In this Tech & Science Daily episode, we have some interesting news to share with you. Firstly, former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has been fired by the company but quickly hired by Microsoft. OpenAI released a statement about Altman’s dismissal, claiming that he was not consistently candid in his communications with the board. However, they offered no evidence to support this claim. Altman has not publicly responded to the statement but has expressed his love for his time at OpenAI and stated that he will have more to say about what’s next later.
In the UK, police are planning to trial the use of drones as first responders to emergencies. These devices will be sent out to 999 calls in Norfolk to provide early information about incidents. If successful, the drones could be stationed on buildings and operated remotely.
A survey conducted by Nominet’s latest annual Digital Youth Index showed that young people in the UK are turning to chatbots for help with their school and work. Over 4,000 participants aged eight to 25 reported using an AI chatbot like ChatGPT in the last year to assist with their schoolwork, emails, or job. The survey also found that 54% of respondents were concerned about the impact AI could have on future jobs.
The National Trust has warned that climate change is the “single biggest threat” to its mission to protect the UK’s heritage and natural landscape. The Trust is urging the government to introduce a climate resilience act to make climate change adaptation a legal requirement for public bodies.
Finally, in this episode of Tech & Science Daily, European sailors are using heavy metal music to ward off killer whale attacks