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OpenAI colleagues warn race for AI could lead to ‘human extinction’

A group of former and current OpenAI employees released a letter online expressing concerns about the effects and serious risks artificial intelligence (AI) technology could have on humanity. The letter, which was posted on righttowarn.ai, was signed by five former OpenAI employees, a current and a former employee from Google DeepMind, four unnamed current employees at OpenAI and two unnamed former OpenAI employees. The group…

Huge solar storm impacting Starlink satellites, ‘degraded service’ reported: Musk

Elon Musk has said that the powerful geomagnetic storm hitting Earth right now is putting Starlink satellites under tremendous strain. Conditions reached level 5 on the 5-point scale of geomagnetic activity on Friday evening, according to the Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) which says its satellites observed an “extreme” event — the first such storm to reach that level since October 2003.  “Major geomagnetic solar storm happening…

Eclipse tourism sends short-term rental occupancy rates soaring

Americans traveling to areas near the path of totality for Monday’s solar eclipse have sent occupancy rates at short-term rentals soaring, according to a report by rental tracking firm AirDNA. The total solar eclipse – which NASA projects will begin Monday around 11:07 a.m. PDT on Mexico’s Pacific coast before crossing through 15 U.S. states and heading into Canada – has caused occupancy rates to…

Solar eclipse: Airbnb rentals 90% booked along path of totality

Airbnb’s business surged in recent weeks as people booked up places in time to watch the historic solar eclipse on Monday. Airbnb said listings are nearly 90% booked for the night before the eclipse along the path of totality, which is a stretch of the U.S. where the moon will completely cover the sun for a period of time.  About a quarter of guests with…