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AI Adoption Concerns and Perceived Benefits Among US Workers #1672

A recent survey reveals that 79% of American workers harbor concerns about potential wage cuts due to AI integration in their workplaces, despite many also recognizing possible workload alleviation. The study by Checkr via Pollfish sampled 3,000 American workers from various generations and found that 74% fear losing their jobs to AI within two years. Nevertheless, a surprising 86% are willing to accept a pay reduction for a reduced workweek facilitated by AI. The attitudes towards AI reflect a mix of apprehension and anticipation, illuminating the complexities of AI adoption in the workplace. This is a summary from Business Insider. It should come as no surprise as people are starting to see the platform’s power. Subscribe to the Newsletter.Join the Chat @ GeekNews.ChatEmail Todd or follow him on Facebook.Like and Follow Geek News Central Facebook Page.Geek Central Discord Channel Download the Audio Show File Support my Show Sponsor: 5 Best Godaddy Promo Codes 30% Off on GoDaddy Products & Services cjcgeek30 $4.99 GoDaddy coupon for a New or Transferred .com domain cjcgeek99 $1.99 a month Economy Hosting with a free domain name. Promo Code: cjcgeek1h $2.99 a month Managed WordPress Hosting with free Domain name. Promo Code: cjcgeek1w Support the show by becoming a Geek News Central Insider Show Notes: 13:47–Carl Pei teases Nothing Phone (2) 05:59–Workers say that AI will threaten their salary 14:19–Paramount Plus and Showtime 07:39–How computer games encourage kids to spend cash 14:53–Samsung’s new $5,000 tablet with a fridge 16:15–Adobe’s entry-level Smart Home Security Kit 17:03–Virgin Galatic completes its final flight test  18:15–Twitter Spaces groans under the weight of Musk and Desantis 13:19–Alibaba is laying off workers? 19:24–YouTube Stories is going away. MoviePass relaunches 19:52–TikTok is testing an AI chatbot 20:38–Twitter says startups can “experiment” with its data 21:29–What’s the difference between outer space and deep space? 22:23–Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez are engaged 23:18–Tech companies are now coming for your 401K 24:12–OpenAI says it could “cease operating.” 26:02–Chinese hackers hit key US bases in Guam 27:44–Roblox goes to college 28:54–Amazon to Shutter its Chinese App Store 30:32–Verizon warns employees of layoffs 32:13–NOW TV The post AI Adoption Concerns and Perceived Benefits Among US Workers #1672 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Unchecked Surveillance: FBI Misuses FISA Section 702 Over 278,000 Times, Unclassified Court Document Reveals #1671

The FBI conducted warrantless searches on citizens, misusing its surveillance powers granted under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) more than 278,000 times between 2020 and early 2021, according to a recently unclassified court document. This controversial legislation, designed to prevent criminal and terrorist activities by foreigners, was improperly applied to US citizens, notably George Floyd protesters, January 6 Capitol rioters, and Congressional campaign donors. This misuse is described as “persistent and widespread” in the court opinion, indicating multiple instances of inadequate justification for these surveillance activities. Despite this rampant misuse, the information garnered through these searches can be and has been, used for prosecutions. With FISA Section 702 expiring at year’s end, this revelation could be a significant factor in the discussions regarding its reauthorization. We must demand that Congress repeal Section 702 later this year. Summary derived from The Register Subscribe to the Newsletter.Join the Chat @ GeekNews.ChatEmail Todd or follow him on Facebook.Like and Follow Geek News Central Facebook Page.Geek Central Discord Channel Download the Audio Show File Support my Show Sponsor: 5 Best Godaddy Promo Codes 30% Off on GoDaddy Products & Services cjcgeek30 $4.99 GoDaddy coupon for a New or Transferred .com domain cjcgeek99 $1.99 a month Economy Hosting with a free domain name. Promo Code: cjcgeek1h $2.99 a month Managed WordPress Hosting with free Domain name. Promo Code: cjcgeek1w Support the show by becoming a Geek News Central Insider Show Notes: 13:13–Nine apps that can automate almost everything 13:35–Eight educational apps for Android 12:27–Axiom Space mission 13:52–Stretchy “E-Skin” 15:31–Three tweaks that help your laptop battery last longer 11:18–A Twitter bug 16:11–Ford teases its next-gen EV 17:11–Amazon braces for criticism  18:10–The average startup CEO now makes $142,000 19:01–BU graduates roasted David Zaslav 19:45–DoorDash lawsuit 21:28–Netflix is making improvements to “My List.” 21:59–The mystery of Jupiter’s color changes 22:16– A meteoric fireball blazes across the night sky 22:54–Linkedin rolls out new features 23:34–Full-size 3D scan of The Titanic 24:24–The first all-electric Escalade  25:01–Biden nominates new FCC commissioner 25:41–Amazon’s palm-reading tech to buy alcohol  09:29–Meta unveils open-source AI models 26:29–AT&T warns T-Mobile 06:48–The FBI abused spy law 27:51–Lego’s new 2,650-piece Pac-Man arcade 28:18–A better resume starts with this AI-assisted app 04:38–Some 42% of Gen Z workers are nervous 29:33–G7 nations admit they’re nowhere near AI regulation 30:26–Meta hit with a $1.3 billion fine 31:43–Venmo will soon have accounts for teenagers The post Unchecked Surveillance: FBI Misuses FISA Section 702 Over 278,000 Times, Unclassified Court Document Reveals #1671 appeared first on Geek News Central.

