December 30, 2023

The news you need to know for Dec 30, 2023.

My human-curated roundup of this week’s news.

World Record of the Year: Australian man puts on 10 pair of underwear in 13 seconds. Video in the link.

It’s a gas: Jet fuel from human poop.

Dentist sued after he did 8 crowns, 4 root canals, 20 fillings on a patient in a single visit. Boy did he need to make a Lamborghini payment. Also accused of dangerously overdosing anesthesia.

World’s largest Rubiks Cube.

An interesting opinion on dementia.

Last costal lighthouse keeper retires at year’s end.

Study with twins determines vegan diet improves cardio health.

Amazon adds ads to Prime. You can turn them off for $36 more per year.

Fascinatin’: The world seed vault.

Those we lost: Actor Lee Sun-kyun, 48. Brother Tommy Smothers, 86. Dixie Chick Laura Lynch, 65.


ARTIFICIAL IGNORANCE

The Wolfbot of Wall Street: ChatGPT AI will lie, cheat and use insider trading when instructed to make money with investments.

ELLiQ: Chatty AI companion for the elderly. If they can make sure it never says “You told me that a thousand times” they’ll have a hit.

AirBnB will use AI on NYE to enforce party ban.

NYT sues OpenAI & MS. So many acronyms, so little content.

80% of Americans think that that AI content not flagged as such should be illegal.


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