The Download: Turkey’s EV ambitions, and making AI truthful for artists

The Download: Turkey’s EV ambitions, and making AI truthful for artists

This is at the moment’s version of The Download, our weekday publication that gives a every day dose of what’s occurring on the earth of know-how.

How a Chinese battery firm powers Turkey’s home-grown EVs

2023 is a giant yr for Turkey, with each the republic’s 100-year-anniversary and a high-stakes election developing. It’s additionally the yr when the nation is about to begin delivery its first home electrical automobile, an emblem of future financial progress.

There are quite a lot of similarities between the trail China took and the trail Turkey is now on. Both international locations are automotive powerhouses that aren’t glad with staying on the decrease finish of the auto provide chain. EVs supply the possibility to enter a brand new and fast-growing market.

The key distinction is that China is already forward within the EV race, whereas Turkey has simply entered it. That’s why Turkey isn’t going it alone. It’s partnering with Farasis, one among China’s prime battery corporations, heralding the following step within the two international locations’ already shut financial relationship. Read the full story.

—Zeyi Yang

Zeyi’s story is from China Report, his weekly publication supplying you with the within observe on all issues China. Sign up to obtain it in your inbox each Tuesday.

Read extra about China’s electrical automobile ambitions:

  • How did China come to dominate the world of electrical vehicles? Hint: beneficiant authorities subsidies have helped. Read the full story.

  • EV batteries are the following level of stress between China and the US. The US needs to maneuver away from gas-powered vehicles, but it surely received’t be capable to with out Chinese-made batteries.  Read the full story.


p class=”has-medium-font-size”>Podcast: Generating creativity

In the most recent episode of In Machines We Trust, the crew meets individuals constructing subsequent technology instruments for creativity, and exploring how these AI fashions needs to be skilled and deployed with a view to be each helpful and truthful to artists. Listen to it on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.


p class=”has-medium-font-size”>The must-reads

I’ve combed the web to seek out you at the moment’s most enjoyable/essential/scary/fascinating tales about know-how.

1 We already know make AI safer 
Making analysis extra clear and sturdy tips are the primary steps. (Wired $)
+ Progress in robotics is massively lagging behind AI as of late. (The Atlantic $)
+ Do AI programs want to come back with security warnings? (MIT Technology Review)

2 China is stalling mergers involving American corporations
It’s an influence transfer to counter the US’ current export guidelines. (WSJ $)
+ China is reviewing a prime US chipmaker’s safety. (NYT $)+ How a safety weblog uncovered surveillance in China. (Wired $)

3 Amazon helped to kill an emissions discount local weather invoice 
If handed, the invoice would have regulated its knowledge facilities. (WP $)
+ Amazon is labeling large corporations as ‘small companies.’ (The Information $)

4 Google is extraordinarily pleased with its supercomputer
It says the machine is quicker and greener than Nvidia’s comparable programs. (Reuters)

5 Chatbots’ grasp of non-English languages is shaky
A bunch of AI startups need to enhance its responses for customers in different international locations. (FT $)

6 The weight reduction drug market is exploding
But the side-effects could be brutal. (The Atlantic $)
+ Weight-loss injections have taken over the web. But what does this imply for individuals IRL? (MIT Technology Review)

7 How Europe grew to become a inexperienced aviation hotbed
The bloc’s formidable carbon-neutral targets are incentivizing startups. (Bloomberg $)
+ Falling lithium costs is sweet information for EV makers. (WSJ $)+ How new applied sciences might clear up air journey. (MIT Technology Review)

8 Inside the bitter battle over chip design
Researchers are arguing over whether or not people or AI design higher chips. (IEEE Spectrum)
+ These easy design guidelines might flip the chip trade on its head. (MIT Technology Review)

9 Marketing college students are being taught go viral on-line
Staying one step forward of the algorithm takes some critical work. (NYT $)

10 Why pop-ups retaining popping up
Cookie notices, and subscription request packing containers are relentless proper now. (The Verge)

Quote of the day

“It’s just like the MAGA hat for Twitter.”

—Podcast host Rick Smith says Twitter’s blue verify mark has develop into extra of an indicator of somebody’s views than a signifier of their credibility, stories Bloomberg.

The massive story

The metaverse is the following venue for physique dysmorphia on-line

November 2021

In Facebook’s imaginative and prescient of the metaverse, we are going to all work together in a mashup of the digital and bodily worlds. Digital representations of ourselves will eat, discuss, date, store, and extra. 

But if these avatars actually are on their approach, we’ll have to face some powerful questions on how we current ourselves to others. And how would possibly these digital variations of ourselves change the best way we really feel about our our bodies, for higher or worse? Read the full story.

—Tanya Basu

We can nonetheless have good issues

A spot for consolation, enjoyable and distraction in these bizarre occasions. (Got any concepts? Drop me a line or tweet ’em at me.)

+ Daisy Jones and the Six could characteristic some dodgy lyrics, however makes for fairly enjoyable TV.
+ Plenty of sports activities groups use owls as their mascots, however how do they stack up?
+ #SpiritualBath is one TikTok pattern I’m totally onboard with. 
+ These photographs are a joyous celebration of New York’s vibrant roller disco scene.
+ Now that we all know the third season of The White Lotus might be set in Thailand, right here’s some prime predictions for the hotels that might characteristic.



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