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Beijing – Twenty-five-year-old Chinese office worker Tufei says her boyfriend has everything she could ask for in a romantic partner: He’s kind, empathetic, and sometimes they talk for hours. Except he isn’t real. Her “boyfriend” is a chatbot on an app called “Glow,” an artificial intelligence platform created by Shanghai start-up MiniMax that is part …

10 min read · May 23, 2022 Authors: Evan Sheng, David Morrison An important part of running Airbnb’s infrastructure is ensuring our cloud spending automatically scales with demand, both up and down. Our traffic fluctuates heavily every day, and our cloud footprint should scale dynamically to support this. To support this scaling, Airbnb utilizes Kubernetes, …

Last night, 75 engineers packed into Cloudflare HQ for an evening of lightning talks about prompt engineering, vector DBs, AI codegen, and more. We recorded all 5 talks (they’re each about 5-10 min long), and here they are! The history of UI design and what’s next with AI Josh Payne (Founder/Coframe) Josh shared his vision …

Last year’s tech-wide reckoning continues. The tech industry has seen more than 240,000 jobs lost in 2023, a total that’s already 50% higher than last year and growing. Earlier this year, mass workforce reductions were driven by the biggest names in tech like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Yahoo, Meta and Zoom. Startups across many sectors also …

When he reflected on his time as a Navy SEAL serving in Afghanistan a decade ago, Brandon Tseng wondered why he and his team did not have any way to see inside buildings they were about to raid and reduce the chances of walking into a deadly trap. He brought that question to his brother …

The logo of social media platform X, formerly Twitter, is seen alongside the former logo in this illustration taken, July 24, 2023. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights Oct 17 (Reuters) – Social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, said on Tuesday it will test a new subscription model under which it will charge …

OCaml with Jane Street extensions is available from our public opam repo. Only a slice of the features described in this series are currently implemented. In part one, we discussed how OCaml’s locality mode enables safe stack allocation. In part two, we explored how the uniqueness and linearity modes represent ownership. In this (final) post, …

Drive down U.S. Highway 101 in and around San Francisco, and you’re bound to notice a few things: Teslas, potholes and the sheer abundance of tech billboards that make absolutely no sense to most people outside the tech workforce. In theory, effective advertising captures a viewer’s attention and clearly conveys what it’s selling. A blowout …

Virtual reality gears from Pico are displayed on the sidelines of the Olympic Esports Week in Singapore June 23, 2023. REUTERS/Edgar Su Acquire Licensing Rights NEW YORK, Sept 13 (Reuters Breakingviews) – Unity Software (U.N) is finding out just how hard the revenue game will be. The $14 billion company’s new plan to climb out …

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., August 15, 2023. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights Nvidia gains ahead of quarterly results Sports retailers fall on Foot Locker’s dour forecast Peloton drops on missing positive cash-flow target Indexes up: Dow 0.25%, S&P 0.52%, Nasdaq 0.82% …