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      What’s up with ChatGPT’s new sexy persona? | Arwa Mahdawi

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 4 days ago - 10:15

    OpenAI’s updated chatbot GPT-4o is weirdly flirtatious, coquettish and sounds like Scarlett Johansson in Her. Why?

    “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” Arthur C Clarke famously said. And this could certainly be said of the impressive OpenAI update to ChatGPT, called GPT-4o, which was released on Monday. With the slight caveat that it felt a lot like the magician was a horny 12-year-old boy who had just watched the Spike Jonze movie Her .

    If you aren’t up to speed on GPT-4o (the o stands for “omni”) it’s basically an all-singing, all-dancing, all-seeing version of the original chatbot. You can now interact with it the same way you’d interact with a human, rather than via text-based questions. It can give you advice, it can rate your jokes, it can describe your surroundings, it can banter with you. It sounds human. “It feels like AI from the movies,” OpenAI CEO Sam Altman said in a blog post on Monday . “Getting to human-level response times and expressiveness turns out to be a big change.”

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      Meta revokes job offer to sextortion expert after he publicly criticizes Instagram

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 4 days ago - 09:00

    Exclusive: Paul Raffile held webinar where he said app failed to protect children, and his offer was rescinded hours later

    Meta revoked a job offer to a prominent cyber-intelligence analyst immediately after he criticized Instagram for failing to protect children online.

    Paul Raffile had been offered a job as a human exploitation investigator focusing on issues such as sextortion and human trafficking. He had participated in an 24 April webinar on safeguarding against financial sextortion schemes, during which he criticized Instagram for allowing children to fall prey to scammers and offered possible solutions.

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      The stone cold truth about the scandal that rocked curling

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 4 days ago - 08:45

    How can one broom tear apart a Canadian curling community? John Cullen investigates in Broomgate. Plus: five of the best post-apocalyptic podcasts

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    Major news for fans of Who Shat on the Floor at My Wedding? – the “poo dunnit” that rocketed to the top of last year’s podcast charts, and featured in our best pods of 2023 . The amateur sleuths behind the series have just announced another, this time taking on a completely new mystery about a tiny blue corduroy suit, a tiny suitcase and a tiny man. More on that next week – but you can listen to the hilarious trailer here in the meantime.

    If slightly ridiculous but utterly gripping true crime is what you’re after, though, this week’s top pick ticks all the right boxes. In CBC’s Broomgate , comedian and curler John Cullen investigates the “super broom” scandal that rocked Canada’s curling world in 2015.

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      AI, algorithms and apps: can dating be boiled down to a science? – podcast

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 4 days ago - 04:01

    Last week the founder of the dating app Bumble forecasted a near future dating landscape where AI ‘dating concierges’ filter out prospective partners for us. But does AI, or even science, really understand what makes two people compatible? Madeleine Finlay speaks to Amie Gordon, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, to find out what we know about why two people go the distance, and why she’s designing her own dating app to learn more.

    Clips: Bloomberg

    Read more about Amie’s app here

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      YouTube blocks videos set to Hong Kong protest anthem

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 5 days ago - 15:47

    Court order compelled Google subsidiary to block local access to 32 videos of Glory to Hong Kong judged to be prohibited content

    Alphabet’s YouTube on Tuesday said it would comply with a court decision and block access inside Hong Kong to 32 video links deemed prohibited content, in what critics say is a blow to freedoms in the financial hub amid a security clampdown.

    The action follows a government application granted by Hong Kong’s court of appeal requesting the ban of a protest anthem called Glory to Hong Kong. The judges warned that dissidents seeking to incite secession could weaponize the song for use against the state.

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      Wild Diamond review – French social-realist drama fuelled by TikTok energy

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 5 days ago - 15:43 · 1 minute

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    First-time actor Agathe Riedinger is a wannabe influencer from the wrong side of the tracks in this forthright and fluent film

    Feature first-timer Agathe Riedinger is bringing the TikTok energy for this story of a wannabe Insta influencer-princess from the wrong side of the tracks – but the director is also bringing some pretty old school social realism, exerting its downward gravitational pull. The result is forthright and fluent and fiercely acted by a newcomer lead who, in the time-honoured style of movies like this, is defiant, vulnerable and front and centre of almost every shot. But it also sometimes treads water in terms of narrative, running out of ideas before the end, and its final ambiguity about an ultimate success that is there to be hallucinated rather than achieved feels anticlimactic.

    Liane, played by Malou Khebizi, is a 19-year-old with a French and Italian background living in Fréjus in the south of France. She was once given up for foster care by her troubled mother but now taken back home and is now in charge of babysitting her kid sister, whom she is busily turning into a mini-me version of her own brassy, sexualised image. Liane shoplifts and sells the stolen goods – which has paid for her breast-implant surgery and she has also had her lips done. She hangs out with her friends, getting drunk, but is fastidious about how and with whom she’s having sex; she has thousands of followers on her Only-Fans-type insta (although oddly, it doesn’t occur to her to have an actual Only Fans account). Liane also has a poignantly religious sense of her own heroic martyrdom, her ill-treatment at the hands of online haters, men and her appalling mother.

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      OpenAI co-founder who had key role in attempted firing of Sam Altman departs

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 5 days ago - 15:08


    Ilya Sutskever helped orchestrate dramatic firing and rehiring of ChatGPT maker’s CEO last year

    OpenAI ’s co-founder and chief scientist, Ilya Sutskever, is leaving the startup at the center of today’s artificial intelligence boom.

    “After almost a decade, I have made the decision to leave OpenAI,” Sutskever said in a post on X.

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      Raspberry Pi: how push for child programming skills inspired a coding generation

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 5 days ago - 14:35

    Company’s cheap, simple-to-use durable minicomputer has proved a hit all over the world

    Raspberry Pi, whose popular minicomputers are sold around the world, has come a long way since its co-founder Jack Lang had to store some of the first batch of single-board devices in his garage more than a decade ago.

    What started out as a project to reverse the decline in computer science applications at Cambridge University went on to inspire a generation of child programmers by offering them an affordable $35 minicomputer. Now the company is preparing to list on the London Stock Exchange .

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      Tech firm Raspberry Pi readies for London stock market float

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · 5 days ago - 08:26


    Cambridge-based business could be valued at up to £500m and is boost for UK after some companies switched listings

    The British technology company Raspberry Pi has confirmed its intention to float in the UK, in a significant boost to the London Stock Exchange.

    The Cambridge-based business, which is best known for selling low-cost computers aimed at helping children learn about computing, has been a UK business tech success story, selling 60m units worldwide since 2012.

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