Final test before commercial service

The aircraft carries the VMS EVE with the VSS Unity spacecraft during a flight test. Virgo galaxy Virgo galaxy On Thursday, it prepares to launch its first spaceflight in nearly two years, as the space tourism company aims to pass a final test before flying commercial passengers. The mission, dubbed Unit 25, marks the company’s … Read more

Alphabet CEO promises ‘artificial intelligence pact’ in meeting with top EU official

In a meeting with European Commissioner Thierry Breton, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said Google will work with other companies “on a voluntary basis” to ensure that AI products are developed safely and responsibly ahead of the technology’s formal laws. The European Parliament earlier this month green-lighted a groundbreaking package of rules for AI, including specific … Read more

Astranis’ first online satellite over Alaska is working perfectly

Alternative satellite internet company Astranis has its first spacecraft in orbit and says it is working “perfectly”. “We have a new way to connect people in some of the most remote and underserved parts of the world,” Astranis CEO John Jedmark told CNBC. The company’s small satellite, built largely in-house and named “Arcturus,” launched on … Read more

The AI-driven rise in big tech stocks is forcing us to consider some trimming

The stock market is now divided. There is the AI ​​market, which consists of companies that develop AI applications and help others create them. A market is made up of everything else. While we’re glad to see so many of our tech names in action and already believe in the benefits of AI, the speed … Read more

Jimmy Carter, after 3 months of hospice, realizes the tribute and enjoys ice cream

Flowers are left at the base of a giant bust of former US President Jimmy Carter at the Jimmy Carter Library and Museum on February 23, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. Wayne McNamee | Getty Images News | Getty Images Three months after entering end-of-life care at home, former President Jimmy Carter remains in good spirits … Read more

3 financial steps to help women live on their terms: Counselor

Women face unique challenges when it comes to building wealth. In order to feel empowered, women need to build their finances and financial stability, notes Camilla Elliott, a certified financial planner and member of the Financial Advisor Board for CNBC. These three steps can help all women work toward this goal. When it comes to … Read more

AI experts urge Congress to listen to diverse voices on regulation

The warm welcome received by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman on Capitol Hill this week has raised concerns among some AI experts who are urging the government to deal with a more diverse group of voices. These experts warn that a decision by lawmakers to learn about the technology from a leading industry executive could unduly … Read more

OpenAI, Microsoft and Google joined the AI ​​talks in a secret meeting

Sam Altmann, CEO of OpenAI, is among a number of business and political leaders who are set to join the annual Bilderberg Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal. Wayne McNamee | Getty Images News | Getty Images Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, will join key leadership efforts from companies like Microsoft And Google This week as a … Read more

The effect of inflation on consumer spending

A “For Lease” sign in a storefront in San Francisco, California, US, on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. Jason Henry | bloomberg | Getty Images This report is from today’s CNBC Daily Open, the new newsletter for international markets. The CNBC Daily Open updates investors everything they need to know quickly, no matter where they are. … Read more

Google’s PaLM 2 uses nearly five times more text data than its predecessor

Google’s PaLM 2 large language model uses nearly five times as much textual data for training as its predecessor, LLM, CNBC has learned. In announcing the PaLM 2 last week, Google said the model is smaller than the previous PaLM but uses more efficient “technology.” The lack of transparency about training data in AI models … Read more