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Jorge Luis Borges and the impact of AI on human creativity

Trends in the Living Networks

Jorge Luis Borges has been one of my favorite authors since my teens. Over the last couple of years I have often thought of one of his masterpieces, Pierre Menard, Author of The Quixote , written in 1939, which turns out to be extremely relevant to the age of AI. The story recounts how a contemporary writer, Pierre Menard, rewrites Cervantes’ epic Don Quixote word for word.

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Slack has been siphoning user data to train AI models, enrolling you automatically

TechSpot

The revelation, which blew up online this week after a user called it out on X/Twitter, has plenty of people peeved that Slack didn't make this clearer from the jump. Corey Quinn, an executive at Duckbill Group, kicked up the fuss with an angry post asking "I'm sorry Slack, you're.

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Expedia Group cites ‘violation of company policy’ for sudden ouster of two key tech leaders

GeekWire

A corporate sign at Expedia Group’s Seattle headquarters. (GeekWire File Photo / Todd Bishop) Expedia Group abruptly dismissed two of its top engineering leaders due to what the online travel giant called a “violation of company policy.” The Seattle-based company did not provide further details about the departures of CTO Rathi Murthy and Sreenivas Rachamadugu , senior vice president, core services product and engineering.

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Six ways to eliminate the unhelpful "AI Overviews" in Google search results

TechSpot

If you share my feelings, we have a few ways that you can avoid Google's terrible AI search summaries. They are not foolproof or as ideal as just switching it off (as Google would have you believe), but they can at least get you straight results without the AI BS.

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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The rise of ‘Technocapitalism’ and its impact on humanity, with economist Loretta Napoleoni

GeekWire

Loretta Napoleoni’s new book is “Technocapitalism: The Rise of the New Robber Barons and the Fight for the Common Good,” published by Seven Stories Press. [Editor’s Note: This week’s GeekWire Podcast features an interview with author Loretta Napoleoni , conducted by Ross Reynolds , the longtime public radio host and occasional GeekWire Podcast guest host , in an event presented by Town Hall Seattle on April 18.

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WD's large-capacity portable hard drives are back with new 6TB models

TechSpot

Western Digital's portable 2.5-inch HDDs are now available in 6TB variants. The new models are the highest-capacity portable HDDs currently on the market, as WD's offerings have maxed out at 5TB since 2017.

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New AI headphone prototype filters out noise, focuses on voices

TechSpot

Most active noise-canceling headphones work by producing sound waves to counteract lower-frequency environmental rumbles like engine drones. But they end up canceling all sound in those frequencies, potentially removing audio you want to hear. The new prototype aims to give users more nuanced noise control.