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Here are a few ways GPT-3 can go wrong

Liz O'Sullivan Contributor Share on Twitter Liz O’Sullivan is a co-founder and VP of Commercial at Arthur, an AI monitoring and explainability company. She is also Technology Director of STOP, the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, where she fights the ever-growing threat of technology-enabled surveillance. John P. Dickerson Contributor Share on Twitter ...
Tags: TC, Column, Science, Developer, Opinion, Wikipedia, Tech, Diversity, Bbc, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, New York Times, Reddit, Machine Learning, Api, Black Lives Matter

After months of fighting with Apple, Facebook is finally launching its gaming app on iOS — without any games

Facebook is launching its Facebook Gaming app on iOS, four months after it launched on Android. Although the app is primarily for streaming games, it has a small component which allows users to play casual games like "Words with Friends." Facebook has had to remove this feature to comply with Apple's App Store rules. Facebook said Apple rejected its app six times since April, and ignored an official appeal. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Facebook has just launched its Fac...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Trends, New York Times, App Store, Sheryl Sandberg, Sandberg, Apple Facebook, Sharma, Friends Facebook, Vivek Sharma, Facebook Gaming

Professor Who Picked Every Election Winner Since Ronald Reagan Reveals His Prediction for the 2020 Election

The New York Times writes: "Right now, polls say Joe Biden has a healthy lead over President Trump. But we’ve been here before (cue 2016), and the polls were, frankly, wrong. One man, however, was not. The historian Allan Lichtman was the lonely forecaster who predicted Mr. Trump’s victory in 2016 — and also prophesied the president would be impeached. That’s two for two. But Professor Lichtman’s record goes much deeper. In 1980, he developed a presidential prediction model that retrospe...
Tags: Google, Facebook, College, White House, Joe Biden, Ronald Reagan, Current Affairs, New York Times, Trump, Facebook Twitter, Lichtman, Allan Lichtman

12 books on leadership and success billionaire Jeff Bezos thinks everyone should read

With a net worth of $185 billion, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest person in modern history.  Bezos often credited his ideas and success to the lessons he learned in books.  Brad Stone, a New York Times best-selling author, published "The Everything Store" in 2013 and told the story of Bezos and Amazon. In the book, Stone disclosed the top books that Bezos counted on for career advice.  The list includes "The Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro, a Nobel Prize-winning novel about a butler...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, England, Congress, America, Trends, Walmart, New York Times, Toyota, Jeff Bezos, General Electric, Kazuo Ishiguro, Collins

Decrypted: How a teenager hacked Twitter, Garmin’s ransomware aftermath

A 17-year-old Florida teenager is accused of perpetrating one of the year’s biggest and most high-profile hacks: Twitter. A federal 30-count indictment filed in Tampa said Graham Ivan Clark used a phone spearphishing attack to pivot through multiple layers of Twitter’s security and bypassed its two-factor authentication to gain access to an internal “admin” tool that let the hacker take over any account. With two accomplices named in a separate federal indictment, Clark — who went by the online ...
Tags: Florida, White House, Barack Obama, Tech, New York Times, Tampa, Clark, Kirk, Associated Press Twitter, Bill Gates Elon Musk, Twitter Garmin, Graham Ivan Clark, BIG PICTURE Garmin

Facebook doubles down on work-from-office with massive NYC lease near Penn Station

We’ve had huge debates about the future of work — are we going to be working from home, working from the office, or perhaps, working from anywhere? Work From Home is dead, long live Work From Anywhere Well, Facebook has put its wager down, and it’s work from office. In a flurry of articles in the local press overnight, the New York Times and others confirmed that Facebook has secured the main office lease on the James A. Farley Building, located one block south of Penn Station in west...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Facebook, Real Estate, New York, New York City, Atlanta, Chelsea, New York Times, Dallas, Postal Service, Amtrak, Penn Station, Eighth Avenue, Port Authority

This chart shows how a Microsoft acquisition of TikTok for $50 billion would stack up against tech's largest deals ever (MSFT)

Microsoft is in talks to purchase TikTok, the massively popular video app that's owned and operated by the Chinese company ByteDance. The purchase talks come amid threats from President Donald Trump to ban the app in the United States. Trump says the app funnels user information to the Chinese government, and must be operated by an American company to ensure the safety of user information. The cost to purchase TikTok could be as high as $50 billion, according to a recent valuation reported by...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Motorola, Facebook, Adobe, Microsoft, Softbank, Nokia, Satya Nadella, US, Trends, Linkedin, Cisco, Walmart, Intel

Adobe’s plans for an online content attribution standard could have big implications for misinformation

