AI text watermarking and egg freezing

AI text watermarking and egg freezing

AI text watermarking and egg freezing

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That’s why the team behind a new decision-making tool hopes it will help dispel some of the misconceptions about the procedure and give expectant parents much-needed insight into its true costs, its benefits and potential pitfalls. Read the full story.


—Jessica Hamzelou

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The unavoidable

I’ve scoured the internet to find you today’s funniest/important/scariest/fascinating stories about technology.

1 Elon Musk held a surprise meeting with US political leaders
Allegedly in the interest of ensuring Twitter is “fair to both parties”. (Initiate $)
+ Kanye West’s presidential campaign advisers have been fired from Twitter. (Rolling stone $)
+ Twitter’s chief trust and safety officer is Musk’s biggest champion. ($Bloomberg)

2 We treat covid like the flu now
Annual covid shots are the next logical step. (Atlantic $)

3 The worst thing about Sam Bankman-Fried’s fate in prison?
Being cut off from the internet. (Forbes $)
+ Most cybercriminals only use five exchanges. (Wired $)
+ Collapsed crypto firm FTX has opposed a new request for an investigation. (Reuters)

4 Israel’s tech sector rises up against its government
Tech workers fear his sweeping policies will hurt startups. (FT$)

5 It’s possible to power the world using only renewable energy
At least, according to Stanford scholar Mark Jacobson. (The Guardian)
+ Tech bros love the environment these days. (Slate $)
+ How new versions of solar, wind and battery power could help the grid. (MIT Technology Review)

6 Generative AI is extremely expensive to run
And that’s why promising startups like OpenAI need to hitch their wagons to Microsoft. ($Bloomberg)
+ How Microsoft benefits from the ChatGPT hype. (voice)
+ BuzzFeed plans to make quizzes supercharged by OpenAI. (WSJ$)
+ Generative AI changes everything. But what’s left when the hype is gone? (MIT Technology Review)

7 It’s hard not to blame self-driving cars for crashes
Even if it’s technically not their fault. (WSJ$)

8 What it’s like to swap Google for TikTok
It’s great for food suggestions and hacks, but hopeless for anything work-related. (Wired $)
+ The platform really wants to stay operational in the United States. (voice)
+ TikTok is mired in an eyelash controversy. (Rolling stone $)

9 CRISPR gene editing kits are available for purchase online
But there is no guarantee that these experiments will actually work. (Motherboard)
+ Next step for CRISPR: gene editing for the masses? (MIT Technology Review)

10 tech workers livestream their layoffs
It’s a candid window into how these notoriously secretive companies treat their staff. (Information $)


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