Top 10 Alternative Tech News That You Should Know for the Week (Week 8 February 2023)

I curated 10 news articles on AI, Business, and Sci-fi technology trends. Give some thoughts and suggest new topics or news.

“My class required AI. Here’s what I’ve learned so far”

The author shares their experience of taking a class on artificial intelligence (AI) and how it broadened their understanding of the technology’s potential applications. They highlight the importance of ethical considerations in the development and implementation of AI, and encourage more individuals to learn about this rapidly advancing field.


Email explained from scratch.

The article explains what email is and how it works. It describes email as a digital version of sending a letter and breaks down the process of sending and receiving emails, including the roles of email servers, email clients, and email protocols. It also touches on the importance of email security and the different types of email scams to be aware of.


Open source solution replicates ChatGPT training process! Ready to go with only 1.6GB GPU memory and gives you 7.73 times faster training!

The article is about a new language model called Colossal AI or Chat-Colossal, which is a more advanced version of the popular language model, GPT-3. The article explains that Chat-Colossal has been trained on a much larger dataset than GPT-3, which makes it better at generating human-like responses to questions and conversation. It also discusses the potential applications of this technology in various industries, such as customer service and personal assistants.


ControlNET and Stable Diffusion

The article explains two new AI techniques called ControlNet and Stable Diffusion, which can be used to generate high-quality images. ControlNet allows users to control the output of an AI image generator by specifying certain features, such as color or texture, while Stable Diffusion helps to reduce noise in the generated images. The article suggests that these techniques have the potential to revolutionize the field of AI image generation.


1st UK child to receive gene therapy for fatal genetic disorder is now 'happy and healthy

The article is about a child in the UK who was the first in the country to receive gene therapy to treat a rare and fatal genetic disorder called Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. The therapy involved modifying the child's own blood stem cells to produce a healthy immune system. The article reports that the child is now healthy and thriving, with a fully functioning immune system.


Trust in the media is so low that half of Americans now believe that news organizations deliberately mislead them.

The article reports on a new poll by Gallup that shows that trust in the media is at an all-time low in the United States. The poll found that only 10% of Republicans and 36% of Democrats have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media. The article suggests that the low levels of trust are due to perceived bias, misinformation, and misleading reporting.


Microsoft to support Windows 11 on Apple M1 and M2 Macs through Parallels partnership

The article reports that Microsoft has announced that its latest operating system, Windows 11, will now support running on Apple's new M1 and M2 processors using the virtualization software, Parallels. This means that users of Apple computers can now run both Windows and macOS simultaneously on their devices.


Amazon Takes a 50% Cut of Seller's Revenue

The article discusses Amazon's fees for third-party sellers on its platform. It reports that Amazon takes a 15% referral fee and an additional 6-45% for fulfillment and storage, bringing the total fees to around 22-60%. The article suggests that these fees, which can account for up to 50% of a seller's revenue, are one of the main reasons that some sellers are looking to move to alternative platforms.


AMD Grabs Over 30% CPU Market Share As Intel Continues To Decline

The article reports that AMD, a company that produces computer processors, has increased its market share to over 30% with its EPYC CPUs. This growth has come at the expense of Intel, a rival company, which has continued to decline in market share. The article suggests that this trend is likely to continue, as AMD's products are seen as more innovative and cost-effective.


Sealed Original iPhone Sells for Over $63,000 at Auction

The article reports that a sealed, original iPhone has been sold at auction for over $63,000. The phone was one of the first to be produced in 2007 and was still in its original packaging. The article suggests that the high price is due to the phone's rarity and historical significance as the first generation of the iPhone.


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