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OpenAI Forms Team to Study Catastrophic Risks Including Nuclear Threats OpenAI, recognizing the potential catastrophic risks associated with advanced AI technologies and other existential threats, has established a dedicated team to study these dangers. The initiative underscores the organization's commitment to responsible AI development, prioritizing safety and ethical considerations in its groundbreaking research.
India's Reliance Readies Credit Card Debut with SBI India's Reliance is venturing into the co-branded credit card market, collaborating with state-backed lender SBI. The upcoming Reliance SBI cards, operating on the Rupay network, promise exclusive perks, including special vouchers and discounts across various Reliance properties.
Xiaomi 14 and 14 Pro Launch with New Qualcomm Chipset (The Verge): Xiaomi introduces its 14 and 14 Pro models, the first to feature Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset. Exclusive to China, these smartphones boast AI-centric capabilities, a new Android skin (HyperOS), and innovative camera technology.
Meta Faces Joint Lawsuit Over Children's Mental Health Meta is under legal fire as 42 U.S. states have filed a lawsuit against the tech giant, accusing it of knowingly endangering children's mental health for profit. The states allege that Meta's platforms, particularly Facebook and Instagram, are deliberately designed to foster addiction among young users, ignoring evidence linking excessive social media use to several youth mental health issues.
Elon Musk Announces Early Version of Video & Audio Calling on 'X' Elon Musk has teased the introduction of video and audio calling features on 'X,' likely referring to a new platform or service. The post, which has garnered significant attention, suggests that these features are in the early stages of development.
Okta's Latest Hack Fallout Hits Cloudflare, 1Password Cloudflare and 1Password experienced attempted hacks linked to a recent breach at Okta’s support unit. Although the intruders targeted their systems, no customer data or sensitive systems were compromised.
Apple's 'Scary Fast' Event Apple has announced a "Scary Fast" virtual event scheduled for October 30, hinting at the debut of new Macs, potentially featuring the new M3 chip. The event is expected to focus on hardware compatible with macOS Sonoma, with speculations about new MacBook Pros and iMacs. There are rumors about supply chain constraints possibly delaying the new M3 until 2024, but recent buzz suggests the imminent unveiling of an M3 MacBook Pro and a 24-inch iMac.
Humane AI Pin's Features Humane is set to launch its first gadget, the AI Pin, on November 9th. The device, featured as one of Time Magazine’s “Best Inventions of 2023,” attaches magnetically to clothing and uses a mix of proprietary software and OpenAI’s GPT-4.
Tech Layoffs: A new wave of tech layoffs that contradicts the expected economic recovery. In October, several companies, including Nokia, Qualcomm, Qualtrics, LinkedIn, Flexport, Stitch Fix, and Hopper, announced significant layoffs.
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Prompt - A ChatGPT CLI A command-line interface (CLI) application designed to interact with OpenAI's ChatGPT API. It facilitates seamless interaction with ChatGPT, allowing for sessions where context is maintained for more coherent and extended conversations.
Airbook: Collaborative Data Workspace Airbook revolutionizes data work by providing a collaborative workspace that connects over 150 data sources, facilitating seamless integration between data and business teams. The platform allows users to generate insights through code or no-code solutions, enhancing decision-making processes.
Equals' Dashboards and Reports Equals offers a platform that turns spreadsheets into dashboards, allowing for the automatic distribution of up-to-date reports. It emphasizes ease of use, with features similar to familiar tools like Excel, and capabilities for pulling data from various sources.
Pill Extension on Chrome Web Store: Pill is a Chrome extension designed to enhance users' browsing experience by providing chill music at the click of a button. It aims to create a relaxing atmosphere to help users focus, whether they are working, studying, or just browsing.
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