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🎨 OpenAI revealed DALL-E 3, its newest image generator
💻 GitHub CEO: despite AI gains, demand for software developers will still outweigh supply
🛒 FTC names three Amazon executives in lawsuit over shady Prime subscription practices
🌍 X ranks lowest in tackling climate misinformation, study reveals
🗺️ Google sued after Maps allegedly directed a man to drive off a collapsed bridge
💨 Study finds 95% of NFTs are now worthless
🎨 OpenAI revealed DALL-E 3, its newest image generatorLINK
OpenAI has introduced DALL-E 3, an AI image generator integrated into ChatGPT, providing more detailed and nuanced image generation capabilities.
With DALL-E 3 and ChatGPT combined, users can "brainstorm" ideas with AI, writing and illustrating stories or other creative content.
The new tool, reserved for paying users, also employs safety features to prevent the generation of inappropriate or hateful content.
💻 GitHub CEO: despite AI gains, demand for software developers will still outweigh supplyLINK
GitHub's CEO, Thomas Dohmke, sees AI as integral to software development, enhanced by tools like Copilot.
Dohmke believes the demand for software developers will continue to surpass the supply, despite advancements in AI.
He emphasizes that legacy code maintenance and adoption of innovative AI in business models will continue to drive the need for skilled developers.
🛒 FTC names three Amazon executives in lawsuit over shady Prime subscription practicesLINK
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has accused three senior Amazon staff members of creating tactics to trick people into signing up for Amazon Prime and making it difficult for them to cancel.
The accused, who include the former and current Prime heads and current Prime VP, allegedly knew about issues of accidental sign-ups and purposely created a complex cancellation process.
The court case against Amazon revolves around "dark patterns" used to make it easy for people to join Prime and hard to cancel, generating substantial revenue for Amazon.
🌍 X ranks lowest in tackling climate misinformation, study revealsLINK
X, formerly known as Twitter, has ranked last in a new assessment by Climate Action Against Disinformation for its management of climate misinformation.
Pinterest scored the highest in terms of addressing climate change misinformation, while other platforms like YouTube, Meta, and Instagram also ranked higher than X.
Changes under Elon Musk's ownership, including unclear policies on climate misinformation and a less communicative content moderation team, have contributed to X's low ranking.
🗺️ Google sued after Maps allegedly directed a man to drive off a collapsed bridgeLINK
Philip Paxson, a father of two, died after Google Maps directed him to a collapsed bridge, leading to a fatal car plunge, according to a lawsuit filed by his family.
The family claims Google was informed of the bridge's collapse but failed to update its navigation system, making the tech company negligent in Paxson's death.
Despite having received reports about the bridge's state through its 'suggest and edit' feature, Google allegedly took no further actions to correct the route information.
💨 Study finds 95% of NFTs are now worthlessLINK
According to a study by dappGambl, 95% of NFTs are now practically worthless, with the majority of the 73,257 NFT collections analyzed having a market cap of zero Ether.
Enthusiasm for NFTs has substantially dropped and prices have plunged, with even hyped-up collections becoming virtually valueless.
The future of NFTs is uncertain; they will need to prove they have inherent value, such as cultural relevance or representing actual art, to survive.
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