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OpenAI released a new version of its chatbot. ChatGPT-4 is better at mental math, and at explaining its reasoning, as well as accepting visual input.

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What to watch for

UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt will announce his spring budget on Wednesday (March 15), and his speech is expected to focus on batting down inflation and jump-starting the UK’s sluggish economy. It’s no coincidence that more than 100,000 workers, including London Underground drivers, NHS junior doctors, civil servants, and teachers, have picked such an occasion to strike for higher wages.

The budget is unlikely to provide the changes unions are looking for, Julia Malleck reports. But the country’s shrinking workforce plays a large role in Hunt’s plans, which seek to incentivize delayed retirement and bring retirees back into the labor force.

Where gender wage gaps are the widest

Yesterday may have been Equal Pay Day in the US, but the world’s largest economy has something embarrassing in common with many other developed countries. Quartz’s reporters can explain why these gaps are still—still—happening.

A bar chart showing countries with the largest gender wage gaps. South Korea leads the pack, followed by Israel and Latvia.
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