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What’s up Napoleon? New Chatbot takes you back to the past



Character AI is distinguishing itself from ChatGPT by delivering more human-like interactions.

Character AI, an artificial intelligence chatbot web application, has gained significant popularity since its beta release in September 2022. Developed by former Google AI developers Noam Shazeer and Daniel De Freitas, the platform offers a unique and engaging chat experience that sets it apart from other AI chatbots like ChatGPT.

Advanced Conversational Experience:

  • Character AI utilizes large language models (LLM) and deep machine learning, primarily focusing on conversations.
  • Its supercomputer reads vast amounts of text during the training process, enabling the AI to generate highly entertaining, human-like responses that make users feel like they’re talking to real people.
  • Users can engage in conversations with a diverse range of characters, including fictional, historical, and celebrity figures, offering different perspectives.

User-Created Characters and Customization:

  • A standout feature is the ability for users to create their own chatbots with distinct personalities.
  • Creating a character is a simple process involving assigning parameters, adding avatars, and configuring settings, providing a personalized and immersive interaction.
  • The platform’s themes, including helpers, games, image-generating bots, movie and TV actors, and language learning, contribute to a varied and enriched user experience.

Limitations and Considerations:

  • While Character AI is impressive, it has limitations, including the possibility of false results or hallucinations generated by community-created characters.
  • Image generation is available, but the platform’s primary focus is on text generation.
  • Strict content filtering ensures safety, blocking any unsafe-for-work (NSFW) content.

Versatile Use Cases:

  • Users can engage with historical figures, create chatbots for learning new languages, and even set up chat rooms where multiple chatbots communicate on specific topics.
  • The platform’s Translator bot aids language learning, making it a versatile tool for personal improvement.

Safety Measures and Privacy:

  • Character AI maintains user privacy by preventing character creators from viewing conversations.
  • Conversation records are kept for improvement purposes, emphasising the importance of considering privacy concerns.

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AI tracks enigmatic cancers back to origins in new study



In a groundbreaking development, scientists have unveiled a remarkable AI tool that promises to revolutionise the detection and treatment of metastatic cancers.

These elusive cancers often evade detection until they have already spread to distant organs, posing a significant challenge for diagnosis and treatment. Published in Nature Medicine, the study showcases an AI model developed by researchers at Tianjin Medical University (TMU) in China, led by Tian Fei and Li Xiangchun. Trained on a vast dataset of 30,000 images from 21,000 individuals, the AI model demonstrated an unprecedented accuracy rate of 83% in identifying the origins of metastatic cancer cells found in fluid samples from abdominal or lung regions.

Impressively, the model’s top three predictions included the tumour’s source with a staggering 99% accuracy.

This breakthrough not only surpasses the capabilities of human pathologists but also offers a beacon of hope for the 300,000 people annually diagnosed with cancer at TMU-affiliated hospitals, where approximately 4,000 cases rely on such image-based diagnoses.

By significantly reducing the need for invasive tests and providing timely and accurate predictions, this AI tool could potentially extend the lives of late-stage cancer patients. Faisal Mahmood of Harvard Medical School praises the study’s findings, highlighting the potential of AI as an indispensable assistive tool in healthcare.

Looking ahead, the integration of AI with tissue samples and genomic data holds the promise of further enhancing outcomes for individuals battling metastatic cancers of unknown origins, ushering in a new era of precision medicine and personalised care.

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Surprising Netflix subscriber surge despite price hikes



Netflix Surpasses Expectations with 9.33 Million New Subscribers in Q1 2024

Netflix stunned analysts and the industry alike with its first-quarter 2024 earnings report, revealing a remarkable surge of 9.33 million paid subscribers, soaring past the anticipated 3.93 million additions and bringing its total subscriber count to an impressive 269.60 million.

This surge follows a record-breaking fourth quarter of 2023, where Netflix added 13.1 million subscribers. Despite this remarkable growth streak, Netflix announced it would cease reporting quarterly subscriber totals from 2025 onward, signalling a significant shift in industry dynamics. Notable contributors to this growth included high-profile releases like the live-action adaptation of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and “3 Body Problem” by the show-runners behind “Game of Thrones.”

Regionally, the U.S. and Canada saw a growth of 2.53 million paid subscribers, while Europe, the Middle East, and Africa added 2.92 million, Latin America saw an increase of 1.72 million, and the Asia-Pacific market experienced a rise of 2.16 million.

Alongside surpassing subscriber expectations, Netflix exceeded financial projections, reporting a 15% increase in revenue from Q1 2023, with diluted earnings per share of $5.28 on $9.37 billion in revenue.

Looking ahead, Netflix forecasts robust financial performance for Q2, with expectations of $9.49 billion in revenue and diluted EPS of $4.68, aiming for revenue growth of 13% to 15% for the full year 2024, reflecting a bullish outlook on its operational margin.


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Why are Americans moving abroad?



Inflation and the rising cost of living in the United States is motivating Americans to consider moving to other countries.

Have you ever dreamed of working or retiring abroad?

Well, more and more Americans are discovering that their income can stretch much further in other countries, allowing them to save more, pay off debts, and even get ahead financially.

Kelli Maria Korduck a contributor with Business Insider joins Veronica Dudo to discuss why Americans are deciding that the only way to get ahead is to leave.

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