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May 5, 2024

The Rabbit r1 shipped half-baked, but that’s kind of the point TechCrunch Devin Coldewey on May 5, 2024 at 12:05 pm

I finally received the rabbit r1 (the company insists on this lowercase styling) I’ve been writing about since its debut at CES in January. And I was able to tell within about 30 seconds of turning it on that it was shipped a couple months too soon — but honestly…that’s fine? It’s weird, relatively cheap, […]

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May 4, 2024

Human composting and timber marketplaces: talking “industrial” VC with investor Dayna Grayson TechCrunch Connie Loizos on May 4, 2024 at 7:23 pm

While the venture world is abuzz over generative AI, Dayna Grayson, a longtime venture capitalist who five years ago co-founded her own firm, Construct Capital, has been focused on comparatively boring software that can transform industrial sectors. Her mission doesn’t exclude AI, but it also doesn’t depend on it. Construct recently led a seed-stage round, […]

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Google lays off workers, Tesla cans its Supercharger team and UnitedHealthcare reveals security lapses TechCrunch Kyle Wiggers on May 4, 2024 at 8:15 pm

Welcome, folks, to Week in Review (WiR), TechCrunch’s regular newsletter that recaps the week that was in tech. This edition’s a tad bittersweet for me — it’ll be my last (for a while, anyway). Soon, I’ll be shifting my attention to a new AI-focused newsletter, which I’m super thrilled about. Stay tuned! Now, on with […]

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Why RAG won’t solve generative AI’s hallucination problem TechCrunch Kyle Wiggers on May 4, 2024 at 2:00 pm

RAG is being pitched as a solution of sorts to generative AI hallucinations. But there’s limits to what the technique can do.

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This Week in AI: Generative AI and the problem of compensating creators TechCrunch Kyle Wiggers on May 4, 2024 at 1:31 pm

Keeping up with an industry as fast-moving as AI is a tall order. So until an AI can do it for you, here’s a handy roundup of recent stories in the world of machine learning, along with notable research and experiments we didn’t cover on their own. By the way — TechCrunch plans to launch an […]

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Farewell, dunks? Threads launches quote controls for all users TechCrunch Anthony Ha on May 4, 2024 at 4:16 pm

Threads users can now exert more control over who can quote their posts. This builds on a feature that already allows Threads users to limit who can reply to their posts (competing services like X and Bluesky offer similar reply controls). Threads outlined its plans for quote controls last month, and last night Adam Mosseri […]

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