Here are the top trending news from the world of technology. News that every tech enthusiast should keep a tab on.
OpenAI wants to attract more developers for building affordable AI applications
ChatGPT maker OpenAI is planning to release major updates and features for developers as early as next month. Some of these features include offering additional memory storage to its developer tools, which can help in slashing the cost for application makers by as much as 20%. Additionally, the company plans to unveil new tools like ‘vision capabilities’ that will help developer to analyze images more accurately and efficiently use them in their applications. If OpenAI does succeed in bringing down the cost of its AI application then it will help greatly the company in penetrating more diversified industries. This will not only help in increasing OpenAI’s revenue but also Sam Altman’s dream to transform AI into mainstream phenomena.
Google to update its Algorithm to Fight Climate Change
Search giant Google has announced that it will soon update its algorithm that will give enhanced search results for certain products to help our world become more sustainable and environmentally friendly. This includes products like electric vehicles (EVs), heat pumps, air conditioners and many other products. Going forward, Google will provide extra information about these products including their capabilities, energy efficiency, and government incentives available for buying such products. Google is also developing new AI models to predict the likelihood and severity of floods, wildfires, and extreme heat events. The search giant claims that this will help people and policymakers better prepare for and respond to such climate-related disasters.
VBScript will be gone from Windows in future releases
Microsoft has announced that it is planning to phase out VBScript in future Windows releases. Following this decision, VBScript will be now available as an on-demand feature until it is removed completely. Microsoft’s decision is not surprising especially considering that VBScript is a relatively old scripting language. Over the years, it has been substituted by more modern languages like PowerShell, which is more versatile and powerful scripting language. If you are currently using VBScript to automate tasks or manage your systems, you should start planning to migrate to a different scripting language. However, so far Microsoft has not announced a specific timeline for the removal of VBScript.
This is how much Google pays Apple to keep its Search on iPhone
Google pays Apple between $18 billion and $20 billion every year so that it remains a default search engine on iPhone and other Apple devices. Private wealth management company Bernstein has made this claim in its latest report. Since iPhone is one of the most popular devices in the world, Google is more than happy in paying billions of dollars to Apple. More so because this helps the search engine giant in earning adverting revenue to the tune of billions of dollars. However, many have criticized this deal, calling it uncompetitive. They argue that Google is using its financial muscle to put its other competitors like Bing and DuckDuckGo in a disadvantageous position.
US Space Force has stopped using ChatGPT over Data Security Risk
The US Space Force, the space service branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, has indefinitely paused the use of web-based generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools like ChatGPT. The Space Force’s decision was propelled by the concerns that web-based AI tools could collect or expose sensitive security data. It is also now reportedly working to develop its own AI tools so that it does not have to depend on third party tools like ChatGPT. However, until these tools are developed, the US Space Force may continue to use the generative AI tools like ChatGPT but with great caution. This decision clearly shows that companies especially involved in defense and security do not completely trust AI technology.