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OpenAI is reportedly raising funds at a valuation of $80 billion to $90 billion OpenAI, the organization behind ChatGPT, is reportedly in discussions to raise funds at a valuation ranging between $80 billion and $90 billion. The company has been at the forefront of AI research and development, with its models being widely adopted in various industries.
Google Podcasts to shut down in 2024 with listeners migrated to YouTube Music Google has announced that it will be shutting down its Podcasts app in 2024. As part of the transition, all listeners will be migrated to YouTube Music. This move is seen as a consolidation of Google's media services.
Tinder Select is a $499 per month plan for Tinder’s 1 percent Tinder has introduced a premium invite-only subscription called "Tinder Select" priced at $499 per month. This service is available to less than 1% of its users deemed "extremely active." Subscribers can message users they haven't matched with, and the most sought-after users will prominently display their profiles. The service is seen as a response to the success of the exclusive dating app, The League.
YouTube Premium Lite Subscription Discontinued YouTube has decided to discontinue its "Premium Lite" subscription. The company is focusing on its main Premium offering and will be rolling out new features and improvements.
Reddit's New Karma-to-Cash Initiative Reddit is launching a program where users can convert their karma into real money. This initiative aims to reward active and positive contributors to the platform.
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Mondrian Generator The Mondrian Generator allows users to create unique artworks in the style of Piet Mondrian. Users can adjust various parameters to customize their artwork, offering a blend of creativity and the iconic Mondrian style.
Digma Continuous Feedback Digma offers a comprehensive ML testing and debugging platform, specifically designed for robust end-to-end ML model testing. The platform provides insights into code performance, identifies model weaknesses, and integrates seamlessly into existing workflows. Digma aims to help developers ship high-quality models faster and with more confidence.
ArtHeart ArtHeart is a platform where users can interact with various characters and create their own. It seems to be a platform for generating and interacting with AI-generated characters, though the exact functionalities and offerings are not entirely clear from the provided content.
Kolena Kolena offers a platform for rigorous testing of machine learning products. It provides tools for ML engineers, product teams, and leadership to ensure high-quality model deployment. The platform emphasizes the importance of understanding and improving model behaviors, automating testing workflows, and providing high-resolution insights into product capabilities.
Lapse Lapse is an invite-only disposable camera app that allows users to take photos together on the same roll. The app emphasizes living in the moment, with features that prevent reviewing and editing after capturing a photo. Lapse aims to offer a more authentic and social photography experience.
Generative AI by Getty Images Getty Images introduces Generative AI in partnership with NVIDIA. This AI Generator combines Getty Images' vast content with AI technology, offering commercially safe images. The platform also ensures compensation for content creators.
Nx: Smart, Fast and Extensible Build System Nx is a build system that offers first-class monorepo support and powerful integrations. It provides features like distributed task execution, computation caching, and more. Nx aims to enhance the developer experience and streamline monorepo management.
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In the tradition of The Second Machine Age and Superintelligence comes the first book on the next internet: the metaverse.
The Metaverse: And How It Will Revolutionize Everything, offers a better understanding of the metaverse than the novel that coined the term ? 1992's Snow Crash . . . it tactfully toes the line between enthusiasm and skepticism while weighing possible futures against infrastructural realities . . . A tour of metaverse concepts from heady theory to gritty technicalities--Cecilia D'Anastasio "Bloomberg"
[Ball's] book puts some meat behind the buzzword . . . his arguments are rooted in reality, and his optimism is tempered with the murkiness of real life . . . a good read that handles the hard work of describing the technology and defining the metaverse in elegant ways that don't sacrifice all of the complexity. And so it's worth your time, particularly if you want to know what the future is going to be about and whether the metaverse will truly generate trillions of dollars in new wealth.--Dean Takahashi "VentureBeat"
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