Anthropic beats GPT-4 🤖, Pixel 9 leaks 📱, the fight for AI talent 👨‍💻

Anthropic's Claude 3 Opus has surpassed OpenAI's GPT-4 for the first time on Chatbot Arena 

TLDR

Together With Dollar Flight Club

TLDR 2024-03-28

Exclusive offer: Spend $1 Today & Save Up To $50k on travel (Sponsor)

TLDR has your back today. Try Dollar Flight Club for just $1 if you sign up in the next 12 hours to save up to $2K on every single flight, every year, for life. If you travel only twice per year over the next five years, that’s already $20K in savings on travel. Try it risk-free!

Join over 1 million members saving on Summer 2024 travel this year with deals like:

  • Hawaii: $182 roundtrip
  • London: $283 roundtrip
  • Spain: $247 roundtrip
  • Greece: $301 roundtrip
  • Miami: $98 roundtrip

Never miss a deal again when you're ready to take your next adventure. Try Dollar Flight Club for just $1 today; offer ends in 12 hours.

📱

Big Tech & Startups

“The king is dead” — Claude 3 surpasses GPT-4 on Chatbot Arena for the first time (4 minute read)

Anthropic's Claude 3 Opus has surpassed OpenAI's GPT-4 for the first time on Chatbot Arena. Chatbot Arena is a leaderboard run by the Large Model Systems Organization, a research organization dedicated to open models. Its site allows visitors to rate outputs from various models, enabling it to calculate the best models in aggregate. While Claude's rise is notable, GPT-4 is now over a year old.
Google’s Pixel 9 will reportedly come in three sizes this fall (2 minute read)

Google plans to release three models of the upcoming Pixel 9 this year. There will be two versions in the premium range, the Pixel 9 Pro and Pixel 9 Pro XL. The Pixel 9 will have a 6.03-inch display, the Pixel 9 Pro will have a 6.2-inch display, and the Pixel 9 Pro XL will have a 6.5-inch display. Both Pro models will include a triple-camera system on the back. The new Pixels aren't expected to be released until October.
🚀

Science & Futuristic Technology

Elon Musk says Tesla Optimus robot should cost ‘less than half of a car’ (3 minute read)

Elon Musk says that Tesla's general-purpose humanoid robot Optimus, designed to take over repetitive tasks from humans, should cost less than half the price of a car. He has previously claimed that the demand for the robot could be as high as 10 to 20 billion units and that it would account for a majority of Tesla's long-term value. There is no clear timeline for when the robot will begin production, but Tesla has been listing more jobs for its robot program lately, including positions related to supply chains and manufacturing.
Scientists Find Human Brains Are Getting Larger and Larger (2 minute read)

A study on MRIs of people born in the 1930s through to the 1970s found that babies in the 1970s had nearly 15% more brain surface area and 6.6% more brain volume than in the 1930s. Parts of the brain associated with memory and learning have also increased in size. It is unclear if larger brains make people more intelligent, but it could still be a plus as there are links to better brain health. Larger brain structures may reflect improved brain development and health. The percentage of people diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease has decreased every decade.
💻

Programming, Design & Data Science

Time is your most precious asset. Delegation is a superpower (Sponsor)

Create the bandwidth you need to surpass your most audacious goals. Athena Executive Assistants are the hidden superpower behind elite founders, top investors, US governers, and other high-profile individuals.

