Battery recycling and how AI can improve Microsoft Office
Microsoft is reportedly eyeing a $10 billion investment in OpenAI, the startup that created the viral ChatGPT chatbot and is planning to integrate it into Office products and Bing search.
This is a big broblem. If successful, it will bring powerful AI tools to the masses. So what will Microsoft products that support ChatGPT look like? While neither Microsoft nor OpenAI were available to answer our questions, we knew enough to make some smart and informed guesses. Hint: it can be good news if you find creating PowerPoint presentations and replying to emails boring. Read full story.
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I’ve scoured the Internet to find you today’s most interesting/important/scary/fascinating stories about technology.
1 China’s population declines for the first time in 60 years
The news has important implications for the country’s social, defense and economic policies. (CNN)
+ China’s economy is in decline. (Quartz)
+ India is about to become the most populous country in the world. (economist $)
+ Anti-covid zero protesters are still being detained. (Bloomberg $)
2 First Bill for Elon Musk’s Twitter Purchase Coming Soon
The way he deals with it is another big test of his leadership. (FT $)
+ We are witnessing the brain death of Twitter. (MIT Technology Review)
3 Getty Images is suing the creators of Stable Diffusion
Getty claims the software was trained using millions of illegally scraped images. (precipice)
+ Microsoft will soon add ChatGPT to its cloud service. (Bloomberg $)
4 EV sales passed a milestone
They accounted for 10% of new cars sold last year. (WSJ $)
+ Tesla is cutting prices — but not everyone is happy. (precipice)
5 Tenant Screening Algorithms That Are Supposedly Discriminating Against Black Tenants
Now the US Department of Justice is getting involved. (Wired $)
+ AI has exacerbated racial segregation in housing. Can it help remove it instead? (MIT Technology Review)
6 3D-printed buildings that could help solve the US housing crisis
But there’s one big hurdle: the way the construction industry works today. (New Yorkers $)
+ Meet salt and clay print designers. (MIT Technology Review)
7 US technology firms seek talent from Latin American startups
Local startups struggle to meet wages that are still low by US standards. (The rest of the world)
8 The pain and ecstasy of owning a coveted Instagram handle
You should be better prepared for people trying to steal it. (slate $)