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Elon Musk sues OpenAI and CEO Sam Altman, claiming betrayal of its goal to benefit humanity

Mar. 01, 2024 17:30 PM EST

Elon Musk is suing OpenAI and its CEO Sam Altman over what he says is a betrayal of the ChatGPT maker's founding aims of benefiting humanity rather than pursuing profits. In a lawsuit filed at San Francisco Superior Court, billionaire Musk said that when he bankrolled OpenAI's...

Humanoid robot-maker Figure partners with OpenAI and gets backing from Jeff Bezos and tech giants

Feb. 29, 2024 17:22 PM EST

ChatGPT-maker OpenAI is looking to fuse its artificial intelligence systems into the bodies of humanoid robots as part of a new deal with robotics startup Figure. Sunnyvale, California-based Figure announced the partnership Thursday along with $675 million in venture capital funding...

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday, 2/29/2024

Feb. 29, 2024 16:22 PM EST

Wall Street closed out its fourth winning month in a row with more record highs. The S&P 500 rose 0.5% Thursday, beating the all-time high it set last week. The Nasdaq composite climbed 0.9%, besting its record set in 2021. The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged up 0.1%. ...

The jobs market is hot, but layoffs keep coming in a shifting economic environment

Feb. 29, 2024 12:51 PM EST

The U.S. economy is humming and there are hundreds of thousands of jobs being added every month. In a stunning burst of hiring to start the year, the nation added 353,000 jobs in January, shrugging off the highest interest rates in two decades that have been put in place by the U.S. Federal Reserve...

Electronic Arts cutting about 5% of workforce with layoffs ongoing in gaming and tech sector

Feb. 29, 2024 09:17 AM EST

Electronic Arts is cutting about 5% of its workforce, or approximately 670 employees, as layoffs in the technology and gaming sector continue after a surge of hiring in recent years. The video game maker said in a regulatory filing that its board approved a restructuring plan that...

Digital outlets The Intercept, Raw Story and AlterNet sue OpenAI for unauthorized use of journalism

Feb. 28, 2024 15:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Digital news outlets The Intercept, Raw Story and AlterNet are joining the fight against unauthorized use of their journalism in artificial intelligence, filing a copyright-infringement lawsuit Wednesday against ChatGPT owner OpenAI. The organizations say thousands...

Apple App Store - Top Apps

Feb. 27, 2024 12:03 PM EST

Top Free iPhone Apps (US): 1. Temu: Shop Like a Billionaire, Temu 2. Apple Sports, Apple 3. Threads, an Instagram app, Instagram, Inc. 4. ChatGPT, OpenAI 5. TikTok, TikTok Ltd. 6. Google, Google LLC ...

Sony to cut about 900 jobs in its PlayStation unit as layoffs in technology, gaming sector continue

Feb. 27, 2024 10:42 AM EST

Sony will cut about 900 jobs in its PlayStation division, or about 8% of its global workforce, becoming the latest company in the technology and gaming sector to announce layoffs. Sony cited changes in the industry as a reason for the restructuring. “The industry...

Microsoft's new deal with France's Mistral AI is under scrutiny from the European Union

Feb. 27, 2024 06:38 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The European Union is looking into Microsoft's partnership with French startup Mistral AI as part of its broader review of the booming generative artificial intelligence sector to see if it raises any competition concerns. The 27-nation bloc's executive commission...

Microsoft inks deal with France's Mistral AI, an OpenAI rival that has its own chatbot

Feb. 26, 2024 14:54 PM EST

Microsoft announced an artificial intelligence partnership Monday with the French startup Mistral AI that could lessen the software giant's reliance on ChatGPT-maker OpenAI for supplying the next wave of chatbots and other generative AI products. Mistral AI emerged less than a year...