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Podcast: The AI in the newsroom

OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot has taken the internet by storm since it launched late last year. The latest episode of our award-winning podcast, In Machines We Trust, delves into the benefits and potential pitfalls of using AI tools in newsrooms, and what it could mean for the future of journalism as we know it. Listen to it on Apple Podcasts, or wherever else you usually listen.

The must-reads

I’ve combed the internet to find you today’s most fun/important/scary/fascinating stories about technology.

1 Microsoft has unveiled OpenAI-powered Bing
Tech companies are racing to revamp search engines with AI. (NYT $)
+ Some of Bing’s AI-boosted answers are a bit dodgy, though. (WP $)
+ Could this finally be a reason to use Bing? (Vox)

2 How the Chinese ‘spy balloon’ drama unfolded on TikTok 
With lots of silly jokes, and footage of the big “pop” moment. (WP $)
+ The US insists the balloon belonged to the Chinese military. (WP $)
+ What the balloon means for the latest iteration of the space race. (Vox)
+ A new cold war could be on the horizon. (Economist $)

3 Chipmakers are worried about a ‘forever chemicals’ ban
They’re concerned it’ll tip an already fragile industry over the edge. (FT $)
+ These simple design rules could turn the chip industry on its head. (MIT Technology Review)

4 We’re strengthening superbugs by destroying the environment
Antimicrobial resistance is on the rise, and so is environmental destruction. (Wired $)
+ We can use sewage to track the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (MIT Technology Review)

Source: MIT Technology Review

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