Microsoft reportedly plans to invest $10 billion in OpenAI, the startup that created the viral chatbot ChatGPT, which it plans to integrate into Office products and Bing search.
this is a big problem. If successful, it will bring powerful artificial intelligence tools to the masses. So, what would a Microsoft product that supports ChatGPT look like? While neither Microsoft nor OpenAI was willing to answer our questions, we know enough to make some educated, informed guesses. Tip: If you find creating PowerPoint presentations and answering emails boring, this might be good news. read more.
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1 China’s population declines for the first time in 60 years
The news has major implications for the country’s social, defense and economic policies. (CNN)
+ China’s economy is in decline. (quartz)
+ India is about to become the most populous country in the world. (economist $)
+ Anti covid zero protesters remain in detention. (Bloomberg $)
3 Getty Images is suing the creators of Stable Diffusion
Getty claims the software was trained using millions of illegally grabbed images. (edge)
+ Microsoft is adding ChatGPT to its cloud service “soon”. (Bloomberg $)
5 Tenant Screening Algorithms Reportedly Discriminate against Black Tenants
Now the U.S. Department of Justice has stepped in. (wired $)
+ AI exacerbates racial bias in housing. Can it help get rid of it? (MIT Technology Review)
6 3D printed buildings could help solve America’s housing crisis
But there is one major obstacle: the way the construction industry works now. (New Yorker $)
+ Meet the designer’s print house made with salt and clay. (MIT Technology Review)
7 US tech companies are poaching talent from Latin American startups
Local startups struggle to match salaries, which are still low by American standards. (rest of the world)
8 The Pain and Ecstasy of Having Your Dream Instagram Username
You better be prepared for someone trying to steal it. (slate $)