Top news this week, 8th-12th of April 2024

Top news this week

Top interesting announcements


OpenAI used over a million hours of YouTube videos to train the model GPT-4

According to the The New York Times, OpenAI used its Whisper speech recognition tool to transcribe the YouTube videos, generating new conversational text. This approach raised concerns about compliance with YouTube’s policies, as the platform, owned by Google, restricts the use of its videos for independent applications.


A six-year old vulnerability will likely never be removed from Lenovo and Intel products

The vulnerability in question impacts Lighttpd, an open-source web server frequently used in enterprise software, data centers, and by cloud providers. Lenovo and Intel said that the impacted models had reached end-of-life and no longer receive security updates, meaning that they will likely remain vulnerable until decommissioned.


Google integrated its Gemini Pro large language model into Android Studio

Google has announced that Gemini 1.0 Pro is being used in Android Studio will help developers write better code more quickly. Gemini can assist with generating app code, provide complex code completions, answer questions, finding relevant resources and more.


Spotify Premium users can now create personalized playlists with AI

While still in beta, the AI feature will allow users to create customised music playlists on the basis of the written prompts. Spotify’s AI capabilities extend beyond typical playlist requests tied to genres or eras, enabling users to seek out more varied mixes.


A security group called SOCRadar discovered a Microsoft server with internal files and passwords that was not password protected

The server found by SOCRadar was hosting the company’s internal data related to the Bing search engine. This included code and configuration files which contained passwords, keys and credentials used by Microsoft employees to access other internal databases.


Top new products


Moto G04s

Moto G04s has a 6.56-inch HD+ display, Unisoc T606 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. It comes with a 5,000mAh battery.


Oppo A3 Pro

Oppo A3 Pro will have 6.7-inch screen, Dimensity 7050 processor, 12 GB RAM and up to 512 GB of storage. It will come with a 5,000mAh battery.


Google Pixel 8a

Pixel 8a will have a 6.1-inch OLED display, Tensor G3 processor and 8GB of RAM. It will be launched on May 14th.

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