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Latest “masculinity influencer”: Another dudebro guiding followers into deeper loneliness

Latest “masculinity influencer”: Another dudebro guiding followers into deeper loneliness

Andrew Tate may be facing a mounting number of international charges for alleged sex crimes, but this doesn’t mean we’ve seen the end of “masculinity influencers” who make big bucks by preying upon the the insecurities of young men. On Tuesday, Ben Terris of the Washington Post profiled Nick Adams, a self-described “Alpha Male” who wins over young men with an is-he-kidding shtick focused on the ever-present threat of emasculation supposedly posed by everything from liberals to girlfriends to salmon entrées at restaurants.  Like most similar marketers of so-called masculinity, Adams targets young men’s fears of loneliness or failure — which are no doubt both real and prevalent — with the false promise that embracing aggressive misogyny is the key to achieving your dreams. Adams has evidently cashed in because he’s good at employing faux-irony in order to push his message. Terris, who has an eye for telling details, zeroes in on excellent examples of the “jokey but serious” rhetoric. In one of his swears-they’re-true stories, for instance, Adams described lecturing a date: “You are …

Elon Musk sues OpenAI for violating guiding principles in favor of profit

Elon Musk sues OpenAI for violating guiding principles in favor of profit

From left, Elon Musk, Sam Altman and Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times financial columnist, speak during the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on Oct. 6, 2015, in San Francisco. Mike Windle/Getty Images for Vanity Fair hide caption toggle caption Mike Windle/Getty Images for Vanity Fair From left, Elon Musk, Sam Altman and Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times financial columnist, speak during the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on Oct. 6, 2015, in San Francisco. Mike Windle/Getty Images for Vanity Fair Elon Musk has sued OpenAI and its CEO Sam Altman, claiming that the company failed to keep its promise of developing AI tools for “the benefit of humanity” over maximizing profits. Musk helped launch and fund OpenAI in its early years. His lawyers argue that Musk poured time, money and recruiting resources to the AI lab, which was established in 2015, on the condition that it would remain a nonprofit “dedicated to creating safe, open-source AGI for public benefit,” …

Guiding the EU’s quest for economic competitiveness – POLITICO

Guiding the EU’s quest for economic competitiveness – POLITICO

Given the stakes, Brussels policy circles are now abuzz with recipes for economic competitiveness. But beneath the surface, these appear to be driven by opposing ideological views: On the one hand, there’s the established liberal view, which sees free trade and competition policy as key for competitiveness, while perhaps acknowledging that the need for economic security may justify a higher degree of public intervention than usual. On the other hand, there’s the interventionist view, which pushes the need to overcome the established model in order to face the brave new world of geoeconomic and industrial competition. This means, state control of strategic industrial sectors, watering down competition policy and using trade policy instruments — like tariffs and foreign direct investment restrictions — to protect Europe’s market. This new debate is thus deeper, more complicated and more divisive than in previous incarnations. Competitiveness needs to be reconciled with the new challenges of today’s world, including economic security, decarbonization, shrinking fiscal space and economic nationalism in China, the U.S. and other trading partners. And for Europe to …

Afif coy on Europe after guiding Qatar to second Asian Cup title

Afif coy on Europe after guiding Qatar to second Asian Cup title

LUSAIL, Qatar : Qatar’s Akram Afif underlined his credentials as one of Asia’s finest forwards with a hat-trick in the Asian Cup final to guide his team to back-to-back titles, but the forward was coy on playing for another European club in future. Afif netted three penalties in the 3-1 victory over Jordan, and he bagged a treble of individual awards: player of the match, most valuable player of the tournament, and top scorer with eight goals. Opposition coaches who have faced him have praised his skills, with Tajikistan’s Petar Segrt saying it was only a question of time and whether the 27-year-old Al-Sadd forward wanted to return to Europe. Since leading Qatar to the 2019 title with a tournament record 10 assists, Afif has become one of Asia’s most-feared players. At the start of this tournament, he said he had dreams of returning to Europe having previously played for Eupen in the Belgian Pro League. He later became the first Qatari player to be signed by a LaLiga club when he moved to Villarreal …

UK universities draw up guiding principles on generative AI | Artificial intelligence (AI)

UK universities have drawn up a set of guiding principles to ensure that students and staff are AI literate, as the sector struggles to adapt teaching and assessment methods to deal with the growing use of generative artificial intelligence. Vice-chancellors at the 24 Russell Group research-intensive universities have signed up to the code. They say this will help universities to capitalise on the opportunities of AI while simultaneously protecting academic rigour and integrity in higher education. While once there was talk of banning software like ChatGPT within education to prevent cheating, the guidance says students should be taught to use AI appropriately in their studies, while also making them aware of the risks of plagiarism, bias and inaccuracy in generative AI. Staff will also have to be trained so they are equipped to help students, many of whom are already using ChatGPT in their assignments. New ways of assessing students are likely to emerge to reduce the risk of cheating. All 24 Russell Group universities have reviewed their academic conduct policies and guidance to reflect …