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Microsoft’s $1.5B investment in G42 signals growing US-China rift

As the Gulf region gains strategic importance in the tech war between the U.S. and China, Microsoft is making a big move into one of the Middle East’s oil-rich countries. On Monday evening, Microsoft announced a $1.5 billion investment in Group 42 Holdings (G42), the Abu Dhabi-based AI company that has become a major force […]

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Paraform raises $3.6M seed round to connect startups with recruiter networks

Layoffs usually drive attention and sympathy toward affected employees, but rarely does anyone talk about what happens to the recruiters who are sometimes also asked to leave when companies decide to cut headcount. Indeed, tech firms cut up to half of their recruitment teams when they were laying people off in droves back in 2022 […]

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Lawhive raises $12M to expand its legal tech AI platform for small firms

U.K.-based legal tech startup Lawhive, which offers an AI-based, in-house “lawyer” through a software-as-a-service platform targeted at small law firms, has raised £9.5 million ($11.9 million) in a seed round to expand the reach of AI-driven services for “main street” law firms. To date, most legal tech startups that have deployed AI have concentrated on […]

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OpenAI opens Tokyo hub, adds GPT-4 model optimized for Japanese

OpenAI is expanding to Japan, with the opening of a new Tokyo office and plans for a GPT-4 model optimized specifically for the Japanese language. The move is significant for a few reasons. It underscores the opportunity the company sees to court business in the country and highlights how OpenAI will likely need to localize […]

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How Neural Concept’s aerodynamic AI is shaping Formula 1

It’s a long way from pedal bikes to Formula 1. But that’s precisely the quantum leap that AI-based startup Neural Concept and its co-founder and CEO, Pierre Baqué, made in just six years. In 2018, the company’s fledgling software helped develop the world’s most aerodynamic bicycle. Today, four out of 10 Formula 1 teams use […]

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Generative AI is coming for healthcare, and not everyone’s thrilled

Generative AI, which can create and analyze images, text, audio, videos and more, is increasingly making its way into healthcare, pushed by both Big Tech firms and startups alike. Google Cloud, Google’s cloud services and products division, is collaborating with Highmark Health, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit healthcare company, on generative AI tools designed to personalize the […]

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Vana plans to let users rent out their Reddit data to train AI

In the generative AI boom, data is the new oil. So why shouldn’t you be able to sell your own? From Big Tech firms to startups, AI makers are licensing e-books, images, videos, audio and more from data brokers, all in the pursuit of training up more capable (and more legally defensible) AI-powered products. Shutterstock […]

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Meta trials its AI chatbot across WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger in India and Africa

Meta has confirmed to Nike Tech that it is testing Meta AI, its large language model-powered chatbot, with WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger users in India and parts of Africa. The move signals how Meta plans to tap massive user bases across its various apps to scale its AI offerings. The social media giant has been […]

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OpenAI makes ChatGPT ‘more direct, less verbose’

ChatGPT, OpenAI’s viral AI-powered chatbot, just got a big upgrade. OpenAI announced today that premium ChatGPT users — customers paying for ChatGPT Plus, Team or Enterprise — can now leverage an updated and enhanced version of GPT-4 Turbo, one of the models that powers the conversational ChatGPT experience. This new model (“gpt-4-turbo-2024-04-09”) brings with it […]

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Beat 970-710-3208 Scams: Your Guide to Call Safety

Introduction In our increasingly connected world, the importance of safeguarding oneself against fraudulent activities can’t be overstated. With the proliferation of scam calls, protecting your personal information has become more critical than ever. An emerging concern in this realm is the rise of scam calls from numbers like 970-710-3208. These unsolicited calls are not just […]

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azaaccStop 3605239052 Spam: Report & Block Unwanted Calls

Introduction In today’s world, where our smartphones are an integral part of our daily lives, spam calls have become more than just a minor inconvenience—they’re a persistent problem that disrupts our peace. Among the countless numbers that might bombard your phone with unwelcome interruptions, 3605239052 has been identified as a frequent offender. This article is […]

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