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🏛️ OpenAI and Microsoft face a $3B lawsuit
🏫 Harvard integrates AI instructor next semester
🚀 Virgin Galactic accomplishes first commercial spaceflight
🔍 Meta provides insight into AI-based content organization
📈 Snapchat+ reports 4 million paid subscribers in one year
🏛️ OpenAI and Microsoft face a $3B lawsuitLINK
Sixteen individuals filed a lawsuit against Microsoft and OpenAI, accusing them of privacy violations with ChatGPT.
The lawsuit claims that ChatGPT-based AI products collected and disclosed personal information without proper notice or consent.
The complaint alleges that Microsoft and OpenAI scraped personal information from the internet without registering as a data broker.
🏫 Harvard integrates AI instructor next semesterLINK
Harvard University's popular coding course, CS50, will be taught by an AI instructor to approximate a 1:1 teacher-student ratio.
CS50 professor David Malan stated that they are experimenting with GPT-3.5 and GPT-4 models for the AI teacher, aiming to provide personalized learning support.
While acknowledging potential limitations, the AI instructor is expected to reduce time spent on code assessment and allow more meaningful interactions between teaching fellows and students.
🚀 Virgin Galactic accomplishes first commercial spaceflightLINK
Virgin Galactic successfully completed its first commercial flight, with the VSS Unity reaching the edge of space and landing at Spaceport America.
The Italian government was the company's first client for microgravity research, with three individuals on board the flight.
Virgin Galactic aims to generate revenue after years of losses, while facing competition from Blue Origin and SpaceX in the suborbital tourism industry.
🔍 Meta provides insight into AI-based content organizationLINK
Meta has released system cards that provide insight into the AI systems used on Facebook and Instagram, offering transparency to users.
The system cards explain the AI systems' functions, data reliance, and customizable controls across various sections of the apps.
The move aims to address criticism about Meta's transparency and provide users with a clearer understanding of how content is served and ranked on the platforms.
📈 Snapchat+ reports 4 million paid subscribers in one yearLINK
Snapchat+ has reached 4 million paid subscribers within its first year since launch.
The upcoming features for subscribers include "Expressive Chat Messages" for sending messages in larger font sizes and "Custom Chat Colors" to choose the color of their name in chats.
While showing steady growth, the number of subscribers still represents a small portion of Snapchat's 375 million daily active users.
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The Oversight Board of Meta has called for a six-month ban on Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's Facebook and Instagram accounts for inciting violence, marking the first time the Board has requested a ban on a head of state, potentially impacting future policy decisions.LINK
Polestar has confirmed that it will adopt Tesla's NACS connector for EV charging in North America, enabling access to Tesla's Supercharger network, starting with mid-2024 adapters for existing cars and built-in standards for cars released from 2025 onward.LINK
Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision, testified that he would not launch a new Call of Duty game on a subscription service like Game Pass, citing negative financial impact, potentially playing into Microsoft's strategy to downplay the significance of Game Pass in the Microsoft-FTC case.LINK
Inflection AI, an AI startup led by CEO Mustafa Suleyman, has raised $1.3 billion in funding from investors including Microsoft, Reid Hoffman, Bill Gates, Eric Schmidt, and Nvidia to develop its AI assistant called Pi, aiming to create "personal AI for everyone."LINK👉 Click here if you want to get the news on Twitter
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