Apple allows game emulators on the App Store

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Apple, in its latest update to its App Store developer guidelines for iPhones and iPads, flagged by 9to5Mac, says it will allow game console emulators – and even downloadable games.
Meanwhile, we have a guide to watching (and recording) the total eclipse in North America later today.
OpenAI and Google may have transcribed YouTube videos to train their AI models If so, they violated YouTube creators’ copyrights.
OpenAI and Google trained their AI models using text transcribed from YouTube videos, potentially violating creators’ copyrights, according to a report from The New York Times.
Reportedly, OpenAI used its Whisper speech recognition tool to transcribe more than a million hours of YouTube videos to train GPT-4.
The report, however, claims people at Google knew but did not act — because Google was doing the same to train its own AI models.
The same report said Musk’s directive was to “go all in” on robotaxis built on the company’s small-vehicle platform.
One of these concept lunar vehicles could join NASA’s next moon mission Three companies are in the running.

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According to 9to5Mac, Apple has updated its App Store developer guidelines for iPhones and iPads and now permits downloadable games as well as game console emulators.

However, Apple cautions developers that they “are responsible for all such software offered in [their] app, including ensuring that such software complies with these Guidelines and all applicable laws.”. Therefore, don’t expect to play any third-person shooter games or Super Mario or Spyro.

We have a guide on how to view and record the total eclipse that will occur in North America later today in the interim. Northeastern US locations (Buffalo, NY, Burlington, VT) and southeast Canada (Niagara Falls and Montreal) continue to offer the best chances of excellent viewing along the eclipse totality path.

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It is possible that Google and OpenAI used YouTube video transcriptions to train their AI models.

If so, they were infringing upon the copyrights of YouTube creators.

According to a New York Times report, OpenAI and Google may have violated creators’ copyrights when they trained their AI models with text that was transcribed from YouTube videos. Numerous people with knowledge of OpenAI, Google, and Meta’s practices are cited in the report, which focuses on how these companies have tried to maximize the amount of data they can feed their AIs.

It’s not like these businesses depended on YouTube’s own auto-generated, erroneous auto-transcriptions. It has been reported that OpenAI trained GPT-4 by transcribing over a million hours of YouTube videos using its speech recognition tool, Whisper. However, the report asserts that Google employees were aware of the situation but did nothing since Google was using the same techniques to train its own AI models. Google informed the New York Times that it only utilizes video content that has been approved by the creator.

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Next Tuesday, August 8, Tesla will unveil a robotaxi.

On X, Musk revealed the news.

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, announced on X that the company would display a robotaxi on August 8, just hours after Reuters published a story revealing the automaker had abandoned its plans to build a low-cost EV. According to the same report, Musk gave the order to “go all in” on robotaxis, which is based on the business’s small-vehicle platform.

Reuters is lying (again),” tweeted the Tesla CEO in reaction to the report. Considering that he validated the robotaxi plans, he might have meant that a less expensive Tesla EV was still a possibility, at least for the time being.

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During NASA’s upcoming moon mission, one of these concept lunar vehicles may be used.

There are three companies competing.

To support NASA’s upcoming Artemis missions, three companies are submitting designs for lunar vehicles. Intuitive Machines, Lunar Outpost, and Venturi Astrolab have been selected by the space agency to develop their lunar terrain vehicles (LTVs) in a feasibility study over the course of the upcoming year. This announcement was made this week. The LTV will have to be able to operate both remotely and with crew, acting as an astronaut’s vehicle at times and a remotely operated exploration vehicle at others. According to NASA, the selected vehicle will be contracted for lunar services until 2039. Examine your options.

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