Microsoft has hired former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman after he was fired from the company for not being candid in his communications with the board. OpenAI released a statement about Altman’s dismissal, but offered no evidence to support this claim. Altman has not publicly responded to the statement, but expressed his love for his time at OpenAI and stated that he will have more to say about what’s next later.
In Norfolk, police are planning to trial the use of drones as first responders to emergencies. These devices will be sent out to 999 calls and provide early information about incidents. If successful, drones could be stationed on buildings and operated remotely.
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.