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  • Mistral CEO Says AI Companies Are Trying to Build God
    by Noor Al-Sibai on April 15, 2024 at 8:56 pm

    AI-theist The CEO of Europe's brightest new AI firm is calling bull on the quest for so-called "artificial general intelligence" (AGI), which he says is akin to the desire to create God. In an interview with the New York Times, Arthur Mensch, the CEO of the AI firm Mistral, sounded off on his fellow AI executives

  • Boss Says He Doesn’t Care at All If Employees Do Drugs at Work
    by Noor Al-Sibai on April 15, 2024 at 7:00 pm

    Anti-Panopticon Employees being inebriated on the job has long been a workplace hazard — but according to one boss, it's a non-issue. From coffee and cannabis to Adderall to Xanax, many legal drugs are, as business owner and columnist Gene Marks remarked in a new Guardian op-ed, apparently being used on the clock like never before.

  • Self-Driving Teslas Have a Small Issue With Crashing Into Curbs
    by Victor Tangermann on April 15, 2024 at 6:22 pm

    Scraped Up Tesla's controversial Full Self-Driving (FSD) software isn't just veering drivers into oncoming traffic and making unpredictable left turns — it's also scraping up rims on curbs left and right. A number of posts making their rounds on social media show pictures of damaged rims, seemingly the result of the EV maker's driver assistance

  • Truth Social Stock Crashes as Donald Trump Maneuvers to Sell His Own Shares
    by Victor Tangermann on April 15, 2024 at 5:00 pm

    Pulling the Ripcord Shares of Donald Trump's social media meme stock tumbled yet again today, sinking 15 percent Monday morning. The news comes after Trump made the first moves to cash out, leaving investors, who have already seen their holdings be largely wiped out by plummeting shares, out to dry. As Bloomberg reports, Truth Social

  • Top Astronomers Gather to Confront Possibility They Were Very Wrong About the Universe
    by Victor Tangermann on April 15, 2024 at 4:19 pm

    Expiration Date A number of high-profile astronomers are set to convene at London's Royal Society to question some of the most fundamental aspects of our understanding of the universe. As The Guardian reports, cosmologists will be re-examining some basic assumptions about the universe, such as the over-a-century-old theory that the universe is expanding at a

  • Elon Musk Fires More Than Ten Percent of Tesla's Staff After Alienating Pretty Much Everyone Who Might Have Bought a Tesla
    by Maggie Harrison Dupré on April 15, 2024 at 2:39 pm

    Mass Firing The electric carmaker Tesla is laying off more than ten percent of its global workforce, multiple outlets report. Per Electrek, the mass firings were confirmed in a leaked internal memo to staffers from company CEO Elon Musk, who wrote that "we have done a thorough review of the organization and made the difficult

  • Trump Supporters Horrified as the Value of Their "Truth Social" Stock Evaporates
    by Victor Tangermann on April 15, 2024 at 2:13 pm

    Screaming Into the Void Despite an astronomical number of red flags, investors who poured their hard-earned cash into former president Donald Trump's Truth Social meme stock are experiencing a rude awakening. As the Washington Post reports, Trump supporters are seething as the value of the social media platform's parent company Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG)

  • Cybertruck Deliveries Reportedly Stopped After Issue With Accelerator Discovered
    by Victor Tangermann on April 15, 2024 at 1:31 pm

    Tesla has reportedly stopped delivering all Cybertrucks to address a glaring issue with the 6,600-pound vehicle's accelerator pedal. A video making its rounds on social media shows a Cybertruck owner discovering the cover of his accelerator pedal had come off, a longish piece of metal that apparently wedged itself into the front of the footwell

  • Netflix Uses Seemingly AI-Manipulated Images in True Crime Doc
    by Victor Tangermann on April 14, 2024 at 2:53 pm

    What Netflix Did Netflix has used what strongly appears to be AI-generated or -manipulated archival photos in a recent documentary about a murder-for-hire plot involving a woman named Jennifer Pan that took place in Canada back in 2010 — well before the advent of generative AI tools. The streaming service used the photos to describe

  • Climate Change Now Linked To Rise In Strokes
    by Frank Landymore on April 13, 2024 at 2:30 pm

