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The must-reads

I’ve combed the web to search out you right this moment’s most enjoyable/necessary/scary/fascinating tales about know-how.

1 Deepfakes are getting used to resurrect lifeless politicians 
For instance in Indonesia, the place over 200 million voters will go to the polls tomorrow. (CNN)
And likewise in India, which has a common election across the nook. (Al Jazeera)

2 How BYD beat Tesla to turn into the world’s prime electrical automobile maker
Its development has been actually stratospheric. Now right here comes the scrutiny. (NYT $)
BYD is stepping into delivery in a giant approach—this is the reason. (MIT Expertise Assessment)

3 Sports activities leagues are rolling out apps for Apple’s Imaginative and prescient Professional headset
Now we simply have to attend to see if individuals get pleasure from utilizing them. (NBC)
That is what it’s wish to put on the headset every single day for 2 weeks. (WP $)
The Imaginative and prescient Professional might assist scientists conduct analysis. (Nature)

4 Vietnam is turning into instrumental within the US-China chip warfare
And it’s doubling down on its function by dangling tax breaks and different perks to firms. (Nikkei Asia)
+ Elevating trillions of {dollars} might be the best little bit of Sam Altman’s chip plan. (WSJ $)

5 Property brokers are utilizing AI to furnish individuals’s houses with pretend furnishings 
Which should cut back their workload. However… does it cross the road into outright deception? (Vice)
AI is getting used for a good grimmer function: to generate obituaries. (The Verge)

6 We’re getting nearer to blood checks to foretell dementia
A large examine of over 50,000 volunteers has yielded some superb insights. (The Guardian)

7 How Slack modified us
It made work really feel extra informal—but additionally arguably extra all-consuming, too. (The Verge)

8 Followers are fuming after Spotify layoffs broke a musical encyclopedia 
It is a actual reminder of simply how fragile the digital world will be. (TechCrunch)

9 Temu is decided you will hear about it
The Chinese language e-commerce firm is spending a ton of cash to get title recognition amongst People. (The Atlantic $)
Why the stress round Chinese language apps within the US is overblown. (MIT Expertise Assessment)

10 Musk allegedly purchased Twitter as a result of the personal jet account irritated him
I suppose that is what pettiness seems like if you’re one of many richest males on the planet. (Gizmodo)

Quote of the day

“It codifies your tradition, your society’s intelligence, your widespread sense, your historical past – you personal your individual knowledge.”

—Jensen Huang, CEO of Nvidia, explains why he thinks each nation ought to construct its personal ‘sovereign’ AI through the World Governments Summit in Dubai.

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