Adobe’s work on technical solution to combat online misinformation at scale, still in its early stages, is taking some big steps toward its lofty goal of becoming an industry standard. The project was first announced last November, and now the team is out with a whitepaper going into the nuts and bolts about how its system, known as the Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI), would work. Beyond the new whitepaper, the next step in the system’s development will be to implement a proof-of-concept, ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Photography, Media, Instagram, Adobe, Tech, Digital Photography, New York Times, Exif, Misinformation, Parsons, Cai, CAI Andy Parsons

Amazon targeted sellers, investees, AWS clients with anti-competitive practices: 9 key takeaways from Bezos’s deposition before the antitrust subcommittee

On questioning by Representative Joe Neguse (D-CO), who is also the vice-chair of the subcommittee on antritrust, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos conceded that Amazon accounts for 40% of “online retail sales in the e-commerce market stream”. In his prepared testimony, Bezos had said, “Amazon accounts for less than 1% of the $25 trillion global retail market and less than 4% of retail in the US”, characterising retail as everything — including restaurants, bars, gas stations, Neguse pointed out...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, News, Congress, China, India, US, Competition, Netflix, House, New York Times, Antitrust, Aws, Jeff Bezos, Johnson

A 17-Year-Old's Journey: Minecraft, SIM-Swapping Bitcoin Heists, Breaching Twitter

The New York Times tells the story of the 17-year-old "mastermind" arrested Friday for the takeover of dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts. They report that Graham Ivan Clark "had a difficult family life" and "poured his energy into video games and cryptocurrency" after his parents divorced when he was 7, and he grew up in Tampa, Florida with his mother, "a Russian immigrant who holds certifications to work as a facialist and as a real estate broker." By the age of 10, he was playing the vi...
Tags: Amazon, Twitter, Youtube, Tech, New York Times, Secret Service, Graham, Minecraft, Times, Seattle, Tampa, Bennett, Clark, Tampa Florida, Bitcoins, Gregg Bennett

'We've all been neutered by what Apple did:' App makers are rallying against Apple's claims that it creates a level playing field for everyone (AAPL)

Apple CEO Tim Cook defended the company's App Store policies during a historic antitrust hearing on Wednesday. Lawmakers questioned whether Apple applies the same policies to all developers, and whether its position as the operator of the App Store gives it a competitive advantage. Cook said Apple treats "every developer the same" and called the App Store "a vibrant, competitive environment." But some app makers who have spoken out against Apple's rules in the past have pushed back on Cook's t...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Cook, Congress, Trends, House, New York Times, Tim Cook, European Commission, Johnson, App Store, Cnbc, Boomerang, Vogel, Apple Google Facebook, Dailey

Microsoft in Talks To Buy TikTok, as Trump Weighs Curtailing App

Microsoft is in talks to acquire TikTok, the Chinese-owned video app, New York Times reported Friday, citing a person with knowledge of the discussions, as President Trump said on Friday that he was considering taking steps that would effectively ban the app from the United States. From a report: It's unclear how advanced the talks between Microsoft and TikTok are, but any deal could help alter TikTok's ownership, said the person with knowledge of the talks, who spoke on the condition of anonymi...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, United States, New York Times, Trump, Tiktok, TikTok Bloomberg

Weekend reading: The agony of alpha

What caught my eye this week. I always stress to friends who know of my investing obsession that – from the position of pure cost-benefit analysis – my stockpicking has been an unproductive waste of time. Me and The Accumulator thrashed this out in debate years ago. I invest actively for the fun and challenge, I said. He wasn’t convinced. And it’s true, I probably wouldn’t do it if I didn’t – naughtily, preposterously – think I had a chance of beating the market. Luckily, I have done, the way...
Tags: Google, UK, England, London, Marketing, US, Bloomberg, New York Times, Isaac Newton, Boris Johnson, Northern England, NICK, Benedict Evans, Paul Tudor Jones, Vanguard, Klement

What does accountability look like in 2020?

Rae Witte Contributor Share on Twitter Rae Witte is a New York-based freelance journalist covering music, style, sneakers, art and dating, and how they intersect with tech. You can find her writing on i-D, The Wall Street Journal, Esquire and Forbes, among others. More posts by this contributor Demand for fertility services persists despite COVID-19 shutdowns During a pandemic, some companies struggle to pro...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Fashion, New York, Media, Instagram, Entertainment, Social Media, Future Of Work, Tech, Diversity, Adidas, Kanye West, West, Racism

Elon Musk and Bill Gates are sparring over Gates' criticism of Musk's coronavirus comments. Here are 10 other rivalries that have formed between some of the world's biggest tech leaders.

