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Save big on lifetime subscriptions to Rosetta Stone, Dollar Flight Club, and RealVPN

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TL;DR: As of Feb. 5, the 2023 Travel Hacker Bundle(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab) -- which features lifetime subscriptions to Rosetta Stone, Dollar Flight Club, and RealVPN -- is on sale for just $169.15 with the code VACATION15. Whether it's for business or for pleasure, a ton of work goes into travel planning(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab). It's not just booking a flight and making sure to pack extra socks. The 2023 Travel Hacker Bundle featuring a lifetime subscription to Rosetta Stone could help you travel smarter and get more from your next domestic or international adventure. Learn how you can save on airfare, speak a new language, protect your privacy, and have an incredible travel experience with this bundle, and you can drop the price down to $169.15 when you use code VACATION15.


3 high-paying jobs where ChatGPT has successfully interviewed, and how much they pay

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ChatGPT, OpenAI's advanced chatbot developed from its language model GPT3, can do almost anything. From helping you to find love, draft cover letters and resumes to even writing poems in the voices of dead authors, ChatGPT has your back. The new fresh hell we find ourselves in now is ChatGPT has the ability to nail job interviews. Artificial intelligence may not be on the verge of replacing most jobs, but it's fascinating how easy it is for this simple chatbot to win over recruiters for some very high-paying positions. This recent trend of AI job-hunting shouldn't worry you yet, but we looked at some of the jobs ChatGPT is getting shortlisted for: According to PayScale, the average salary for a software engineer in the United States is around $90,000 a year.


NASA rover discovers a hefty meteorite on Mars

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After more than a decade on Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover is quite used to traversing the Red Planet in solitude. But last week, on its 3,724th Martian day rumbling over Mount Sharp, it encountered another foreign visitor, something that also traveled an extraordinary distance through space before winding up in the dusty barren desert: a one-foot-wide meteorite. NASA is calling the space rock Cacao(Opens in a new window), one of a handful of meteorites the plucky robot has discovered since it arrived on Mars in 2012. Using its Mast Camera, Curiosity snapped a photo showing its new find on Jan. 27, with its own Johnny-5-like shadow creating a frame. The selfie [see below] has ragged edges because it is actually composed of six images stitched together.


Google might announce a ChatGPT competitor next week

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Google appears to be getting ready to take on ChatGPT. The company announced a search and artificial intelligence event titled "Google presents: Live from Paris," scheduled for 8:30am on February 8. "We're reimagining how people search for, explore and interact with information, making it more natural and intuitive than ever before to find what you need. Join us to learn how we're opening up greater access to information for people everywhere, through Search, Maps and beyond," says the event's description on YouTube(Opens in a new window). While we don't know whether Google actually plans to launch a new product or service during the event, there are indications that it might be the answer to OpenAI's fast-growing artificial intelligence chatbot, ChatGPT. A recent New York Times report(Opens in a new window) claimed that Google's parent Alphabet has signalled an internal "code red" after ChatGPT's launch(Opens in a new window), as it considers it to be an existential threat to its search business.


Never miss a spot with these Shark vacuum deals

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We all want a clean home, and thankfully there are many great vacuums that can help us get there. As of Feb. 2, Walmart has some great deals on Shark vacuums for all budgets. BEST BUDGET CORDLESS VACUUM: The Shark Pro lightweight cordless vacuum(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab) will sweep up every last speck without much effort. BEST ROBOT VACUUM: The Shark ION robot vacuum(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab) is perfect for folks on the go who need to outsource cleaning duties. BEST SELF-CLEANING VACUUM: The Shark lift-away self-cleaning vacuum(Opens in a new window)(opens in a new tab) cleans your home and itself.


OpenAI's AI-generated text detector is never technically wrong, but it's still easy to trick

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The world's most famous chatbot, ChatGPT, was released in late November of last year. The immediate response was astonishment, followed almost immediately by terror about its ramifications -- most notably that it might generate school essays for dishonest kids. Yesterday, almost exactly two months later, OpenAI, ChatGPT's parent company released what many users hope will be the antidote to the poison. OpenAI's "classifier for indicating AI-written text(Opens in a new window)" is the company's latest invention, and it's as easy-to-use as one could want: Copy-paste text into the box, click "Submit," and get your result. But if you're expecting a straight answer, you're going to be disappointed.


Nick Offerman played his last video game 25 years ago. You won't be able to guess which one.

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Despite delivering an epic performance in the tear-jerking third episode of The Last of Us, Nick Offerman has never played the video game. He doesn't play any video games any more. As he explains to Jimmy Kimmel in the clip above, the last game he played was 25 years ago. "I lost a couple of weeks to a video game called Banjo Kazooie," says Offerman. "And two weeks went by and I was like, oh my God, the slow dopamine drip is so delicious, then it's over and you're like, 'Yes, I won,' and immediately I'm like, 'What have I done with my life?'"


ChatGPT could be a useful AI tool. So how are we regulating it?

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ChatGPT is only two months old, but we've spent the time since it debuted debating how powerful it really is -- and how we should regulate it. The artificial intelligence chatbot is being used by a significant number of people to help them with research(Opens in a new window); message people on dating apps; write code(Opens in a new window); brainstorm ideas for work(Opens in a new window), and more. Just because it can be helpful doesn't mean it can't also be harmful: Students can use it to write essays for them, and bad actors can use it to create malware. Even without malicious intent from users, it can generate misleading information, reflect biases, generate offensive content, store sensitive information, and -- some people fear -- degrade everyone's critical thinking skills due to over-reliance. And ChatGPT can do all of that without much -- if any -- oversight from the U.S. government.


Netflix is getting blasted for using AI art in an anime instead of hiring artists

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Netflix is getting thoroughly blasted on social media for using artificial intelligence to make an anime rather than paying actual human artists. Released by Netflix this week, The Dog & The Boy(Opens in a new window) is a three-minute sci-fi anime short about a kid whose robot dog waits for him when he goes off to war. It isn't a unique story(Opens in a new window), but what sets this anime apart is that its background art was generated using AI rather than drawn by humans. According to images shown during The Dog & The Boy's credits, a human would draw a relatively rough layout of what they wanted by hand. This image was then put through an AI art generator a few times, before finally being revised by hand to create the final artwork that was used in the anime.


OpenAI launches ChatGPT Plus, a paid version of the popular AI chat

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ChatGPT just launched ChatGPT Plus(Opens in a new window), a paid version of the online AI chatbot created by OpenAI. The pilot subscription plan gives users access to ChatGPT during peak times and faster response times (which is helpful because it breaks down a lot) and priority access to new features and improvements. It will cost you $20 per month. "The research preview for ChatGPT allowed us to learn from real world use, and we've made important improvements and updates based on feedback," an OpenAI spokesperson said in an email to Mashable. They added that the plan is currently only available in the U.S., but additional countries will be added soon.