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Heard on the Street – 11/15/2023

insideBIGDATA

Welcome to insideBIGDATA’s “Heard on the Street” round-up column! In this regular feature, we highlight thought-leadership commentaries from members of the big data ecosystem. Each edition covers the trends of the day with compelling perspectives that can provide important insights to give you a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

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Sam Altman fired as CEO of OpenAI

Analytics Vidhya

In a surprising turn of events, OpenAI, the leading artificial intelligence research lab, has announced the termination of its co-founder and CEO, Sam Altman. This unexpected decision, announced on November 17, 2023, has sent ripples through the tech industry, raising questions about the future of the organization and its AI research. Chief technology officer Mira […] The post Sam Altman fired as CEO of OpenAI appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

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Data Intelligence Platforms

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The observation that "software is eating the world" has shaped the modern tech industry. Today, software is ubiquitous in our lives, from the.

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Sam Altman fired as CEO of OpenAI

Flipboard

In a sudden move, Altman is leaving after a ‘deliberative review process’ by the company’s board. Sam Altman has been fired as CEO of OpenAI, the company announced on Friday. “Mr.

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How to Build an Experimentation Culture for Data-Driven Product Development

Speaker: Margaret-Ann Seger, Head of Product, Statsig

Experimentation is often seen as an aspirational practice, especially at smaller, fast-moving companies who are strapped for time and resources. So, how can you get your team making decisions in a more data-driven way while continuing to remain lean and maintaining ship velocity? In this webinar, Margaret-Ann Seger, Head of Product at Statsig, will teach you how to build an experimentation culture from the ground-up, graduating from just getting started with data-driven development to operating

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The Astonishing Behavior of Recursive Sequences

Hacker News

Some strange mathematical sequences are always whole numbers — until they’re not. The puzzling patterns have revealed ties to graph theory and prime numbers, awing mathematicians.

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Unmasking the faces of fraud to protect your data

SAS Software

Stu Bradley discusses the importance of education, diligence and analytics in the fight against fraud.

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DeepMind and YouTube release Lyria, a gen-AI model for music, and Dream Track to build AI tunes

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Back in January, Google made some waves — soundwaves, that is — when it quietly released some research on AI-based music creation software that built tunes based on word prompts.

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Microsoft is a minority owner of OpenAI Global LLC

Hacker News

We designed OpenAI’s structure—a partnership between our original Nonprofit and a new capped profit arm—as a chassis for OpenAI’s mission: to build artificial general intelligence (AGI) that is safe and benefits all of humanity.

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GraphCast: AI model for faster and more accurate global weather forecasting

DeepMind

We introduce GraphCast, a state-of-the-art AI model able to make medium-range weather forecasts with unprecedented accuracy

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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Carrier pigeon vs. internet upload speeds

FlowingData

In some rural areas, upload speeds are crawlingly slow, which can make it difficult to send things on the internet. In some cases, a carrier pigeon might even be faster. For The Washington Post, Janice Kai Chen did the math so you know which one to use : Racing pigeons clock an average of 40 miles per hour and typically race up to 400 miles, roughly from D.C. to Boston, according to the American Racing Pigeon Union.

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Sam Altman ousted as OpenAI’s CEO

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Sam Altman has been fired from OpenAI, Inc., the 501(c)(3) nonprofit that acts as the governing body for OpenAI, the AI startup behind ChatGPT, DALL-E 3, GPT-4 and other highly capable generative AI systems. He’ll both leave the company’s board of directors and step down as CEO.

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Most Americans are oblivious to 'forever chemicals' and risks, research finds

Hacker News

Texas A&M AgriLife scientists conducting the first generalized U.S. study on public awareness of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, found most Americans do not know what the substances are or have knowledge of any potential associated risks.

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Summing columns in remote Parquet files using DuckDB

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vivym/midjourney-messages on Hugging Face is a large (~8GB) dataset consisting of 55,082,563 Midjourney images - each one with the prompt and a URL to the image hosted on Discord.

