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Elton John quits Twitter blaming change in misinformation policy

Elton John quits Twitter blaming change in misinformation policy

This video can not be played To play this video you need to enable JavaScript in your browser. By Sam Hancock BBC News Sir Elton John has become the latest celebrity to leave Twitter since its acquisition by Tesla boss Elon Musk. The singer, a headline act for next year’s Glastonbury Festival, blamed the platform’s “change in policy” around misinformation without elaborating. Twitter stopped...

The Jaw-Dropping New Plan To Send A Robot On A 1,000 Years Journey To An Alien Planet

Finding alien planets orbiting other stars is easy. Astronomers have found over 6,000 of them in just the last decade, but very few are considered even possibly habitable. Scientists have dozens of telescopes on the ground and in space that can find them and now even study their atmospheres for signs of life. Most are around small, dim red dwarf stars simply because current...

Is ChatGPT a ‘virus that has been released into the wild’?

Is ChatGPT a ‘virus that has been released into the wild’?

More than three years ago, this editor sat down with Sam Altman for a small event in San Francisco soon after he’d left his role as the president of Y Combinator to become CEO of the AI company he co-founded in 2015 with Elon Musk and others, OpenAI. At the time, Altman described OpenAI’s potential in language that sounded outlandish to some. Altman said,...

Sam Bankman-Fried: I hope to make money to pay people back

Sam Bankman-Fried: I hope to make money to pay people back

By Joe Tidy Cyber reporter Disgraced crypto boss Sam Bankman-Fried says he hopes to start a new business to make enough money to pay back victims of the FTX collapse. The 30-year-old faces several federal investigations into his former company’s handling of funds. Speaking in a luxury complex in the Bahamas, the former billionaire denies fraud but says he was “not nearly as competent...

Daily Crunch: Grocery delivery app Getir bags rival Gorillas in a $1.2B acquisition

Daily Crunch: Grocery delivery app Getir bags rival Gorillas in a $1.2B acquisition

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. We’ve made it to Friday, folks. If you’re anything like me, that means finishing the workday with a well-deserved nap and reruns of “The Office.” Tweet, toot or Post at me about your favorite way to end the week. Mark your...

Biodiversity: What is a mass extinction and are we causing one?

Getty Images By Patrick Hughes BBC News Climate and Science Five times in our planet’s history, adverse conditions have extinguished most of life. Now, scientists say, life on Earth could be in trouble again, with some even saying we could be entering a sixth mass extinction. No credible scientist disputes that we are in a crisis regarding the speed at which nature is being...

JWST has broken the record for most distant galaxy ever confirmed

The James Webb Space Telescope has spotted the most distant galaxy ever definitively confirmed, which formed within about 325 million years of the big bang Space 9 December 2022 By Leah Crane An illustration of the James Webb Space Telescope deployed in space Adriana Manrique Gutierrez, NASA Animator The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has spotted the most distant galaxies ever confirmed. While it...

LIGO may be able to detect alien warp drives using gravitational waves

If aliens were to make spacecraft as massive as Jupiter or ones that use warp drives, we might be able to detect them using the ripples they produce in space-time Space 9 December 2022 By Leah Crane The starship Enterprise from Star Trek Paramount+ We may be able to spot enormous alien spacecraft by the gravitational waves they would create. Gravitational waves are ripples...

Robot guides needle into lungs more accurately than human doctors

A robot guided a flexible needle into the lungs of pigs, outperforming humans using straight needles Technology 9 December 2022 By Jeremy Hsu The steerable needle robot Alan Kuntz , Maxwell Emerson , Tayfun Efe Ertop , Inbar Fried, Mengyu Fu, Janine Hoelscher, Margaret Rox, Jason Akulian, Erin A. Gillaspie, Yueh Z. Lee, Fabien Maldonado, Robert J. Webster III, Ron Alterovitz A medical robot...

Musk’s ‘Twitter Files’ offer a glimpse of the raw, complicated and thankless task of moderation

Musk’s ‘Twitter Files’ offer a glimpse of the raw, complicated and thankless task of moderation

Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, is feverishly promoting his “Twitter Files”: selected internal communications from the company, laboriously tweeted out by sympathetic amanuenses. But Musk’s obvious conviction that he has released some partisan kraken is mistaken — far from conspiracy or systemic abuse, the files are a valuable peek behind the curtain of moderation at scale, hinting at the Sisyphean labors undertaken by every...