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💸 X will pay legal bills of people punished for posting on platform
🤖 Sam Altman concerned about AI's impact on elections
🍏 Apple explores lip-reading capabilities for Siri
🔋 MIT finds potential energy storage method in cement
☄️ Startup crafts a high-speed tube propelling items to orbit

💸 X will pay legal bills of people punished for posting on platformLINK

  • If someone is treated unfairly by their employer for posting or liking content on platform X, the company will fund their legal bill.
  • Elon Musk has changed many of Twitter's previous policies since buying it, with X Corp. recently suing the Center for Countering Digital Hate for allegations about the platform.
  • Musk confirmed a livestreamed fight with Mark Zuckerberg on X, with proceeds going to veterans' charities.
  • 🤖 Sam Altman concerned about AI's impact on electionsLINK

  • OpenAI CEO Sam Altman expressed concerns about generative AI's potential impacts on future elections, particularly with hyper-targeted synthetic media.
  • AI-generated media has already been used in American campaign ads for the 2024 election and has sometimes caused misinformation to spread.
  • Altman acknowledges the risks of the technology he's helping develop and emphasizes the importance of raising awareness about its implications.
  • 🍏 Apple explores lip-reading capabilities for SiriLINK

  • Apple has filed a patent for lip-reading technology using motion sensors, aiming to improve Siri's speech recognition and battery life.
  • While this technology could enhance user privacy, it raises data protection concerns due to the potential collection of personal information.
  • Though the patent showcases Apple's R&D efforts, it doesn't confirm the actual implementation of the technology, and its primary focus remains uncertain.
  • 🔋 MIT finds potential energy storage method in cementLINK

  • MIT researchers have developed a supercapacitor using cement, carbon black, and water, potentially allowing energy storage in a building's foundation.
  • The cement-based material, when combined with a special salt solution, can act as a powerful supercapacitor, offering rapid energy delivery.
  • While the technology is promising, questions about its durability and long-term viability remain.
  • ☄️ Startup crafts a high-speed tube propelling items to orbitLINK

  • Longshot Space CEO Mike Grace is developing a hypersonic launch system that aims to provide a cheaper alternative to rockets for sending payloads into space.
  • The "Longshot" accelerator uses compressed gas to propel objects through very long concrete tubes, with the goal of achieving speeds up to Mach 25 to 30.
  • Despite its simplicity and the accompanying challenges, the project has backing from significant figures like OpenAI's Sam Altman and Draper VC.
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    Jacob Keller, a 45-year-old hospital security guard in Ohio, works night shifts and often feels isolated from friends and family.LINK

    Google partners with Mongolia to offer Chromebooks and tech training for teachers.LINK

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