That is at this time’s version of The Obtain, our weekday e-newsletter that gives a every day dose of what’s happening on the planet of expertise.
When hydrogen will assist local weather change—and when it gained’t.
Hydrogen is commonly heralded as a local weather hero as a result of when it’s used as a gasoline in issues like buses or metal manufacturing, there are not any direct carbon emissions to fret about. Because the world tries to chop down on our use of fossil fuels, there could possibly be loads of new demand for this carbon-free vitality supply.
However how hydrogen is made may decide simply how useful it’s. Final week, the European Fee launched guidelines that outline what it means for hydrogen to be inexperienced. However what does that imply, precisely, and the way may we produce it? Learn the complete story.
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The report contains two case research from main industrial and engineering corporations which can be already making use of generative AI to their work—and a ton of takeaways and greatest practices from business leaders. It’s obtainable now to obtain for $195.
I’ve combed the web to search out you at this time’s most enjoyable/essential/scary/fascinating tales about expertise.
1 The Supreme Courtroom is contemplating whether or not Twitter aided terrorists
The justices are anticipated to come back to a conclusion by June. (Vox)
+ The case is the second this week to probe web platforms’ authorized legal responsibility. (NYT $)
+ The court docket appears cautious about making sweeping authorized modifications. (Bloomberg $)
2 Bing doesn’t need to discuss your emotions
And it’ll shut down any immediate that mentions “emotions,” so don’t even attempt. (Bloomberg $)
+ The ChatGPT-fueled battle for search is larger than Microsoft or Google. (MIT Expertise Assessment)
+ Europe’s AI startups are being overshadowed by their US rivals. (Sifted)
+ Why Microsoft’s Clippy mascot is ChatGPT’s non secular predecessor. (Quick Firm $)
3 Google claims to have reached a quantum milestone
It says it’s discovered a method to appropriate the errors current in at this time’s quantum machines. (FT $)
+ What’s subsequent for quantum computing. (MIT Expertise Assessment)
4 Russian propagandists are shopping for Twitter blue checks
Permitting them to unfold misinformation underneath a veil of legitimacy. (WP $)
+ Russia-controlled publication RT remains to be on YouTube, regardless of supposedly being banned. (The Guardian)
5 A serious ransomware assault tried to extort victims’ bitcoin
It’s apparently probably the most widespread ransomware assaults on report. (FT $)
+ The US authorities is investigating how army emails had been leaked. (Bloomberg $)
+ Why the ransomware disaster abruptly feels so relentless. (MIT Expertise Assessment)
6 Arizona is limbering as much as grow to be a significant US chip hub
Simply in time for the US authorities to grant federal funding. (NYT $)
+ These easy design guidelines may flip the chip business on its head. (MIT Expertise Assessment)
7 Your smartwatch may intrude along with your pacemaker
Wearables can generate electrical interference that stops cardiac units from working correctly.(The Guardian)
8 Take a uncommon have a look at the Korean Peninsula’s demilitarized zone
Courtesy of Google Road View. (WSJ $)
9 How one can create an AI clone of your self
Whereas it seems the half, the voice tends to be a useless giveaway. (Motherboard)
10 Your headphones could possibly be made out of mushrooms sooner or later
This explicit fungus is rising as a viable plastic substitute. (The Verge)
+ Shrimp shells are the brand new leather-based, too. (Wired $)
+ In protection of plastic (form of) (MIT Expertise Assessment)
Quote of the day
“‘Commenting for attain’ turns us all into dribbling robots on the toes of the algorithm.”
—Olivia Nelson, who works at an training expertise firm, has had sufficient of LinkedIn customers writing ‘commenting for attain’ on posts in a blatant effort to make them go viral, she tells the Wall Road Journal.
The cognitive dissonance of watching the top of Roe unfold on-line
When the USA Supreme Courtroom reversed Roe v. Wade on the morning of June 24, 2022, hundreds of individuals first heard the choice by studying information web site SCOTUSblog. Katie Barlow, the weblog’s media editor, was one of many few correspondents on digital camera the second the opinion was launched, studying it out to her viewers on TikTok.
Lately, the telephone may nonetheless be the way you realized of the choice made by six justices, however now that gadget may allow us to assist somebody we’ve by no means met earlier than journey to a state the place abortion remains to be authorized. Learn the complete story.
—Melissa Gira Grant
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+ I actually loved the sudden wonders of Google Critiques (thanks Charlotte!)
+ What do you imply, a bar of cleaning soap doesn’t really forestall stressed leg syndrome!?
+ It’s honest to say that farcical horror film Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey hasn’t been a lot poorly obtained, as savaged by the critics.
+ This mesmerizing timelapse of a nesting blue tit is actually very candy.
+ If I lived in seventeenth century Germany, I’d positively be compelled to put on one in all these gossip punishment masks.