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We Asked AI to Generate News Quizzes Based on TIME's Archives. Test Yourself With the Results

TIME - Tech

The news quiz is a tradition at TIME that dates back to 1935. Iterations of the test were used in schools across the country to examine current-affairs knowledge, and it even came in a crossword version. Now, the recent removal of TIME's digital paywall has opened up a century of journalism for everyone, ripe for testing your knowledge about the people who shaped history. Since TIME's archive contains 200 million words, it's a task that's well-suited for the new generation of AI technology, which is able to analyze huge amounts of human-generated text in seconds. So what happens when you turn the power of cutting-edge AI to the task of generating news quizzes based on magazine articles?

Don't Want Students to Rely on ChatGPT? Have Them Use It


When I first caught students attempting to use ChatGPT to write their essays, it felt like an inevitability. My initial reaction was frustration and irritation--not to mention gloom and doom about the slow collapse of higher education--and I suspect most educators feel the same way. But as I thought about how to respond, I realized there could be a teaching opportunity. Many of these essays used sources incorrectly, either quoting from books that did not exist or misrepresenting those that did. When students were starting to use ChatGPT, they seemed to have no idea that it could be wrong.

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Chegg Embraced AI. ChatGPT Ate Its Lunch Anyway


Investors were surprised when the online education company Chegg last month revealed that ChatGPT was hurting subscriber growth--the company lost half of its market value overnight. But long before Chegg became an index case for the disruptive force of ChatGPT, its top brass had heard plenty of warnings about the threat and opportunity of generative AI. For years, on afternoon walks outside Chegg's Silicon Valley headquarters, former executives say they had discussed someday slashing costs by tapping AI programs to replace an army of instructors that answer student questions and draft flashcards. Matthew Ramirez, a product leader who left Chegg two years ago, says he even advised CEO Dan Rosensweig in 2020 that generative AI would be the bus that ran down Chegg if it didn't prepare itself. And just weeks after OpenAI launched ChatGPT last November, a source familiar with the exchange says, one Chegg executive had the bot write an email to Rosensweig urging him to develop a ChatGPT rival.

They "Cloned" Bruce Willis. Who's Next?


Getting digitally cloned was easier than Devin Finley expected it to be. The voice-over artist, who also works as a model and bar manager, entered a studio in Manhattan last spring and read a script from a teleprompter. Across the room, a man with a large camera working for Hour One, a Tel Aviv–based video agency specializing in providing clients with lifelike virtual humans, filmed Finley from the waist up. Over Zoom, a director offered instructions about how much to move his hands. He was done in less than an hour.

$1,500 'Smart Gun' that has facial recognition and fingerprint unlock to go on sale in US in MONTHS

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Kai Kloepfer was in high school student in 2012 when 24-year-old James Holmes walked into an Aurora movie theater in, a half-hour drive from where Kloepfer lived. Holmes shot and killed 12 and injured 70 more. The incident caused Kloepfer to want to stop accidental shootings and suicides. Now 26, he is about to ship the world's first smart gun. PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel's fellowship program awarded Kloepfer $100,000 for dropping out of school to start his company.

If Pinocchio Doesn't Freak You Out, Microsoft's Sydney Shouldn't Either


In November 2018, an elementary school administrator named Akihiko Kondo married Miku Hatsune, a fictional pop singer. The couple's relationship had been aided by a hologram machine that allowed Kondo to interact with Hatsune. When Kondo proposed, Hatsune responded with a request: "Please treat me well." The couple had an unofficial wedding ceremony in Tokyo, and Kondo has since been joined by thousands of others who have also applied for unofficial marriage certificates with a fictional character. Though some raised concerns about the nature of Hatsune's consent, nobody thought she was conscious, let alone sentient.

Utah district bans Bible in elementary and middle schools 'due to vulgarity or violence'

FOX News

The Bible ban is not the first of its kind -- Utah schools previously began removing other books from libraries after a 2022 state law required schools to consider parents' input on age-appropriate books. The Book of Mormon -- a sacred text of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints -- is the next holy book up for evaluation at the district. On Dec. 11, the David School District received the petition from a parent to have the Bible removed from schools for being what the parent considered a "sex-ridden" book.

10 of the best artificial intelligence courses you can take online for free


These free courses include unlimited access to all the video content, so you can enroll and start learning at your own pace. The only catch is that you miss out on things like a certificate of completion or direct messaging with the instructor, but does that really matter to you? If so, you have the option to upgrade and get your hands on that certificate for your CV. Learn how to make the most of artificial intelligence with Udemy.

Japan workers are shifting from lifetime employment, LinkedIn's country head says

The Japan Times

LinkedIn Japan's first female country head argues that the nation needs to move toward a more skills-based labor market and that firms need to adapt to workers' changing values if the country is going to improve its persistent gender inequality. "Japan is at a turning point," Wakana Tanaka said in her first media interview this week since she took over the top job in late March. "Building your skills constantly is really important in this coming age." Amid a backdrop of increasing government spending in this area, Tanaka said Japan's labor market is already shifting toward focusing on individual skills rather than lifetime employment, and the shift has the potential to be positive for women. LinkedIn is providing various online courses including those partly powered by artificial intelligence to help workers adapt to the changing environment, she said.