Author: Jerry Smith

I'm a news writer from New Jersey. I graduated from Duke University with a degree in Economics in 2022 and worked as a sports editor for The Chronicle.

Lionel Messi won the Men’s Ballon d’Or award for the eighth time on Monday. He achieved his lifelong dream by leading Argentina to victory in the World Cup in Qatar last year. Getting this award was a big deal for him because it was the only major trophy he hadn’t won during his amazing career, mainly while he was playing for Paris Saint-Germain. This season wasn’t as outstanding as usual for him. The 36-year-old Messi won the award over Erling Haaland from Manchester City and his former PSG teammate, Kylian Mbappe. Messi expressed his gratitude to his coach, teammates, and…

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AI

Amazon is beta testing AI image generation tools for its advertisers, offering an easy way to create backgrounds or scenes around whatever product ad buyers are hoping to sell. The company says the new feature is “designed to remove creative barriers and enable brands to produce lifestyle imagery that helps improve their ads’ performance.” Moreover, Amazon is launching a unique cloud service for Europe, particularly for regulated industries and government use, complying with strict data privacy and digital independence. Amazon’s User-Friendly AI Image Tool For brands, this innovation may offer a swift and convenient alternative to the standard practice of…

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In the age of AI hype, few companies have used the word “AI” more than Google. Now, Wall Street wants know how it’ll turn the hyped tech into dollars and cents. Google confirmed on its earnings call that it is working on different ad formats for its generative AI-powered search experience. They mentioned this idea earlier this year, and talking about it during the earnings call suggests they might do it sooner. This project is vital for Google because most of its money comes from ads, even though they’ve tried to make money in other ways like Google Cloud, services,…

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Alibaba and Tencent, two big Chinese companies announced, invested 2.5 billion yuan (which is about $342 million) in a Chinese AI startup called Zhipu this year. This is part of a trend where a lot of money is going into the AI field. These two major tech companies in China, along with others like Ant Group and Xiaomi, supported Beijing Zhipu Huazhang Technology. This company is trying to create AI systems like ChatGPT made by OpenAI. HongShan, the former Sequoia China, and the popular food delivery service Meituan also participated in this investment, as stated by the company. Many of…

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5G

Nokia is going to cut a lot of jobs, up to 14,000, because they didn’t make as much money in the last three months. They’re doing this to save money because the market is tough. According to the report. They want to spend less money and make their work more efficient. By 2026, they want to spend 800 million to 1.2 billion euros less than they do now. This means they will have fewer employees, going from 86,000 to 72,000 to 77,000. This big job cut happened because Nokia’s sales went down by 20% in the last three months, and…

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Nvidia and Foxconn announced they are teaming up to create what they call ‘AI factories.’ These are special data centers that will be able to provide really powerful computing abilities. They aim to use these capabilities to speed up the development of self-driving cars, machines that can work on their own, and robots used in industries. The collaboration between Nvidia’s founder and CEO, Jensen Huang, and Foxconn’s chairman and CEO, Young Liu, was announced at an event in Taiwan. The AI factory will be based on Nvidia’s powerful computing technology, and it will be used to handle, refine, and convert…

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Baidu, the Chinese tech giant, has made a significant move by introducing ERNIE 4.0, their latest artificial intelligence chatbot. In a press release, Baidu explicitly positioned ERNIE 4.0 as a direct competitor to OpenAI’s ChatGPT, the latest version GPT-4. During their annual flagship event, Baidu’s CEO, Robin Li, confidently stated that “it is not inferior in any aspect to GPT-4”, making it a strong contender in the AI chatbot arena. Onstage, Li demonstrated how the bot could quickly make a car commercial, solve tough math problems, and come up with the storyline for a martial arts novel from scratch. The…

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Greg Barclay, the Chairman of the International Cricket Council (ICC), said on Monday regarding the sport’s inclusion in the 2023 Los Angeles event. He extended gratitude to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for their support in making this happen. Cricket has only appeared once at the Olympics, at the Paris Games in 1900 when Great Britain beat France by 158 runs in a one-off final. Olympic Games History Just how far back in history organized athletic contests were held remains a matter of debate, but it is reasonably certain that they occurred in Greece almost 3,000 years ago. However ancient…

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AI

In the past year, you couldn’t escape hearing about “AI” everywhere. People have been talking about artificial intelligence, which has been around for a long time, but really took off in 2022 with tools like ChatGPT (a chatbot you can talk to) and Dall-E (a program that turns text into pictures). Other tech stuff has also become super popular in a short time. There are these digital artworks called NFTs, which have flooded the art world and some have sold for millions. Plus, you’ve probably noticed lots of ads for cryptocurrencies on TV and the internet. Even though it feels…

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Google has introduced the Search Generative Experience (SGE), which enables users to generate images from text prompts. This feature was announced by the company, and it’s not surprising to see Google following in the footsteps of Microsoft, which has been offering a similar capability through Bing Chat using OpenAI’s DALL-E model since March. Here’s How It Functions If you’re part of Google’s Search Labs program and have opted into SGE, you can simply enter your query into the Google search bar. SGE will then generate a selection of images based on your input, and you can choose from among them.…

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