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Monday’s top tech news: OpenAI’s chatbot doesn’t have all the answers… yet

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Also, we got some new trailers for Gen V, The Witcher: Blood Origin, and the upcoming The Last of Us series.

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We’re kicking this week off with news about OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot, which became available for everyone to demo last week.

While the chatbot produces some pretty convincing answers to complex questions, mods of the popular question-and-answer site for developers, Stack Overflow, are temporarily banning answers generated by the tool, citing “a high rate of being incorrect.” OpenAI CEO Sam Altman says ChatGPT has already surpassed 1 million users.

In other news, we got a boatload of trailers for upcoming shows and movies from Brazil’s CCXP pop culture convention over the weekend. That includes previews for The Boys spinoff Gen V, The Last of Us, The Witcher: Blood Origin, and more.

And now, here’s a silly tweet:

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    H&R Block customers sue Meta for collecting their financial data.

    That didn’t take long! On November 22nd, we co-published an in-depth report from The Markup that revealed multiple tax filing websites had been quietly sending a bunch of sensitive financial info to Meta through the Meta Pixel. While Meta says it doesn’t want to receive that kind of information, the suit alleges that the company did basically nothing to stop it.

  • Don’t bet on AI replacing Google just yet.

    With the launch of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, many are proclaiming the death of Google is nigh. Why search when you can chat with an all-knowing AI? Well, because, as we wrote last year, those AIs have a tendency to make up their answers. If you need proof of the trouble this can cause: Stack Overflow just banned responses from ChatGPT for being plausibly wrong too often.

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    An interview with Karen Levy, an assistant professor of sociology at Cornell, about her new book, Data Driven: Truckers, Technology, and the New Workplace Surveillance

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    “Metaverse” lost word of the year to “goblin mode.”

    In what can only be bad news for Mark Zuckerberg’s virtual-reality dreams, the publisher behind Oxford English Dictionary announced the results of its word of the year poll. In a three-way matchup between “metaverse,” “goblin mode,” and “#istandwith,” metaverse took home just 4 percent of the vote.

    Goblin mode — a phrase I have exclusively seen on TikTok, Twitter, and news articles about its use on TikTok and Twitter — came in first with an overwhelming 93 percent. I look forward to Meta’s 2023 pivot to Goblin, Inc.

  • OnePlus is working on a “customizable mechanical keyboard.”

    The Chinese tech giant has teamed up with acclaimed mechanical keyboard manufacturer Keychron — a brand you may be familiar with if you’ve checked out our best keyboards buying guide — to release a keyboard for OnePlus’s 9th anniversary.

    OnePlus hasn’t provided any details or images of the project, but said in a press release that the keyboard will be officially announced “early next year.”

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