TLDR 2023-03-27

Apple's demos headset 🥽, GPT productivity hacks 🤖, secret history of OpenAI 🧠

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Big Tech & Startups

Apple Reportedly Demoed Mixed-Reality Headset to Executives in the Steve Jobs Theater Last Week (1 minute read)

Apple recently presented its mixed-reality headset to its leading executives. The project has been in development behind closed doors since 2018. It will be released with limited content and an external battery. There will be no killer app at launch. Some testers have flagged its design as unpleasant. Apple does not expect the product to be an instant hit. The device will be released with a starting price of approximately $3,000.

Elon Musk reportedly halves Twitter’s valuation in internal memo (2 minute read)

Elon Musk disclosed that employees will receive stock grants based on a $20 billion valuation of Twitter in a memo addressed to Twitter employees. Musk believes Twitter's path to a $250 billion valuation is achievable, but it will be tough. He described Twitter as an 'inverse startup' that required necessary changes to save it from bankruptcy. Twitter's top 1,000 advertisers have decreased by half since Musk's acquisition and the company has yet to settle its debts and unpaid bills.
Science & Futuristic Technology

The US will soon be home to the world’s first 3D-printed hotel (2 minute read)

The world’s first 3D-printed hotel is set to appear in Marfa, Texas by 2023. The 62-acre hotel will feature guest dwellings, an infinity pool, and cabanas. The project is a collaboration between hospitality entrepreneur Liz Lambert, construction start-up Icon, and Danish design firm BIG. The rooms will be created by Icon's home-sized printer. Renders of the site plans are available in the article.

New neutrino discovery will unlock secrets of the rarest events in the cosmos (4 minute read)

Scientists at the CERN laboratory in Switzerland have generated and observed a high-energy form of radiation called high-energy neutrino radiation for the first time. High-energy neutrinos have previously been observed in space, but only rarely, as neutron star collisions don't happen every day. The discovery was made using a special detector placed near the Large Hadron Collider's beams. The data will help scientists to better understand high-energy neutrinos in space.
Programming, Design & Data Science

HOTScript (GitHub Repo)

The Higher-Order TypeScript (HOTScript) library provides a set of composable functions for the type-level that enable developers to transform TypeScript types using familiar functions. It also offers features such as type-level pattern matching, performant math operations, and custom lambda functions. HOTScript includes type-level higher-order functions such as Tuples.Map, Tuples.Filter, and Objects.MapValues.

Float UI (GitHub Repo)

Float UI is an open source collection of modern UI components and website templates. The components are ideal for large projects requiring UI customization or for those repeating the same UI patterns. Float UI is free and open source.

The secret history of Elon Musk, Sam Altman, and OpenAI (4 minute read)

This article discusses the history of OpenAI, Elon Musk, and Sam Altman. OpenAI was established in 2015 with significant support from major tech leaders, including Musk. After three years, Musk grew disenchanted with the initiative and put forward a proposal to take control of the company himself. After his proposal was rejected, Musk withdrew from OpenAI and canceled a substantial planned donation. This conflict has had lasting effects on OpenAI as well as the tech industry.

Ask HN: How are you using GPT to be productive? (Hacker News Thread)

This Hacker News thread discusses how other developers have been using GPT to become more productive in their work. GPT is being used to answer coding questions, as a therapist, to explain hard-to-understand concepts, for general troubleshooting, and much more. There are some developers who aren't using the service as there are issues with data security.
Quick Links

The ChatGPT Retrieval Plugin (GitHub Repo)

The ChatGPT Retrieval Plugin lets users easily search and find personal or work documents by asking questions in everyday language.

The Amateurs Jailbreaking GPT Say They're Preventing a Closed-Source AI Dystopia (7 minute read)

The jailbreaking community believes a mainstream discourse about these closed models is needed as they continue to evolve.

An Interview with Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang About AI’s iPhone Moment (41 minute read)

This article contains a lightly edited transcript of an interview with Nvida's CEO where they discuss the impact of ChatGPT, Nvidia's response, China and TSMC, DGX, CUDA, and more.

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RISC-Y Business: Arm wants to charge dramatically more for chip licenses (4 minute read)

Arm is planning a radical shake-up of its business model and an IPO on the New York Stock Exchange sometime this year.

SVB Capital Owned Pieces Of Top VC Firms. With A Sale Ongoing, Their Future Is In Flux (7 minute read)

VC firms won't have the ability to block a sale of SVB's venture portfolio unless they have a provision in their agreements with SVB that gives them more control over the process.

The Internet Archive has lost its first fight to scan and lend e-books like a library (3 minute read)

A federal judge has ruled that the Internet Archive does not have the right to scan books and lend them out like a library.

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