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ChatGPT owner OpenAI said on Wednesday it is launching a pilot subscription plan for its popular AI-powered chatbot, called ChatGPT Plus, for $20 (nearly Rs. 1,600) per month. Subscribers will receive access to ChatGPT during peak times, faster responses and priority access to new features and improvements.  In a blog post published by OpenAI on Wednesday, the company introduced ChatGPT Plus, which
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Cybersecurity researchers have identified a new malware that is said to be targeted at Ukraine. The malicious software, spotted by cybersecurity firm ESET, is intended to overwrite files used by Microsoft’s Windows operating system. The security researchers blamed the attack on a group dubbed “Sandworm” that has been repeatedly accused of conducting cyberattacks. The hacking
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TikTok Chief Executive Shou Zi Chew will appear before the US Energy and Commerce Committee in March, as lawmakers scrutinize the Chinese-owned video-sharing app. Chew will testify before the committee on March 23, which will be his first appearance before a congressional committee, said Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the Republican chair of the panel, in
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Sciences Po, one of France’s top universities, has banned the use of ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence-based chatbot that can generate coherent prose, to prevent fraud and plagiarism. ChatGPT is a free programme that generates original text about virtually any subject in response to a prompt, including articles, essays, jokes and even poetry, raising concerns across
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The Day Before, one of Steam’s most-wishlisted open-world survival MMOs, got pulled from Valve’s storefront earlier this week. The game’s disappearance from the shop has been attributed to a trademark dispute, which developer Fntastic claims has caused Steam to block their game page, leading to yet another delay in release. Now, amidst internet chatter questioning
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Reliance Jio on Tuesday announced the largest launch of its True 5G services across 50 cities in the country. With this, Jio users across 184 cities are now enjoying the fifth-generation mobile services. According to the company’s statement, these 50 cities are in states including Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha,
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Amazon.com on Monday launched a dedicated air cargo service in India, Amazon Air, as it looks to expand and speed-up deliveries across one of its key markets amid fast-growing e-commerce sales, an executive said on Monday. The company has invested in Indian cargo carrier Quikjet to exclusively transport packages for Amazon across four major Indian
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The government on Friday made it mandatory for social media influencers to disclose their “material” interest in endorsing products and services and violations can attract strict legal action, including ban on endorsements. The regulations are part of continuing efforts to curb misleading advertisements as well protect the interests of consumers amid the expanding social influencer
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Amazon’s cloud services division said Friday it plans to invest another $35 billion (roughly Rs. 2,83,400 crore) by 2040 to expand data centres in Virginia. Amazon Web Services (AWS) said the new investment will create 1,000 jobs. Virginia Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin said AWS will establish multiple data centre campuses across Virginia. In 2021, AWS
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Information and Broadcasting Secretary Apurva Chandra made a strong pitch for Big tech aggregators to share a part of their revenue with publishers of digital news, who generate original content. In a message sent to the Digital News Publishers Association (DNPA) conference on Friday, Chandra said Australia, Canada, France and European Union have already taken
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Online food delivery platform Swiggy on Friday laid off 380 employees as part of a “restructuring exercise” citing challenging macroeconomic conditions, with its CEO Sriharsha Majety saying that overhiring was a case of “poor judgement” where he should have done better. In an internal email, Majety, Co-Founder and CEO, also apologised to the affected employees
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Social media giant Meta has been fined an additional EUR 5.5 million (roughly Rs. 47.8 crore) for violating EU data protection regulations with its instant messaging platform WhatsApp, Ireland’s regulator announced Thursday. The penalty follows a far larger EUR 390 million (roughly Rs. 3,429 crore) fine for Meta’s Instagram and Facebook platforms two weeks ago
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The Competitions Commission of India on Thursday denied allegations by Google that investigators had “copy-pasted” parts of a European ruling against the US firm for abusing the market dominance of its Android platform. “We have not cut, copy and paste,” N Venkataraman, a government lawyer representing the Competition Commission of India (CCI), told the top
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