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OpenAI reportedly in talks with Helion Energy to ‘buy vast quantities’ of fusion power
Helion Energy is talking with OpenAI about a deal in which the AI company "would buy vast quantities of electricity to provide power for data centers," according to the Wall Street Journal.
AI-backed robots roll through Seattle construction site, speeding build process and improving safety
A couple of high-tech workers are part of the crew helping to construct a new residential tower in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood.
DoorDash vows to remove controversial consumer fee in Seattle if new minimum wage passes
DoorDash for the first time has publicly promised to axe a $4.99 fee on consumer orders if the city passes a revised minimum wage law for delivery drivers.
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Microsoft cuts jobs in Azure, HoloLens, and other units in latest move to control costs
Microsoft is cutting a total of around 1,000 jobs across the company, in areas including its Azure cloud unit and HoloLens mixed-reality organization, a person familiar with the matter confirmed Monday afternoon.
The rise of AI at JPMorgan Chase — and how Jamie Dimon used a chatbot to prepare for Elon Musk
JPMorgan Chase has been working on artificial intelligence for more than a decade, and CEO Jamie Dimon is a big believer.
How a photo of OpenAI’s Sam Altman, enhanced by AI, sparked a journalistic debate at GeekWire
Anyone who has ever tried photojournalism knows how great it feels — and how difficult it can be — to take a good picture when covering a live news event.
Seattle startup Sanctum is developing private pods where solo travelers can work, rest, or relax
A fledgling Seattle-based startup wants to give solo travelers a sanctuary amid the chaos of airports and urban settings.
NVIDIA and top VC firms invest in Vilya, a biotech spinout from Seattle’s Institute for Protein Design
Vilya, a biotech startup built off technology developed at the Seattle-based Institute for Protein Design, announced an expanded $71 million Series A investment round.
AI startup lands $10M seed round from Madrona, Point72 Ventures to automate complex workflows
A new startup out of Seattle called Tektonic AI has raised $10 million to fuel development of its software that automates business operations with the help of artificial intelligence technology.
80 years after D-Day, Microsoft uses AI to enhance archival materials and keep memories alive
Microsoft is using artificial intelligence to help preserve the history of D-Day, 80 years after allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, and turned the tide of World War II.
Wizards of the Coast posts job for an AI engineer — and some fans aren’t happy
A job posting by Wizards of the Coast went viral on social media over the weekend, highlighting some consumers’ lack of enthusiasm for generative artificial intelligence, as well as the continuing fallout from some of Wizards’ recent controversies.
Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders, who took ‘Earthrise’ picture, dies in plane crash at 90
Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders, who snapped the iconic "Earthrise" photo from lunar orbit, died today in a plane crash.
Enterprise AI company Xembly abruptly ends service for users, says it’s working on ‘new chapter’
Enterprise AI company Xembly abruptly discontinued its AI assistant but said it's working on a new chapter.
These startups are tackling deepfake and digital likeness issues spurred by generative AI
Several new startups in Seattle are taking on one of the most pressing issues in tech: the growing problem of deepfakes and likeness issues driven by the rapid adoption of generative AI technology.
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