NOTICE News Daily: March 16, 2023

On today’s NOTICE News Daily: Russia intercepted an American drone off the coast of Ukraine Tuesday, raising fears that tensions between the two countries might escalate. Plus: Has the next generation of artificial intelligence arrived?

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Russia Takes Out U.S. Drone

Top Story: U.S. Spy Drone Crashes Into Sea After Russian Intercept

On Tuesday, Russian jets intercepted an American drone on a reconnaissance mission off the coast of Ukraine. It’s the first physical contact of the American and Russian militaries since the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Experts fear this could increase tensions between our two countries. >> Full story

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In Other News…

  • Nor’easter Buries Parts Of New England While More Floods Threaten California: Ten of thousands of New England and New York homes and businesses were without power on Wednesday in the aftermath of a Nor’easter that dumped up to 3 feet of snow on the region, while a new atmospheric river storm raised the threat of more flooding in California. >> Full story
  • Facebook-parent Meta plans to lay off another 10,000 employees: “Facebook-parent Meta plans to lay off another 10,000 workers, marking the second round of significant job cuts announced by the tech giant in four months.” >> Full story from CNN
  • Dog rescue on Kentucky cliff turns into human rescue: >> Full story from UPI
New AI Advancements

Microsoft-backed OpenAI starts release of powerful AI known as GPT-4

The startup OpenAI on Tuesday said it is beginning to release a powerful artificial intelligence model known as GPT-4, setting the stage for human-like technology to proliferate and more competition between its backer Microsoft Corp and Alphabet Inc’s Google. >> Full story from Reuters