Best Tech Stories around the web #351

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OpenAI’s GPT-4 exhibits “human-level performance” on professional benchmarks by

On Tuesday, OpenAI announced GPT-4, a large multimodal model that can accept text and image inputs while returning text output that "exhibits human-level performance on various professional and academic benchmarks," according to OpenAI. Read more

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Floating 'windcatcher' power plant with multiple turbines electrifies 80,000 homes at once by

Norwegian company Wind Catching Systems imagines a floating wind power plant on the sea with multiple turbines forming a grid and churning electricity that can power 80,000 households per offshore wind power structure. The company claims that five units of Windcatcher can produce the same amount of electricity that 25 conventional turbines generate. Read more

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Trillionth-of-a-Second Shutter Speed Camera Catches Chaos in Action by

To take a picture, the best digital cameras on the market open their shutter for around around one four thousandths of a second. To snapshot atomic activity, you'd need a shutter that clicks a lot faster. Read more

Trillionth-of-a-Second Shutter Speed Camera


Bees learn to dance and to solve puzzles from their peers by

Social insects like bees demonstrate a remarkable range of behaviors, from working together to build structurally complex nests (complete with built-in climate control) to the pragmatic division of labor within their communities. Read more

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The AI of the beholder on

Computers are ranking the way people look—and the results are influencing the things we do, the posts we see, and the way we think. Ideas about what constitutes “beauty” are complex, subjective, and by no means limited to physical appearances. Elusive though it is, everyone wants more of it. That means big business and increasingly, people harnessing algorithms to create their ideal selves in the digital and, sometimes, physical worlds. Listen

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