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🤖 Nvidia to build 'AI factories' with Foxconn
🐦 X begins charging $1 a year for new, unverified accounts
🤝 Roblox tells employees to get back in the office or find another job
🚁 Amazon to start delivering prescriptions by drone
🔍 Stanford researchers issue AI transparency report
🤖 Nvidia to build 'AI factories' with FoxconnLINK
Nvidia and Foxconn revealed AI factories, set to create the software for Foxconn's newest electric, self-driving vehicles, using Nvidia's GH200 Grace Hopper Superchip.
The AI factory will continually update the fleet's self-driving software as it gathers and processes data from the cars in real-time, working closely with smart factories that build the vehicles.
Despite recent US government restrictions potentially affecting product development and exports, Nvidia does not anticipate significant short-term impacts while turning towards data center scale computing.
🐦 X begins charging $1 a year for new, unverified accountsLINK
X has confirmed a new subscription plan called "Not a Bot" that requires new users in New Zealand and Philippines to pay $1 per year to use core features such as posting tweets, retweets, likes, and bookmarks.
Unsubscribed users will only have access to X in 'read only' mode, while existing users are exempt from this fee for now, stirring speculation about future charges for all users.
Elon Musk has shown interest in this model, hoping to counteract spam and bot activity, while also potentially gaining access to users' credit card information in line with his ambitions to bring financial services to X.
🤝 Roblox tells employees to get back in the office or find another jobLINK
Roblox's CEO, David Baszucki, has informed employees that they need to return to office-based work three days per week or accept a severance package.
Remote and hybrid workers are expected to return to the office in San Mateo, California by the coming summer, with exceptions for certain individuals with niche skills or essential knowledge.
The decision to move back to in-person workspaces was based on the value of face-to-face conversation and spontaneous idea generation, especially for young and new employees.
🚁 Amazon to start delivering prescriptions by droneLINK
Amazon Pharmacy has started delivering medications via drone within 60 minutes of ordering, launching initially in College Station, Texas.
Despite having "Prime" in its name, the drone delivery service is available to all customers and currently covers around 500 types of medicine, including treatments for flu, asthma, and pneumonia.
This service is a part of Amazon's efforts to make Pharmacy more competitive and marks a significant step forward in reducing the time from diagnosis to treatment.
🔍 Stanford researchers issue AI transparency reportLINK
Stanford University researchers have issued a report highlighting the need for increased transparency in AI foundation models from tech giants like OpenAI and Google.
The index tool assessed 10 popular models on transparency indicators, with Meta’s Llama 2 scoring highest, yet unimpressive 53 out of 100, while Amazon’s Titan model was at the bottom of the list with a score of 11.
The report is intended to encourage companies to enhance their transparency and to aid governments in regulating the burgeoning AI field.
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Clearview AI, a facial recognition firm, successfully overturned a £7.5 million fine from UK's ICO, contesting jurisdiction on its data collection methods.LINK
Qualcomm and Google are collaborating to develop and commercialize the first-ever mass-market RISC-V Android SoC, a potential game-changer for the Android ecosystem.LINK
Tesla's new feature, Driver Drowsiness Warning, reads facial cues like yawns and blinks, and records driving behaviors determining potential driver fatigue.LINK
Amazon now utilises 10,000 Rivian-made electric vans in the US as part of their 2030 pledge for carbon neutrality and electric delivery expansion.LINK
GM is deferring its $4 billion EV truck factory transformation to 2025, citing improved engineering and evolving EV demand justifications.LINK
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