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.

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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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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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A recent research study has raised concerns about the substantial increase in electricity usage that could be brought about by the adoption of artificial intelligence technology. The findings, published in the scientific journal Joule, elaborate on the projected energy requirements of AI systems. It highlights that generative AI technology heavily relies on robust server infrastructure, and as its usage grows, it is likely to lead to a notable upswing in the demand for energy. The study’s authors illustrate this point with the example of tech giant Google, highlighting that in 2021, AI accounted for just 10-15% of the company’s overall…

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Generative AI, exploded into the public consciousness in late 2022, and a year from now, it could become one of the most heavily regulated technologies in its industry. Around the world, from the United States and the European Union to Brazil, policymakers are urgently deliberating, and in the case of China, implementing measures to control artificial intelligence and curtail some of its more concerning applications. The European Union is poised to take the lead in implementing oversight and regulations for generative AI. The European Commission, representing approximately two dozen countries, is in the final stages of negotiations for the AI…

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According to an analyst firm’s Tuesday prediction, the vibrant field of generative artificial intelligence is on the brink of a reality check in the upcoming year. They cite diminishing excitement surrounding the technology, increasing operational expenses, and mounting calls for regulatory measures as indications that AI could experience a forthcoming deceleration. In their yearly assessment of future trends in the technology industry for 2024 and beyond, CCS Insight made numerous forecasts about the path ahead for AI, a technology that has captured widespread attention due to its potential and challenges. CCS Insight’s primary projection for 2024 revolves around generative AI…

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Microsoft next month plans to unveil the company’s first chip designed for artificial intelligence at its Upcoming developer conference, Ignite 2023, with expectation. This in-person event is scheduled to occur in Seattle from November 14th to November 17th and is currently sold out. Nevertheless, you still have the opportunity to participate in the online keynotes from November 15th to November 16th, as registration remains open. Microsoft has already released a comprehensive schedule of the sessions condemn for the event, including an interactive session focused on showcasing their latest advancements in AI technology. Ever since Microsoft deepened its collaboration with OpenAI…

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The UK’s largest news organization, the BBC, has outlined its intended principles for assessing the application of generative AI across various aspects, such as journalism research, production, archiving, and tailored user experiences. In a blog post, Rhodri Talfan Davies, Director of Nations at the BBC, expressed the broadcaster’s belief in the potential of this technology to enhance its offerings to both the public and society at large. These principles will serve as guiding values: firstly, the BBC will consistently act in the best interests of the public; secondly, it will prioritize creativity and talent while respecting artists’ rights; and thirdly,…

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If current trends continue, a strong job market might result in a weak stock market. This Friday’s release of the nonfarm payrolls report will be a critical moment for Wall Street, which has been anxious all week due to the unexpectedly strong labor market. There is concern that if the tight labor market persists, the Federal Reserve may maintain high interest rates, potentially endangering the U.S. economy during a crucial period. According to economists surveyed by Dow Jones, it is expected that September will witness the addition of 170,000 new jobs, but any number significantly higher than that could have…

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