OpenAI’s ChatGPT: Now On Your iPhone! Android, You’re Next! #1670

OpenAI has officially introduced its ChatGPT app for iOS users in the US. The app, offering similar features to the ChatGPT website, includes voice input and lets ChatGPT Plus subscribers toggle between standard and GPT-4 language models. Although currently missing live web access, it promises conversation history sync and data export. The company plans to expand availability to more countries soon and hints at an upcoming Android version. However, iPad users may have to wait longer for a fully optimized version. Subscribe to the Newsletter.Join the Chat @ GeekNews.ChatEmail Todd or follow him on Facebook.Like and Follow Geek News Central Facebook Page.Geek Central Discord Channel Download the Audio Show File Support my Show Sponsor: 5 Best Godaddy Promo Codes 30% Off on GoDaddy Products & Services cjcgeek30 $4.99 GoDaddy coupon for a New or Transferred .com domain cjcgeek99 $1.99 a month Economy Hosting with a free domain name. Promo Code: cjcgeek1h $2.99 a month Managed WordPress Hosting with free Domain name. Promo Code: cjcgeek1w Support the show by becoming a Geek News Central Insider Show Notes: Eight reasons your phone charger is hot Is Android file transfer not working on your Mac? What’s new on Max in June Beginners guide to accessibility tools Android 14 Beta 2 iOS 16.5 6 things to do to protect your data in Google deletes your account What’s new on Hulu in June The 7 most important things to consider before buying a laptop A former Googler says tech giants should be held accountable Radio signals from a dying star Meta and BMW to offer in-car VR Elon Musk is not paying rent  Elon Musk’s tirade about remote work The Pixel 8 Pro’s mystery sensor  Telcos details plan to charge big tech Disney scraps $1 billion campus Chrome now detects typos BT is ditching workers  YouTube is bringing unstoppable ads Google details it’s next steps YouTube TV had major issues  Heinz Remix Twitter Blue  ChatGPT app on the iPhone  Supreme Court rules in favor of Twitter and YouTube The post OpenAI’s ChatGPT: Now On Your iPhone! Android, You’re Next! #1670 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Unprecedented Cord-Cutting Surge in Q1 2023 Sends US Pay-TV Subscriptions Plunging to 1992 Lows #1669

