The Headlines: Move Aside ChatGPT-3, GPT-4 Is in the Building

Unpacking the ChatGPT Changes

ChatGPT, the service that powers your secret AI boyfriend, has gotten an upgrade. That’s right, ChatGPT has gone from being GPT-3.5 to being GPT-4.

But what does this upgrade even mean? Well, it means that this chatbot has become even more sophisticated. 

“GPT-4 is more creative and collaborative than ever before,” said OpenAI, the creators of ChatGPT. “It can generate, edit, and iterate with users on creative and technical writing tasks, such as composing songs, writing screenplays, or learning a user’s writing style.”

“We spent 6 months making GPT-4 safer and more aligned. GPT-4 is 82% less likely to respond to requests for disallowed content and 40% more likely to produce factual responses than GPT-3.5 on our internal evaluations.”

However, OpenAI has been suspiciously quiet about whether or not GPT-4 will someday provide its sources. This is a problem because listing one’s sources is basic due diligence. Even Wikipedia and Encyclopedia Britannica mention where they get their info from. If OpenAI doesn’t get aboard the sourcing game, then it’ll be difficult to take their claims about being a dependable tech company seriously. 

On March 9, OpenAI said that GPT-4 will be integrated into ChatGPT sometime between March 15 and March 19. But to use this service, you’ll have to sign-up for ChatGPT Plus or use Microsoft’s Bing search engine. ChatGPT Plus costs USD$20 per month. 

Meta to Fire Another 10,000 Workers

In November of 2022, Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta sacked 11,000 of its employees. Now, less than six months later, another 10,000 are on the chopping block. 

“We expect to announce restructurings and layoffs in our tech groups in late April, and then our business groups in late May,” said Zuckerberg. “In a small number of cases, it may take through the end of the year to complete these changes.”

These layoffs have happened in the wake of many tech investors wanting their tech companies to be super profitable. They are sick and tired of tech companies promising that they’ll be market Chads sometime in the distant future. 

As of March 2023, Microsoft fired 10,000 employees, PayPal fired 2,000 employees, and Amazon fired over 18,000 employees. The brutal and dehumanising price of making a buck, aye.

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La Niña is Finally, Finally Over

After three years of wet yet unsexy weather, Australia’s La Niña is finally over. That’s right, this weather event that caused rain, floods, and more rain has been given the meteorological boot.

This fact comes from our friends over at the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM).

“La Niña has ended in the tropical Pacific Ocean,” said the BoM in a report. “The El Niño–Southern Oscillation is now neutral with oceanic and atmospheric indicators having returned to neutral.”

However, it’s not all good news. This is because the BoM has said there’s now a 50% chance of El Niño forming. 

El Niños create drier and hotter weather. In a joint like Australia, El Niños can bring about dangerous droughts and scary bushfire conditions.

Let’s just hope that this coin-flip doesn’t create a vile El Niño. It would be nice if the weather was just a vibe for a change.

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