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March 19, 2024, 10:30 AM

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Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Nvidia announces Blackwell, a new generation of AI chips available later in 2024, starting with the GB200 superchip, which pairs two B200 GPUs with a Grace CPU  —  - Nvidia on Monday announced a new generation of artificial intelligence chips and software for running AI models.
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Nvidia unveils Project GR00T, a general-purpose foundation model for humanoid robots, and Jetson Thor, a computer designed for testing humanoid robot software  —  It's tough to argue with Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang when he notes, “Building foundation models for general humanoid robots …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Sean Michael Kerner / VentureBeat:
Stability AI debuts Stable Video 3D, a generative AI tool built on its Stable Video Diffusion model, letting users generate 3D video from a text or image prompt  —  Stability AI is growing its generative AI model portfolio today with the release of Stable Video 3D (SV3D).
Shaurya Malwa / CoinDesk:
Solana memecoin SLERF raised $10M in a presale, hitting $1.7B in trading volume, but the developer claims to have mistakenly “burned” tokens set for an airdrop  —  “This is not a joke I really f****d up and im really sorry.  Was a simple mindless misclick when I was in the process of burning the the lp," the developer said
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
EU DMA hearing: a Meta lawyer says Meta offered to cut its EU monthly subscription for Facebook and Instagram from €9.99 to €5.99 to address regulatory concerns  —  Meta Platforms (META.O) has offered to almost halve its monthly subscription fee for Facebook and Instagram to 5.99 euros …
Samuel Tolbert / Windows Central:
Valve debuts Steam Families in beta, which lets up to six Steam users share their PC games, manage parental controls, and more, meant to replace Family Sharing  —  Share your Steam games with up to five others in a Steam Family.  —  What you need to know  — Valve is introducing …
Lex Fridman:
Q&A with Sam Altman on OpenAI's board saga, Ilya Sutskever, Elon Musk's lawsuit, Sora, GPT-4, Q*, GPT-5, raising $7T, Google and Gemini, AGI, aliens, and more  —  - Watch the full YouTube version of the podcast  —  Table of Contents  —  Here are the loose “chapters” in the conversation.
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Kalkidan Yibeltal / BBC:
Ethiopia's central bank says “a glitch” let Commercial Bank customers withdraw more cash than was in the account for hours; local media says $40M+ was withdrawn  —  Ethiopia's biggest commercial bank is scrambling to recoup large sums of money withdrawn by customers after a “systems glitch”.
Allie Garfinkle / Fortune:
Q&A with Lila Tretikov, who just joined NEA as a partner and head of AI strategy; Tretikov was previously Microsoft's deputy CTO and Wikimedia Foundation CEO  —  “God is in the details,” reads one of Stephen Sondheim's rules of writing.  —  Sondheim was a lyricist, but it's a rule I believe is broadly applicable.

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