Happy Hump Day! We’ve reached the middle of the week with Monday well overdue and the weekend approaching.
I’m wondering if I want to dive into one of my guilty pleasures on the weekend: reality TV. One of my favorite shows is Love is Blind, a Netflix show that launched its fourth season in March.
Insider has a juicy behind-the-scenes story that I enjoyed. It’s about people on TikTok looking for clues about his upcoming Love is Blind finale. You can read it here.
However, this season came just six months after the third season aired. I’m not sure we have the bandwidth to handle another group of strangers deciding who they want to be engaged to after weeks of knowing each other, especially when the weather is so nice outside.
While you’re planning your weekend, let’s dive into 10 things to do with Tech.
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1. Google contractors say they don’t have enough time to validate correct answers from the company’s AI chatbot, Bard. Google hastily kicked Bard out after rival Microsoft invested $10 billion in OpenAI’s ChatGPT. The contractor still makes it clear he’s rushing Bard by not giving him enough time to scrutinize the chatbot’s responses, reports Thomas Maxwell.
- Bard got off to a less-than-ideal start after giving an incorrect answer at Google’s launch event earlier this year.
- Google hired a team of contractors to check Bard’s answers and make sure it didn’t happen again.
- Some contractors told Insider they weren’t given enough time to review and confirm the most accurate answers.
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In other news:
2. Jeff Bezos lost the most net worth last year. According to Forbes, he is still one of the richest men with a fortune of $114 billion. But the Amazon founder has lost a lot of money in the last 12 months.
3. Apple instructs corporate retail employees to reapply for jobs. Apple has yet to announce any mass layoffs. But correspondent Hugh Langley reported that some employees have been threatened with firing if the company doesn’t find new roles.
4. Google’s CEO says he’s obsessed with asking fun, creative questions with Google’s Bard AI chatbot. Google CEO Sundar Pichai told The New York Times that he learned through trial and error what questions to ask Google’s AI chatbot.
5.Salesforce is trimming management. People familiar with the matter told Insider that Salesforce is under pressure from activist investors to remove some layers of control.
6. Pausing AI might be a good idea, but companies don’t. Pausing AI is a pipe dream because so many companies feel they need to keep up with its advances, writes reporter Emilia David.
7. TikTok is quietly rolling out affiliate commissions for US creators. It looks like creators can secure another bag by paying commissions from videos, live streams, and product promotions on their profiles.
8. Amazon Distributed “Small Business” and “Black Owned Business” Badges to the Wrong Sellers. The badge is intended to help US companies with less than 100 employees and less than $50 million in revenue, and appears to be given to companies with a market capitalization of $1 billion.
Odds and Finishes:
9. $30 Tesla beer, anyone? To mark the one-year anniversary of Tesla’s German factory, the company is selling beer in the shape of one of its unannounced vehicles, the Cybertruck, for over $30 apiece.
10. Russian iPhone alternatives are struggling. Less than 1,000 AYYA T1 smartphones have been sold since October 2021.
What we see today:
Curated by Asia Martin. (Send feedback and tips by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org). Edited by Hallam Bullock in London (tweet @hallam_bullock).
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