Nov. 20, 2023 /Technology/ — Sam Altman was fired as CEO of OpenAI on November 17, 2023, for allegedly not being “consistently candid in his communications with the board.” The company did not provide any specific details about the allegations, but said that Altman’s behavior was “hindering its ability to exercise its responsibilities.”
By Avi Asher-Schapiro | U.S. Tech Correspondent
X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, is being flooded with misleading posts, including doctored images and videos purporting to show the ongoing conflict in Israel and Palestine. Continue reading
Alas, poor Twitter; we knew it well. Or, at least, we thought we did. Despite never occupying more than 10% of social media’s online presence, western audiences are very aware of the platform. That’s not least because of the way that the mass media echoes and amplifies the controversies and outrage born on Twitter.
June 13, 2023 /Technology/ — Elon Musk is not Zambian. He was born in Pretoria, South Africa, to a Canadian mother and a South African father. He moved to the United States when he was 17 years old to attend college.
The confusion may have arisen because Elon Musk’s father, Errol Musk, once owned an emerald mine in Zambia. However, Elon Musk has never lived in Zambia and has never claimed Zambian citizenship. Continue reading
April 21, 2023 /Technology/ –The SpaceX explosion on April 20, 2023 was a major setback for the company, but it could also be considered a “successful failure.” The explosion occurred during a test flight of the Starship prototype, which is a vehicle that SpaceX is developing to eventually take humans to Mars. The explosion was caused by a failure of one of the Raptor engines, which are the powerful engines that will power the Starship.
In March 2023, Italy became the first western country to block the advanced chatbot known as ChatGPT.
The Italian data protection authority, Garante, cited concerns over the protection of personal data when making this decision. It has given OpenAI, the California-based company that created ChatGPT, until the end of April to comply with its demands.
By Adam Smith | Tech correspondent
OpenAI rolled out GPT-4 last week, the new artificial intelligence service that powers ChatGPT.