“My Athena EA is awesome - my anxiety level has lowered substantially.” — Ryan Hoover, Founder of ProductHunt

🎁 Claim an exclusive offer for TLDR readers

The one about the web developer job market (35 minute read)

The developer job market is the worst it has been in over two decades, even with the AI bubble in full force. It is unlikely to ever fully bounce back. Finding a good job is only going to get harder - the overall market might fluctuate, but there isn't much on the horizon that seems likely to turn the decline around. Effective documentation, information, and training will likely start getting harder to find, especially in areas where AI is even less effective than normal.
42.parquet – A Zip Bomb for the Big Data Age (5 minute read)

Apache Parquet, the de facto standard for tabular data exchange, uses a binary, columnar, and compressed data representation and comes with enough metadata so that files can be correctly interpreted without additional information. The format is supported by most modern data tools and services. Parquet files come with some risks - even perfectly valid files can be problematic. This article discusses how to exploit one of the vulnerabilities in the Parquet file format to create a 'zip bomb' that is only 42 kilobytes large but contains 622 trillion values, requiring over 4 petabytes of memory to decompress.
🎁

Miscellaneous

The Fight for AI Talent: Pay Million-Dollar Packages and Buy Whole Teams (6 minute read)

The AI boom is pushing the industry's talent wars to new extremes, with companies offering million-dollar annual compensation packages and accelerating stock-vesting schedules to draw people with expertise and experience to develop generative AI technologies. This is happening as layoffs continue in other areas of tech. While there is a surplus of software engineers, the number of candidates who have trained large language models from scratch or can help solve vexing problems in AI is scarce. Salespeople in AI are also in demand.
How AI could explode the economy (21 minute read)

Artificial intelligence is already making people rich, but some researchers think this is only the beginning. AI may be set to make society much richer by causing economic growth at a scale it has never experienced before. This article looks at arguments for why such a dramatic explosion in economic growth might be possible. Explosive growth without causing a loss in jobs may be possible, but even a small boost can wind up changing all of our lives.

Quick Links

Amazon spends $2.75 billion on AI startup Anthropic in its largest venture investment yet (7 minute read)

Amazon will maintain a minority stake in the company but won't have an Anthropic board seat.
The Disney Plus-Hulu merger is way more than a streaming bundle (7 minute read)

Hulu's integration into Disney involved a large transfer of assets and a huge reworking of underlying infrastructure that will change the way Disney thinks about, creates, and distributes content.
Usage-based GPT earnings (1 minute read)

OpenAI is partnering with a small group of US builders to test usage-based GPT earnings with the goal of creating a vibrant ecosystem where builders are rewarded for their creativity and impact.
How to make $1M, $5M, or $10M+ in Silicon Valley (2 minute read)

A look at how some startup career climbers, small business owners, engineers, and founders 'made it' in Silicon Valley.
Apple Turns to Longtime Steve Jobs Disciple to Defend Its ‘Walled Garden’ (9 minute read)

Phil Schiller says that the whole developer ecosystem has benefited from the work Apple has done together with them.
Leaked images reveal Microsoft’s white disc-less Xbox Series X console (2 minute read)

The leaked images, available in the article, show a disc-less system with the same exterior design as the existing black Xbox Series X.

Love TLDR and want free stuff? 🎁

Share TLDR with your friends and get rewards when they subscribe. Simply send them your referral link below!
Earn a TLDR T-shirt 👕, slides 🩴, or even an autobiography about your life! 🤯

Want more TLDR?

We also write newsletters for Web Dev, AI, Information Security, Product Management, DevOps, Founders, Design, Marketing, and more!

Sign up now!

Want to advertise in TLDR? 📰

If your company is interested in reaching an audience of tech executives, decision-makers and engineers, you may want to advertise with us.

If you have any comments or feedback, just respond to this email!

Thanks for reading,
Dan Ni & Stephen Flanders


If you don't want to receive future editions of TLDR, please click here to unsubscribe.

