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D&T Issue 157

The Swiggy Killer and An Obituary For the Metaverse

Hi there!

It’s issue #157 of DNT Weekly and as per usual the week has been eventful. Here’s what we’ve been reading of late.

ONDC has been all the rage and been pipped as the ‘Swiggy-Zomato killer‘. Social media can’t stop talking about the cheaper rates and free delivery that it offers. The reactions though, seem to be mixed at this point.

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An obituary for the latest fad to join the tech graveyard.

Leaked Internal Google Document Claims Open Source AI Will Outcompete Google and OpenAI.

Chatbots are a terrible interface for LLMs and need added controls and affordances to make them more usable.

The attackers were in thousands of corporate and government networks. They might still be there now. Behind the scenes of the SolarWinds investigation.

We’re now the most populous country in the world! We have overtaken China and we have 1.429 billion people. Or at least, that’s what the UN says.

Rising sea levels drove them out of their homes. Then, scant economic opportunities led them thousands of kilometres across the country.

A baby girl who developed a life-threatening brain condition was successfully treated before she was born—and is now a healthy seven-week-old.

“No one is questioning or needs to know why we’re making games accessible these days.”

Software from Baidu Research yields jabs for COVID that have greater shelf stability and that trigger a larger antibody response in mice than conventionally designed shots.

Claiming wisdom based on the Bhagavad Gita, the bots frequently go way off script.

To tackle climate change, many of us need to cut our carbon footprints. But what do truly low-carbon lifestyles look like – and can they really be achieved by personal choice alone?

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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