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Microsoft invests billions in ChatGPT-maker OpenAI

Microsoft has said it is making a “multi-year, multibillion-dollar investment” in the artificial intelligence (AI) start-up OpenAI – the maker of ChatGPT and other tools that can write readable text and generate new images. The tech giant described its new agreement as the third stage of a growing partnership with the San Francisco-based OpenAI that […]

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US infiltrates big ransomware gang: ‘We hacked the hackers’

The FBI and international partners have at least temporarily dismantled the network of a prolific ransomware gang they infiltrated last year, saving victims including hospitals and school districts a potential 130 million dollars (€119 million) in ransom payments, US officials announced. “Simply put, using lawful means we hacked the hackers,” deputy attorney general Lisa Monaco […]

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US justice department sues Google over digital advertising dominance

The US justice department and eight states sued Google on Tuesday, alleging that its dominance in digital advertising harms competition. The US government alleges that Google’s plan to assert dominance has been to “neutralise or eliminate” rivals through acquisitions and to force advertisers to use its products by making it difficult to use competitors’ products. […]

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New emperor penguin colony in Antarctica discovered from space

A new emperor penguin colony has been discovered in Antarctica using satellite mapping technology, scientists have said. The newly-discovered colony, announced to mark Penguin Awareness Day, brings the total number of known emperor penguin breeding sites around the coastline of Antarctica to 66, the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) said. The site, identified by penguin guano […]

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Scientists keep time on music that helps people sleep

Is slow-paced, instrumental music not helping you get to sleep? Scientists say you should try your favourite energetic song instead. Early research suggests listening to preferred music – even if it is loud, energetic, and has vocals – may be able to facilitate better shut-eye. Experts believe this is because there is no “one-size-fits-all” when […]

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