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Elon Musk depicted as a liar, visionary in Tesla tweet trial! Read more tech news Posted on : Jan 20 - 2023

Elon Musk depicted as a liar, visionary in Tesla tweet trial! Read more tech news

Good morning tech fam, here are some quick tech updates for you to catch on to!

What’s New Today: The world is entering a golden age of artificial intelligence, according to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

Fast-Track Insights: Markets: Concerns about the US economy and the Fed’s hawkish comments on interest rates cause Bitcoin and Ether to drop.

As attorneys made opening arguments in a trial focused on a Tesla buyout that never happened, Elon Musk was portrayed as either a liar who callously threatened the savings of “ordinary people” or a well-intentioned visionary. For the three-week trial, lawyers on opposing sides drew dramatically contrasting pictures of Musk for a nine-person jury. The dispute revolves around two tweets from August 2018 that the billionaire wrote on Twitter, which he now owns. The tweets suggested that Musk had secured finance to take Tesla private at a time when the automaker’s stock was falling due to production issues. The idea of a $72 billion takeover fueled a stock price boom in the company that abruptly ended a week later after it became public.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella stated on Wednesday that an Indian farmer recently used a ChatGPT interface to access an opaque government programme through the internet while understanding just a local dialect. Recent achievements in the AI sector, as well as products such as ChatGPT, are catching widespread interest and generating enthusiasm, he said during a discussion at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting here. According to Nadella, technology will create more and more opportunities to bring people together. ChatGPT, a cutting-edge chatbot, has captured the world’s attention, and the new artificial intelligence site has amassed 1 million users in just five days since its inception.

Microsoft will lay off 10,000 employees, representing 5% of its global workforce. Microsoft Corp announced on Wednesday that it would cut 10,000 employees by the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2023, the latest indication that layoffs in the US technology sector were accelerating as corporations braced for an economic downturn. According to Microsoft, the layoffs will result in a $1.2 billion charge in the second quarter of fiscal 2023, reflecting a negative impact of 12 cents per share profit. The corporation lead by Satya Nadella is also dealing with a fall in the personal computer industry after a pandemic boom faded, leaving little demand for Windows and related software.

Genesis could be on the verge of declaring bankruptcy. Following the credit crisis that has plagued the crypto industry, the problematic crypto lender has been insolvent for weeks. Genesis was one of the largest lenders in the space, frequently acting as a middleman for other lenders guaranteeing yields far above those available in traditional financial markets. According to Bloomberg, persons familiar with the conversations between Genesis, a division of the Digital Currency Group, and its creditors indicate that bankruptcy might be declared as soon as this week. DCG is crypto’s closest thing to a conglomerate. In other news, DCG has paused its quarterly dividend payout till further notice. View more