Humane urges customers to stop using charging case, citing battery fire concerns

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“Our investigation determined that the battery supplier was no longer meeting our quality standards and that there is a potential that certain battery cells supplied by this vendor may pose a fire safety risk,” Humane wrote in an email viewed by TechCrunch. “As a result, we immediately disqualified this battery vendor while we work to identify a new vendor to avoid such issues and maintain our high quality standards.”

https://techcrunch.com/2024/06/05/humane-urges-customers-to-stop-using-charging-case-citing-battery-fire-concerns

Google scrambles to manually remove weird AI answers in search

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Social media is abuzz with examples of Google’s new AI Overview product saying weird stuff, from telling users to put glue on their pizza to suggesting they eat rocks. The messy rollout means Google is racing to manually disable AI Overviews for specific searches as various memes get posted, which is why users are seeing so many of them disappear shortly after being posted to social networks.

https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/24/24164119/google-ai-overview-mistakes-search-race-openai

Burnout Is Pushing Workers to Use AI—Even if Their Boss Doesn’t Know

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Seventy-five percent of people in desk jobs are already using AI at work, and the amount of people using AI has nearly doubled over the past six months, the report found. The vast majority of workers using AI—regardless of whether they are baby boomers or Gen Z—are “bringing their own AI tools” rather than waiting for their companies to guide them.

https://www.wired.com/story/ai-workers-burnout-microsoft-linkedin/

Stack Overflow signs deal with OpenAI to supply data to its models

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“Stack Overflow is the world’s largest developer community,” Chandrasekar said in a press release this morning. “Through [our] industry-leading partnership with OpenAI, we strive to redefine the developer experience, fostering efficiency and collaboration through the power of community, best-in-class data, and AI experiences. Our goal with OverflowAPI, and our work to advance the era of socially responsible AI, is to set new standards with vetted, trusted, and accurate data that will be the foundation on which technology solutions are built and delivered to our user.”

https://techcrunch.com/2024/05/06/stack-overflow-signs-deal-with-openai-to-supply-data-to-its-models/

This Logitech Mouse Comes With AI Buttons: Do People Really Want That?

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Logitech is the latest tech company to launch an AI product and its solution is a mouse with a dedicated button that pulls up its new AI Prompt Builder software. There are two AI buttons on the Logitech Signature AI Edition M750 Mouse; a teal-colored one up top activates the prompt software, while one of its side buttons is a ChatGPT shortcut. Prompt Builder can paraphrase or summarize text, reply to text inputs, or write emails from scratch.

https://www.pcmag.com/news/this-logitech-mouse-comes-with-ai-buttons-do-people-really-want-that