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#215 – April 18, 2023

Innovation is overrated

Yesterday I was speaking to a university class and, as it usually does, a question about innovation came up. "How do you stay innovative? How do you encourage innovative thinking at work?" My answer: You don't stay innovative and you don't encourage innovative thinking at work. WHAT? Yes. Innovation should almost never happen.

Elon Musk founds new AI company called X.AI

Elon Musk has created a new company dedicated to artificial intelligence — and it’s called X.AI, as first reported by The Wall Street Journal. The company, which a Nevada filing indicates was incorporated last month, currently has Musk as its director and Jared Birchall, the director of Musk’s family office.

Why flying insects gather at artificial light

For millennia, humans have watched nocturnal insects flying erratically around fires and lamps. Explanations have included theories of “lunar navigation” and “escape to light”. However, without three-dimensional flight data to test them rigorously, this odd behaviour has remained unexplained. We employed high-resolution motion capture in the laboratory and stereo-videography in the field to reconstruct the 3D kinematics of insect flights around artificial lights.

Google in shock as Samsung considers moving to Bing as default search engine on Galaxy phones

The race to bring the best abilities of AI to web search has heated up. After ChatGPT-powered Bing was recently launched, Google is having a tough time. Now, even Samsung is considering moving to Bing on its Galaxy phones and tablets.


The recent GPT-4 has demonstrated extraordinary multi-modal abilities, such as directly generating websites from handwritten text and identifying humorous elements within images. These features are rarely observed in previous vision-language models. We believe the primary reason for GPT-4's advanced multi-modal generation capabilities lies in the utilization of a more advanced large language model.

Apple Card’s new high-yield Savings account is now available, offering a 4.15 percent APY

With no fees, no minimum deposits, and no minimum balance requirements, users can easily set up and manage their Savings account directly from Wallet.


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