With a floundering economy In the first quarter of 2023, the U.S. pay-TV industry suffered its steepest subscriber losses yet, losing a total of 2.3 million customers across cable, satellite, and internet TV services due to the rising popularity of streaming video. According to senior analyst Craig Moffett, the penetration of pay-TV into U.S. households has declined to 58.5%, its lowest level since 1992, and the total number of U.S. pay-TV subscribers has fallen to 75.5 million, down nearly 7% year over year. The rate of decline was particularly notable for cable TV operators (-9.9% YoY) and satellite providers DirecTV and Dish Network (-13.4% YoY). Despite these losses, Google’s YouTube TV managed to gain an estimated 300,000 subscribers in Q1. The sharp rise in sports-broadcast fees is causing a vicious cycle of higher retail prices, prompting more cord-cutting, and forcing distributors to further raise prices. Even ESPN, a key player in the traditional ecosystem, is considering transitioning to direct-to-consumer or streaming platforms, recognizing the trend as inevitable. Summary of article from Variety. I cover this and more Audio only for a few episodes folks. Subscribe to the Newsletter.Join the Chat @ GeekNews.ChatEmail Todd or follow him on Facebook.Like and Follow Geek News Central Facebook Page.Geek Central Discord Channel Download the Audio Show File Support my Show Sponsor: 5 Best Godaddy Promo Codes 30% Off on GoDaddy Products & Services cjcgeek30 $4.99 GoDaddy coupon for a New or Transferred .com domain cjcgeek99 $1.99 a month Economy Hosting with a free domain name. Promo Code: cjcgeek1h $2.99 a month Managed WordPress Hosting with free Domain name. Promo Code: cjcgeek1w Support the show by becoming a Geek News Central Insider Show Notes: The 7 most common iPhone display issues  5 job search sites to find jobs Pixel owners report overheating and battery drain Ignore this bad financial advice Computer vision to be used to detect phishing attacks? How to hardwire your home without ethernet Saturn wins “Game of Moons” An asteroid the size of Big Ben Online age verification is coming Congress called Huawei a national security risk US states’ social media laws Exploding airbags inflators Plane-crashing YouTuber pleads guilty Sonos will stop playing local files  Ring founder is leaving Amazon Facebook fixes friend request Amazon is building an AI-powered “conversational experience.” Meteorite hunters race to find a rock for $25,000 Judge sides with Ellison NASA ends its Lunar Flashlight mission EU and Canada on the waiting list Dyson moans about the state of UK science and tech Most states halt the use of the COVID-19 notification system Hackers breach Philadelphia Inquirer  Telly will give you a free TV Cord-cutting hits an all-time high Whatsapp new privacy feature  The IRS has a free TurboTax alternative  Elon Musk loses appeal The post Unprecedented Cord-Cutting Surge in Q1 2023 Sends US Pay-TV Subscriptions Plunging to 1992 Lows #1669 appeared first on Geek News Central.

Debunking the Moon-Landing Denialism: Soviets Were Orbiting the Moon During Apollo 11 #1668

In a recent outburst Dmitry Rogozin, former director general of Roscosmos, voiced doubts about the authenticity of the Apollo Moon landings. This denialism is gaining traction, but it’s important to note that the Russians were observing the lunar landing in real-time from the ground and even had their spacecraft, Luna 15, in orbit around the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission. The Soviets were well aware of NASA’s achievements and had backchannel discussions with the American space program to prevent interference. Rogozin’s claim that Roscosmos only offered a book by cosmonaut Alexei Leonov as evidence for the landing is misleading and dismisses the significant history of the space race. One thing is for sure until we get back on the Moon and and take pics of footsteps, there will be some that never believe it. Subscribe to the Newsletter.Join the Chat @ GeekNews.ChatEmail Todd or follow him on Facebook.Like and Follow Geek News Central Facebook Page.Geek Central Discord Channel Download the Audio Show File Support my Show Sponsor: 5 Best Godaddy Promo Codes 30% Off on GoDaddy Products & Services cjcgeek30 $4.99 GoDaddy coupon for a New or Transferred .com domain cjcgeek99 $1.99 a month Economy Hosting with a free domain name. Promo Code: cjcgeek1h $2.99 a month Managed WordPress Hosting with free Domain name. Promo Code: cjcgeek1w Support the show by becoming a Geek News Central Insider Show Notes: Ten disadvantages of owning an electric vehicle  Is a netbook worth using? Did NASA land on the moon? Western Digital hacked A consultant used ChatGPT to free up time Samsung gets FDA clearance The White House challenges hackers Meta may end Facebook in Canada Google to revamp Search Twitter to purge accounts Marriage in space? What’s the oldest known case of cancer in humans? NASA is developing a robot Amazon’s biggest TV shows could land on other streaming services The airline system is melting down Study shows that open browsers tabs are stressing you out The next-gen Apple Watch Most dead hard drives fail within 3 years White House Pledges $140 million Sony’s latest portable party speaker Bank of Canada asks for public feedback Here’s what the US Army picked for soldiers  Alphabet to Unveil AI updates The post Debunking the Moon-Landing Denialism: Soviets Were Orbiting the Moon During Apollo 11 #1668 appeared first on Geek News Central.