From the highly anticipated coverage of Nothing Phone (2) and Elon Musk announcing his new AI venture to Twitter users exploring Threads and Roblox making their virtual reality (VR) debut via Meta – the tech world has been dominated by these titles over the past week. Let’s take a closer look.
Nothing phone (2) breaks the cover
Nothing, the consumer technology brand founded by Carl Pei, has officially unveiled its flagship smartphone, the Phone (2), as the successor to the previous year’s Phone (1). The phone (2) introduces several important updates, including the rear-facing Glyph interface, which allows users to access essential information at a glance, reducing the need for excessive interactions on the phone. ‘screen. Additionally, the device features the revamped Nothing OS 2.0 operating system and is powered by the high-end Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. rear camera, boasting an impressive 50MP resolution.
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Twitter will start paying creators
Popular creators on Twitter can start getting a share of ad revenue within days. However, it will only be applicable to those who pay for the premium Twitter Blue service. Additionally, interested Twitter Blue followers would need a significant number of followers to be eligible for payouts.
Meanwhile, Meta’s competing microblogging app, Threads, surpassed 100 million users in a matter of days, and some of them are even Twitter employees. According to an investigation by The Daily Beast, it was revealed that a significant number of Twitter employees, at least 31 people, have registered accounts on Threads, Meta’s latest social media platform. The publication randomly selected 133 Twitter employees, basing their choices on LinkedIn profiles, then cross-referenced that selection with Threads accounts.
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Musk launches the xAI site
Speaking of Twitter, Elon Musk revealed the creation of an artificial intelligence company called xAI. The primary goal of xAI, as Musk said in a tweet, is “to understand the true nature of the universe.” The AI startup was officially announced with the launch of its website, which introduced a team of engineers with previous experience at top companies like Google (owned by Alphabet), Microsoft and OpenAI. The website further mentioned that xAI will be hosting a Twitter Spaces event on July 14, providing an opportunity for further engagement and discussion.
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Roblox enters virtual reality
Roblox, the immensely popular online game creation platform, is about to enter the world of virtual reality (VR) through a collaboration with Meta Quest. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the announcement on Facebook, which was followed by an official Roblox blog post. The beta version of the VR application will be launched in a few weeks and will be accessible via Meta Quest’s dedicated App Lab.
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ChatGPT, bard creators under scanner
Let’s finish with a bit of AI-related news.
First, the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has opened an official investigation into OpenAI, the creator of the AI chatbot ChatGPT. This is the first time that US regulators have looked at the potential risks associated with AI chatbots, the Financial Times reported. The FTC investigation will focus on whether individuals were harmed by ChatGPT generating false information about them, as well as OpenAI’s privacy and data security practices, which could be considered “unfair or misleading”.
Rival Google, the creator of Bard AI, isn’t enjoying its day under the sun either, as a proposed class action lawsuit has been filed against Google accusing the company of misusing personal information and copyrighted material. copyrights to train its AI systems. The complaint, brought by eight people seeking to represent millions of internet users and copyright holders, alleges that Google’s unauthorized scraping of data from websites violated their privacy and property rights.
It’s all from the tech headlines this week. Stay tuned to this space for more headline stories next week.
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