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Google goes “open AI” with Gemma, a free, open-weights chatbot family

Enlarge (credit: Google) On Wednesday, Google announced a new family of AI language models called Gemma, which are free, open-weights models built on technology similar to the more powerful but closed Gemini models. Unlike Gemini, Gemma models can run locally… Continue Reading →

New “Legal Writing Handbook for Clinical Students” from eLangdell® Press

As law professors, you are entrusted with the task of not only imparting legal knowledge but also honing the practical skills of your students, particularly those in clinical settings where applying this knowledge is critical. The “Legal Writing Handbook for… Continue Reading →

ChatGPT goes temporarily “insane” with unexpected outputs, spooking users

Enlarge (credit: Benj Edwards / Getty Images) On Tuesday, ChatGPT users began reporting unexpected outputs from OpenAI’s AI assistant, flooding the r/ChatGPT Reddit sub with reports of the AI assistant “having a stroke,” “going insane,” “rambling,” and “losing it.” OpenAI… Continue Reading →

Why the legality of Mercedes’ trick F1 front wing wasn’t in real doubt

The focus is on a thin piece of carbon fibre that connects the uppermost flap to the nosecone.While it is detail-driven by a cute reading of the rulebook, it has not sparked some kind of legal furore among rival teams… Continue Reading →

Google Launches Two New Open LLMs

Barely a week after launching the latest iteration of its Gemini models, Google today announced the launch of Gemma, a new family of lightweight open-weight models. From a report: Starting with Gemma 2B and Gemma 7B, these new models were… Continue Reading →

Valve Makes All Steam Audio SDK Source Code Available Under Apache 2.0 License

Michael Larabel reports via Phoronix: With Valve’s release today of the Steam Audio SDK 4.5.2 they have made the software development kit fully open-source under an Apache 2.0 license. Steam Audio 4.5.2 may not sound exciting in the context of… Continue Reading →

Walmart buying TV-brand Vizio for its ad-fueling customer data

Enlarge (credit: Vizio) Walmart announced an agreement to buy Vizio today. Irvine, California-based Vizio is best known for lower-priced TVs, but its real value to Walmart is its advertising business and access to user data. Walmart said it’s buying Vizio… Continue Reading →

Signal Finally Rolls Out Usernames, So You Can Keep Your Phone Number Private

Encrypted messaging app Signal has launched new feature allowing users to conceal their phone numbers and instead use usernames, in a move aimed at boosting privacy protections long sought by cybersecurity experts and privacy advocates. From a report: Rather than… Continue Reading →

Valve Makes All Steam Audio SDK Source Code Available Under Apache 2.0 License

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Valve Releases Steam Audio as Open Source

Game developers should be happy to learn that Steam Audio SDK, including all of its plugins, are now covered under the Apache-2.0 license. The post Valve Releases Steam Audio as Open Source appeared first on FOSS Force. Link to original… Continue Reading →

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