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Xiaomi sues the US government

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This month, to a surprise for everyone, the US government blacklisted Xiaomi by the Department of Defense due to suspicions that Xiaomi is somehow connected to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. The sanctions in this case prohibit American investments in Xiaomi, and also force the current shareholders of Xiaomi to sell their securities by November this year. The day after that high-profile decision by the US government, Xiaomi released a statement in which it explained that it had no ties with the Chinese armed forces, and also announced that it was going to take “an appropriate course of action to protect the interests” of shareholders and the company as a whole. Well, now it’s time to turn the course of action into reality: Xiaomi has filed a lawsuit against the US government.

Xiaomi is suing the US Department of Defense and the US Treasury. In her statement of claim, she stressed that she is not in any way controlled by the Chinese government or the military and is not associated with them. The company also mentioned that it produces products and services exclusively for civil and commercial use. It is also noted that Xiaomi will suffer imminent, serious and irreparable damage if the restrictions take effect.

How the confrontation between Xiaomi and the US government will end is unclear, but many experts agree that under the new president, the practice of blacklisting Chinese companies can be canceled, as well as the decision taken in a hurry under the leadership of Donald Trump, because Xiaomi entered the blacklist USA is one of the last. Earlier this happened with the well-known drone manufacturer DJI. Joe Biden in the first days of his reign had already canceled a lot of decisions of his predecessor, and it is very possible that the same fate will befall the “black list” – if not entirely, then at least partially.

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Twitch launched an endless series in the style of sitcoms of the 80s. It is generated by neural networks

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Twitch launched an endless series in the style of sitcoms

On the Twitch platform, they launched the series Nothing, Forever in the style of sitcoms of the 80s. It is notable for the fact that it is completely created using neural networks. Replicas for the series are “invented” by ChatGPT, and DALL-E, Stable Diffusion and Azure Cognitive Services generate a picture, which is then played using the Unity game engine. For voice acting, a speech synthesizer is used.

Twitch launched an endless series in the style of sitcoms of the 80s.  It is generated by neural networks

The series is constantly being created and developed based on the feedback of the viewers. At the same time, even very good jokes sometimes come across, although often the characters speak out of place or even simply remain silent. There are also animation bugs.

Overall, the visuals are similar to the first 3D PC and console games, and the scenes are fairly repetitive.

The series is based on the 1980s sitcom Seinfeld. The series can be watched here. In the future, the authors intend to create other similar projects to compete with Netflix series. They will also be endless, or at least very long.

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How so, Microsoft? A third party developer has already added ChatGPT to Word

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How so Microsoft A third party developer has already added

Creative Data Studios has developed a plug-in for Microsoft Word called Ghostwriter ChatGPT that adds chatbot functionality to a text editor. The novelty was created without the participation of Microsoft.

How so, Microsoft?  A third party developer has already added ChatGPT to Word

There are currently two versions of the plugin available: $10 and $25. The first is limited to short responses of two paragraphs and uses only the ChatGPT language model. A more advanced one is devoid of such restrictions, it uses all OpenAI models. You can install the plugin through the Office Add-in Store.

In addition, the developers promise an early release of similar plug-ins for all applications from the Microsoft package: Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote. After the release of the add-on pack, users who have already purchased the plugin for Word will receive a discount.

According to Patrick Husting, who developed Ghostwriter, Microsoft will most likely disable Ghostwriter in the future when its own implementation of ChatGPT support is ready. However, this option can still be used.

Earlier it was reported that Microsoft has already added support for the GPT-3.5 model to Teams Premium, which will allow the neural network to listen to conversations, draw notes and plans based on the results. Microsoft also plans to add ChatGPT to the Bing search engine, but there, according to rumors, there will already be GPT-4.

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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs iPhone 14 Pro Max in a camera battle. Published a large video comparison of the two flagships

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Despite the fact that there are still two weeks before the start of sales of Samsung Galaxy S23 smartphones, full reviews of the camera of the older novelty have already been published on the Web. The author of the famous SuperSaf channel compared the Galaxy S23 Ultra camera with the iPhone 14 Pro Max camera.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra vs iPhone 14 Pro Max in a camera battle.  Published a large video comparison of the two flagships

Unfortunately, although the comparison is voluminous, it is far from being as informative as it happens on some other channels. However, there is still a lot of information.

As you can see, in low light, the brainchild of Samsung shows a wider dynamic range and detail. This is true for all cameras, including the ultra wide and tele cameras. But when shooting video at night, everything is not so clear. At least the Korean smartphone has a lot more noise and slower autofocus.

Of course, Samsung easily wins in the comparison of cameras, because it has two of them at once. Already at 10x zoom, the difference is very noticeable, and the iPhone cannot offer more than 15x at all.

Cinematic Mode on the iPhone clearly looks better, in addition, we can note a fairly significant difference in color reproduction, both in the photo and in the video.

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