OpenAI has been reportedly developing two types of AI agent software for over a year. The first type can be used to automate complex tasks by taking over a customer's device. The second AI agent class handles web-based tasks and can gather public data. It is unclear when the company plans to release these agents.
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman is in talks with investors to raise up to $7 trillion for AI chip manufacturing. The project aims to address GPU scarcity as the chips are crucial for training and running large language models. Potential investors include sovereign wealth funds and government entities, which may raise geopolitical concerns. The US has been cautious about allowing foreign control over the supply of microchips - it recently announced a $5 billion investment in R&D to advance US-made semiconductor technologies.
Epic Games and Disney are designing an entertainment universe text full of Disney-flavored games to play and things to buy. The project will use Epic's technology and Fortnite's social gaming ecosystem to bring Disney characters to life. Disney has invested $1.5 billion into Epic as part of the deal. While Meta has been busy trying to make the Oculus a mainstream consumer product, companies like Epic have been building avatar-driven virtual worlds that are widely available and hardware agnostic.
Developments in robots and CGI are making it harder and harder to tell what's real. Even if the footage is real, video demos are often the best-performing clips - behind every video is likely hours and hours of video that didn't make it into the final cut. CES lacked cool robotic demos, yet there are many amazing videos out there. Viewers should approach these videos with discernment and skepticism. This article covers several ways that robotics videos can be enhanced or faked.
This article looks at some of the core decisions that an infrastructure lead had to make for a startup over the past four years. It notes whether they recommend or regret the decision and provides details on why. The decisions covered areas such as AWS, processes, SaaS, software, and more.
Toolong is a terminal application for viewing, tailing, merging, and searching log files and JSONL. It features live tailing of log files, syntax highlighting for common web server log formats, pretty printed JSONL files, support for .bz and .bz2 files, and merging via auto detection of timestamps. Screenshots and video demos are available in the repository.
This article takes a look at the Apple Vision Pro: its hardware, operating system, and applications. It covers each part of the device, explaining how they work and how they affect the experience. While the technology feels incredible to use, there's currently not that much to do on the device. As the technology gets better, the amount of content will multiply and its value proposition will improve.
Tech companies are typically best at adopting new technology, leading to productivity gains. Some roles at tech companies are highly leveraged, like systems, engineering, and design, and the rest of the company exists to support these roles. Businesses wanting to be more efficient will cut inefficiencies in their support roles, especially when technologies exist that can replace them. Tech allows fewer people to create more value for society - it might be time to start finding alternative ways to provide for all living beings.
New forms of browsing enabled by AI allow people to get information without having to visit websites, removing the incentive for content creators to make content - how creators monetize web pages needs to evolve.