February 20, 2023, 8:50 PM

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Ethan Mollick / One Useful Thing:
A Wharton School professor whose classes required using ChatGPT to write essays says students fact-checked and quickly understood AI's accuracy and bias issues  —  (Spoiler alert: it has been very successful, but there are some lessons to be learned)  —  I fully embraced AI for my classes …
Wall Street Journal:
A look at executives, engineers, scientists, and other employees experimenting with ChatGPT and other AI tools to speed up tasks or avoid being left behind  —  ChatGPT's release has sparked a rush of early adopters eager to speed up tasks or avoid being left behind
More: Gizchina and TechCircle
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Chandraveer Mathur / Android Police:
Google updates Chrome for Windows, macOS, and ChromeOS with new Memory Saver and Energy Saver features that are on by default  —  Memory Saver and Energy Saver are here  —  Google Chrome is one of the best web browsers for Android, and it also offers feature parity with the desktop version.
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Many Microsoft Outlook users say their inboxes have been flooded with spam for hours, as filters appear broken; Microsoft says issue has been resolved  —  According to reports from an increasing number of Microsoft customers, Outlook inboxes have been flooded with spam emails over the last nine hours …
Gary Marcus / The Road to AI We Can Trust:
Exploring likely reasons why the new Bing is reckless, like debuting with not enough training on reinforcement learning with human feedback compared to ChatGPT  —  And how did some prominent journalists utterly miss this initially?  —  A wild story in which I probe what Bing's chatbot …
James West / Mother Jones:
New Bing offers marvelous responses, dangerously convincing falsehoods, direct quotes that appear to be made up, and shocking claims about its own capabilities  —  “You're in!” the email said.  “Welcome to the new Bing!”  Last Sunday, I joined a small wave of users granted early access …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sources: Microsoft has started testing a major new Teams version that uses 50% less memory and taxes the CPU less, and plans to release a preview in March 2023  —  Microsoft is preparing to launch a new version of Microsoft Teams next month that has been rebuilt from the ground …
Laurence Fletcher / Financial Times:
Hedge fund Galois Capital, which managed ~$200M in 2022, closes, returns investors' money, and sells claims for ~$0.16 after half its assets were trapped on FTX  —  Co-founder apologises in letter to investors and says fund is no longer viable  —  A hedge fund that was one of the highest-profile victims …
Wall Street Journal:
A look at Meta's “The Cube”, a cubicle made of felt-like recycled PET plastic that absorbs sound and blocks distractions, rolling out to Meta's offices globally  —  The Facebook and Instagram parent needed a new setup for the loud hybrid workplace.  Here's a first look at the quieter cubicle.
Jake Rudnitsky / Bloomberg:
Ride-hailing service inDrive, whose gross revenue increased 88% in 2022, raised $150M in debt that links repayment to its performance, from General Catalyst  —  InDrive, the second-most downloaded ride-hailing app in the world, raised $150 million using an unusual debt instrument that links repayment to the company's performance.
More: and Forbes
Emma Roth / The Verge:
SpaceX invites select Starlink customers to test its Global Roaming Service, a $200 per month option offering internet “almost anywhere on land in the world”  —  Starlink's testing a new satellite internet service it says will let you “connect from almost anywhere on land in the world …

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