Author: Steve Smith

I am Senior Editor of Business d'Or and lead reports on workplace, career and talent. Prior to joining Business d'Or, I spent more than 5 years writing articles on workplace issues, corporate leadership, leadership and governance for The Washington Post. I graduated from the University of Georgia, majoring in history and journalism.

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Observing the concerning condition of men ensnared by AI girlfriends, a Miami tech executive viewed profit potential rather than warning signs. https://twitter.com/gregisenberg/status/1777697410350768187 In a post of X-formerly-Twitter, ex-WeWork executive Greg Isenberg shared that upon encountering a young individual who reportedly invests $10,000 monthly on “AI girlfriends” – chatbots simulating relationships – he recognized the impending potential for someone to seize upon that market similar to Match Group’s dominance in dating apps. “I initially thought he was joking,” Isenberg expressed. “However, he’s a 24-year-old single man who genuinely enjoys it.” As of now, Match Group, the parent company of Tinder, Hinge,…

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OpenAI has set up its first office in Asia in Tokyo, Japan. They’re doing this to grow their presence around the world. Altman (second from right at the back) at a Liberal Democratic Party meeting in Tokyo on Monday | Gabriele Ninivaggi/Japan Times “We’re happy to be in Japan, where people and technology have a long history of collaborating to achieve greater things,” said CEO Sam Altman in a statement released on Sunday. “We think AI will speed up work by helping people to be more creative and productive, while also bringing significant benefits to both existing and future industries…

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As we progress deeper into this year, decade, and century, the dynamics of professional progress are swiftly transforming. What does this signify? It underscores the heightened importance for professionals to arm themselves with a repertoire of skills that are not just pertinent but also flexible in response to evolving circumstances. Presented here are six indispensable skills essential for achieving professional success in the forthcoming decade. Digital Literacy In a time where technology saturates every facet of our existence and AI remains incessantly in the headlines, digital literacy is no longer discretionary. It encompasses beyond rudimentary computer competencies; it demands proficiency…

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The Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing sources familiar with the matter, that Google, a subsidiary of Alphabet, is contemplating implementing charges for premium features on its generative AI-driven search engine. Google logo and AI Artificial Intelligence words are seen in this illustration taken, May 4, 2023. PHOTO: REUTERS According to the report, the tech company is exploring several possibilities, such as integrating AI-driven search functionalities into its premium subscription services. These services currently offer access to the newly introduced Gemini AI assistant within Gmail and Docs. Alphabet’s shares experienced a decrease of approximately 1% in after-hours trading. This step…

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Right now, the job situation is strange. Some industries are cutting jobs, while others are urgently trying to hire more people. Recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the hiring rate has slightly decreased compared to a year ago. In February, the hiring rate was 3.7%, down from 3.9% in February 2023. Additionally, job openings have declined from 6% in February 2023 to 5.3% this past February. The recent announcement from the Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that February job openings remained relatively stable at 8.8 million compared to January. It also noted that the number and…

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OpenAI made a tool called Voice Engine that can make a synthetic voice by listening to a short 15-second voice recording of someone else. This fake voice can say things in the same language or different ones. OpenAI is testing this tool in some small projects to understand how it can be used in different jobs and to make sure it’s used in a good way. The companies that can use it include Age of Learning, HeyGen, Dimagi, Livox, and Lifespan. OpenAI shared examples showcasing how Age of Learning is utilizing the technology to create pre-written voice-over content and to…

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OpenAI filed a trademark application for a “voice engine” and to build “digital voice assistants.” The application came a day after Sam Altman hinted at other releases before the upcoming GPT-5. OpenAI also filed trademark applications in October for future models like GPT-6 and GPT-7. Sam Altman Image Credits: community.openai Sam Altman might be striving to take on Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alex voice assistants. OpenAI submitted a trademark application for the development of ‘digital voice assistants’ and a ‘voice engine,’ suggesting potential plans for launching a new product. The application was submitted to the US Patent and Trademark Office on…

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OpenAI has apparently been demonstrating GPT-5, the next generation of its large language model (LLM), to prospective buyers — and they’re very impressed with the merchandise. One CEO told Business Insider that the LLM is notably superior, stating, “It’s really good, like materially better.” Additionally, the CEO mentioned that during the demonstration he experienced, OpenAI customized use cases and data modeling specifically for his company — and also hinted at undisclosed capabilities. BI reports that OpenAI is considering a summer release — however, its insiders indicate that it is still undergoing training and requires “red-teaming,” a term in the tech…

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Nvidia’s must-have H100 AI chip made it a multitrillion-dollar company, one that may be worth more than Alphabet and Amazon, and competitors have been fighting to catch up. But perhaps Nvidia is about to extend its lead — with the new Blackwell B200 GPU and GB200 “superchip.” Nvidia claims that the new B200 GPU can deliver a massive amount of computing power, up to 20 petaflops, thanks to its 208 billion transistors. Additionally, they say that when combining two of these GPUs with a single Grace CPU to form a GB200, it can provide 30 times better performance for certain types of tasks,…

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The European Union just approved regulations for artificial intelligence on Wednesday, the world’s first framework governing AI amid concerns the rapidly developing technology could pose risks to the humanity. Key Facts The EU’s AI Act, which has received final endorsement from the European Parliament, introduces regulations for various AI technologies based on their perceived risks and impact levels. AI systems categorized as high-risk, such as those employed in critical infrastructure or medical devices, will be subjected to stricter regulations. These regulations mandate the assessment and mitigation of risks, transparency regarding data usage, and the inclusion of human oversight. Certain AI…

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