Dragon Lights Up the Night

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Cerebral Overload

In this photo from Nov. 9, 2023, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket illuminates the water as it launches at night from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 29th commercial resupply mission of the Cargo Dragon spacecraft brought new scientific research, technology demonstrations, crew supplies, and hardware to the International Space Station, including NASA’s Integrated Laser Communications Relay Demonstration Low Earth Orbit User Modem and Amplifier Terminal (ILLUMA-T) and Atmospheric Waves Experiment (AWE). Image Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett Read More “Dragon Lights Up the Night”

Japan PM says science technology to define changing ties with S. Korea

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Kyodo News

Science and technology will be the next area of cooperation that defines improving Japan-South Korea relations as game-changing innovation is possible when two or more countries join hands, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Friday. In a rare joint appearance with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, Kishida underscored their personal rapport built in a series of meetings, saying that their decisions have brought about a “big change” in relations long frayed by wartime history issues. “In the realm of security, the common recognition is, ‘No one country can defend itself alone,'” Kishida said … Read More “Japan PM says science technology to define changing ties with S. Korea”

News anchors targeted by deepfake scammers on Facebook

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AFP

Washington (AFP) – In a Facebook video viewed by thousands, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer appears to hawk a diabetes drug. In another, “CBS Mornings” host Gayle King seems to endorse weight loss products. But the clips are doctored — the latest in a rash of deepfakes that hijack images of trusted news personalities in spurious ads, undermining confidence in the news media. Similar social media posts in recent months have targeted Fox News personality Jesse Watters, CBC host Ian Hanomansing and BBC stars Matthew Amroliwala and Sally Bundock.  In some cases, the journalists have used their own accounts to… Read More “News anchors targeted by deepfake scammers on Facebook”

Sam Altman, ousted pioneer of OpenAI, is serial entrepreneur

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AFP

San Francisco (AFP) – Sam Altman, the tech titan behind ChatGPT, was abruptly fired Friday by OpenAI, the company that launched the revolutionary artificial intelligence chatbot. The news of his dismissal caught Silicon Valley by surprise, as the 38-year-old had been hailed as a pioneer and one of the leading figures in the high-stakes World of AI. Altman, together with Tesla chief Elon Musk and others, started OpenAI in 2015, creating a research company with a stated goal of building generative AI that benefits humanity. “The technological progress we make in the next 100 years will be far la… Read More “Sam Altman, ousted pioneer of OpenAI, is serial entrepreneur”