    Climate change is a disaster for the environment, but we shouldn't overlook how it could directly affect the human body, too. New research has shown that the number of deaths and disabilities caused by strokes linked with extreme temperatures has been growing since 1990. Last year, the researchers found, more than 500,000 stroke deaths were

  • Tech Exec Predicts Billion-Dollar AI Girlfriend Industry
    by Noor Al-Sibai on April 13, 2024 at 2:00 pm

    When witnessing the sorry state of men addicted to AI girlfriends, one Miami tech exec began seeing dollar signs instead of red flags. In a blog-length post on X-formerly-Twitter,

  • Northrop Grumman Shows Off Terrifying Military Drone Submarine
    by Victor Tangermann on April 13, 2024 at 1:30 pm

    Manta Ray Guns Defense contractor and international arms dealer Northrop Grumman has released a photo of a sleek underground drone called Manta Ray that closely resembles its oceanic namesake. The "full-size uncrewed underwater vehicle" (UUV) prototype, which was developed under a 2020 contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), appears to be a

  • The Moon Turned Itself Inside Out, Scientists Confirm
    by Noor Al-Sibai on April 13, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    Small Bang Scientists seem to have figured out why the Moon is made up of such weird and heavy rocks — because, as they claim, it turned itself inside out. In a press release, researchers from the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory explained their incredible conclusion, and how they arrived at their hypothesis.

  • Researchers Find That Higher Intelligence Is Correlated With Left-Wing Beliefs
    by Noor Al-Sibai on April 13, 2024 at 12:30 pm

    A new study has found a link between left-wing beliefs and higher intelligence quotient (IQ) ratings — and it offers some pretty huge suggestions about smarts and politics. As psychology researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities report in their new paper, which was published in the journal Intelligence, intra-family surveys have found that within

  • Conspiracy Theorists Said People Who Got the COVID Vaccine Would Be Dropping Like Flies. That Hasn’t Remotely Happened
    by Noor Al-Sibai on April 13, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    Conspiracy theorists have for years now insisted that COVID-19 vaccines were the real killers — but a new study shows that there is literally no data to back that up.  

  • Cybertruck Gets Stuck on Hill, Crashes Into Tree
    by Victor Tangermann on April 13, 2024 at 11:30 am

      Yet another Tesla Cybertruck has become woefully stuck on the side of an off-roading track. A new video shared by YouTube channel YotaFam Adventures shows the divisive pickup struggling to climb a dirt hill before bashing into a tree at the Hidden Falls Adventure Park, a rugged trail off-roading park just under an hour's

  • Congressman Getting Master’s Degree in Machine Learning So He Can Make Well-Informed Laws About AI
    by Sharon Adarlo on April 13, 2024 at 11:00 am

    AI for Effort Many members of U.S. Congress are famously clueless about technology, with some critics afraid Congress will not be up to the task on trying to regulate and guide AI use in the future. But Representative Don Beyer (D-VA.) apparently to Congressman Don Beyer is serving his fifth term as the U.S. Representative

  • Hackers Voice Cloned the CEO of LastPass for Attack
    by Noor Al-Sibai on April 13, 2024 at 10:30 am

    Faking It AI scammers have come for the world of security startups — though in this case, thankfully, they were not successful. In a new blog post from LastPass, the password management firm used by Futurism's parent company and countless others to help protect our login information, the company explains that someone used AI voice-cloning

  • The UN’s Climate Chief Says We Have Just Two Years to Save the Planet
    by Sharon Adarlo on April 13, 2024 at 10:00 am

    Dire Warnings Climate change's terrible toil on the planet are already here, from flooding to wild fires, but how worse can it get? Well, the United Nations' (UN) head climate expert says the human race has got two years tops to tamp down the worse effects from global warming or else, Reuters reports, but it

  • Texas Surgeon Accused of Manipulating Government Database to Deny Liver Transplants
    by Noor Al-Sibai on April 12, 2024 at 9:30 pm

    A respected Houston transplant surgeon has been accused of altering database information for patients waiting on a new liver — and now, his former employer is admitting that parts of the allegations are true. As the New York Times reports, surgeon J. Steve Bynon of Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston allegedly changed government database records