Here is the top trending news from the world of technology. News that every tech enthusiast should keep a tab on.
ChatGPT users can now bring GPTs into any chats
OpenAI has just made an exciting announcement about a new feature that will help ChatGPT users to bring GPTs into any conversation by tagging the selected GPT with the @command. ChatGPT’s parent company said that the tagged GPTs will have the full context of the conversation and different GPTs can be brought to help with different needs. This new feature opens up many interesting possibilities. For instance, ChatGPT users can collaborate with multiple GPTs to tackle complex problems or generate creative content. They can also bring in a separate GPT trained on factual data that could provide real-time fact-checking within a conversation. Over all, this seems to be an exciting feature and is likely to further boost the productivity of the ChatGPT users.
Elon Musk’s Neuralink has Implanted its First Chip in a Human Brain
Elon Musk’s brain computer interface startup Neuralink achieved a major milestone on Monday by successfully implanting a brain chip inside a human brain, marking its first successful human implantation. Musk made an announcement about this milestone event on his X account. He tweeted that the surgery went smoothly and the initial results are showing promising neuron spike detection. One of the main goals of this brain implantation surgery is to help paralysis patient in restoring their body movements with the help of external brain chip. Neuralink’s other lofty ambition includes treating neurological conditions like Parkinson’s, depression, and even enhancing human capabilities through direct brain-computer interface. All said and done, Monday’s surgery marks a huge achievement for Elon Musk’s startup Neuralink.
Elon Musk’s $56B Tesla pay deal is not fair, US court rules
A Delaware court has just given an important ruling stating that Elon Musk’s $56 billion multi-billion pay package is unfair and stands legally void. This technically means Musk, who is currently the world’s richest man, can’t keep the 2018 compensation package. Musk took to his ‘X’ account to express his displeasure over the ruling. However, he still has a option to appeal against this ruling. This decision came after a lawsuit was filed by a Tesla shareholder, challenging Musk’s $56 billion pay package. The shareholder argued that Musk’s massive pay package is proving to be a financial burden for Tesla.
Universal Music pull all its songs from TikTok
There is bad news for TikTok users. Universal Music Group, home to artists like Taylor Swift, Drake, and Billie Eilish, has pulled its vast music catalog from TikTok. This decision came after negotiations between Universal Music and TikTok’s parent company over licensing fees and revenue sharing collapsed. Universal Music reportedly felt that TikTok wasn’t adequately compensating artists and songwriters for the use of their music, which drives much of the platform’s engagement. This decision could have significant impact on TikTok’s user experience. Without Universal Music, TikTok’s music library shrinks considerably, potentially impacting user’s creativity and engagement.
PayPal is cutting 2,500 jobs as competition heats up
Payment giant PayPal has announced that it is laying off 2,500 employees, or 9 percent of its global workforce, a year after it took a similar decision. The company said that it had to take this decision as it continues to face intense competition in the online payment space, which is putting pressure on its market share and profitability. The company’s earnings have also faltered in recent months. Mass layoffs have made a comeback in 2024, causing massive concerns among the employees. Google, Microsoft and Amazon are some of the top tech companies that have recently laid off employees.