While there are many close friendships among tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of feuds, too.  Some appear to be friendly rivalries — like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison — but others have become more contentious.  Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, for example, have been openly feuding for years, while Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have made digs at each other over outer space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, Time, US, San Francisco

Elon Musk is sparring with Bill Gates after he criticized Musk's coronavirus comments. Here are 10 other rivalries that have formed between some of the world's biggest tech leaders.

While there are many close friendships among tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of feuds, too.  Some appear to be friendly rivalries — like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison — but others have become more contentious.  Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, for example, have been openly feuding for years, while Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have made digs at each other over outer space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, Time, US, San Francisco

Apple Emails Reveal Internal Debate on Right to Repair

Tim Cook didn't reveal anything new during his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday. But emails his company shared with the committee spoke volumes. These internal discussions reveal that what looks like Apple's united front against Right to Repair is really an internal debate, rife with uncertainty. From a report: The New York Times editorial in favor of Right to Repair last April set off a fire alarm inside Apple's public relations team. When Binyamin Appelbaum reached out ...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Repair, New York Times, Tim Cook, Times, Greg, House Judiciary Committee, Appelbaum, Joswiak, Phil -LSB- Schiller, Binyamin Appelbaum, Greg Joz Joswiak, Kaiann Drance VP, Kaiann, Repair Of Apple

It's time to take Trump seriously, figuratively, and literally

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the new edition of Insider Today. Please sign up here. QUOTE OF THE DAY "Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself," — the late John Lewis. He left the New York Times a posthumous essay to be published the day of his funeral. WHAT'S HAPPENING GDP plunged at an annualized rate of 33% in the second quarter, by far a record drop. T...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Florida, Congress, Colorado, Navy, Washington, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, New York Times, Silicon Valley

iFixit Highlights Apple's Uncertain Right to Repair Stance Through Emails Shared With Judiciary Committee

Apple CEO Tim Cook yesterday testified in front of the U.S. House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee where he was questioned on Apple's App Store policies, but Congress also released a series of emails that Apple had submitted as part of the ongoing antitrust investigation. Image via iFixit Those emails revealed Apple's thoughts on App Store fees and provided insight into its efforts to negotiate deals with Amazon, but there were also emails on other topics, including the ongoing Right to Repa...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Featured, Congress, California, New York Times, Tim Cook, John Deere, Right To Repair, iFixit, Apple Authorized Service Providers Apple, U S House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee

Watch Metropolis’ Cinematically Innovative Dance Scene, Restored as Fritz Lang Intended It to Be Seen (1927)

When it came out in 1927, Fritz Lang's Metropolis showed audiences the kind of wholly invented reality, hitherto beyond imagination, that could be realized in motion pictures. Its vision of a society bisected into colossal skyscrapers and underground warrens, an industrial Art Deco dystopia, continues to influence filmmakers today. This despite — or perhaps because of — the simple story it tells, in which Freder, the scion of the city of Metropolis, rebels against his father after follow...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Film, College, History, New York Times, Metropolis, Seoul, Maria, Thomas, Facebook Twitter, Fritz Lang, LANG, Georges Méliès, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles

The Vatican Is Said To Be Hacked From China Before Talks With Beijing

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Chinese hackers infiltrated the Vatican's computer networks in the past three months , a private monitoring group has concluded, in an apparent espionage effort before the beginning of sensitive negotiations with Beijing. The attack was detected by Recorded Future, a firm based in Somerville, Mass. The Chinese Communist Party has been waging a broad campaign to tighten its grip on religious groups, in what government leaders have perio...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Tech, Beijing, New York Times, Vatican, Catholic Church, Communist Party, Buddhist, Falun Gong, Parolin, Pietro Parolin, Sinicize, Javier Corona Herrera, Somerville Mass The Chinese Communist Party, Edgar Pena Parra

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said social media is a 'nuance-destruction machine' when asked about his views on 'cancel culture'

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said social media is a "nuance-destruction machine" during a historic antitrust hearing that also featured the execs of Facebook, Google, and Apple on Wednesday. The comment was made in response to a question asked by Rep. Jim Jordan, a Republican, who probed the four CEOs for their opinion on "cancel culture." The hearing was designed for Congress to grill the execs over anticompetitive business practices used by their firms, but as expected, lawmakers veered off course ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, Trends, New York Times, Tim Cook, Ohio, Jordan, Jeff Bezos, Times, Jim Jordan, Weiss, Facebook Google, Facebook Join

Bezos, Cook, Zuckerberg, and Pichai set to testify in House antitrust hearing

The bosses at Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are about to face a (virtual) congressional grilling.Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Wednesday will testify before Congress, speaking to a House subcommittee that has been investigating the companies' business practices as part of a 13-month antitrust probe, The New York Times reports.The main question they'll face essentially boils down to, as CBS News puts it, "Are...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Cook, News, Congress, Cbs News, Cnn, House, New York Times, Jeff Bezos, Times, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Zuckerberg, Trump

