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Headshot of OpenAI CEO Sam Altman. He looks into the camera with a partial smile against a grayish background.

OpenAI’s new safety team is led by board members, including CEO Sam Altman

The move raises questions about self-policing after high-profile safety resignations earlier this month.

OpenAI has created a new Safety and Security Committee less than two weeks after the company dissolved the team tasked with protecting humanity from AI’s existential threats. This latest iteration will include two board members and CEO Sam Altman.

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Will Shanklin
Will Shanklin
13 hours ago

OpenAI’s new safety team is led by board members, including CEO Sam Altman

The move raises questions about self-policing after high-profile safety resignations earlier this month.

OpenAI has created a new Safety and Security Committee less than two weeks after the company dissolved the team tasked with protecting humanity from AI’s existential threats. This latest iteration will include two board members and CEO Sam Altman.

by 
Will Shanklin
Will Shanklin
13 hours ago
A Ukrainian soldier operating a drone. Forest, next to a street. The solider is holding a tablet with wires as a friendly tank sits behind.

Russia can reportedly jam Ukraine’s access to Starlink at will

The disruptions appear to use “new and more advanced technology.”

Russia has reportedly found new, more effective ways to knock out Ukraine’s Starlink service. The increased interference has disrupted communications at critical moments and is posing “a major threat to Ukraine.”

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Will Shanklin
Will Shanklin
05.24.2024
Diagram of the Umoja fiber optic cable's intended route from Africa to Australia.

Google plans to run a fiber optic cable from Kenya to Australia

The Umoja project will provide access points to several other African nations along its route.

Google said on Thursday it will build a fiber optic cable to connect Africa and Australia. Named Umoja (a Swahili word meaning “unity”), the project will start in Kenya and pass through several other African nations before crossing the Indian Ocean to the land down under.

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Will Shanklin
Will Shanklin
05.23.2024
The sun doing its thang.

New research places the sun's magnetic field close to the surface, upending decades of theories

This could eventually improve solar storm forecasts, which is a very good thing.

Researchers from Northwestern University have discovered that the sun’s magnetic field originates close to the surface, instead of deep inside the sphere. This could improve solar forecasts in the future.

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Lawrence Bonk
Lawrence Bonk
05.22.2024

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