When OpenAI launched ChatGPT with zero fanfare in late November 2022, no one at the company was prepared for the viral mega-hit. It’s seen at home as a “research preview,” a more refined version of the two-year-old technology and a way to iron out some of its flaws.
But then it absolutely blew up. The company has been struggling to find and wrap up its success ever since.
To get the inside story behind the chatbot—how it was built, how OpenAI has been updating it since its release, and how its creators feel about its success—our senior AI editor Will Douglas spoke to four people who helped build Heaven into what it is. The most popular internet app.
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The idea of using the “three-parent baby” method for infertility has yet to gain traction
This week my colleague Jessica Hamzelu published a great story about a controversial treatment for children with three genetic parents. It was thought that the “Three-Parent Baby” method would help parents prevent diseases from being passed on to their children. But new findings suggest this doesn’t always work – and can put children at risk of serious illnesses.
The evidence was obtained from the two children born after the procedure to help couples with a different problem – infertility. In these cases, we are lucky to find the problem: these children did not have parents with disease-causing mutations, so they should be fine.
And there is another silver lining. The results add further evidence that the “three-parent” method can help treat infertility and help understand why some people struggle to conceive. Read the full story.
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