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💸 Meta considers ad-free plans in Europe
🤖 Elon Musk's X to train AI models using public data
🏫 OpenAI releases ChatGPT teacher guide
🍏 Apple faces more controversy over CSAM-scanning tool
🚀 India launches space mission to study the sun
💸 Meta considers ad-free plans in EuropeLINK
Meta plans to introduce paid, ad-free subscription options for Facebook and Instagram in Europe to address EU privacy regulations.
The move would deviate from Meta's usual free platform supported by advertising and data collection.
European regulators' concerns might be eased by the paid ad-free option, despite potential low usage, benefiting Meta's interests in the region.
🤖 Elon Musk's X to train AI models using public dataLINK
Observations suggest that X owner Elon Musk may utilize the data for his AI company, xAI, which aims to use public tweets to train AI models.
Musk confirmed the policy change, clarifying that only public data, not private messages, would be used for AI training.
🏫 OpenAI releases ChatGPT teacher guideLINK
OpenAI releases Teaching with AI guide to help educators incorporate ChatGPT in classrooms.
The guide includes an Educator FAQ, learning prompts, and suggested uses for ChatGPT, aiming to support effective integration into learning environments.
Educators are encouraged to maintain oversight, use AI literacy, and be cautious of limitations and biases while utilizing ChatGPT in educational settings.
🍏 Apple faces more controversy over CSAM-scanning toolLINK
Apple abandoned its plans for a privacy-preserving iCloud photo scanning tool to detect child sexual abuse material (CSAM) due to concerns about abuse and privacy compromise.
A new child safety group called Heat Initiative is campaigning for Apple to detect and remove CSAM from iCloud, prompting Apple to respond by focusing on on-device Communication Safety features instead.
Apple's decision reflects its commitment to child safety while navigating the encryption debate and concerns about user privacy protection.
🚀 India launches space mission to study the sunLINK
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi aims to replicate India's IT success in the space sector, as demonstrated by the launch of the Aditya-L1 mission dedicated to studying the sun's behavior.
The Indian Space Research Organisation's recent achievements, including Chandrayaan-3's moon landing and the Aditya-L1 launch, showcase India's commitment to becoming a significant player in space exploration.
The Aditya-L1 spacecraft will collect data to understand the sun's corona, solar phenomena's impact on technology and Earth's climate, while India has further space missions planned for the future.
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