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What happens when you mash generative AI with robotics? Carnegie Mellon scientists dream up an answer

Named for a giant in the art world, Carnegie Mellon’s FRIDA can bring imaginary visions to life. What is art when it’s not ideated from a human mind or fleshed into being by a human hand?Read Full Story

Adam Neumann talked about Flow for a full hour, and we still don’t know what it is

Neumann and A16Z have shared the very first public details about the WeWork cofounder’s mysterious, well-funded startup. Adam Neumann and Andreessen Horowitz have shared the very first public details about the WeWork cofounder’s new residential real-estate startup, Flow. In footage released this week, he spoke for 53 whole minutes with Marc Andreessen...

Snowstorm is a censorship-blocking VPN that might actually work

A tool that helps bypass internet censors is getting a major upgrade. Until now, one of the best tools to get around internet censorship has been a hastily made prototype called Snowflake, built seven years ago by a concert pianist. But Snowflake can be difficult to set up for users in censored countries, and it’s also unbearably slow for modern...

Google Pixel 7 makes ex-boyfriends and photobombs vanish like magic in a new Super Bowl spot

Doja Cat and Giannis Antetokounmpo are among the celebrities who help reveal the magic of photo editing in 2023. Whether it’s that dude bending over on the beach behind your otherwise idyllic family selfie, a blurry fan photo with Doja Cat, or Amy Schumer’s ex-boyfriend ruining a beautiful ski vacation shot, Google’s new Super Bowl spot says its...

Report: Adidas streetwear partnership with Beyoncé’s Ivy Park struggles with sloping sales

The fashion collaboration has reportedly not lived up to sales expectations. Beyoncé can seemingly do no wrong, but not everything she touches turns to gold, evidently.Read Full Story

What it’s like using Microsoft’s chatbot-based Bing search

Bing is now utilizing a powerful natural language model developed by OpenAI to make search more like a conversation. So, does it work? Microsoft is using generative AI to rethink the way we search for stuff on the web. It’s utilizing a powerful natural language model developed by OpenAI to make search more like a conversation and less like a painstaking...

Frito-Lay’s CMO talks Doritos, Super Bowl ads, and the future of snack marketing

Brett O’Brien says that while advertising around the Super Bowl is important, the value is in how much you can do beyond game day. For almost two decades, whenever the Super Bowl approaches, you know two things: First, there’s going to be a football game. And second, there’s going to be a Doritos commercial during that football game.Read Full Story

Twitter laid him off while he was back home in Australia. Now he can’t return to the U.S.

Neuman Vong’s case exposes a major blind spot in the U.S. high-skilled worker visa system: What happens when someone loses their job while they’re already out of the country? Neuman Vong had done everything Elon Musk asked of Tweeps.Read Full Story

Uber just reported its ‘strongest quarter ever’ amid a broader tech downturn

The ride-hailing and food-delivery giant reported revenue of $8.6 billion for the last quarter of 2022, which is up 49% year over year. Uber’s fourth quarter was its “strongest quarter ever,” CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said early Wednesday, suggesting the company has deflected the broader tech downturn.Read Full Story

The untold history of Black wealth in America

In honor of Black history month, entrepreneur Porter Braswell shares two stories of Black wealth that occurred against even the odds. When we talk about the history of Black wealth creation in America, it’s almost always a sad story—one that frequently involves violence, dispossession, and disenfranchisement.Read Full Story

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