Tony Hsieh, the co-founder of shoe retailer Zappos, died on Friday at the age of 46 after being injured in a house fire, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. Hsieh helped turn Zappos into one of the must successful ecommerce startups of the early 2000s, selling the company to Amazon in 2009 in a deal worth $1.2 billion at its closing. Hsieh also earned recognition with an unorthodox decision...
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Amazon’s ‘Switzerland’ Days Are Over; Are LLMs Cheating on Benchmark Tests?; OpenAI Quietly Develops Customizable GPTs
Looks like Amazon’s finally made its AI bet.On Monday, model developer Anthropic announced that it had raised as much as $4 billion from Amazon. As part of the deal, Amazon Web Services will become Anthropic’s primary cloud provider, and Anthropic will train and deploy its future models on AWS’ training- and inference-specialized chips, Trainium and Inferentia. What that means isn’t...
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