December, 13 2022

⚖️ SEC Charges Sam Bankman-Fried

The SEC has filed charges against Sam Bankman-Fried, alleging that the enigmatic former CEO and founder of FTX and Alameda Research ran FTX as fraud \"from the start.\"

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💻 Major Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough

US officials with the Department of Energy announced a major nuclear fusion breakthrough that will usher in a new \"future of clean energy.\" A net energy gain was achieved for the first time in history by scientists from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California.

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⚖️ Wrapping Up the Jan 6th Committee

The House committee investigating the January 6th insurrection announced that it would hold its final public meeting will be held on Monday, December 19th. The committee will also issue its criminal referrals during the final public hearing, and the full report of the committee findings will be released on December 21st.

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🍿 Avatar 2 Eyes a Spot in the Record Books

\"Avatar 2: The Way of Water\" is off to the theaters with a $175 million start in North American theaters. The film's global outlook of $525M makes it Disney's widest release ever at 52K screens.

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⚖️ Biden Signs the Respect for Marriage Act

President Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act today, signing protections for same-sex and interracial marriages into law.

⚖️ John Lewis Honored

The late Congressman John Lewis, who spent more than three decades in Congress, will be honored on a US postage stamp next year. Lewis dedicated his life and career to civil rights, encouraging Americans to get in \"good trouble.\" The Georgia Democrat was seen as the moral backbone of Congress throughout his tenure for his steadfast dedication to passing and championing civil rights legislation.

💻 Bored Ape Celebs Face Lawsuit

A coalition of celebrities who promoted Bored Ape NFTs are facing a class action lawsuit for promoting what the plaintiffs, Adam Titcher and Adonis Real, call a fraudulent scheme.

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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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