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Meet the French startup hoping to take on OpenAI

Business | The meaning of MistralMistral unveils its latest large language model—and a deal with Microsoftimage: Getty Images Feb 26th 2024|BerlinSOME RACES are over before they really get going. So it can seem in the contest to make the best large language models (LLMs). These algorithms power generative artificial intelligence that can produce humanlike...

Mon Feb 26, 2024 21:49
Why does landlocked Eswatini have a ship registry?

Business | Flagging businessCountries like it may be helping to fuel the growth of a “dark fleet”image: Yörük Işık Feb 22nd 2024 (updated 34m ago)The website for the shipping registry of Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), established in October 2023, appears much like those of more established seafaring nations. A picture of vast cruise ships sits alongside...

Thu Feb 22, 2024 16:34
The making of a PowerPoint slide

Business | BartlebyLoosely based on almost-true eventsimage: Paul Blow Feb 22nd 2024 (updated 34m ago)Vanessa: Thank you for attending the call today. This is the first meeting of the Project X sub-group, and I’d like to start by reminding everyone of what our brief is. As part of the refresh of our core values, we have been asked to create a one-slide...

Thu Feb 22, 2024 16:34
The world’s biggest maker of spectacles wants to be a tech firm

Business | Through the looking glassIt is experimenting with smart glasses and built-in hearing aidsimage: Getty Images Feb 22nd 2024 (updated 34m ago)|MILANOver the course of six decades Leonardo Del Vecchio, an Italian entrepreneur who died in 2022, built Luxottica into the world’s largest maker of spectacles and sunglasses. In 2018 he merged his...

Thu Feb 22, 2024 16:34
The age of the unicorn is over

Business | Silicon Valley sobrietyDon’t expect AI to bring it backimage: Eyevine Feb 22nd 2024 (updated 34m ago)Business has never been better for America’s tech giants. After slumping in 2022, the combined market value of Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Meta and Microsoft has surged by 70%, to over $10trn, since the start of 2023 amid the hype over artificial...

Thu Feb 22, 2024 16:34
TSMC is having more luck building in Japan than in America

Business | A tale of two chip factoriesTruculent workers and red tape have slowed its efforts in ArizonaDo you know how this works?image: TSMC Feb 22nd 2024 (updated 35m ago)On the Japanese island of Kyushu, the fruits of the country’s industrial policy are about to go on show. On February 24th tsmc, the world’s most advanced chip producer, will open...

Thu Feb 22, 2024 16:34

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