Older messages

Apple WWDC 📱, Microsoft AI PC rules 💻, why Google didn't make GPT-3 🤖

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference will start with a keynote on June 10 and run through until June 14 Sign Up|Advertise|View Online TLDR Together With Incogni TLDR 2024-03-27 ❌ Delete your

Tesla requires FSD demo 🚗, Adam Neuman's WeWork bid 💰, problems with CSVs 👨‍💻

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Tesla employees are now required to install and show customers how to use the latest version of the company's Full Self-Driving Sign Up|Advertise|View Online TLDR Together With TLDR TLDR 2024-03-26

Stability AI CEO resigns 🧠, OpenAI pitches Hollywood 🎥, Boom Supersonic flies ✈️

Monday, March 25, 2024

Emad Mostaque is stepping down as CEO of Stability AI. Sign Up|Advertise|View Online TLDR Together With FireHydrant TLDR 2024-03-25 Less stress from ring to retro (Sponsor) 91% of engineering leaders

US sues Apple 📱, Reddit's origin story 👾, choosing the startup life 👨‍💻

Friday, March 22, 2024

Apple is being sued by the US for employing a strategy that relies on exclusionary anticompetitive conduct that hurts both consumers and developers Sign Up|Advertise|View Online TLDR Together With

GPT-5 rumors 🤖, Neuralink patient video 🧠, Redis changes license 👨‍💻

Thursday, March 21, 2024

OpenAI is expected to release a major AI model, possibly GPT-5, sometime in mid-2024, likely during the summer Sign Up|Advertise|View Online TLDR Together With deepset TLDR 2024-03-21 🆕 Haystack 2.0:

You Might Also Like

Data Science Weekly - Issue 543

Friday, April 19, 2024

Curated news, articles and jobs related to Data Science, AI, & Machine Learning ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏ ͏

A deal made in cloud security heaven

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Meta's Llama 3 goes public and hackers hold World-Check data for ransom View this email online in your browser By Christine Hall Thursday, April 18, 2024 Welcome to TechCrunch PM! I'm glad you

💎 Issue 413 - RubyJS-Vite

Thursday, April 18, 2024

This week's Awesome Ruby Newsletter Read this email on the Web The Awesome Ruby Newsletter Issue » 413 Release Date Apr 18, 2024 Your weekly report of the most popular Ruby news, articles and

💻 Issue 406 - Swift for C++ Practitioners, Part 1

Thursday, April 18, 2024

This week's Awesome .NET Weekly Read this email on the Web The Awesome .NET Weekly Issue » 406 Release Date Apr 18, 2024 Your weekly report of the most popular .NET news, articles and projects

💻 Issue 413 - How to implement HLS Video Streaming in a React App

Thursday, April 18, 2024

This week's Awesome Node.js Weekly Read this email on the Web The Awesome Node.js Weekly Issue » 413 Release Date Apr 18, 2024 Your weekly report of the most popular Node.js news, articles and

📱 Issue 407 - Textual Healing: iOS Text Editing Minutiae

Thursday, April 18, 2024

This week's Awesome iOS Weekly Read this email on the Web The Awesome iOS Weekly Issue » 407 Release Date Apr 18, 2024 Your weekly report of the most popular iOS news, articles and projects Popular

💻 Issue 413 - Interview with Senior JavaScript Developer 2024 [video]

Thursday, April 18, 2024

This week's Awesome JavaScript Weekly Read this email on the Web The Awesome JavaScript Weekly Issue » 413 Release Date Apr 18, 2024 Your weekly report of the most popular JavaScript news, articles

💻 Issue 331 - 30+ app ideas with complete source code

Thursday, April 18, 2024

This week's Awesome React Weekly Read this email on the Web The Awesome React Weekly Issue » 331 Release Date Apr 18, 2024 Your weekly report of the most popular React news, articles and projects

💻 Issue 408 - Curl: Hyper, is it worth it?

Thursday, April 18, 2024

This week's Awesome Rust Weekly Read this email on the Web The Awesome Rust Weekly Issue » 408 Release Date Apr 18, 2024 Your weekly report of the most popular Rust news, articles and projects

📱 Issue 410 - Swift for C++ Practitioners, Part 1

Thursday, April 18, 2024

This week's Awesome Swift Weekly Read this email on the Web The Awesome Swift Weekly Issue » 410 Release Date Apr 18, 2024 Your weekly report of the most popular Swift news, articles and projects