🛑𝗙𝗹𝘆 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤’𝐬 𝐧𝐞𝐰𝐬𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫, 𝐰𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐧𝐞𝐰𝐬, 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗿 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧! 𝐅𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐮𝐩𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬, 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞’𝐬 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞. 𝐊𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐢𝐧-𝐭𝐡𝐞-𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰!
- Baidu has unveiled Ernie Bot, its equivalent of ChatGPT
- Sexual Harassment At Work : The Inside Scoop with Dr. Melissa Sassi
- What Is The Deal With Maintaining Happiness?
Baidu has unveiled Ernie Bot, its equivalent of ChatGPT
The Chinese public has been hungry for a ChatGPT alternative; both OpenAI and the Chinese government have barred individuals in China from using the American chatbot.
Chinese tech giant Baidu has unveiled its large language model, Ernie Bot, as a competitor to OpenAI’s ChatGPT. The CEO, Robin Li, demonstrated the chatbot’s capabilities in solving math problems, writing marketing copy, answering Chinese literature questions, and generating multimedia responses. While Ernie Bot excels in tasks specific to Chinese culture, its multimodal output feature distinguishes it from ChatGPT and GPT-4. However, post-launch testing by a Chinese publication failed to reproduce the video generation aspect showcased in the demo.
Ernie Bot is currently available only to a select group of Chinese creators, with companies able to apply for API access. Baidu has not disclosed whether the technology will be available to consumers or when it will be integrated into other products. The release felt rushed compared to ChatGPT and GPT-4, and Baidu’s stock price slipped 6.4% on launch day. Despite imperfections, Li believes Ernie Bot will impact every company by shortening the distance between them and their customers.
Before Ernie Bot’s launch, 650 companies had already signed up, with 30,000+ others applying for API access post-launch. Firms like Lenovo, Trip.com, and Chinese automakers show interest. Stay tuned for partnership details as Baidu rolls out the API.
The need to have a fully functioning Chat Bot interface became table stakes in search and will also become part of life, the opportunities for innovation are endless when you think of text to speech, speech to text, image creation, recognition etc…
Thanks to MIT Technology Review.
Sexual Harassment At Work : The Inside Scoop with Dr. Melissa Sassi
In this Interview with DR Melissa Sassi, ex-Microsoft ex-IBM
- Discusses sexual harassment in the workplace
- Melissa shares her experience with harassment during a job interview
- C-level individual exposed himself during the interview
- Melissa felt scared and unsure of how to handle the situation
- Ultimately reported the incident to HR, but not through formal/legal channels
- I shared an experience with workplace harassment
- Faced bullying and verbal harassment from a manager
- Eventually quit the job, still regrets not taking further action
- Both Melissa and l express regrets for not trusting our gut feelings
- Melissa has experienced sexual harassment four times, each handled differently
- Importance of maintaining professional boundaries and proper behavior in the workplace
You can read the full transcript here.
What Is The Deal With Maintaining Happiness?
Maintaining happiness can be an important aspect of overall well-being and quality of life. However, it is important to note that happiness is a complex and multifaceted construct that can be influenced by a wide range of factors, both internal and external.
Some strategies that may help to promote happiness include:
- Cultivating positive emotions: Focusing on positive emotions such as gratitude, joy, and contentment can help to boost overall happiness levels.
- Building meaningful relationships: Having strong and supportive relationships with family, friends, and loved ones can help to promote feelings of connectedness and happiness.
- Engaging in activities that bring joy: Pursuing hobbies, interests, and activities that bring joy and a sense of fulfilment can help to promote overall happiness.
- Practising self-care: Taking care of oneself through regular exercise, healthy eating, and adequate sleep can help to promote physical and emotional well-being, which in turn can lead to greater happiness.
It’s important to note that happiness is not a constant state and may fluctuate depending on life circumstances and individual factors. However, by prioritizing practices and habits that promote well-being and positive emotions, individuals may be better equipped to maintain a generally positive and happy outlook on life.
Sure happiness is relevant, you decide how happy you choose to be, how grateful are you for your current circumstances? Have you forgotten how much worse your life could be?
Perhaps take the time to consider your life could be so much worse, think about how much pain you would feel if it was and then use this pain to drive you forward to learn more, do more and be more than you are right now.
If you want to look at your goals and How to Get The Life You Want, you can do that – here.
What Is The Deal With Maintaining Happiness?
If you want to dig even deeper into this topic you can grab our book 7 Habits To Reach Happiness here.
There are always areas in our lives that need work. Whether it is starting that new hobby, getting a promotion, or improving our relationships. Each element of our lives can be worked on and improved. Whilst you may not be 100% happy with your life right now it is crucial to be grateful for what you have and where you are at. Whilst it may not be perfect it contains many good elements and focusing on these will enable you to progress in living a happier life. As part of our research, we have drawn upon interviews with experts in the areas we deem important and have also included other tried and tested resources at the end of the book, this book represents many decades of study into happiness by all key contributors.
Originally posted here.
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