battery recycling, and the way AI would possibly revamp Microsoft Workplace

Microsoft is reportedly eyeing a $10 billion funding in OpenAI, the startup that created the viral chatbot ChatGPT, and is planning to combine it into Workplace merchandise and Bing search.

It is a huge deal. If profitable, it’ll deliver highly effective AI instruments to the plenty. So what would ChatGPT-powered Microsoft merchandise seem like? Whereas neither Microsoft or OpenAI had been prepared to reply our questions, we all know sufficient to make some knowledgeable, clever guesses. Trace: it’s most likely excellent news in the event you discover creating PowerPoint displays and answering emails boring. Learn the total story.

—Melissa Heikkilä

Melissa’s story is from The Algorithm, her weekly AI publication. Enroll to obtain it in your inbox each Monday.

The must-reads

I’ve combed the web to seek out you at present’s most enjoyable/vital/scary/fascinating tales about expertise.

1 China’s inhabitants has fallen for the primary time in 60 years
The information has main implications for the nation’s social, protection and financial insurance policies. (CNN)
+ China’s economic system is slumping. (Quartz)
+ India is about to take over because the world’s most populous nation. (Economist $)
+ Anti-covid zero demonstrators are nonetheless being detained. (Bloomberg $)

2 The primary invoice for Elon Musk’s Twitter buy is looming
How he offers with it’s yet one more main check of his management. (FT $)
+ We’re witnessing the mind demise of Twitter. (MIT Know-how Evaluate)

3 Getty Photos is suing Secure Diffusion’s creators
Getty claims the software program was skilled utilizing tens of millions of unlawfully scraped photos. (The Verge)
+ Microsoft is including ChatGPT to its cloud service “quickly.” (Bloomberg $)

4 EV gross sales have handed a major milestone
They made up 10% of latest automobiles offered final yr. (WSJ $)
+ Tesla is slashing its costs—however not everybody’s comfortable. (The Verge)

5 Tenant-screening algorithms reportedly discriminated in opposition to Black renters 
Now the US Division of Justice is getting concerned. (Wired $)
+ AI has exacerbated racial bias in housing. May it assist get rid of it as an alternative? (MIT Know-how Evaluate)

6 3D printed buildings may assist to unravel the US housing disaster
However there’s a serious barrier: the way in which the development business works now. (New Yorker $)
+ Meet the designers printing homes out of salt and clay. (MIT Know-how Evaluate)

7 US tech companies are poaching expertise from Latin American startups
Native startups battle to match the salaries, that are nonetheless low by US requirements. (Remainder of World)

8 The agony and ecstasy of proudly owning a coveted Instagram deal with
You’d higher put together for folks attempting to steal it. (Slate $)

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