Category Archives: Business

We’re Still Waiting for the Next Big Leap in AI

Anthropic’s latest Claude AI model pulls ahead of rivals from OpenAI and Google. But advances in machine intelligence have lately been more incremental than revolutionary.

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Europe Scrambles for Relevance in the Age of AI

With chatbot and AI development largely coming from the US, some EU entrepreneurs and politicians say local champions are needed to prevent a cultural flattening.

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Adobe Says It Won’t Train AI Using Artists’ Work. Creatives Aren’t Convinced

Adobe has issued new wording to explain how users’ content will be treated, after a backlash earlier this month from artists who believed their work will be used to train AI.

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STEM Students Refuse to Work at Google and Amazon Over Project Nimbus

Students and young workers from over 120 universities have pledged to refuse work at Google and Amazon until the Israeli contract is dropped.

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Airbnb’s Olympics Push Could Help it Win Over Paris

Paris officials have placed tough new restrictions on Airbnb rentals in recent years. The company is using the Olympics to try and win over locals and broaden its footprint in the iconic city.

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Orkut’s Founder Is Still Dreaming of a Social Media Utopia

In the mid-2000s, Google engineer Orkut Büyükkökten’s self-titled social network briefly took the world by storm before disappearing. Now he’s back, with a plan for a happier social media.

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OpenAI-Backed Nonprofits Have Gone Back on Their Transparency Pledges

Two organizations that handed out unconditional cash grants told WIRED that they will no longer disclose their financial statements and internal policies. Their stance follows a similar denial by OpenAI.

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Banks Are Finally Realizing What Climate Change Will Do to Housing

Extreme weather threatens the investment value of many properties, but financing for climate mitigation efforts are only just getting going.

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AI Is Coming for Big Tech Jobs—but Not in the Way You Think

Companies aren’t replacing workers with AI yet. But they are sacrificing thousands of jobs in the race to further innovation in the technology.

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Light-Based Chips Could Help Slake AI’s Ever-Growing Thirst for Energy

Optical neural networks, which use photons instead of electrons, have advantages over traditional systems. They also face major obstacles.

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