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OpenAI’s chatbot store is filling up with spam

When OpenAI CEO Sam Altman announced GPTs, custom chatbots powered by OpenAI’s generative AI models, onstage at the company’s first-ever developer conference in November, he described them as a way to “accomplish all sorts of tasks” — from programming to … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia reportedly in talks with VC firms like Andreessen Horowitz to create mammoth $40 billion AI fund

Saudi Arabia’s PIF has been on a buying spree as it seeks to diversify the kingdom’s revenues away from oil.

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Healthcare platform Anima brings Salesforce-like capabilities to clinics, raises $12M

Globally, healthcare IT systems are groaning under the weight of legacy platforms. Thankfully, there’s a new wave of startups entering the arena: UK startup Anima is a “care enablement” platform that operates almost like a combination of Slack, Salesforce and … Continue reading

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8 Google Employees Invented Modern AI. Here’s the Inside Story

They met by chance, got hooked on an idea, and wrote the “Transformers” paper—the most consequential tech breakthrough in recent history.

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White House proposes up to $8.5B to fund Intel’s domestic chip manufacturing

Well before President Joe Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act into law back in August 2022, Intel has been a cornerstone of U.S. efforts to increase domestic chip manufacturing. This morning, the White House announced an agreement with the … Continue reading

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Audio platform Pocket FM bags $103M in funding as it eyes global expansion

India-based audio platform Pocket FM has secured $103 million in Series D funding led by Lightspeed Ventures with participation from Stepstone Group. The company, which counts Tencent and Times Internet as backers, aims to expand into Europe and Latin America … Continue reading

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Glassdoor Wants to Know Your Real Name

Anonymous, candid reviews made Glassdoor a powerful place to research potential employers. A policy shift requiring users to privately verify their real names is raising privacy concerns.

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Intel awarded up to $8.5 billion in CHIPS Act grants, with billions more in loans available

The White House said on Wednesday that Intel has been awarded up to $8.5 billion as part of the CHIPS Act.

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Smart ring maker Ultrahuman has its eye on Oura’s crown

India’s Ultrahuman is prepping for a growth tear. Today it’s announcing the close of $35 million in Series B* funding, a mix of equity ($25M) and debt. The smart ring startup is a less familiar name than category veteran — … Continue reading

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PocketHealth eases doctor-patient communications with easy image exchange

Have you ever needed a copy of your medical imaging to take to your doctor or another healthcare provider and received the images on a CD? Many radiologists still use this ancient format to transfer patients’ imaging files. A startup … Continue reading

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