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July 21, 2023

Google Testing AI Tool for News Organizations

Artificial intelligence is being fully integrated into society, and one tech company is starting in digital media first. According to The New York Times, Google is experimenting with a new AI product called Genesis that can write news stories. Once perfected, it’ll begin shopping the software to a number of different outlets, including The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. Essentially, the platform can take in information and formulate a concise news hit, said three unnamed sources familiar with the matter. A spokesperson for Google argued that while Genesis will be helpful for reporters, it is not intended to replace physical journalists.


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Tom Brady Joins E1 Electric Boat Team as Owner

Apparently, Tom Brady has a need for speed. The decorated football legend is the newest investor in the E1 all-electric boat racing league.”Throughout my career, I’ve always been synonymous with speed,” Brady wrote on Instagram Wednesday. “That’s just what the fans have come to expect. So, Rafa, Didier, and Checo, get ready, we are coming for the top spot. LFG!” The future NFL Hall of Famer will compete against the likes of fellow E1 team owners like Rafael Nadal, retired soccer star Didier Drogba, and Formula 1 racer Sergio Perez.

Boardroom’s Shlomo Sprung has more details on Brady’s new investment.

Tyler, The Creator & Converse Collab on New Chuck Collection

Tyler, the Creator and his brand Golf le Fleur have partnered with Converse on a fun new collection. The capsule reimagines the classic Chuck 70 low top silhouette with a digi-leopard print that’s available in four colorways. Priced at $120, the sneakers are available to shop now at converse.com and golflefleur.com.

Saquon Barkley Considers Skipping Giants Season Due to Contract Disputes

This time of year, football players are excitedly reporting to camp to prepare for the upcoming season. But that’s not exactly the case for Saquon Barkley. The New York Giants, the team that drafted him second overall in 2018, and Barkley have failed to reach a long-term deal. Because of that, the 26-year-old has considered not playing for the Giants this season. “My leverage is I could say, ‘F— you’ to the Giants, I could say, ‘F— you’ to my teammates,” Barkley said on The Money Matters podcast, which was recorded prior to Monday’s deadline. “And be like, ‘You want me to show you my worth? You want me to show you how valuable I am to the team? I won’t show up. I won’t play a down.’ And that’s a play I could use.'” The Penn State product added he will consult with family and close advisers before making a final decision.

Boardroom’s Sam Dunn has more on what’s next for Barkley. 

Amazon to Launch Pay-by-Palm Technology

Whole Foods is looking to fully integrate technology that allows you to pay for groceries by simply swiping your palm. Amazon, which owns Whole Foods, plans to incorporate Amazon One technology into its markets across the country by the year’s end. To activate the feature, shoppers have to first connect their hands to a registered credit card. From there, a simple wave over the kiosk completes the purchase. Currently, Amazon One is available in 200 stores. By the end of 2023, it’s expected to be installed in close to 500 Whole Food locations.

Bipartisan NIL Bill to Protect NCAA Athletes’ Economic, Educational, & Healthcare Rights

Three US Senators are entertaining federal legislation they believe would protect college athletes’ economic, health, and educational rights. Introduced by Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) on Thursday, the College Athletes Protection & Compensation Act would preempt state NIL laws. The proposal protects players in a number of ways, but one of the standout requests prohibits schools from disciplining for receiving food, rent, medical expenses, insurance, tuition, fees, books, and transportation from a third party. Universities would also be required to cover athletes’ aid until they graduate, even if they suffer a career-ending injury.