Biden Avoids Rail Strike

President Biden signed a new bill today, averting a potential rail strike before the holidays. The bill formalizes a labor agreement between railway workers' unions and freight rail carriers.

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🍿 Alex Jones Files For Bankruptcy

Infowars owner and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has filed for bankruptcy in the wake of legal rulings demanding Jones pay families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Shooting upwards of $1 billion in damages.

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🍿 West Off Twitter Again

Elon Musk made a foray into content moderation, announcing that Kanye West's Twitter account has been suspended for posting content that called for violence after he posted a photo of a Swastika.

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💻 Another Union For Activision Blizzard

Another Activision Blizzard QA department, this time in Albany, successfully voted to unionize today.

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🍿 Pantone Color of the Year Announced

Pantone has announced that the 2023 color of the year is: PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta.

⚖️ South Carolina's New Role

The Democratic National Committee has voted to make South Carolina the first state to vote in the party's presidential primary instead of Iowa.

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🍿 Suspect in Takeoff's Murder Charged

The man responsible for the murder of the beloved rapper, Takeoff, who was one-third of the group Migos, has been arrested and charged with murder, according to Houston Police. An additional man was charged with the unlawful carrying of a weapon. Takeoff was killed in the early morning of November 1st while playing dice.

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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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