March 15, 2023, 4:15 AM

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OpenAI debuts GPT-4, claiming the model “surpasses ChatGPT in its advanced reasoning capabilities”, available in ChatGPT Plus and as an API that has a waitlist  —  Following the research path from GPT, GPT-2, and GPT-3, our deep learning approach leverages more data and more computation …
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Alleged renders of Google's Pixel 8 Pro appear to show a flat ~6.52" display and a new sensor on the camera bar, after a Pixel Fold and 7a retail listing leak  —  Leak season is starting.  Following a retail leak of Pixel Fold and Pixel 7a just today, the first renders of Google Pixel 8 Pro have arrived …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple delays some employee bonuses as the company moves to once-a-year payouts, slows down hiring more, keeps more positions open, and reins in travel  —  Apple Inc. is delaying bonuses for some corporate divisions and expanding a cost-cutting effort, joining Silicon Valley peers …
Mark Zuckerberg says Meta plans to cut 10,000 jobs and withdraw ~5,000 open roles, four months after cutting 11,000 jobs, and cancel “lower priority projects”  —  Meta plans to cut its workforce by another 10,000 people and withdraw around 5,000 open roles that it had yet to fill …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube launches early multiview access for YouTube TV, letting US viewers watch up to four, pre-selected streams simultaneously, initially for sports content  —  YouTube TV is today announcing a new feature that may help the live TV service attract more subscribers — and particularly those who like to watch live sports.
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Duolingo debuts a Max subscription for $30 per month or $168 per year, offering GPT-4 features for English speakers taking Spanish and French courses on iOS  —  Duolingo is introducing a new subscription tier with features powered by OpenAI's new GPT-4 technology, the company announced on Tuesday.
James Vincent / The Verge:
Google announces AI-powered features for Docs, Gmail, Sheets, Slides, and other Workspace apps, helping users generate text, summarize topics, and create images  —  Google has announced a suite of upcoming generative AI features for its various Workspace apps, including Google Docs, Gmail, Sheets, and Slides.
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After an internal systems issue knocked Reddit offline for 4+ hours, the company says it has implemented a fix and “things are back in order”  —  Reddit is back after an hours-long outage that affected its websites and apps on Tuesday.  During the outage, I was consistently seeing …
Washington Post:
Interviews with 20 people detail the Biden administration's response to SVB's collapse, amid lobbying from tech execs and investors to protect all depositors  —  It seemed like a simple question: Did the treasury secretary have any concerns about the economic risks posed by Silicon Valley Bank?
Edward Graham / Nextgov:
CISA launches a pilot program to warn critical infrastructure owners with “internet-accessible vulnerabilities commonly associated with known ransomware actors”  —  The new pilot program will enable “timely risk reduction” by alerting critical infrastructure owners and operators …
Georgia Gee / Slate:
A list of over a dozen US stadiums using facial recognition for testing, security, entry, analyzing fans' feelings, ticketing, concessions, or other use cases  —  “Your face is your ticket,” goes the motto of A.I. startup Wicket.  “Your face is your credential,” says Alcatraz AI, another vendor.
Rachel Metz / Bloomberg:
Anthropic, co-founded by former OpenAI employees, debuts Claude, a ChatGPT rival the startup says is less likely to hallucinate; companies can request access  —  Anthropic, an artificial-intelligence startup, is making its rival chatbot to OpenAI's popular ChatGPT available to businesses that want to add it to their products.
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Amazon reveals a range of consumer terminals that connect to Project Kuiper, starting at under $400, and now plans to launch the first satellites in H1 2024  —  Amazon has revealed a range of customer terminals that connect to its broadband satellite network, Project Kuiper.

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