Tech News Summary:
- ChatGPT, an AI-powered conversational application developed by OpenAI, experienced a major outage this week and Canadian privacy regulators are launching an investigation into the collection and use of data by OpenAI.
- Australia’s electronic security commissioner criticizes Twitter for its inconsistent response to government requests and its lack of public policy contacts in the Asia Pacific region.
- Nvidia saw a 24% increase in stock value, raising its market capitalization by about $184 billion and putting it on track to become the first trillion-dollar chip firm.
Australia witnessed a flurry of activities across the country today. In case you missed any of the news, here are the five must-know news headlines in Australia today.
1. Melbourne’s lockdown to end tonight: Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, should finally come out of its fourth lockdown tonight, after more than two weeks, as officials claim that the Covid-19 outbreak has been contained with the help of mass vaccination programs and lockdown measures.
2. Cairns and Yarrabah lockdowns extended: As Cairns and Yarrabah, two regions in Far North Queensland reported new cases of Covid-19, the authorities decided to extend the week-long lockdown by three days. The lockdown was set to end today, but the recent outbreak has prompted the authorities to be cautious.
3. QLD business owners anxiously await government support: Business owners in Queensland are waiting for the government to provide financial support following the lockdowns announced on the Gold coast and Brisbane. The government has promised to provide assistance, but with no specific details, business owners are feeling anxious.
4. NSW prepares for a snap lockdown: The state of New South Wales is getting ready for a week-long lockdown, which is about to be announced following an increase in Covid-19 cases in Sydney. The government is urging residents to stay vigilant and follow the Covid-19 protocols.
5. WA Premier backs in-person ANZAC Day services: Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan is advocating for in-person ANZAC Day services after the cancellation of last year’s event due to Covid-19. The Premier has suggested guidelines to ensure a safe and regulated event.
These were the five must-know news headlines in Australia today. Stay tuned for more updates.