‘I love being older’, says Harrison Ford as he retires Indiana Jones

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Cannes (France) (AFP) – Artificial intelligence may have been used to make Harrison Ford decades younger in parts of his final film as Indiana Jones, but the 80-year-old actor said Friday he loves being older and has no plans to slow down. Ford, whose “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” premiered in Cannes the previous night, has vowed this will be his last outing as the swashbuckling archaeologist after more than four decades in the role. And Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm which also owns the Star Wars franchise, gave a resounding “no” at a press conference when asked if AI woul… Read More “‘I love being older’, says Harrison Ford as he retires Indiana Jones”

De do do don’t: Sting warns against AI songs

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By TOBIAS SCHWARZ / AFP British musician Sting warned against songs written by artificial intelligence in an interview with the BBC published Thursday, urging caution about the technology. British musician Sting warned against songs written by artificial intelligence in an interview with the BBC published Thursday, urging caution about the technology. The 71-year-old former frontman of The Police said, “The building blocks of music belong to us, to human beings.” “That’s going to be a battle we all have to fight in the next couple of years: Defending our human capital against AI,” he said. The… Read More “De do do don’t: Sting warns against AI songs”

Heat vs. Celtics Predictions for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals

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By Kyle Wood The Celtics are even heavier favorites for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday against the Heat after they dropped the series opener Wednesday. Boston can be found as a 9-point favorite following its 123-116 loss at home to Miami, its frequent foe on this stage. Jimmy Butler led all scorers with 35 points and caused havoc with six steals in the upset win as the East’s No. 8 seed won Game 1 for the third round in a row. Jayson Tatum responded with 30 points of his own on the heels of his 51-point performance in Game 7 vs. the Sixers but the three-point differential pr… Read More “Heat vs. Celtics Predictions for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals”

Raised Full-Year Outlook Sends Walmart Shares Higher

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Walmart shares jumped over 2% on Thursday on better-than-feared results after Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) and Target Corp (NYSE:TGT) earnings reports failed to entice Wall Street. The company’s U.S. comparable sales, excluding gas, rose 7.3% to top the average analyst estimate for a growth of 5.1%. “We had a strong quarter. Comp sales were strong globally with eCommerce up 26%. We leveraged expenses, expanded operating margin, and grew profit ahead of sales,” said Doug McMillan, Walmart President and CEO. Strong Q1 Results Pave the Way for Outlook RaiseWalmart posted an adjusted EPS of $1.47, hig… Read More “Raised Full-Year Outlook Sends Walmart Shares Higher”

Explainer: How Rishi Sunak is trying to strike a balance on AI regulation

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By Elena Siniscalco World leaders’ meetings like the G7, taking place in Japan right now, are not only about cringy photo ops and bilateral diplomatic statements. They’re also an opportunity for politicians to set out strategies and deliver messages to their foreign counterparts and their own domestic audience. Rishi Sunak has proven a sleek player on the foreign stage so far, contrary to what many expected when he became prime minister. He knows how these things work. So it’s not a coincidence that he chose the G7 to suggest his approach to AI regulation will be tilting a bit more towards con… Read More “Explainer: How Rishi Sunak is trying to strike a balance on AI regulation”

dcbel attracts investment on its bidirectional EV charging from Volvo Cars

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Smart home energy company dcbel has secured a strategic investment from Volvo Cars. The Swedish car manufacturer has chosen to support dcbel’s R&D and go-to-market endeavors through its corporate venture capital arm, the Volvo Cars Tech Fund. “Home Energy Management Systems will play a vital role as we move towards bi-directionality of electric vehicles,” said Alexander Petrofski, CEO of Volvo Cars Tech Fund. “Rising energy prices coupled with frequent blackouts are challenges faced by consumers today and our investment in dcbel and their technology can help alleviate those challenges for our … Read More “dcbel attracts investment on its bidirectional EV charging from Volvo Cars”

Some free alternatives to Midjourney

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By Courtesy of Leonardo AI Powered by artificial intelligence, Midjourney has become the go-to for creating images from simple text descriptions. Now available for a fee (starting at $10 per month), Midjourney has no shortage of equally powerful free competitors. The images may not be as stunning as with Midjourney, but these services can help you to master the art of the prompt, the queries that allow you to obtain the best possible pictures. Powered by artificial intelligence, Midjourney has become the go-to for creating images from simple text descriptions. Now available for a fee (starting… Read More “Some free alternatives to Midjourney”

ESPN’s Lisa Salters Causes Stir With Comments on Nikola Jokic

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By Jimmy Traina 1. I’m going to do something that goes against all internet law: I’m not going to take a side and offer up a hot take on a current controversy. The backstory: Two days ago ESPN sideline reporter Lisa Salters did an interview on The Rich Eisen Show and talked about only now becoming familiar with Nikola Jokić since she’s covering the Lakers-Nuggets Western Conference finals series. Now, some of the things Salters said were definitely head scratching. But I also think she might be a victim here of people not understanding context. We all know the internet doesn’t do nuance well, … Read More “ESPN’s Lisa Salters Causes Stir With Comments on Nikola Jokic”

Chatbots Can Revolutionise Education, But Equal Access Remains A Challenge

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By The Conversation Sam Illingworth, Edinburgh Napier UniversityThe pandemic forced many educational institutions to move to online learning. Could the rise of chatbots, including OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard, now further improve the accessibility of learning and make education more obtainable for everyone? Chatbots are computer programmes that use artificial intelligence to simulate conversation with human users. They work by analysing the context of a conversation and generating responses they believe to be relevant. They have been trained on massive data sets of human language, allowi… Read More “Chatbots Can Revolutionise Education, But Equal Access Remains A Challenge”

‘Top man Sergio Parisse deserves Challenge Cup title to retire with’

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By Matt Hardy I really love Champions cup and Challenge Cup finals weekend. It doesn’t matter how each team got there, what’s important is that they’re in with a shout of winning one of club rugby’s big prizes. That said, I think both matches this weekend in Dublin will see wins for the traditional European powerhouses, Leinster and Toulon, rather than the recent challengers, Glasgow and La Rochelle. Ronan O’Gara’s La Rochelle are the reigning European champions but they’re up against a well rested Leinster playing at their second ground, the Aviva Stadium, in Dublin. As for the Challenge Cup … Read More “‘Top man Sergio Parisse deserves Challenge Cup title to retire with’”