December, 08 2022

🍿 Griner is Headed Home

WNBA star Brittney Griner has been released from imprisonment in Russia and is headed home to the US today after the Biden administration brokered a trade for Griner with a Russian-arms dealer held in the US.

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⚖️ Congress Passes the Respect for Marriage Act

The House passed the Respect for Marriage Act today, sending the landmark protections for interracial and same-sex marriage to President Biden's desk.

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💻 FTC Sues to Block Microsoft from Acquiring Activision Blizzard

The Federal Trade Commission is suing to block Microsoft from acquiring Activision Blizzard for $69 billion.

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💻 Will Sam-Bankman Fried Testify?

The House and Senate are preparing to hold a hearing about the collapse of FTX, a cryptocurrency exchange founded by Sam Bankman-Fried. The Senate Banking Committee said that Sam Bankman-Fried will be subpoenaed if he doesn’t agree to attend a hearing held by the committee. House Financial Chair Maxine Waters informed Democrats today that she does not plan to subpoena him to testify at the House hearing.

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🍿 Celine Dion Taking a Needed Break

Singer Celine Dion canceled the remainder of her European tour, revealing that she has been diagnosed with a neurological condition and will take time off from performing to heal.

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🍿 Jerrod Carmichael to Host 2022 Golden Globes

Comedian Jerrod Carmichael has been named the host of the upcoming 2023 Golden Globe Awards.

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🍿 Celebs Step Into the Daily Show

Host Trevor Noah is departing the Daily Show on Thursday. Comedy Central shared that the show will be hosted by a slew of famous celebrities, including Al Franken, Chelsea Handler, D. L. Hughley, Leslie Jones, John Leguizamo, Hasan Minhaj, Kal Penn, Sarah Silverman, Wanda Sykes, and Marlon Wayans.

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💻 Musk's Multiverse

According to reporting from CNBC, executives from Elon Musk’s other companies like SpaceX, Tesla, and Boring Company, are helping at Musk’s latest project, Twitter.

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💻 SEC Rethinks Cryptocurrency Risks

The SEC has issued new guidance requiring companies to disclose cryptocurrency risks in the wake of FTX's collapse.

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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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