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[Column] Michiel Frackers: Five conclusions after the chaos at OpenAI

27-11-2023 | 06:05:00
A few days after the royal drama at OpenAI, let's try to look past the ruins of this company whose brains, Chief Scientist Ilya Sutskever , have said it could herald the downfall of the world. 

[Column] Michiel Frackers: Sam Altman back as CEO of Open AI after one day - or not?

19-11-2023 | 12:01:00
That went quickly. The Verge just reported "The OpenAI board is in discussions with Sam Altman to return to the company as its CEO, according to multiple people familiar with the matter. One of them said Altman, who was suddenly fired by the board on Friday with no notice, is “ambivalent” about coming back and would want significant governance changes

Michiel Frackers: Build your own ChatGPT, an ex-Apple couple builds an AI pin and Ethereum breaks through $2,000

14-11-2023 | 13:42:00
It is amazing to see all that is happening in technology in one week, especially within AI and crypto.

Michiel Frackers: Elon Musk launches Grok, the first product from his new company xAI

07-11-2023 | 14:50:00
Imagine you have an extremely successful startup in 2023, like Sam Altman of OpenAI, and develop products like ChatGPT that many people around the world are excited about.

Michiel Frackers: Elon Musk launches Grok, the first product from his new company xAI

06-11-2023 | 14:54:00
Because in addition to Tesla (with the model series S 3 X Y, read those letters as a word), Space X and X (formerly Twitter), among others, Musk still has time left to launch Grok this weekend, the first product of his new AI company xAI.

Michiel Frackers: Marc Andreessen remains optimistic and iXora scores big in Asia

23-10-2023 | 11:39:22
Actually, I hate inspirational quotes, but I caught myself last week looking for tips and examples of people who kept faith in a better future during hard times. For example, I enjoyed reading back pieces from speeches by Winston Churchill.

Michiel Frackers: Hamas gets a helping hand from social media

16-10-2023 | 12:18:00
It is not possible to write cheerfully about new innovations when the world is on fire. Especially not when the world’s most widespread innovation of this century, social media, is being used by terrorists.

Michiel Frackers: TikTok loses six billion dollars and according to ChatGPT I’m a Pussycat Doll

10-10-2023 | 11:44:00
This week’s most notable news was not the lawsuit against Sam Bankman-Fried, because that curly clearly stole as much money as he could from his customers seems clear, but the Indonesian government’s ban of Tiktok’s webshop.

Michiel Frackers: Apple and Bitcoin vs Tesla and Ethereum

25-09-2023 | 11:26:00
The best tech investments of the last five years were not Apple or Bitcoin, but Tesla and Ethereum.

Michiel Frackers: Singapore F1 weekend is Asia's premier networking event

17-09-2023 | 11:52:00
In most countries, Formula One is primarily a spectacular sporting event, but in Singapore, the Grand Prix transforms into something much bigger than a race weekend; the city becomes a seven-day spectacle of networking events and business presentations.  

Michiel Frackers: Apple loses $200 billion in two days after Chinese intervention

11-09-2023 | 13:07:00
Not even Lionel Messi could help Apple this week. The week began happily when it was announced that the Argentine ball wizard's arrival in the MLS has resulted in one hundred and ten thousand new subscribers to Apple TV+, but that news was quickly forgotten when the Chinese government banned officials from using iPhones.

Michiel Frackers: Tech elite stuck in the desert at rained-out Burning Man

04-09-2023 | 14:04:00
I had a very different opening to my newsletter in mind, but the fact that the tech elite is stuck in the desert mud with their private jets at Burning Man is too much news for me to ignore.

Michiel Frackers: Nvidia is the maker of golden shovels and pickaxes

28-08-2023 | 12:40:00
Nvidia dominated the news in the technology world last week in a way reminiscent of Netscape's 1995 IPO. That legendary IPO heralded the start of the Internet era, just as the launch of the iPhone in 2007 marked the breakthrough of the smartphone.

Michiel Frackers: Apple scores with Messi

15-08-2023 | 14:08:00
This week there was no news that stood out everywhere, so I made a top 10 of things that caught my eye. The great little magician from Argentina is, of course, number one.

Michiel Frackers: The new Internet hype is ... LK-99, a superconducting material?

08-08-2023 | 12:52:00
When the five of the world's six largest companies publish their quarterly results, it is a major economic indicator and could be news. Unfortunately, instead of solid analysis, even the Financial Times and Washington Post preferred to publish uninspired opinion pieces about how boring the CEOs of Google, Microsoft and Apple are and how silly it is that Apple CEO Tim Cook always makes the v-sign in photos. Who cares, as long as he is not in every photo with his right arm extended?

Michiel Frackers: Worldcoin proves: people give away their eyeballs for a few coins

30-07-2023 | 15:07:00
The technology industry is increasingly suffering from excessive attention to tech founders. Elon Musk continues to dominate the spotlight, whether he is reviving Twitter or tearing it down, depending on whom you ask. Still, the most significant news of the past week was the unveiling of Worldcoin. This project drew attention because of its shiny "orb," which scans the iris of new users, and because of the involvement of co-founder Sam Altman, also the CEO of OpenAI