D&T Issue 181

The Impactful Indian Inventor and The Deadly Data Poisoning Tool

Hi there!

It’s issue #181 of DNT Weekly and as per usual the week has been eventful. Here’s what we’ve been reading of late.

Here’s an interesting story – An Indian inventor who impacted nearly every last person on the planet – read more about it here.

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Why design (and designers) will be drivers of this customer-centric motion.

The start of the month reported an explosion in consumer loans, hot on the heels of the massive Global Fintech Fest where $2B worth of deals focused on lending were signed.

The subject is widely disregarded and poorly funded. Despite these challenges, some teachers help students scale great heights and access further opportunities.

The tool, called Nightshade, messes up training data in ways that could cause serious damage to image-generating AI models.

A very unusual chip design provides a distinct approach to cutting AI’s energy cost.

A Google piece on how marketers are starting to use generative AI.

How a two-decade-old matter on the tax treatment of licence fees might finally have closure.

The platform era is ending. Rather than build new Twitters and Facebooks, we can create a stuff-posting system that works better for everybody.

A new analysis of billion-year-old sediments fills a gap in the fossil record, uncovering a dynasty of early eukaryotes that may have gone on to shape the history of life on Earth.

Auto execs in the US, Europe, and Japan never thought Chinese EVs were a threat. Now they’re coming to wipe the floor with their Western counterparts.

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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