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🤖 Meta sets GPT-4 as the bar for its next AI model
💸 TikTok is spending $1.3B to avoid European bans
🧠 Monkeys implanted with Neuralink brain chips were ‘close to death’
🐦 The New York Times has apparently been shadowbanned from X
🤖 Meta sets GPT-4 as the bar for its next AI modelLINK
Meta is developing an advanced AI model similar to OpenAI's GPT-4, aiming to assist businesses with text generation and analysis.
The new AI tool, set to roll out next year, is part of the company's continued investment in AI technology and is expected to be open-source.
Despite the optimism about AI advancements, concerns over the reliability and accuracy of these tools are intensifying, with some reports indicating a decline in performance.
💸 TikTok is spending $1.3B to avoid European bansLINK
Grant Shapps, the newly appointed UK defense minister and prolific TikTok user, faced scrutiny regarding the app's potential security risks as it’s already banned from official devices in Parliament.
Due to concerns about its links to China, TikTok is banned from the devices of government staff and officials in several nations; the company plans to build three new European data centers by the end of 2024 to retain user data within the EU.
Despite these efforts, there's still suspicion about Chinese technology in the EU and UK, and it remains uncertain if these initiatives will be enough to allay the concerns.
🧠 Monkeys implanted with Neuralink brain chips were ‘close to death’LINK
Elon Musk denies allegations that Neuralink, his brain implant startup, caused the death of monkeys during research, stating tests were performed on monkeys that were already near death.
Neuralink admitted to euthanizing eight animals during its experiments last year but rejects claims of causing "extreme suffering" or inadequate animal care.
The company obtained FDA approval in May, allowing it to begin human trials of its technology, aimed at treating brain disorders and merging artificial intelligence with the human brain.
🐦 The New York Times has apparently been shadowbanned from XLINK
X, previously known as Twitter, appears to have shadowbanned The New York Times, reducing visibility and engagement of tweets linking to the newspaper's content.
The data from analytics firm NewsWhip indicates that this issue is unique to X, with the Times' engagement on other social platforms like Facebook remaining consistent.
This action adds to growing concerns about X's content control practices, following findings that X had previously throttled content from its competitors and critics, including Musk's rivals and other news websites.</li
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