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Why ChatGPT answered queries in gibberish on Tuesday

ChatGPT goes colorfully crazy. Screenshot by Steven Vaughan-Nichols/ZDNETWe all know that OpenAI's ChatGPT can make mistakes. They're called hallucinations, although I prefer to call them lies or blunders. But in a peculiar turn of events this Tuesday, ChatGPT began to really lose it. Users started to report bizarre and erratic responses from everyone's favorite AI assistant.  Also: 8 ways to reduce ChatGPT hallucinationsAs one person on Twitter put it, "ChatGPT is going full-on Finnegans Wake!" Or, as another less…

Three frequently asked questions about EVs, answered

I spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about transportation in general, since it’s one of the biggest areas we need to clean up to address climate change: it accounts for something like a quarter of global emissions. And the vehicles that we use to shuttle around to work, school, and the grocery store in many parts of the world are a huge piece of the problem. Last week, MIT Technology Review hosted an event where my colleagues and I dug into a conversation about the future of batteries and the materials that go…

One of Dune’s Biggest, Non-Spoiler Questions Is Answered in Sandworm Poop

You can’t talk about the world of Dune without talking about sandworms. The massive, monolithic creatures are at the heart of not just Frank Herbert’s original novel, but both halves of Denis Villeneuve’s epic film adaptation. And if you’re talking about sandworms, you’re probably going to talk about thumpers.Prepping the Sandworm Scenes in Dune: Part TwoWhat’s a thumper? They’re the black, cylindrical devices the Fremen of Arrakis use to produce a slow, steady rhythmic beat that attracts sandworms. In Dune: Part One,…

What is a VPN and why do you need one? All your Virtual Private Network questions answered

We've already discussed the use of a VPN when connecting offices. Any time you have two LANs that need to link over the public internet, you should consider using VPN technology or an equivalent method of enterprise protection. In this case, the VPN software will probably run in a router, a server, or a dedicated VPN server hardware appliance.We talked about two use cases above for consumer VPN services: protecting your data and spoofing your location. We'll talk more about location spoofing later, so let's focus on data…

Paytm App: Paytm hit: Can you still use wallet, Fastag? All your questions answered

The Reserve Bank of India barred all services of the Paytm Payments Bank Ltd (PPBL) on Wednesday, dealing a major blow to one of India's prominent fintech companies. But what does this mean for you, your wallet and related services?Here's all you need to know.Elevate Your Tech Prowess with High-Value Skill CoursesOffering CollegeCourseWebsiteIIT DelhiIITD Certificate Programme in Data Science & Machine LearningVisitIndian School of BusinessISB Professional Certificate in Product ManagementVisitIIM LucknowIIML

‘Echo’ Just Answered a Burning Question We’ve Been Wondering Since ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Marvel Studios made a lot of the fact that Echo, its latest series to drop on Disney Plus, is the first to be released under the brand-new Marvel Spotlight banner — we’re still not entirely sure what that means but basically it’s to be applied to those projects that are standalone and don’t require a doctorate in MCU-ology to understand. At least, that’s what we’ve been told. In actual fact, Echo is arguably more dependent on Marvel’s history than most — it’s both a follow-up to Hawkeye and Daredevil, for one, with your…

All Your Questions About The Mandalorian & Grogu, Answered

Image: LucasfilmProduction on The Mandalorian & Grogu will begin in 2024—which, one might assume, would make it very difficult for star Pedro Pascal to be a part of this. After all, he will be shooting season two of The Last of Us for a few months starting in February and is likely to lead a Fantastic Four movie soon too, which almost certainly also has to film this year.So no Pedro? Not so fast. Pascal hasn’t been on set and in the suit for The Mandalorian for some time. That means Favreau could basically make the

EU’s AI rules: How do they work and will they affect people everywhere? 4 questions answered

 European Union officials worked into the late hours last week hammering out an agreement on world-leading rules meant to govern the use of artificial intelligence in the 27-nation bloc. The Artificial Intelligence Act is the latest set of regulations designed to govern technology in Europe destined to have global impact.Here's a closer look at the AI rules: WHAT IS THE AI ACT AND HOW DOES IT WORK? The AI Act takes a “risk-based approach" to products or services that use artificial intelligence and focuses on regulating…

What Is Generative AI? Your Questions Answered

Generative AI seems to have popped up everywhere in the mainstream lately—primarily via the popularity of ChatGPT, but also through the proliferation of text-to-image tools and AI avatars in our social media feeds. But beyond fun smartphone apps and ways for students to shirk essay-writing assignments, what can generative AI do? How does it work? How will it AI technology affect the way that businesses operate? And possibly most heavy on your mind: will generative AI models take your job?As Ainsley Harris has written in…