Author: insighter

A growing number of AI startup founders are looking to sell their companies, according to the chief executive officer of Hugging Face, in a possible sign of consolidation coming to the artificial intelligence market. Hugging Face, a leading AI startup, announced Thursday that it has agreed to pay $10 million for a small company called Argilla, its fourth acquisition to date. While Hugging Face approached the company about a tie-up, it’s also getting inbound requests from many more.  Clément Delangue, co-founder and CEO of Hugging Face, told Bloomberg News he’s hearing from about 10 AI startups each week that are interested in being acquired. “This…

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45 minutes agoBy Sarah Rainsford, Eastern Europe correspondentEPADozens of world leaders will be at the conference in Bürgenstock This weekend, a secluded Swiss resort above Lake Lucerne will be transformed as dozens of world leaders and thousands of soldiers and police descend on Bürgenstock.The Swiss hope that the Ukraine summit might produce the first tentative sketch marks for a peace process, some 28 months after Russia invaded its neighbour.It is the biggest gathering for Ukraine since the full-scale invasion.But with key players like China staying away, and Russian President Vladimir Putin issuing a new ultimatum – demanding Ukraine’s capitulation and calling that…

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Satellite imagery startup Albedo is preparing for its up-close-and-personal debut. Albedo’s first satellite will take to orbit next spring as the company looks to turn the commercial Earth observation industry upside down with its novel approach and ultra-high-resolution cameras.  The satellite, called Clarity, will hitch a ride to very low Earth orbit (VLEO) on SpaceX’s Transporter-13 ride-share mission. That mission is currently set to launch no earlier than February 2025, so Albedo should have its first satellite operating in orbit this time next year.  Albedo additionally announced seven customers that reserved a portion of Clarity’s image tasking, including satellite imagery…

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Over the years, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about how I get my kids to eat healthy foods. In the beginning, having picky eaters was a struggle for our family. I was searching for a way to create better eating habits and encourage family meals.  After reexamining our family’s attitude about food (and with trial and error), I figured out some “food rules.” This adjustment in how we viewed food and eating, along with getting my kids more involved, has worked well for us. If you’re struggling with picky eaters, start by looking at your family’s attitude about food.…

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Air France-KLM has just released a slew of discounted business-class seats to Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). Tickets can be booked for only 100,000 miles round-trip plus $564 in taxes — potentially a great way to spend your Flying Blue miles.This deal is available from late December 2024 through May 2025, so you have plenty of time to plan your trip to the City of Light. And if you want to explore France or Europe beyond Paris, you could book an open-jaw flight and select a departure…

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 A federal judge on Friday ordered the liquidation of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ′ personal assets but dismissed his company’s separate bankruptcy case, leaving the future of his Infowars media platform uncertain as he owes $1.5 billion for his false claims that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax. Judge Christopher Lopez approved converting Jones’ proposed personal bankruptcy reorganization to a liquidation, but threw out the attempted reorganization of his company, Austin, Texas-based Free Speech Systems. Many of the Sandy Hook families had asked that the company also be liquidated. If Free Speech Systems’ bankruptcy reorganization had been converted to a liquidation,…

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⚽ Italy – Key Euros Stats ⚽ Euro appearances: 10Euro Titles: 2Best finish: Winners (1968, 2020)Euros Record: W21 D18 L6Goals scored: 52Biggest win: 3-0 (vs Turkey and vs Switzerland in Euro 2020)Player to watch: Federico DimarcoWorld ranking: 9thGroup Fixtures: 15 June: Italy vs Albania (BVB Stadion, Dortmund, 9pm local/19:00 GMT) 20 June: Spain vs Italy (Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen, 9pm local/19:00 GMT) 24 June: Croatia vs Italy (Leipzig Stadium, Leipzig, 9pm local/19:00 GMT) How to follow our Euro 2024 coverage: UEFA Euro 2024 on Al Jazeera Italy arrives at the Euros as defending champions, but the title comes without the aura;…

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The rise of artificial intelligence has been surrounded by plenty of doom and gloom. Debates about AI inevitably shift to its risk of replacing professionals and even entire industries—from doctors and radiologists to Tom Cruise’s “Maverick” in Top Gun. America’s AI-related anxieties are even uniting Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer recently revealed a bipartisan plan to tackle AI and protect traditional jobs. While there are still many uncertainties about AI’s impact, there is room for positivity when it comes to the economics of flourishing. AI’s current iteration of Large Language Models can strengthen the American Dream by increasing social mobility and decreasing inequality. This potential to…

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A democratically elected president who was kicked out of power by the military a year ago should now lose his immunity from prosecution, Niger’s top court has ruled.That decision by the newly created body clears the way for Mohamed Bazoum, 64, to be tried by a military court.He and his wife Hadiza have been detained in the president palace without a telephone since the coup last July.Since then, Niger’s new military leaders have brought in drastic policy changes – including severing defence and diplomatic ties with former colonial power France and pivoting towards Russia.The ruling junta in the capital, Niamey,…

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While Apple barely mentioned its smart home platform during its WWDC 2024 keynote this week, Apple Home users can still rejoice over an update discovered in the first iOS 18 beta: they’re getting the option to choose a “Preferred Home Hub.” This fixes the problem of your smart home “deciding” to run over Wi-Fi through a HomePod when there’s a perfectly good Apple TV using ethernet sitting right there.Eagle-eyed Redditors on the HomeKit subreddit spotted that, in the iOS 18 beta, there’s a new option to select your preferred Home hub instead of relying on Apple’s automatic selection, the current…

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As the capital of several empires, Istanbul is one of the most ancient cities in the world. Stradling the boundary between Europe and Asia, this humming metropolis of over 15 million people boasts plenty to explore, from the bustling Grand Bazaar to the iconic Hagia Sophia to the serene shores of the Bosphorus River. Turkey is famed for its hospitality, meaning that there are a lot of great hotels with fantastic service here. It’s a great place to splash out. I especially love that many hotels are located in historic buildings, so you’re always soaking up the history of the…

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Decision opens door for military government to prosecute democratically elected president for alleged ‘high treason’.The top court in military-governed Niger has lifted the immunity of the country’s deposed president, Mohamed Bazoum, paving the way for a possible trial nearly a year after he was overthrown by mutinous soldiers. Abdou Dan Galadima, president of the State Court, the country’s highest legal authority that was created in November by the military government, announced the decision on Friday. The military authorities had initiated the legal proceedings earlier this year, declaring their intention to eventually prosecute Bazoum for “high treason” and for undermining national…

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