D&T Issue 151

Seeing the Face of God in a Semiconductor & ChatGPT’s Eyes and Ears

Hi there!

It’s issue #151 of DNT Weekly and as per usual the week has been eventful. Here’s what we’ve been reading of late.

With few jobs, India’s youth are turning to the gig economy, scam call centres and AI microwork for low wages and few protections. Read all about it here.

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The Canvs Editorial team speaks about the major pitfalls of heavy dumbing down of product design – thinking that people wont understand the most rudimentary things – and why you should avoid this.

The plugins give ChatGPT the ability to interact with the wider world through the Internet, including booking flights, ordering groceries, browsing the web, and more.

Mozilla.ai’s primary goal is to create open source AI that can be trusted and address the potential risks of AI’s capabilities such as generating malware, identifying open-source code exploits, and creating phishing websites.

Shares of Jack Dorsey’s company Block plunged after noted short seller Hindenburg Research said the company’s flagship Cash App facilitates crime and lacks strong compliance controls.

Cheap and available technologies can help us meet climate goals this decade: here’s how, according to the new UN climate report.

As the US boosts production of silicon chips, an American journalist goes inside TSMC, the mysterious Taiwanese company at the center of the global industry.

A look at India’s broader post-harvest loss problem for perishable crops and how irradiation can be a tiny part of the solution.

This was the eighteenth launch of OneWeb satellites, and the third this year, bringing the total number of satellites in the constellation to 618.

Twitter’s owner continues to bestow benefits upon subscribers who pay to use the platform, while making it less useful for everyone else.

Cem Kansu on Duolingo’s unique team structure, steady planning cadence, design review process, OKR templates, team rituals, and more.

Clueless policymakers, skeptical consumers, greedy automakers—and the tech isn’t ready either.

And that’s the lot! Thanks for checking out what we had to share with you this week, we shall catch up with you next Wednesday. Incase you aren’t subscribed to the newsletter, you could subscribe here.

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