AI GPU

Nvidia’s shares surpassed $1,000 for the first time during extended trading on Wednesday 22nd May 2024, following the chip manufacturers report of fiscal first-quarter (Q1) earnings that exceeded analysts’ expectations. Investors have been using Nvidia’s performance as a barometer for the AI industry’s growth, which has captivated the market overRead More →

UK election

On 22nd May 2024, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced a snap general election for 4th July 2024 This decision caught many by surprise, as the election was called more than around six months earlier than legally required. Election Date: 4th July 2024 – let the fireworks begin The Conservative Party, led by Rishi Sunak, isRead More →

AI Kill Switch!

Leading technology companies, such as Microsoft, Amazon, and OpenAI, have united under a significant international accord for artificial intelligence (AI) safety measures, established at the Seoul AI Safety Summit on Tuesday 21st May 2024. Following the agreement, firms from various nations, including the UK, China, Canada, the U.S., France, SouthRead More →

Human and humanoid

On Tuesday 21st May 2024, European Union member states reached a consensus on the world’s first significant law to regulate artificial intelligence, a move echoed by institutions globally to implement controls on the technology. The EU Council announced it has granted final approval for the AI Act, a pioneering regulationRead More →

Nasdaq all-time high

The Nasdaq is a stock market index predominantly comprising technology and internet-related companies. Investors and traders closely monitor its performance as it serves as a barometer for the technological sector’s robustness and the general market mood. Nasdaq all-time high The Nasdaq Composite surpassed its previous highest value, marking a significantRead More →

AI art

Microsoft is promoting new computers equipped with advanced chips, engineered to operate the new artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities embedded in the Windows operating system. On Monday 20th May 2024, Microsoft unveiled a Surface Laptop and a Surface Pro tablet, both featuring a Qualcomm chip capable of executing AI tasks bothRead More →

Reddit

Reddit’s shares have surged following the announcement of a partnership with AI start-up OpenAI Through this deal, OpenAI, the creator of the ChatGPT chatbot, will gain access to Reddit’s content and introduce AI-driven features to the platform. OpenAI has also secured agreements with various publishers, reports suggest, including the AssociatedRead More →

Debt burden

The federal debt reportedly reached $34.5 trillion, marking an increase of approximately $11 trillion since March 2020. This surge has sparked discussions among government and financial leaders, with a notable Wall Street firm questioning whether the associated costs could threaten the stock market’s upward trend. The Congressional Budget Office projectsRead More →

Cargo shipping containers

Chinese firms are becoming increasingly optimistic about a rise in trade exports, as there is little evidence of global companies completely decoupling from China, Allianz Trade reports. More than one in ten Chinese exporters, ranking as the second-largest exporter of goods to the U.S. following Mexico, anticipate an increase inRead More →

Baidu

Baidu, one of China’s leading search engine firms, surpassed analysts’ revenue forecasts for the Q1 on Thursday 16th May 2024. This was predominately due to a recovery in advertising revenue and a surge in demand for its AI-driven cloud products. The company announced a revenue of 31.51 billion yuan ($4.37Read More →

Precious metal rally

Precious metal prices received a significant uplift on Thursday 16th May 2024 following the release of better-than-expected U.S. inflation data, which increased the likelihood of rate cuts by the Federal Reserve, again. Gold prices reached their highest point in over three weeks on Thursday too, while silver achieved its highestRead More →

All three major indices closed at records on 15th May 2024 The Dow climbed 0.88%, while the S&P 500 gained 1.17%, ending the session above 5,300 for the first time. The tech-related Nasdaq Composite closed higher by 1.40%. Dow closed at a new high of: 39908 S&P 500 closed at a new high of: 5308 Nasdaq CompositeRead More →

The power of water

Margaret Atwood – born 1939 “Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end canRead More →