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#225 – May 02, 2023

‘The Godfather of A.I.’ Leaves Google and Warns of Danger Ahead

For half a century, Geoffrey Hinton nurtured the technology at the heart of chatbots like ChatGPT. Now he worries it will cause serious harm.

The web's most important decision

Thirty years ago, Tim Berners-Lee and CERN gave the world a gift. After some internal discussions, CERN stamped (quite literally) its approval on a document, relinquishing all intellectual property rights to the World Wide Web and entering it into the public domain.

Regulators seize First Republic Bank, sell assets to JPMorgan

Regulators seized First Republic Bank and sold its assets to JPMorgan Chase on Monday, in a deal to resolve the largest U.S. bank failure since the 2008 financial crisis and draw a line under a lingering banking turmoil.

Jellyfish-like robots could one day clean up the world’s oceans

Roboticists at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart have developed a jellyfish-inspired underwater robot with which they hope one day to collect waste from the bottom of the ocean. The almost noise-free prototype can trap objects underneath its body without physical contact, thereby enabling safe interactions in delicate environments such as coral reefs. Jellyfish-Bot could become an important tool for environmental remediation.

Stunning New Photographic Mars Map With Observations Made by the Emirates Mars Mission

The Mars Map displays high-resolution images of the Red Planet through the lens of the UAE’s own Hope probe, and showcases the huge scientific advances made by the UAE. NYU Abu Dhabi group leader and research scientist Dimitra Atri from the Center for Space Science and his team have creat

Millions snap up new Germany-wide public transit ticket

Public transit companies in Germany say more than 3 million people have already snapped up a new ticket being launched Monday that allows them to use all local and regional trains, buses and metros across the country for 49 euros ($53.90) a month.


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