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D&T Issue 171

OceanGate Saga And AI, The First New UI Paradigm in 60 yrs

Hi there!

It’s issue #164 of DNT Weekly and as per usual the week has been eventful. Here’s what we’ve been reading of late.

Bard, Google’s AI chatbot, may not be as popular as storied rival ChatGPT, but that isn’t holding the search giant back. DeepMind, Google’s AI lab, is building an algorithm called Gemini, which it believes could “eclipse” ChatGPT. Read all about it here.

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AI is introducing the third user-interface paradigm in computing history, shifting to a new interaction mechanism where users tell the computer what they want, not how to do it — thus reversing the locus of control.

Stockton Rush wanted to be known as an innovator. It didn’t seem to matter how he did it. When he realised getting to be the first person on Mars was unlikely to happen in his lifetime, he turned his attentions to the sea.

A look at some early notes on the effect of generative artificial intelligence on the broader web, and think through what it means for platforms.

By 2006, India’s VC ecosystem would see an explosion. 15 years later, the VC ecosystem looks on the brink of collapse again after 2008. Will it fail?

Chinese entrepreneurs are using AI to start content businesses and write self-help books. But the real money’s in selling the dream.

A year ago, Samsung and suppliers for Apple and Google were crazy for Vietnam. Now demand for electronics has dropped, pushing some 45,000 people out of work.

An explainer on why the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has slapped a temporary ban on the stockbroker IIFL Securities.

Solar panels are designed to function optimally at 25°C and operate at their peak efficiency between 15°C and 35°C. Higher temperatures result in lower efficiency of the panels.

During the Super Heavy’s maiden flight, a half-dozen engines shut down or never started and the Starship never separated from the Super Heavy first stage.

Apple is also holding discussions with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to possibly launch Apple Pay in the country.

Small modular reactors might be the nuclear industry’s best hope for a renaissance.

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