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🤖 Robot kills man after mistaking him for a box
🤷♀️ Mark Zuckerberg ignored top executives on kids’ safety
💬 OpenAI blames outages on DDoS hackers
💾 Researchers warn we could run out of data to train AI by 2026
🎥 Hollywood actors’ strike ends with deal to ‘protect members from the threat of AI’
🧼 Soap may be key for longer-lasting batteries, study finds
🤖 Robot kills man after mistaking him for a boxLINK
An industrial robot in South Korea accidentally crushed a man to death, mistaking him for a box of produce.
The victim, a worker in his 40s, was checking the robot's sensors at an agricultural distribution centre when the incident occurred.
This fatal accident is not isolated, as another South Korean worker was severely injured by a robot at an automobile parts plant in March.
🤷♀️ Mark Zuckerberg ignored top executives on kids’ safetyLINK
Mark Zuckerberg reportedly disregarded Meta executive Nick Clegg's request to invest more in teen mental wellbeing at the company.
A lawsuit alleges Zuckerberg vetoed the ban of cosmetic surgery filters on Instagram, despite evidence suggesting they harm mental health.
Meta defends its actions by pointing to over 30 tools and resources aimed at supporting teen wellbeing and safety on its platforms.
💬 OpenAI blames outages on DDoS hackersLINK
OpenAI's ChatGPT and its API platform encountered a significant disruption, affecting millions and marking the most extensive outage in nine months.
The outage happened shortly after OpenAI's DevDay event and following upgrades that included a massive token input increase and a price reduction.
Despite repair efforts, users continue to report login issues, with OpenAI's recent updates including the launch of a GPT-bot marketplace akin to an app store.
💾 Researchers warn we could run out of data to train AI by 2026LINK
Researchers predict a potential shortage of high-quality training data by 2026, which could slow AI development.
AI models may become more efficient, using less data and power, while AI-generated synthetic data could supplement training resources.
The industry is exploring new data sources, including offline material and paid content, to diversify training datasets for AI.
🎥 Hollywood actors’ strike ends with deal to ‘protect members from the threat of AI’LINK
The U.S. actors' union SAG-AFTRA reached a tentative agreement with Hollywood studios, ending a strike with a deal that protects actors from AI exploitation.
The new contract contains significant increases in minimum compensation and unprecedented consent and compensation provisions for actors regarding AI use.
Details are pending approval from the SAG-AFTRA National Board, but the deal addresses earlier concerns about AI use of actors' likenesses after their death without consent or compensation.
🧼 Soap may be key for longer-lasting batteries, study findsLINK
Scientists have developed a new electrolyte for batteries that functions similarly to soap, forming micelle-like structures that could lead to longer-lasting energy storage.
The new electrolyte could boost lithium metal batteries' performance by improving energy density and extending battery life.
This soap-like mechanism and the proper balance of battery ingredients could enhance the development of more efficient batteries in the future.
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