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🤖 Elon Musk's 'superpowers' boosted OpenAI, reveals CEO Sam Altman
🌐 Google's antitrust trial to begin
🧬 Silicon Valley's pursuit of immortality
🔋 Potential world's largest lithium cache discovered in the US

🤖 Elon Musk's 'superpowers' boosted OpenAI, reveals CEO Sam AltmanLINK

  • Elon Musk, previously a key figure in OpenAI, has now launched his own A.I. startup, xAI, bringing in talent from Google, DeepMind, Microsoft, and Tesla.
  • Musk's friction with OpenAI was mainly due to its shift from a non-profit model to a "capped profit" model in 2019, which he disagreed with.
  • Despite Musk's challenging attitude, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman admitted that Musk's "superpowers" were greatly beneficial in the company's early days.
  • 🌐 Google's antitrust trial to beginLINK

  • The ongoing trial against Google is part of a larger reassessment of internet regulation, with antitrust enforcers fearing large tech companies could stifle innovation in developing fields such as AI.
  • The Justice Department, employing the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890, continues its case against Google's market dominance, implying penalties could range up to the company's breakup.
  • Measures to rein in industry giants, however, may dampen innovation, signaling caution for regulators as global competition, notably with China, intensifies.
  • 🧬 Silicon Valley's pursuit of immortalityLINK

  • Dr. Daniel Sodickson, an adviser to Ezra, argues that more scanning leads to more familiarity with patient health patterns and less unnecessary procedures.
  • Prenuvo's clinics offer a comfortable scanning experience for clients, including free snacks, weighted sandbags, blankets, and Netflix to filter out the noise of the machine.
  • Doctor Raj Attariwala, featured on the Kardashian’s reality show, states celebrities like Kim Kardashian come to Prenuvo for the same reasons as anyone else - to stay on top of their health.
  • 🔋 Potential world's largest lithium cache discovered in the USLINK

  • A new study suggests that the McDermitt Caldera, located on the Nevada-Oregon border, may contain the world's largest lithium deposit, estimated between 20 to 40 million metric tons.
  • This lithium, vital for creating batteries that power electric vehicles, is trapped within clay, specifically within an area called Thacker Pass located in southern Nevada.
  • Although this colossal lithium deposit could reshape global lithium dynamics, its extraction has faced opposition due to concerns about its environmental impact and disruption of sacred Native American lands.
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    Bill Gates and Elon Musk clashed over climate change solutions, philanthropy, and Tesla stock, reflecting their differing mindsets on these issues.LINK

    NASA's Perseverance rover's MOXIE instrument has generated breathable oxygen on Mars, paving the way for potential future colonization efforts.LINK

    Artists are urging US Congress for representation in legislative discussions around controversial generative AI art tools, aiming for responsible technology development.LINK

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