October 20, 2023, 9:40 PM

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Rohan Goswami / CNBC:
Cybersecurity firm Okta's stock closes down 11.57% after the company said a hacker accessed its support system using a stolen credential and viewed client files  —  - Cybersecurity firm Okta said an unidentified hacker had accessed the company's support system and viewed client files.
Sharon Goldman / VentureBeat:
Nvidia Research announces Eureka, an AI agent powered by GPT-4 that autonomously writes reward algorithms to teach robots to perform complex skills like a human  —  Nvidia Research announced today that it has developed a new AI agent, called Eureka, that is powered by OpenAI's GPT-4 and can autonomously teach robots complex skills.
Gary Marcus / Marcus on AI:
Why LLMs, which don't induce an algorithm that computes multiplication, still don't truly understand multiplication no matter how much data they are trained on  —  No matter how much data you train them on, they still don't truly understand multiplication.  —  Some Reply Guy on X assured me yesteday that “transformers can multiply”.
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Elon Musk says X plans to launch two new premium tiers: a lower cost tier with all the features but no reduction in ads, and a more expensive tier with no ads  —  Elon Musk today said that X (formerly Twitter) is going to soon launch two new premium tiers, confirming previous reports and code sightings.
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Twitch now lets creators simulcast across any live streaming service, with caveats, and adds doxxing and swatting to its Off-Service Conduct enforcement list  —  Previously, streamers could simulcast on mobile platforms like TikTok and Instagram, but as of Friday, Twitch is significantly broadening …
The Irish Times:
Google, Meta, Intel, Siemens, and other companies pull out of Web Summit 2023, after the event co-founder and CEO, Paddy Cosgrave, accused Israel of war crimes  —  Intel, Siemens and actor Gillian Anderson previously said they were withdrawing  —  Google and Facebook-owner Meta have become …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
SCOTUS pauses a ruling banning Biden administration officials from contacting social media platforms about misinformation and agrees to hear the DOJ's appeal  —  The court agreed to hear the administration's appeal, setting the stage for a major ruling on what the government may do to encourage sites to delete asserted misinformation.
Davide Castelvecchi / Nature:
IBM researchers unveil a “brain-inspired” NorthPole chip prototype that removes the need to frequently access external memory while consuming vastly less power  —  You can also search for this author in  —  PubMed Google Scholar  —  A brain-inspired computer chip …
Willa Rowe / Inverse:
Doug Bowser on how Nintendo Account may help Switch users move to the next console, Nintendo's game development approach, why Nintendo has no unions, and more  —  Video game consoles come and go, but the Nintendo Switch is forever.  At least, that's how it sometimes seems.
New York Times:
A look at Cameo's peak during the pandemic and subsequent fall due to its trouble recruiting big stars, CEO Steven Galanis' unfocused management style, and more  —  A start-up that offers fans a way to buy personalized videos from celebrities was supercharged by pandemic boredom and venture capital.
Alexander Lee / Digiday:
Holding company GameSquare acquires FaZe Clan, valuing the Texas-based esports company at ~$16M, down from a $725M market cap at its SPAC merger in July 2022  —  FaZe Clan's billion-dollar journey has taken an unexpected — but perhaps inevitable — turn.  Burned by controversy and facing …

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