New York City bans ChatGPT, Amazon lays off 18,000 workers, and Chinese researchers find a way to break online encryption with quantum computers.
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The New York City Department of Education has banned access to ChatGPT, a machine-learning chatbot on school networks and devices, due to concerns about its negative impact on student learning, according to a Vice report. However, individual schools can request access to his ChatGPT to study AI or technology-related education. A spokeswoman said ChatGPT may provide quick and easy answers to questions, but it also does not offer critical thinking or problem-solving skills. Concerns have also been raised about
Amazon lays off 18,000 employees. This exceeds initial expectations and is the largest reduction the company has made to date, Business Insider reports. The divisions said to be affected are Amazon Stores and People Experience and Technology Solutions. CEO Andy Jassy cited layoffs, uncertain economic conditions, and rapid hiring over the past few years as reasons. The company announced at the end of last year that he would lay off 10,000 employees, but that number has since increased and Amazon plans to make the rest of the layoffs next week, according to a Wall Street Journal report. . According to the WSJ, this is the largest layoff group in recent months at a major tech company.
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Chinese researchers claim to have found a way to break online encryption with quantum computing, years before the technology was expected to pose a threat, according to a Financial Times report. Twenty-four researchers from a number of academic institutions and national laboratories claim that the method can be used to break the RSA algorithm that underpins most online cryptography using quantum machines with just 372 qubits. There is a possibility. As quoted by the Financial Times, other experts say that while the theory outlined in the research paper seemed correct, trying to apply it in practice would go far beyond the scope of today’s quantum technology. It is possible that
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The New York City Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) said the cryptocurrency exchange platform is vulnerable to money laundering, drug trafficking, and fraud in a settlement requiring Coinbase to bolster its security. Financial regulators have done a poor job of screening Coinbase for new customers, reviewing exchange transactions, and ensuring they comply with state banking, cybersecurity, and other regulations. I added that I did He will need $1 million over the next two years to address shortcomings identified by his agency, CBS News reported.
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