Étiquette : digital economy (Page 1 of 30)

The biggest thing to happen to TV since color (Really ?)


“Now, all smart TVs come with ads. But you still pay for the TV. All of that changes today. During the signup process we ask questions about you and your household to optimize your ad experience. Brands in turn, pay for the non-intrusive ad on the Smart Screen. That’s how you get Telly free. Plain and simple. It’s time you got cut in on the deal.”

Source : Telly I The biggest thing to happen to TV since color.

30 years of a free and open Web | CERN

“Exactly 30 years ago, on 30 April 1993, CERN made an important announcement. Walter Hoogland and Helmut Weber, respectively the Director of Research and Director of Administration at the time, decided to publicly release the tool that Tim Berners-Lee had first proposed in 1989 to allow scientists and institutes working on CERN data all over the globe to share information accurately and quickly. Little did they know how much it would change the world. On this day in 1993, CERN released the World Wide Web to the public. Now, it is an integral feature of our daily lives: according to the International Telecommunications Union, more than 5 billion people, two thirds of the worldwide population, rely on the internet regularly for research, industry, communications and entertainment. “Most people would agree that the public release was the best thing we could have done, and that it was the source of the success of the World Wide Web,” says Walter Hoogland, co-signatory of the document that proclaimed the Web’s release, “apart from, of course, the World Wide Web itself!””

Source : 30 years of a free and open Web | CERN

Francis Lalanne demande 100 000 € à Twitter pour « travail dissimulé »


“Francis Lalanne travaillerait-il chez Twitter ? C’est en tout cas ce que le chanteur veut faire reconnaître. L’Informé a révélé le 28 avril 2023 que la star avait attaqué le réseau social aux prud’hommes, et qu’il l’accusait de « travail dissimulé » et d’« esclavage ». « Quand j’écris sur Twitter, je fais gagner de l’argent à Twitter », a déclaré le chanteur à L’Informé. « C’est comme si j’étais journaliste et que je travaillais gratuitement dans une rédaction. »”

Source : Francis Lalanne demande 100 000 € à Twitter pour « travail dissimulé » – Numerama

Reddit Wants to Get Paid for Helping to Teach Big A.I. Systems

Steve Huffman leans back against a table and looks out an office window.

“Reddit has long had a symbiotic relationship with the search engines of companies like Google and Microsoft. The search engines “crawl” Reddit’s web pages in order to index information and make it available for search results. That crawling, or “scraping,” isn’t always welcome by every site on the internet. But Reddit has benefited by appearing higher in search results. The dynamic is different with L.L.M.s — they gobble as much data as they can to create new A.I. systems like the chatbots. Reddit believes its data is particularly valuable because it is continuously updated. That newness and relevance, Mr. Huffman said, is what large language modeling algorithms need to produce the best results. “More than any other place on the internet, Reddit is a home for authentic conversation,” Mr. Huffman said. “There’s a lot of stuff on the site that you’d only ever say in therapy, or A.A., or never at all.””

Source : Reddit Wants to Get Paid for Helping to Teach Big A.I. Systems – The New York Times

Netflix is ending its DVD-by-mail subscription service

Netflix Dvd

“Netflix’s signature red envelopes have finally reached their end. After 25 years of sending discs of movies and TV shows to people through the mail, Netflix is discontinuing the DVD subscription business that started it all, the company announced in its Tuesday earnings report.
“There are titles you can’t find elsewhere. Their library was just huge compared to any sort of streaming option,” said Ann Silverthorn, who first started getting DVDs in the mail in 2009. “I really enjoyed being able see the trailers at the beginning of each disc. I would get so many ideas of new old movies that I might like to see and I’d write them down and sure enough, they’d be in their catalogue.”
“I signed up for it on my own as soon as I moved out of my parents’ house. I barely remember when there wasn’t Netflix,” said Wainscott, 38, who isn’t sure what she’ll do now. “Just getting better internet is not an option, and that’s a reality for a lot of people. People who live in big cities don’t always realize that.””

Source : Netflix is ending its DVD-by-mail subscription service – The Washington Post

Stack Overflow Will Charge AI Giants for Training Data


“OpenAI, Google, and other companies building large-scale AI projects have traditionally paid nothing for much of their training data, scraping it from the web. But Stack Overflow, a popular internet forum for computer programming help, plans to begin charging large AI developers as soon as the middle of this year for access to the 50 million questions and answers on its service, CEO Prashanth Chandrasekar says.”

Source : Stack Overflow Will Charge AI Giants for Training Data | WIRED

ChatGPT : comment ça marche ? | Sciences communes


“Cela représente quand même beaucoup de travail. Mon hypothèse personnelle est que chatGPT a été conçu comme un moyen très efficace de collecter du “digital labor”. Le modèle conversationnel a été d’abord “entraîné” par des annotateurs de pays en voie de développement, en particulier au Kenya. Aujourd’hui environ dix millions d’utilisateurs uniques génèrent des dizaines de millions de textes par jours et envoient peut-être des dizaines de milliers de signalements. Ce n’est évidemment pas gratuit. Pour faire tourner chatGPT à cette échelle, OpenAI dépense probablement des millions d’euros par mois. Seulement, au-delà de la publicité énorme, OpenAI a réussi à collecter un corpus considérable d’annotations qui sera sans doute difficile à répliquer : quand les chatbots de ses concurrents (Google, Baidu, etc.) seront disponibles gratuitement, l’effet de nouveauté se sera un peu émoussé…”

Source : ChatGPT : comment ça marche ? | Sciences communes

I Saw the Face of God in a TSMC Semiconductor Factory

chips lifting into the sky from sand dune

“By revenue, TSMC is the largest semiconductor company in the world. In 2020 it quietly joined the world’s 10 most valuable companies. It’s now bigger than Meta and Exxon. The company also has the world’s biggest logic chip manufacturing capacity and produces, by one analysis, a staggering 92 percent of the world’s most avant-garde chips—the ones inside the nuclear weapons, planes, submarines, and hypersonic missiles on which the international balance of hard power is predicated. Perhaps more to the point, TSMC makes a third of all the world’s silicon chips, notably the ones in iPhones and Macs. Every six months, just one of TSMC’s 13 foundries—the redoubtable Fab 18 in Tainan—carves and etches a quintillion transistors for Apple. In the form of these miniature masterpieces, which sit atop microchips, the semiconductor industry churns out more objects in a year than have ever been produced in all the other factories in all the other industries in the history of the world.”

Source : I Saw the Face of God in a TSMC Semiconductor Factory | WIRED

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