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🛍️ Amazon leverages AI to summarize product reviews
🎮 Netflix now streams video games
📉 Threads app usage drops 79% in just a month
🌐 Google Chrome boosts protection against quantum computers
🤖 Majority of Americans support federal AI regulation

🛍️ Amazon leverages AI to summarize product reviewsLINK

  • Amazon introduces a generative AI tool that summarizes customer reviews by highlighting frequently mentioned product features and customer opinions.
  • The tool categorizes reviews into sections like Ease of Use, Performance, and Stability for customer convenience.
  • Amazon claims to use fraud detection tools to prevent fake reviews and assures customers that AI-generated review highlights will reference verified purchases, despite concerns about AI-generated reviews' authenticity.
  • 🎮 Netflix now streams video gamesLINK

  • Netflix begins public tests of cloud-streamed games for subscribers in Canada and the UK, marking a significant step in its gaming ambitions.
  • Initial launch includes games like Oxenfree and Molehew's Mining Adventure, playable on select TVs and connected TV devices using smartphones as controllers.
  • Netflix plans to expand device support gradually and considers cloud gaming a value-add, allowing room for refinement despite potential streaming challenges.
  • 📉 Threads app usage drops 79% in just a monthLINK

  • Meta's Threads social network experiences a significant decline in daily active users and time spent on the platform over a month, with a 79% drop in daily users and a decrease in average time spent from 14 to 3 minutes.
  • Threads initially gained over 100 million users within a week but struggled to retain engagement due to its limited experience compared to established platforms like Twitter.
  • The lack of core features and slow rollout of improvements contribute to user dissatisfaction, suggesting Threads needs to enhance its offerings to maintain user interest.
  • 🌐 Google Chrome boosts protection against quantum computersLINK

  • Google aims to protect the web from quantum computer threats by updating encryption methods in Chrome, supporting X25519Kyber768, a hybrid key exchange.
  • This hybrid method combines X25519 and Kyber768, both selected by NIST as quantum-resistant encryption methods.
  • Google rolls out this support in Chrome to address incompatibility before usable quantum computers emerge, emphasizing the importance of safeguarding current data against future decryption.
  • 🤖 Majority of Americans support federal AI regulationLINK

  • ChatGPT's popularity highlights the rapid evolution of AI, leading to widespread concerns and calls for regulation.
  • A poll by the Artificial Intelligence Policy Institute reveals 62% of US registered voters are concerned about AI, with 86% fearing accidental catastrophic events caused by AI.
  • Voters support the idea of federal agency regulation for AI (56%), distrust tech executives regulating AI (82%), and prefer AI development to slow down (72%).
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    TSMC's Arizona chip factory opening is delayed due to a skilled worker shortage; the company is seeking Taiwanese workers, facing opposition from an Arizona union fearing job displacement.LINK

    AI lab Anthropic is collaborating with SK Telecom to develop a large language model (LLM) tailored for the telecom industry, with an investment of $100 million from SK Telecom; Anthropic's LLM will be fine-tuned to meet the needs of global telecom companies and will be available on a new Telco AI Platform developed by the Global Telco AI Alliance, which includes SK Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, e&, and Singtel.LINK

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