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New Starbucks CEO calls Seattle the ‘crucible’ of artificial intelligence for the world

GeekWire

Laxman Narasimhan, the new Starbucks CEO, right, speaks with Pallavi Mehta Wahi, managing partner of the Seattle office of K&L Gates, the outgoing board chair of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, during the chamber’s annual meeting Friday in Seattle. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) Some of Seattle’s tech leaders have been doing their best to get the word out about the region’s artificial intelligence prowess.

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How Covid misinformation stayed one step ahead of Facebook

Vox

A new study tracked how anti-vaccine pages and groups responded to Meta’s efforts to take more aggressive moderation action against Covid-19 misinformation. | Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Study: When Facebook removes vaccine misinformation, anti-vaxxers quickly regroup. The work of trying to minimize the influence of harmful misinformation is both exhausting and essential.

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HBM4 could finally double memory bandwidth to 2,048-bit

TechSpot

Over time, HBM manufacturers such as SK Hynix and Samsung improved upon HBM's shortcomings. The first update, HBM2, doubled potential speeds to 256 GB/s per stack and the maximum capacities to 8 GB. In 2018, HBM2 received a minor update (HBM2E), which further increased capacity limits to 24 GB and.

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Human creativity and AI: Catching up with Chris Pirillo on the GeekWire Podcast

GeekWire

Chris Pirillo in his home studio, surrounded by his Star Wars memorabilia. (Photo courtesy Chris Pirillo) Chris Pirillo is an entrepreneur, creator, event organizer, and online community leader who has been a guide to the world of tech for everyday users since the early days of the web. On this episode of the GeekWire Podcast, we catch up with Chris about his latest project, CreatorTech.net , an email newsletter and monthly meetup focused on the intersection of creativity and artificial intellig

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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Apple and Google are trying to stop malicious cell-site simulators to further protect users

TechSpot

Using a CSS involves creating a fake 2G cell tower and tricking the target phone into connecting. Every big carrier in the U.S. except T-Mobile has disabled their 2G and 3G networks, though T-Mobile plans to do so in April 2024.

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The Pros and Cons of the Offshore Software Development

TurnKey Labs

Before the rise of cloud computing and easy communication tools (remember those days?!?), software development teams had to rely on a limited number of geographic locations.

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Apple has an AirPod repair problem

Vox

Paige Vickers / Vox California’s new Right to Repair Act can’t magically make Apple’s popular earbuds good for the environment. On September 12, California’s State Assembly approved the Right to Repair Act. Once it’s signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom, makers of consumer electronics will be required to provide independent shops in the state with tools, spare parts, and manuals needed to fix the gadgets that they sell.

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