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JE Technology Office: The biopic of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer (the mastermind credited with the first atomic bomb), starring Christopher Nolan, was released in theaters recently. Although the film received a positive response from fans of Nolan and several others, it failed to impress one of the major faces in the tech world – Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI and Elon Musk, owner of Twitter (now X).

Altman recently added that he expects the film to inspire a generation of young people to become physicists. But he failed to do so. Elon Musk joined the chat and added, “Indeed.” Musk’s reaction garnered over three lakh views and 4,000 likes.

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Altman tweeted, “I was hoping Oppenheimer’s movie would inspire a generation of kids to become physicists, but it really missed the mark.” He further said, “Let’s get this movie made!” According to him, the Social Network film succeeded in inspiring startup founders. As of this writing, the tweet has garnered over 6.5 million views, 11,000 likes+, and over 650 retweets.

The CEO’s response sparked a debate around the effectiveness of social media and Oppenheimer to inspire viewers. While some agree with the tech bosses, others have opposing views. “I haven’t watched Oppenheimer yet, but I can definitely say that The Social Network was the first trigger for my interest in entrepreneurship,” said one user. But, another user tweeted: “The social network is an unfortunately brilliant representation of how innovative people can act in selfish and harmful ways and keep moving forward.”

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Another user said someone should make a movie that inspires kids about the negatives of AI. While on the other hand, one user jokingly summoned ChatGPT to generate an Oppenheimer plot that Altman will “enjoy”.

News18, citing The New York Times, claimed in a report that Altman qualified the Manhattan Project on par with OpenAI after Microsoft invested in the research company in 2019. The film gives us a rich insight into the scientists involved in the Manhattan Project with complex science.

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An Overview of Global Events in 2023

In 2023, the world witnessed a myriad of events that left a lasting impact on global affairs. From political developments and economic shifts to environmental challenges and breakthroughs in science and technology, the year was marked by significant changes and a sense of urgency for collective action. Here’s an overview of some of the latest world news in 2023.

Political Unrest and Diplomatic Strides:
In the political arena, several regions experienced unrest and geopolitical tensions. The ongoing conflict in the Middle East continued to dominate headlines, with efforts towards peace and stability remaining elusive. However, there were also moments of diplomatic breakthroughs as nations engaged in dialogues to ease tensions and work towards lasting solutions.

Economic Transformations:
The global economy faced both challenges and opportunities. Trade disputes between major powers affected markets, while some countries grappled with debt crises. On the other hand, emerging economies showed resilience and promising growth, fueling optimism for a more balanced global economic landscape.

Technological Advancements:
Innovation surged forward in the tech industry, with breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, renewable energy, and space exploration. Quantum computing achieved milestones, promising radical transformations across industries. Renewable energy sources gained traction, with many countries setting ambitious goals to combat climate change.

Climate Crisis and Environmental Resilience:
As the climate crisis intensified, extreme weather events wreaked havoc in various parts of the world. Wildfires, hurricanes, and floods reminded humanity of the urgent need for climate action. In response, governments and communities across the globe doubled down on efforts to reduce carbon emissions, invest in sustainable infrastructure, and protect biodiversity.

Health and Pandemic Management:
Health remained a global priority as countries continued to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. With the emergence of new variants, vaccination efforts and public health measures remained crucial to curbing the spread of the virus. There were also significant advancements in medical research and technology, offering hope for better preparedness in handling future health crises.

Sports and Cultural Milestones:
Amidst the challenges, the world found moments of joy and unity through sports and culture. International sporting events brought together athletes from diverse backgrounds, promoting solidarity and camaraderie. Cultural exchanges and celebrations showcased the richness of human diversity and fostered mutual understanding.

In conclusion, the year 2023 was a dynamic period filled with significant events that shaped the course of history. From political unrest to technological advancements and environmental challenges, the world witnessed the complexities of the global landscape. While obstacles remained, there were also encouraging developments and collaborative efforts towards a more sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous future for all nations. As we move forward, the lessons learned from these events serve as a reminder of the importance of collective action and cooperation to address shared global challenges.