OpenAI tops 2023 CNBC Disruptor list

A paralysed man has been able to walk simply by thinking about it thanks to electronic brain implants, a medical first he says has changed his life. The electronic implants wirelessly transmit his thoughts to his legs and feet via a second implant on his spine. The system is still at an experimental stage but … Read more

Tech’s next big fights

Old orders are fading while new ones fight to come into focus as the tech world enters a year of deep flux. In every corner of the industry, incumbent powers are faltering, and major new technologies and players have arrived but not yet cemented their sway. Social media: TikTok vs. Washington – TikTok has reshaped … Read more

Twitter makes its first acquisition with a recruiting startup

Twitter appears to have made its first deal of the Elon Musk era: buying a job-matching tech startup called Laskie, Axios has learned. Why it matters: This is the company’s first known acquisition under Musk’s leadership, as well as a transaction that helps fulfill the billionaire’s aspirations to turn Twitter into a “super-app” that offers … Read more

8 smart strategies for effectively explaining a blockchain scaling solution

Blockchain technology can be difficult for the average layperson to understand, and when “layers” are added to the concept — as with blockchain scaling — it can be even more confusing. Companies working on blockchain scaling solutions are led and staffed by experts who fully understand the underlying technology and why scaling is essential to … Read more

Blockchain-based SMP on the rise

Bluesky, a decentralised communications app, is posing a new competition to Elon Musk’s Twitter. The app, which is backed by Twitter co-founder and twice-former CEO Jack Dorsey, is an alternative to centralised social media platforms. Unlike Twitter and Facebook, decentralised social media platforms have no single owner or leader and are not beholden to commercial … Read more

What Google unveiled at its developer event

Google on Wednesday unveiled its latest lineup of hardware products, including its first foldable phone and a new tablet, as well as plans to roll out new AI features to its search engine and productivity tools. The updates, announced at its annual Google I/O developer conference, come as the company is simultaneously trying to push … Read more

Meta unveils A.I. ‘testing playground’

Meta on Thursday announced several new tools and services, powered by artificial intelligence, to help advertisers efficiently build ads and improve campaign results. At an event in New York, Meta unveiled the AI Sandbox, which it called a “testing playground” for advertisers to use as they try out new generative AI-powered ad tools. It’s Meta’s … Read more

Germany reveals €3bn plan to build a quantum computer by 2026

The German government says it will spend €3bn over the next three years to build a universal quantum computer. The project is part of a new initiative to make Germany competitive with countries that have already built or are taking steps to construct such a device. It is hoped the cash will boost the German … Read more

OpenAI tops 2023 CNBC Disruptor list

No innovation has had a greater cultural impact and no technology product has made a bigger splash in the past six months than OpenAI’s ChatGPT. The Microsoft-backed startup’s generative artificial intelligence chatbot wowed consumers when it debuted at the end of November. It revealed a quantum leap in the ability of humans to seamlessly interact … Read more

Advertising in the Metaverse

As we usher in a new era in technological innovation, it’s becoming apparent that brands and consumers will interact very differently in the Web 3.0 world – and the metaverse that is emerging from it. By blending physical with digital, we will see the rise of hybrid experiences where immersion, personalization and connectivity will become … Read more