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Entity Resolution Checklist: What to Consider When Evaluating Options

Are you trying to decide which entity resolution capabilities you need? It can be confusing to determine which features are most important for your project. And sometimes key features are overlooked. Get the Entity Resolution Evaluation Checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything to make your project a success! The list was created by Senzing’s team of leading entity resolution experts, based on their real-world experience.

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Yuzu Progress Report October 2023

Hacker News

Hello yuz-ers! This past month, we got a plethora of GPU fixes, support for new applets, a lot of work poured into the Android builds, some interesting news of the future, and more. Let’s get to it!

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Emu Video and Emu Edit, our latest generative AI research milestones

Hacker News

Today, we’re announcing new research into controlled image editing based solely on text instructions and a method for text-to-video generation based on diffusion models.

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ChatGPT parent company OpenAI fires CEO Sam Altman

Flipboard

CNN — OpenAI, the company behind the viral chatbot ChatGPT, fired its CEO and founder, Sam Altman, on Friday. His stunning departure sent shockwaves through the budding AI industry.

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Half-Life 25th Anniversary Update

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Half-Life is back and better than ever. Alongside interviews with the original developers, the game is now available with the Uplink mini-campaign, Steam Deck support, updated graphics settings, new multiplayer maps, and some bonus restored goodies.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Who is Mira Murati, OpenAI’s new interim CEO?

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In a surprising move, OpenAI today abruptly fired Sam Altman, its CEO and a member of its board of directors, and installed CTO Mira Murati as interim CEO. But who, exactly, is Mira Murati?

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The Sudden Fall of Sam Altman

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What it means that the world’s most powerful AI executive is out of a job Earlier this year, I asked Sam Altman whether decisions made by OpenAI’s leaders might one day lead to unemployment among the masses. “Jobs are definitely going to go away, full stop,” he told me.

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The night train revolution has been hailed as an alternative to airplanes

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Night trains have been making a resurgence across Europe after decades of decline, raising the prospect of more sustainable ways of criss-crossing the continent as travelers look to find alternatives to flying.

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Sweden plans new nuclear reactors by 2035, will share costs

Hacker News

Sweden's government said it aimed to build the equivalent of two new conventional nuclear reactors by 2035 on Thursday to meet surging demand for clean power from industry and transport and was prepared to take on some of the costs.

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The Data Metaverse: Unpacking the Roles, Use Cases, and Tech Trends in Data and AI

Speaker: Aindra Misra, Sr. Staff Product Manager of Data & AI at BILL (Previously PM Lead at Twitter/X)

Embark on a transformation journey into the heart of the data ecosystem! This webinar is your gateway to a deeper comprehension of the foundations that drive the data industry and will equip you with the knowledge needed to navigate the evolving landscape. Delve into the diverse use cases where data analytics plays a pivotal role. We’ll explore how these applications are transforming with the introduction of Gen AI, and discuss the anticipated use cases for 2024 and beyond.

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Privacy is priceless, but Signal is expensive

Hacker News

Signal is the world’s most widely used truly private messaging app, and our cryptographic technologies provide extra layers of privacy beyond the Signal app itself. Since launching in 2013, the Signal Protocol—our end-to-end encryption technology—has become the de facto standard for private commu.

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Moving from AWS to Bare-Metal saved us $230k per year

Hacker News

In the ever-evolving world of technology, businesses are constantly looking for ways to optimize their operations and reduce costs. One such journey we embarked on was moving our infrastructure from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to a bare-metal solution.

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Meta's head of augmented reality software stepping down

Hacker News

Meta's head of augmented reality software is stepping down from his role, a company spokesperson told Reuters on Friday, raising questions about the company's progress in developing a custom operating system for its planned AR glasses.

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Portugal just ran on 100% renewables for six days in a row

Hacker News

One recent autumn afternoon, I watched the Atlantic gusts collide with the cliffs that rise above Nazaré, Portugal. Rain pelted down, and the world-renowned swells rose into walls of water that even the most death-defying surfers reach only via Jet Ski.

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr