Wednesday briefing: Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision; Candida auris; World Baseball Classic; Google Bard; and more
- What happened? Japan defeated the U.S., 3-2, in the final in Miami. Japanese star Shohei Ohtani struck out his Los Angeles Angels teammate Mike Trout in an epic ending to the game.
- The big picture: The World Baseball Classic is still establishing itself, but the commitment of players such as Ohtani, Trout and others has dramatically improved its credibility.
Google launched its own AI chatbot yesterday.
- What to know: It’s called Bard — Google’s answer to OpenAI’s ChatGPT. It can answer questions and have conversations on nearly any subject. We chatted with it here.
- Why does this matter? Artificial intelligence is increasingly making its way into our lives. AI won’t entirely replace humans at work any time soon, but it’s already transforming some jobs.
And now … you should eat lentils every day: Here’s why it’s good for you and the planet. Plus, what to make with those delicious spring vegetables.
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