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Sam Altman has been reinstated as the CEO of OpenAI, with a newly formed nonprofit board that now includes Microsoft as a non-voting observer. OpenAI aims to refocus on its mission despite recent board upheavals, with strong partnerships and a dedicated team. Altman expresses gratitude towards employees and stakeholders for their support and resilience during the leadership transition.

NewsGuard, a misinformation watchdog, reports that some Twitter Premium subscribers who spread misinformation may qualify for X’s ad revenue program. Their analysis indicated ads from major brands appeared under posts with false claims about the Israel-Hamas war, potentially rewarding “misinformation super-spreaders.” Despite Twitter’s policy against sharing revenue with posts flagged by Community Notes, many such posts did not have notes and still featured ads. This raises concerns about Twitter’s effectiveness in combating misinformation and hate speech.

Elon Musk’s social media company X is facing a potential loss of $75 million in ad revenue due to a boycott by major brands like Disney and Warner Bros, following Musk’s support of an antisemitic post. The company, which has seen a significant reduction in content moderation under Musk, leading to an increase in hate speech, is also suing Media Matters for defamation over a report on brand ads appearing next to offensive content. With over 200 companies possibly pausing ads, X’s financial struggles continue.

The asteroid 2007 FT3, lost since its discovery in 2007, poses a potential but highly unlikely threat of Earth collision in October 2024, with a 1 in 11.5 million chance. Although its path is uncertain, NASA monitors it among 32,000 other near-Earth objects, leveraging new technologies like the DART test to reduce asteroid impact risks.

Amazon Fire OS devices, such as Fire TVs and Fire TV Sticks, have started auto-playing fullscreen ads on startup, without user input. Users find this intrusive, but can disable these ads by adjusting autoplay settings in the device’s Preferences menu. This issue seems to affect the larger Fire OS platform.

NVIDIA is sued by French company Valeo, alleging a former Valeo engineer now employed by NVIDIA shared confidential source code during a joint meeting. Valeo accuses NVIDIA of using stolen trade secrets to save on development costs for parking assistance technology, after the engineer was convicted in Germany for infringement of business secrets.

Google Drive’s Android update introduces an improved document scanner with a new image viewfinder, simpler controls, and an “Auto capture” mode. Enhancements include a preview interface with editing tools and folder-specific uploads. Additional updates include a redesigned homepage, smoother mobile experience, and an “activity” menu for file management.

Google has launched Gemini, a multimodal AI language model outperforming GPT-4 in understanding and responding to user queries across various data forms, including text, images, and sound. Gemini’s enhanced contextual analysis indicates a significant advance in user interaction and code generation applications, intensifying competition in the AI sector.