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September 25, 2023

Meta’s AI chatbot plan includes ‘sassy robot’ for younger users 

  • The Wall Street Journal has reported that Meta has plans to develop ‘dozens’ of chatbot personas.
  • Among these, it plans to release a generative AI chatbot called “Gen AI Personas”, aimed at younger users.
  • It is set to launch during the Meta Connect event which begins on Wednesday.
  • Meta has also done some work on a chatbot creation tool to enable celebrities to make their own chatbots for their fans.
  • For more, please visit the Verge website.

X improves content reporting flow

  • X (formerly Twitter) is reportedly making it easier to report rule-breaking content in the app.
  • It is doing so with an improved reporting flow which makes it easier for users to specifically highlight their concerns with a few clicks.
  • X will give users more specific violations to choose from when reporting a post, for example concerns around child safety or suicide or self-harm.
  • Once the user has selected the type of issue they are issued with a screen with more specific issues.
  • Users can then submit their concern and a screen with more actions to limit further harm is displayed.
  • For more, please visit the Social Media Today website.

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Rishi Sunak’s planned A-levels revamp could include baccalaureate

  • The Prime Minister is reportedly planning to establish a new style of British Baccalaureate.
  • According to several papers, the A-level reform would see English and maths become compulsory until the age of 18 and the requirement to study a wider array of subjects in post-16 education.
  • A Department for Education spokesperson said in a statement: “We have already taken steps to reform the post-16 qualifications landscape”.
  • Shadow education secretary Bridget Phillipson said that the focus should be on “long term plans to improve literacy and numeracy in younger children”.
  • For more, please visit the Independent’s website.