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OpenAI’s Superalignment team innovates control methods for super-intelligent AI

OpenAI says it is making progress in its capabilities to manage super-intelligent AI systems, according to a recent WIRED report. The Superalignment team, led by OpenAI’s chief scientist Ilya Sutskever, has developed a method to guide the behavior of AI … Continue reading

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Spatial Omics unlock cellular communication insights

The human body, consisting of 37 trillion cells, poses a complicated challenge for biologists who strive to comprehend how these cells interact to maintain life. Spatial omics, a newly emerging sector of technologies, aims to equip researchers with the necessary … Continue reading

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Cruise restructures with major layoffs amid safety and cost concerns

Cruise, General Motors’ self-driving car subsidiary, is facing significant changes as it announces the layoff of 900 employees, approximately 24% of its workforce. This decision, as reported by TechCrunch, is part of a broader strategy to reduce costs and revitalize … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Ice Cream Machine Hackers Say They Found the ‘Smoking Gun’ That Killed Their Startup

Kytch, the company that tried to fix McDonald’s broken ice cream machines, has unearthed a 3-year-old email it says proves claims of an alleged plot to undermine their business.

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What is happening with all these new venture funds?

Against a backdrop of layoffs and continuing economic uncertainty, the announcements — particularly in such quick succession — point to a few underlying truths about the market right now.  © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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One-click checkout company Bolt confirms another round of layoffs

This latest round of layoffs, which the spokesperson said happened last week, follow a handful of other layoffs made by the company since 2022. © 2023 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Amazon courts sellers at China summit as Temu and Shein gain momentum

Amazon hosted a summit for sellers based in China this week and announced a new “innovation center” in Shenzhen

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Credit Karma co-founder Nichole Mustard stepping down after more than 16 years

Credit Karma co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer Nichole Mustard is leaving the company after 16-and-a-half years, TechCrunch has exclusively learned today. A spokesperson of the consumer fintech, now a subsidiary of Intuit, confirmed Mustard’s departure via email, writing only: “I … Continue reading

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Getaround’s Q3 earnings delight investors, but the company isn’t out of the woods yet

Peer-to-peer carsharing company Getaround has filed its first earnings report since going public a year ago via a SPAC combination. The company’s third-quarter earnings report details a company seeing quick revenue growth, but not enough top line yet to cover … Continue reading

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Four men indicted in $80 million ‘pig butchering’ scheme

LA federal prosecutors said four indictments and two arrests had been made in an international “pig butchering” scheme that caused $80 million in damages.

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