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Posted By: Ajay Rawat Posted On: Aug 16, 2023
Actor Darren Kent passes away

Actor Darren Kent, best known for his role in 'Game of Thrones' mega series, has died.

As per US-based news outlet Variety, Kent breathed his last on August 11. He was in his late 30s.

The news of his demise was confirmed by his talent agency, Carey Dodd Associates, in a statement posted to Twitter on Tuesday.

"It is with deep sadness we have to tell you that our dear friend and client Darren Kent passed away peacefully on Friday. His parents and best friend [were] by his side. Our thoughts and love are with his family in this difficult time. RIP my friend," wrote the agency.

Kent was born and raised in Essex and attended Italia Conti, graduating in 2007. His first major acting role was in the 2008 horror 'Mirrors'. He later featured in Emmy-winning 'Game of Thrones'. In 'Game of Thrones', Kent essayed the role of a goatherd in Slavers Bay.

He was most recently seen as a reanimated corpse in the 2023 film 'Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves'.

His additional credits include 'Snow White and the Huntsman', 'Marshal's Law', 'Bloody Cuts', 'The Frankenstein Chronicles', 'Blood Drive' and 'Birds Sorrow' among others.

Kent notably won best actor at the Van D'or Awards in 2012 for his role as Danny, a boy with a rare skin condition that did not allow him to be in the sun, in 'Sunny Boy'. Like his character in the film, Kent also battled with a skin disorder, in addition to osteoporosis and arthritis.

He was also an award-winning writer and director, having helmed the 2021 short “You Know Me," which earned him a January Award, according to Variety.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

Source: Live Mint
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Game of Thrones Author George RR Martin Sues OpenAI For Using His Work To Train ChatGPT Published 35 minutes ago

Posted By: Aditya Gogoi Posted On: Sep 21, 2023

George RR Martin, the author behind the hugely successful Game of Thrones franchise, along with other authors, has sued the generative AI company OpenAI. They allege that OpenAI has used their books to train ChatGPT and other AI models.

As reported by The Verge, 17 popular authors—including David Baldacci, Jonathan Franzen, John Grisham, George R.R. Martin, and Jodi Picoult—have filed the lawsuit in the Southern District of New York.

As per the complaint filed by the authors, OpenAI was accused of copying the authors' “works wholesale, without permission or consideration.” Once copied, the information was used to train OpenAI's large language models.

For those uninitiated, Large Language Models, or LLMs are the brains of any chatbot like ChatGPT or Google Bard. For instance, the free version of ChatGPT uses GPT 3.5, while Google uses its PaLM 2 model for Bard.

The complaint notes that these “authors' livelihoods derive from the works they create. But Defendants' LLMs endanger fiction writers' ability to make a living, in that the LLMs allow anyone to generate—automatically and freely (or very cheaply)—texts that they would otherwise pay writers to create.” It added, “Moreover, Defendants' LLMs can spit out derivative works: material that is based on, mimics, summarizes, or paraphrases Plaintiffs' works, and harms the market for them.”

In reply, OpenAI's (defendant) CEO Sam Altman said that he agrees with the authors' concerns, and that he wants to ensure that the “creator economy continues to be vibrant is an important priority for OpenAI.”

“OpenAI does not want to replace creators,” Altman added.

It's anyone's guess how this battle between AI and creators will play out in the coming days, months, and years. Generative AI seems to be here to stay, and as LLMs get better, they may need more training material to keep up. It will be interesting to see how this pans out.

Source: News18
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Pebble's Game of Thrones smartwatch launched in India

Posted By: Anita Mamgai Posted On: Aug 26, 2023
Pebble has priced the Game of Thrones smartwatch at Rs. 5,499 in India. (Pebble)

Pebble has introduced the Game of Thrones smartwatch to the Indian market, debuting on a Friday. This wearable gadget features a circular design that encompasses a 1.43-inch AMOLED display with an always-on mode. The watch showcases interactive watch faces inspired by GoT and is bundled with leather straps, as per the company's description. Facilitating smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth, it enables call-taking and supports various sports and fitness tracking capabilities. Boasting a 250mAh battery, the Pebble Game of Thrones smartwatch touts a standby time of up to seven days.

Pebble Game of Thrones smartwatch: Price 

Pebble has priced the Game of Thrones smartwatch at Rs. 5,499 in India, and it can be purchased through Pebble's official website and Amazon. The Pebble Game of Thrones-themed smartwatch comes in Black, Grey, and Gold color choices.

Pebble Game of Thrones smartwatch: Specifications

Pebble's newly introduced Game of Thrones smartwatch features a circular dial accompanied by leather straps and a button shaped like a crown. It boasts a 1.43-inch AMOLED display with the choice of an always-on mode. This latest creation from the wearable manufacturer facilitates Bluetooth calling through a paired smartphone, allowing users to answer calls directly from the watch. It is compatible with both iOS and Android smartphones.

The exclusive smartwatch has the ability to monitor diverse health metrics such as blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) levels, heart rate, and sleep patterns. It also provides support for monitoring various sports and fitness undertakings. The watch provides interactive Game of Thrones-themed watch faces for selection. As per the company, it holds an IP67 rating for water and dust resistance.

This Pebble Game of Thrones smartwatch runs on a 250mAh battery, delivering a claimed seven days of usage on a single charge. It features magnetic charging, as per the company's specifications. Additional features of the watch encompass a calculator app, alarm clock, torch utilizing the watch display, stopwatch, and music controls. It weighs in at 172g.

Source: Live Mint
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