Bill Gates Warns Bitcoin Investors, ‘If You Have Less Money Than Elon, You Should Probably Watch Out’

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Microsoft Corp. Co-Founder Bill Gates shared his skeptical views on Bitcoin, distinguishing himself from other tech and celebrity figures who have embraced the cryptocurrency. Gates expressed concern over the volatile nature of Bitcoin, especially how its value could be significantly influenced by social media activity, notably mentioning Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk’s posts on X as an example of factors that can sway cryptocurrency prices. In 2021, Tesla invested $1.5 billion in Bitcoin, causing its price to rise. Tesla sold 10% of its holdings in March 2021 for over $250 million when Bitcoin exc… Read More “Bill Gates Warns Bitcoin Investors, ‘If You Have Less Money Than Elon, You Should Probably Watch Out’”

US regulator declares AI-voice robocalls illegal

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San Francisco (AFP) – US regulators on Thursday declared scam “robocalls” made using voices created with artificial intelligence (AI) as illegal. The phenomenon gained attention last month when a robocall impersonation of US President Joe Biden urged people to not cast ballots in the New Hampshire primary. “Bad actors are using AI-generated voices in unsolicited robocalls to extort vulnerable family members, imitate celebrities, and misinform voters,” Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel said in a release. “State Attorneys General will now have new tools to cr… Read More “US regulator declares AI-voice robocalls illegal”

Big Tech Must Protect Democracy: EU Drafts Misinformation Guidelines Ahead Of Elections

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European Union officials have begun a process to compile guidelines for Big Tech companies to safeguard the democratic process as nearly a third of the World’s population goes to the polls this year. The chief concerns are over the spread of disinformation, hate speech and other malicious attacks over social media platforms that could influence voters — with the U.S., U.K., South Korea and several European countries among the many contesting elections later in the year. Thierry Breton, the EU Commission’s internal market commissioner, told lawmakers in Strasbourg: “We know that this electoral … Read More “Big Tech Must Protect Democracy: EU Drafts Misinformation Guidelines Ahead Of Elections”

We should tame superintelligent AI before it’s too late, expert says

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Some people believe AI is all good for humanity while others warn that this technology is dangerous and poses a serious threat to society. While we don’t know who is right about AI yet, some scientists believe we should err on the side of caution. Roman Yampolskiy, Director of the Cybersecurity Laboratory at the University of Louisville recently published a study that suggests that although artificial intelligence is a great technology that is already benefitting humans in numerous ways, nobody is addressing the problems with safe AI control. We shouldn’t underestimate the fact that a superint… Read More “We should tame superintelligent AI before it’s too late, expert says”

7 biggest health and fitness trends of 2024 so far

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The Focus

As we begin 2024, everyone is looking to kickstart the year with new health and fitness habits. FromDry January to 75 Hard, all kinds of trends have dominated the first two months of the year. While viral trends are always a hot topic of conversation on social media, with loads fads coming and going, which health and fitness trends are actually here to stay? 1. Exercising outdoorsForget sweaty gyms and home workouts, this is the year for getting outside and exercising in the fresh air. Whether it’s going for a run, organising a class in your local park, going for a bike ride or even just doing… Read More “7 biggest health and fitness trends of 2024 so far”

Nvidia’s RTX 4090 Graphics Card Frenzy: Supply Crisis Hits Hard Amid Global Demand Surge and US Sanctions

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Nvidia Corp (NASDAQ:NVDA), a leading player in the semiconductor industry, finds itself at the center of a supply crisis exacerbated by heightened demand for its RTX 4090 graphics cards. The shortage of these cards, particularly pronounced in regions like Southeast Asia and Taiwan, underscores the challenges facing consumers and manufacturers alike. This surge in demand comes amidst the backdrop of tightened export controls on advanced chips to China by the U.S. government, further complicating supply chain dynamics, Nikkei Asia reports Also Read:Nvidia’s Key Market China Wants To Beat US Emba… Read More “Nvidia’s RTX 4090 Graphics Card Frenzy: Supply Crisis Hits Hard Amid Global Demand Surge and US Sanctions”

U.S. creates advisory group to consider AI regulation

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Computer World

By Grant Gross The U.S. government has created an artificial intelligence safety advisory group, including AI creators, users, and academics, with the goal of putting some guardrails on AI use and development. The new U.S. AI Safety Institute Consortium (AISIC), part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is tasked with coming up with guidelines for red-teaming AI systems, evaluating AI capacity, managing risk, ensuring safety and security, and watermarking AI-generated content. On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Commerce, NIST’s parent agency, announced both the creation of A… Read More “U.S. creates advisory group to consider AI regulation”

Charlie Munger’s ‘Sit On Your A– Investing’ Strategy Actually Works, Says Market Pro — With Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial intelligence is increasingly used by asset managers to help assess risk and make portfolio choices. And there’s at least one institutional investor who believes he’s hit on a model that can routinely beat benchmark indices. Doug Clinton, managing partner at Deepwater Asset Management, is embracing what the late Charlie Munger called “sit on your ass investing.” Minneapolis-based Deepwater launched Intelligent Alpha in 2022 using generative AI (GenAI) models to seek long-term investments fueled only by fundamental business performance. Clinton says this new approach uses a “committee… Read More “Charlie Munger’s ‘Sit On Your A– Investing’ Strategy Actually Works, Says Market Pro — With Artificial Intelligence”

Usher teases guest stars for Super Bowl halftime show

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Las Vegas (AFP) – R&B star Usher on Thursday revealed he will be joined by guest performers when he takes the stage for the Super Bowl halftime show — but did not disclose who made the cut. The 45-year-old eight-time Grammy winner will play Sunday before a star-studded 65,000-strong crowd at the Allegiant Stadium — one of the most coveted gigs in the music business.  The singer gave no names but said his guests could be artists he has worked with before in what is intended to be a celebration of his career. And one of those singers is none other than global superstar Taylor Swift, who is exp… Read More “Usher teases guest stars for Super Bowl halftime show”

MOBO Awards 2024: Central Cee, RAYE and Little Simz take home top honours

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Central Cee emerged as the standout winner of this year’s MOBO Awards, clinching the honours for best male for the second consecutive year and securing the best song prize for ‘Sprinter’. The catchy track, a collaboration with Dave, dominated the UK charts, making history as the first UK rap single to maintain its No. 1 spot for an impressive ten weeks. Singer-songwriter Raye, fresh from earning a record-breaking seven Brit Award nominations in a single year, deservedly took home the award for best female act, seeing off competition from dance music sensation PinkPantheress and Mahalia. The wi… Read More “MOBO Awards 2024: Central Cee, RAYE and Little Simz take home top honours”