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How tech giants cut corners to collect data for artificial intelligence

How tech giants cut corners to collect data for artificial intelligence

The race to lead artificial intelligence has become a desperate hunt for the digital data needed to advance the technology. To obtain such data, tech companies including OpenAI, Google and Meta cut corners, ignored company policies and debated how to change the law, according to a New York Times analysis.According to recordings of internal meetings obtained by the Times, last year managers, lawyers and engineers at Meta, the owner of Facebook and Instagram, discussed buying the Simon & Schuster publishing house to procure long-form works. They also agreed to collect copyrighted data from across the Internet, even if it meant facing legal action. Negotiating licenses with publishers, artists, musicians and the news industry would take too long, they said.Like OpenAI, Google transcribed Y...
Israel says it has recovered the body of Elad Katzir, an October 7 hostage

Israel says it has recovered the body of Elad Katzir, an October 7 hostage

The Israeli army said Saturday it had recovered the body of a man taken hostage from one of the worst-hit communities during the Hamas-led attack on October 7, nearly six months after his abduction.The man, Elad Katzir, 47, was killed by his captors in mid-January while being held in Gaza by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Israeli military spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari said at a news conference on Saturday. Mr. Hagari cited multiple intelligence sources but provided no details. The Israeli military's claim that Mr. Katzir had been killed by his captors could not be independently verified.Mr. Katzir had lived in Nir Oz, a kibbutz near the border with the Gaza Strip. According to the Israeli army, more than a quarter of more than 400 residents were killed or kidnapped in the att...
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Arztspezialist.de: Ihr Partner für Gesundheit und Wohlbefinden

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Teen drug habits are changing for the better.  With warnings.

Teen drug habits are changing for the better. With warnings.

Historically speaking, it's not a bad time to be a teenager's liver. Or the lungs.Regular alcohol, tobacco, and drug use among high school students has seen a long downward trend.In 2023, 46% of older adults said they had had a drink in the year before being surveyed; that's a steep decline from 88% in 1979, when the behavior peaked, according to the annual Monitoring the Future survey, a closely watched national survey of youth substance use. A similar downward trend was observed among eighth and tenth graders and for these three age groups regarding cigarette smoking. In 2023, only 15% of older adults reported having smoked a cigarette in their lifetime, compared to a peak of 76% in 1977.Illicit drug use among adolescents has remained low and fairly stable over the past t...
Indignate dal programma nucleare statunitense, le comunità si rivolgono al Congresso per chiedere aiuto

Indignate dal programma nucleare statunitense, le comunità si rivolgono al Congresso per chiedere aiuto

Quando il padre di Diane Scheig, Bill, tornava a casa dal lavoro presso la fabbrica Mallinckrodt di St. Louis, si spogliava nel garage e consegnava i suoi vestiti alla madre di lei perché li lavasse immediatamente, senza osare contaminare la casa con i residui delle sue fatiche. .Il signor Scheig, un metalmeccanico che contribuì a costruire il famoso arco della città, non raccontò mai alla famiglia esattamente cosa stesse facendo nello stabilimento, dove gli scienziati iniziarono per la prima volta a lavorare l'uranio per il Progetto Manhattan nel 1942. Ma all'età di 49 anni, aveva sviluppato cancro ai reni, perse la capacità di camminare e morì.Decenni dopo, la sorella maggiore di Diane, Sheryle, che anni prima aveva dato alla luce un bambino nato con un tumore delle dimensioni di...
What to know about tech companies using AI to teach their AI

What to know about tech companies using AI to teach their AI

OpenAI, Google, and other tech companies train their chatbots with massive amounts of data collected from books, Wikipedia articles, news stories, and other sources on the Internet. But in the future they hope to use something called synthetic data.That's because tech companies may be running out of high-quality text the Internet has to offer for AI development. And companies are facing copyright lawsuits from authors, news organizations and computer programmers for using their works without permission. (In one of these lawsuits, The New York Times sued OpenAI and Microsoft.)According to them, synthetic data will help reduce copyright issues and increase the supply of training materials needed for artificial intelligence. Here's what to know about it.What is synthetic data?It i...
The Gaza war puts a spotlight on the long pipeline of US weapons to Israel

The Gaza war puts a spotlight on the long pipeline of US weapons to Israel

In the fall of 2016, the Obama administration signed a major military agreement with Israel that committed the United States to giving the country $38 billion in weapons over 10 years.“Continued delivery of the world's most advanced weapons technology will ensure that Israel has the ability to defend itself against all threats,” President Barack Obama said.The deal was not controversial at the time. It was a period of relative calm for Israel, and few officials in Washington expressed concern about how American weapons might one day be used.Now that military aid package, which guarantees Israel $3.3 billion a year for the purchase of weapons, along with another $500 million a year for missile defense, has become a flashpoint for the Biden administration. A minority of lawmakers in Co...
Ozempic relative slowed Parkinson's disease in small study

Ozempic relative slowed Parkinson's disease in small study

In 1817 James Parkinson expressed hope about the disease that bears his name. He thought that sooner or later there would be a discovery and “the progress of the disease could be stopped”.Now, nearly 200 years since Parkinson expressed his hope, and after four decades of unsuccessful clinical trials, a group of French researchers reports the first glimmer of success: a modest slowing of the disease in a year-long study.And the drug they used? A so-called GLP-1 receptor agonist, similar to the hugely popular drugs Ozempic, for diabetes, and Wegovy, for obesity.About half a million Americans have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, a degenerative brain disease second only to Alzheimer's in prevalence.Symptoms include tremors, slowness, stiffness and difficulty with balance. T...
Lynne Reid Banks, author of 'The Indian in the Closet,' dies at 94

Lynne Reid Banks, author of 'The Indian in the Closet,' dies at 94

Lynne Reid Banks, a versatile British author who began her writing career with the best-selling feminist novel “The L-Shaped Room” but found her greatest success with the popular children's book “The Indian in the Cupboard” , died Thursday in Surrey. , England. She was 94.Her death, in a nursing facility, was caused by cancer, said James Wills, her literary agent.Ms Banks was part of a generation of writers, including Shelagh Delaney and Margaret Drabble, who emerged in post-war Britain and whose books explored the struggles of young women seeking personal and financial independence, in stark contrast to the contemporary literature of "angry young men". movement defined by John Osborne and Kingsley Amis.Over the course of her long career, Ms. Banks's character portrayals have of...
Do you want to invest in SpaceX or Stripe?  There's a fund for that.

Do you want to invest in SpaceX or Stripe? There's a fund for that.

Stripe, a payments start-up, is one of the most successful companies to emerge from Silicon Valley in recent times. Last year it reached a valuation of $65 billion. But in the 15 years since its founding, most people have had no chance to invest in it.It's a problem that has plagued retail investors for years, as startups like Stripe, SpaceX and OpenAI reach huge valuations in the private market. Only so-called high-net-worth accredited investors can invest in private technology startups. When companies go public, ten years or more after their birth, their growth is often slowed and their valuations are high.A new fund, Destiny Tech100, is trying to change that with a new solution. It offers an exchange-traded fund that contains shares of 23 private technology companies including ...