SpaceX is gearing up to send an all-civilian flight into orbit
The universe is about to see another billionaire entrepreneur – one who is preparing to ride into space, bucked-up inside the capsule of a SpaceX rocketship.
It’s part of an astro-tourist team poised to make history as the first all-civilian crew launched into Earth orbit.
American founder and chief executive of ecommerce firm Shift4 Payments, Jared Isaacman is set to lead three fellow spaceflight novices on a trip expected to last three days from blast-off at Cape Canaveral, Florida, to splashdown in the Atlantic.
The 38-year-old technology king has plunked down an unspecified but presumably exorbitant sum to fellow billionaire and SpaceX owner Elon Musk to fly Isaacman and three specially selected travel mates into orbit aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule.
The crew vehicle is set for launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
ChatGPT creator releases tool to detect A.I. generated text
OpenAI has released a software tool that can identify if text has been generated by artificial intelligence
The company behind the popular chatbot ChatGPT says it has trained a language model to distinguish between something written by a human, and A.I.
‘AI Classifier’ uses a variety of providers to address issues such as automated misinformation campaigns and academic dishonesty.
The detection tool is very unreliable on texts under one thousand characters, and AI-written text can be edited to trick the classifier.
Many schools across the world have already banned ChatGPT from being used for projects.
Elon Musk asks court to throw case out
Twitter CEO Elon Musk has asked a judge in the U.S. to throw out a case against him
The suit claims Musk’s delayed disclosure over his large stake in the social media giant defrauded shareholders, who sold out at artificially lower prices.
Musk says investors in the proposed class action have no independent right to obtain damages.
The CEO believes he properly disclosed his stakes in Tesla and the former SolarCity Corp on several occasions, as per requirements.
Samsung reports lowest quarterly profit in eight years
Samsung has reported its lowest quarterly profit in eight years, dropping 69 per cent
The company believes sluggish demand and macroeconomic uncertainty will make for a tough first half, though demand will likely recover in the second half.
The South Korean tech giant made $3.5billion profit for the quarter – the lowest since 2014 – with revenue down eight per cent.
In its chip business, profits also plunged when compared to year ago.
Memory chip prices are widely expected to decline further in the first quarter as customers continue to hold off purchases and use up existing inventory while device demand remains depressed.
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