(BBC News) Microsoft has offered to match the pay of any staff who join it from crisis-ridden OpenAI.
Sam Altman was controversially sacked as CEO on Friday, leading to a job offer at Microsoft to lead "a new advanced AI research team."
Almost every staff member at OpenAI has threatened to leave unless Altman and co-founder Greg Brockman are reinstated.
It is still unclear whether Altman will ultimately join Microsoft, which is OpenAI's biggest investor by far.
Evan Morikawa, an...
(Al Jazeera Media Network) A court in Italy has convicted more than 230 defendants at the end of one of the country’s largest-ever mafia trials, which targeted the ‘Ndrangheta crime group in its heartland in the southern region of Calabria.
More than 330 suspected mobsters and their alleged associates, including white-collar professionals, had been facing an array of charges, such as extortion, drug trafficking, and theft in a trial that lasted almost three years.
It took judges just...
(BBC News) Picture a boardroom battle at a multi-billion-dollar company whose futuristic tech might either save or destroy the world.
Its chief executive, who has the ear of world leaders, toppled as senior colleagues turn on him – only for much of the rest of the company to demand that they themselves should be fired.
No, that is not my pitch for a Netflix drama; it's the past few days at OpenAI.
Tech journalists, enthusiasts and investors have been binge-watching...
(Al Jazeera Media Network) Hamas fighters who attacked a music festival in Israel on October 7, killing hundreds, likely did not know in advance about the event and decided to target it on the spot, Israeli media has reported, citing police and security sources.
According to a copy of the first Israeli police report into the attack, obtained this week by Israel’s Channel 12, Palestinian fighters had originally intended to attack nearby kibbutz Re’im as well as other...
(BBC News) Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels say they have seized an Israeli cargo ship in the Red Sea.
They said the vessel was then taken to a port in Yemen.
Israel said the ship was not Israeli, and no Israelis were among its crew. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said this was "another act of Iranian terrorism."
Iran has not commented. Houthis had threatened to hijack Israeli ships within their reach over Israel's war with Hamas in the...
(Al Jazeera Media Network) Sam Altman, the Silicon Valley CEO behind the artificial intelligence-powered chatbots ChatGPT and GPT-4, has been abruptly fired by his company’s board of directors in a major shakeup for the tech industry.
Microsoft-backed OpenAI said on Friday that its board of directors decided on the “leadership transition” after losing confidence in Altman’s ability to lead the company.
“Mr Altman’s departure follows a deliberative review process by the board, which concluded that he...
(BBC News) A judge in Colorado has rejected an attempt to bar former President Donald Trump from the state's 2024 Republican presidential primary.
It ends a landmark trial over a lawsuit that argued Trump's actions leading up to the 2021 Capitol riot render him ineligible to hold office again.
Similar challenges, based on a U.S. Civil War-era constitutional amendment, have failed in three other states.
Trump, who did not appear at the hearing, has dismissed the effort.
(BBC News) Israel says it will allow two fuel trucks a day to enter the Gaza Strip, after pressure to do so from the U.S.
A U.S. State Department official says around 140,000 litres of fuel will be allowed in every two days.
Most of that is intended for trucks delivering aid, as well as supporting the UN in providing water and sanitation, the official said.
The rest is for mobile phone and internet services, which had...
(Al Jazeera Media Network) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has called for Israel to stop killing babies, earning a furious response from Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu.
Trudeau said on Tuesday that the “killing of women, of children, of babies” in the besieged Gaza Strip must end. Netanyahu pushed back, insisting that Hamas is responsible for civilian deaths as Israeli forces continue to batter the enclave.
“I urge the government of Israel to exercise maximum restraint,” Trudeau...
(BBC News) The U.S. and China have agreed to resume military-to-military communications in an effort to ease rising tensions, President Joe Biden says.
"We're back to direct, open, clear communications," he said following a rare meeting with China's President Xi Jinping in California on Wednesday.
It was the first time the pair had spoken in person in more than a year.
Biden said both leaders had agreed to establish a direct line of communication with one another.