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A Beatles superfan holds the first copy of the newly released last Beatles song, "Now and Then," at HMV Liverpool, on Nov. 3, 2023.

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Hard Numbers: Beatles drop "new" tune, Open AI's fortunes, Britain's supercomputer, Voters' misinformation fears

1995: Last week, the Beatles released their first song since 1995. The group’s two remaining members, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, and their producers relied on machine-learning technology to isolate vocal and piano tracks from a poor-quality cassette recording of a song John Lennon partially recorded decades ago. McCartney and Starr provided fresh instrumentals and finished the song, called “Now and Then.”

100 million: At OpenAI’s developer conference on Monday, the company announced that its popular chatbot ChatGPT has 100 million weekly users. It also said 2 million developers are building on its platform – including 92% of Fortune 500 companies.

$273 million: During its big AI extravaganza last week, the British government announced it would invest $273 million in a new AI-powered supercomputer built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise using chips made by NVIDIA – two American firms.

58%: A new poll by the Associated Press and the University of Chicago shows 58% of Americans think AI will amplify the spread of misinformation around the 2024 presidential election. Last week, we wrote about candidates taking a pledge to not use AI deceptively in their campaigning. Well, the results of this poll reveal that 62% of Republicans and 70% of Democrats support a pledge for candidates to avoid the technology altogether in their electioneering.

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