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๐Ÿ‘‰ Issue #27 of QX Snapshots is out!

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๐Ÿค– [๐€๐ˆ] Arthur Launches Open-Source Tool to Evaluate Large Language Model Performance. Arthur Bench is an open-source tool designed to assess and compare the performance of large language models (LLMs) like OpenAI's GPT-3.5 Turbo and Meta's LLaMA 2. Arthur Bench enables companies to test various language models against their specific requirements, offering metrics to gauge accuracy, readability, hedging, and other aspects.

โ–ถ [๐€๐ˆ] Metaโ€™s Next AI Attack on OpenAI: Free Code-Generating Software.

โ›“ [๐๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐ค๐œ๐ก๐š๐ข๐ง] Mastercard Partners with Leading Blockchain Firms to Enhance Understanding of CBDCs. Mastercard has initiated a collaboration with seven leading blockchain and payment technology providers to delve deeper into the potential and constraints of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Ripple, ConsenSys, Fluency, and others.

โ–ถ [๐๐ฅ๐จ๐œ๐ค๐œ๐ก๐š๐ข๐ง] Gitcoin + Shell: A collaboration to accelerate Climate Solutions worldwide.

๐Ÿ’ป [AR/VR] Emerging Role of Virtual Reality in Workforce Training. Virtual Reality (VR) is steadily finding its place in practical applications like job training, with many employers across diverse sectors, from retail to healthcare, adopting the technology. This immersive medium offers trainees an experience closely resembling real-world situations, just by donning a headset. Walmart, an early adopter of VR for training, reported a 5-10% improvement in employee test scores since integrating VR.

๐ŸŽ† [๐๐ฎ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ฒ] Google's Chrome Advances Quantum-Resistant Cryptography to Combat Future Cyber Threats. Google's Chrome browser is preparing for a post-quantum cybersecurity world by revising technical standards and testing new quantum-resistant algorithms. Collaborative efforts across Google aim to transition the web to quantum-resistant cryptography, as detailed in a recent Chromium Blog post. Chrome will use a hybrid method, supporting the X25519Kyber768 protocol, to establish symmetric secrets in Transport Layer Security (TLS) connections.

โ–ถ [๐๐ฎ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก๐ง๐จ๐ฅ๐จ๐ ๐ฒ] Quantum In China: Insights Into Chinaโ€™s Advancement In Quantum Technologies.

โ–ถ [๐Ž๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐“๐ž๐œ๐ก] The Fintech Growth Fund โ€“ backed by major financial institutions including Barclays and the London Stock Exchange Group โ€“ will target promising fintechs with investments between ยฃ10m and ยฃ100m. The fund will invest in firms from Series C stage and above. Portfolio companies will receive strategic support in addition to capital. This includes access to a deep network of fintech and investment experts.


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