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May 26, 2023

ChatGPT: Departments in Australia given freedom to experiment with AI tool

Posted by in categories: government, policy, robotics/AI

The policy vacuum could impact refugees warns lawmaker.

The federal government in Australia has left it to the various departments to decide on the usage of artificial intelligence (AI) tools like ChatGPT instead of formulating a common policy for public services, ABC News.

Millions of users have experimented with tools like ChatGPT since it was introduced last year, and private organizations have jumped to make AI an integral part of their products and services to improve productivity and cut costs.

May 25, 2023

China faces new Covid wave from XBB variant that could peak at 65 million cases a week

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, genetics, government

So it is confirmed that the new variant of covid 19 virus is here but the actual spike now is in China. But will most likely spread globally much how previous viruses have done. Be sure to be prepared for another pandemic. Anyway what may be the possible cure would be new bioengineering techniques with crispr to eventually be immune to the virus like I have posted in some genetically engineered cells recently were made. But rest assured this could lead to a global pandemic because the current variant is taxing our current vaccination measures.

The country once had some of the harshest Covid restrictions on the planet, but the response from the government and the public is relatively muted this time.

May 25, 2023

China Has a Youth Unemployment Problem Because College Grads Are Waiting for Jobs That Don’t Exist

Posted by in categories: employment, government

Many economists say the problem reflects a jobs mismatch that could defy government solutions for years.

May 24, 2023

Spain powered itself with renewable energy for nine straight hours

Posted by in categories: government, solar power, sustainability

The country’s government recently announced a €2 billion fund aimed at tackling its severe drought problem.

Spain hit an impressive renewable energy milestone last week when it was powered solely by renewables for nine hours straight.

Energy generated by solar panels, wind turbines, and hydro energy was able to power mainland Spain from 10 am to 7 pm local time (CEST) on Tuesday, May 16, a report from Spanish newspaper El País reveals.

May 21, 2023

Who Is Going to Regulate AI?

Posted by in categories: business, economics, government, policy, robotics/AI


As businesses and governments race to make sense of the impacts of new, powerful AI systems, governments around the world are jostling to take the lead on regulation. Business leaders should be focused on who is likely to win this race, moreso than the questions of how or even when AI will be regulated. Whether Congress, the European Commission, China, or even U.S. states or courts take the lead will determine both the speed and trajectory of AI’s transformation of the global economy, potentially protecting some industries or limiting the ability of all companies to use the technology to interact directly with consumers.

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May 19, 2023

Top Moments From ChatGPT Creator’s Congressional Testimony

Posted by in categories: employment, government, robotics/AI

ChatGPT creator Sam Altman answered questions from congress about the safety and risks of ChatGPT. The topics of discussion included regulation, election integrity the effect of artificial intelligence on jobs.

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May 17, 2023

State-Sponsored Sidewinder Hacker Group’s Covert Attack Infrastructure Uncovered

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, finance, government

SideWinder, a state-sponsored group, uses a network of phishing domains to target government and financial sectors in Pakistan and China.

May 17, 2023

OpenAI’s Sam Altman To Congress: Regulate Us, Please!

Posted by in categories: governance, government, robotics/AI

In a wide-ranging and historic congressional hearing Tuesday, the creator of the world’s most powerful artificial intelligence called on the government to regulate his industry.

“There should be limits on what a deployed model is capable of and then what it actually does,” declared Sam Altman, CEO and cofounder of OpenAI, referring to the underlying AI which powers such products as ChatGPT.

He called on Congress to establish a new agency to license large-scale AI efforts, create safety standards, and carry out independent audits to ensure compliance with safety thresholds.

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May 16, 2023

Webb Space Telescope Captures Nearby Planetary System in Breathtaking Detail

Posted by in categories: government, physics, space

A new Webb Space Telescope image of the bright, nearby star Fomalhaut reveals details never seen before, including nested rings of dust that hint at the forces of unseen planets.

A team led by University of Arizona astronomers used NASA

Established in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government that succeeded the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). It is responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. Its vision is “To discover and expand knowledge for the benefit of humanity.” Its core values are “safety, integrity, teamwork, excellence, and inclusion.” NASA conducts research, develops technology and launches missions to explore and study Earth, the solar system, and the universe beyond. It also works to advance the state of knowledge in a wide range of scientific fields, including Earth and space science, planetary science, astrophysics, and heliophysics, and it collaborates with private companies and international partners to achieve its goals.

May 15, 2023

Stellantis halts battery plant construction over dispute with Canadian govt

Posted by in categories: government, sustainability, transportation

OTTAWA, May 15 (Reuters) — Automaker Stellantis (STLAM.MI) has stopped all construction at a more-than C$5 billion ($3.74 billion) electric vehicle battery manufacturing plant in Windsor, Canada, over a disagreement with the federal government about subsidies, a spokesperson for the company said on Monday.

“Effective immediately, all construction related to the battery module production on the Windsor site has stopped,” the spokesperson said.

Canada’s industry ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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