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🤖 ChatGPT gets more than 50% of programming questions wrong
🐦 X supposedly on the brink of financial stability
🚗 SF debates over driverless car service expansions
📺 Disney+ increases subscription prices and targets password sharing
💥 Twitter fined $350k over Trump data delay
📰 Push for new AI regulations in journalism
🤖 ChatGPT gets more than 50% of programming questions wrongLINK
A Purdue University study found that 52% of ChatGPT's answers to software engineering prompts were incorrect.
Despite being verbose, ChatGPT's answers were comprehensive 65% of the time, but participants overlooked incorrect information 39.34% of the time due to well-articulated responses.
The generation of plausible-sounding but incorrect answers by chatbots poses a risk of spreading misinformation.
🐦 X supposedly on the brink of financial stabilityLINK
X CEO Linda Yaccarino says the company is close to breaking even despite past financial struggles and reduced staff size.
Yaccarino emphasizes the growth of their data licensing, API, and new subscription businesses, and is focusing on driving advertising at the company.
Regarding content, Yaccarino claims that 99.9% of all posted impressions are healthy, defending freedom of speech while avoiding promotion of harmful content.
🚗 SF debates over driverless car service expansionsLINK
A California agency is set to vote on a proposal allowing Cruise and Waymo to test autonomous taxis in San Francisco at all hours, potentially competing with Uber and Lyft.
San Francisco's transportation and safety agencies oppose the move, citing traffic disruptions and rule violations by robot cars, while the companies assert their safety record and the need for real-world testing.
The California Public Utilities Commission has previously delayed the vote, and recent testimony highlighted nearly 600 incidents involving autonomous vehicles in the city since spring 2022.
📺 Disney+ increases subscription prices and targets password sharingLINK
Disney+ is raising the price of its ad-free premium tier to $13.99 on October 12 and introducing a Duo Premium bundle of Disney+ and Hulu ad-free tiers for $19.99.
The $8 ad-supported tier of Disney+ will be available in Europe and Canada starting in November.
Disney plans to address account sharing issues and will implement new policies against it by 2024.
💥 Twitter fined $350k over Trump data delayLINK
Twitter (now called X) faced $350,000 in sanctions for delaying compliance with a federal warrant demanding Donald Trump's Twitter data.
Twitter argued the nondisclosure order breached the First Amendment, but the court prioritized the government's interest in the January 6 investigation.
The contempt sanction was confirmed due to Twitter's repeated failures to meet deadlines and challenge the penalties in a timely manner.
📰 Push for new AI regulations in journalismLINK
Several media organizations are advocating for regulations to ensure copyright protection in data used for training generative AI models.
The signatories, including major agencies like Agence France-Presse and Getty Images, state that using media content in AI models reduces remuneration and attribution to original creators, which threatens media diversity and quality.
This appeal for regulations follows instances where generative AI tools, including Google's Genesis, demonstrated errors in AI-written articles and potential copyright infringements.
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Ariane 6's launch is postponed to at least 2024 due to multiple delays; Europe now relies on SpaceX for large satellite launches.LINK
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