This week in the tech world, Google announced its top searches for 2023 (topped by “Barbie” and “Roman Empire”). new york times It will sue OpenAI as well as Microsoft for copyright infringement.
In the cryptocurrency space, data reveals that hackers stole $2 billion worth of cryptocurrencies throughout 2023. Rounding out the week was Bandai Namco’s sustainability efforts as it looks to enter Gundam IRL.
Below, Hypebeast has compiled this week’s top technology articles to help you stay on top of the latest trends in the industry.
According to data, hackers stole $2 billion in cryptocurrencies in 2023
Hackers stole $2 billion in cryptocurrencies in 2023, according to data from cryptocurrency portfolio tracking and security company De.Fi.
“While this amount is spread across a variety of incidents, it highlights the persistent vulnerabilities and challenges within the DeFi ecosystem,” De.Fi wrote in a report, according to TechCrunch. “2023 was a year that demonstrated both the ongoing vulnerabilities and the progress made in addressing them, even though the bear market in the first half of the year meant relatively less interest in the area. .”
new york times OpenAI and Microsoft sued for copyright infringement
new york times It sued OpenAI and Microsoft for copyright infringement, claiming the creators of artificial intelligence were liable for “billions of dollars in legal and actual damages” and “unlawful copying and use.” timesThese are all valuable works. ”
as times “These tools were built, and continue to be built, using independent journalism and content that we and our colleagues spend significant money and considerable expertise on. It is only available because we have reported it, edited it, and fact-checked it.”
Bandai Namco wants to make Gundam a reality with new initiatives
Bandai Namco is expanding its sustainability efforts announced in June 2021 called “Gundam Universal Century Development Action,” which aims to address population and environmental issues through the Gundam series’ technology. Bandai Namco currently has four sub-projects titled “TEAM SPACE LIFE Project”, “Prototype production of a new pilot robot for social implementation of mobile suits”, “Green Colony Project”, and “Beam Saber – Plasma Agriculture Project”. project is starting. ”
In this project, teams will create space colonies, experimental environments, functional mobile suits, agricultural uses of plasma, and more to bring the world of Gundam to life.
‘Barbie’ and ‘Roman Empire’ lead Google’s top search terms in 2023
Google has announced the most searched terms of the year, which span not only global current events and internet memes, but also pop culture moments and key figures in the zeitgeist.
The most searched article this year was the Israel-Hamas war, with Oceangate coming in second. This statistic also appears to have settled the Babenheimer controversy this summer. barbie Earns this year’s spot as the most googled movie of 2023, oppenheimer take second place spot
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