The Death of the Priest Class

Over at The New York Times they put up an article about the fact that white men are starting to see the rise of women (Ugh!) and minorities (Good Lord!)    The piece, entitled "In Publishing, ‘Everything Is Up for Change’" says that "A wave of deaths and retirements prompted publishers to name new leaders. Now the industry is in a rare moment of transformation that promises to influence the books put out into the world."  Matt Mullenix asks how institutions like newspaper, book, and mag...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Steve Jobs, Ebay, Pets, US, New York Times, Oxford, Matt, Marko, Max Perkins, PBurns, Donald McCaig, Columbia Record Club, Matt Mullenix

Big Tech has no friends in Washington anymore

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the new edition of Insider Today. Please sign up here. QUOTE OF THE DAY "The CEOs don't want to be testifying. Even having this collective hearing creates a sense of quasi-guilt just because of who else has gotten called in like this — Big Pharma, Big Tobacco, Big Banks. That's not a crowd they want to be associated with." — Paul Gallant, a tech policy analyst, on Wednesday's Big Tech antitrust House hearing. WHAT'S HAPPENING The Big Four tech CEOs will testify...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spotify, Florida, Congress, Navy, Washington, Senate, China, Disney, US, Trends, Georgia, Atlantic

Airbnb and ClassPass Claim Apple Wrongly Demanded Commission on Sales of Virtual Classes

Airbnb and ClassPass have claimed that Apple's demand to take a cut of online sales was wrong, reports The New York Times. ClassPass helps users to book classes at local gyms, but due to the global situation, they were forced to move their business online and offer virtual classes instead. ClassPass claims that it received a "concerning" message from Apple stating that a 30 percent commission on sales was now required. Apple reportedly explained that long-standing App Store rules entitle it t...
Tags: Apple, New York Times, Tim Cook, Antitrust, Airbnb, App Store, Classpass

Bloomberg: New Apple Services Show Slow Growth in First Few Quarters

Apple journalist Mark Gurman on Tuesday filed a Bloomberg story summarizing what investors perceive as Apple's lackluster return on its TV+, Arcade, News+ and Apple Card services after their first few quarters on the market. Apple is due to report results on July 30 for the fiscal third quarter, and analysts have forecast $13.1 billion in revenue from services, up 15 percent from a year earlier. However, most of those gains will be from existing services like the App Store and licensing deals...
Tags: Apple, Washington Post, Bloomberg, New York Times, Tim Cook, App Store, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Mark Gurman, Apple News,, Apple Apple, Goldman Sachs Group, Nilson, Gurman, Apple Card

Quibi is paying bloggers to write about its shows to drum up some needed buzz

Hi! Welcome to the Advertising Insider daily for July 28. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected] Today: Quibi's partnerships with publishers to build buzz, Omnicom's diversity numbers, and Facebook's upcoming earnings. Quibi is paying a network of digital media sites to write about its original shows, borrowing a tactic from Netflix, Hulu,...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, US, Trends, Atlantic, New York Times, Red Bull, Black Lives Matter, Sundar Pichai, Black, Hearst, Omnicom, Cowen, Netflix Hulu, Ashley Rodriguez

Elon Musk says he's terrified of AI taking over the world, and is most scared of Google's 'DeepMind' AI project (TSLA, GOOGL)

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has repeatedly said that he thinks artificial intelligence poses a threat to humanity. Of the companies working on AI technology, Musk is most concerned by the Google-owned DeepMind project, he said in a new interview with the New York Times. "The nature of the AI that they're building is one that crushes all humans at all games," he said. "It's basically the plotline in 'WarGames.'" In the 1983 film "WarGames," starring Matthew Broderick, a supercomputer trained...
Tags: Google, Spacex, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Tesla, New York Times, Alibaba, Ufc, Times, Jack Ma, Musk, Soviet Union, Shanghai China, Matthew Broderick, Swayze Valentine

Will Global Warming Drive Polar Bears Toward Extinction?

An anonymous reader quotes the New York Times: Polar bears could become nearly extinct by the end of the century as a result of shrinking sea ice in the Arctic if global warming continues unabated, scientists said Monday. Nearly all of the 19 subpopulations of polar bears, from the Beaufort Sea off Alaska to the Siberian Arctic, would face being wiped out because the loss of sea ice would force the animals onto land and away from their food supplies for longer periods, the researchers said. Pr...
Tags: Tech, Alaska, New York Times, Arctic, Arctic sea, Molnar, Beaufort Sea, University of Toronto Scarborough, Peter K Molnar

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