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Weekly Radar (2 February, 2023)

Weekly Radar (2 February, 2023)

Cristiano Ronaldo joined Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr after his contract with Manchester United was mutually terminated. He became the highest-paid player in world football with a reported salary of $213 million per year, but many saw his move to the Middle East as a major step down from his European success.

There were talks of Ronaldo joining Bayern Munich or Chelsea, but those deals did not come to fruition. The two-year agreement will take Ronaldo past his 40th birthday if he remains in Saudi Arabia. However, his manager at Al Nassr, Rudi Garcia, has hinted that a return to Europe could be in the cards for Ronaldo.

Many see the Premier League as a strong possibility, with Al Nassr and Newcastle sharing the same owner. But CR7 is performing below expectations. Despite being one of the best players in the world, Ronaldo has yet to find the back of the net for Al Nassr in two games. In a recent press conference, Garcia praised Ronaldo for helping to disperse defenders but advised the team to not always give the ball to the star player.

With all this in mind, the Polkamarkets Community believes chances for Ronaldo to make his comeback to Europe in the next season are scarce, with the NO position priced at 0.732 GLMR at the time of writing. So, the question remains, will Ronaldo bring his legendary skills back to the European stage and write yet another chapter in his unparalleled football career? Only time will tell, but one thing is for sure: fans eagerly await his grand return.

Google’s management has raised concerns over the launch of ChatGPT. OpenAI’s conversational AI chatbot has caught the world by storm and amassed over 1 million users in a mere five days after its public launch in November. This has prompted Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai to refocus the company’s efforts on addressing the threat it poses to Google’s search engine business. But Google also knows it must be done right to avoid the criticism ChatGPT faced right after its launch: the bot is often riddled with errors and can’t always distinguish between verified fact and misinformation. It can also make up answers, a phenomenon that AI researchers call “hallucinations.” Moreover, ChatGPT has been shown to be not only erroneous but also capable of generating racist and sexist responses. This noticeable high margin of error and toxicity vulnerability made Google hesitant to promptly release its AI chatbot, LaMDA, to the public.

According to The Times, Google execs are concerned over the “reputational risk” that comes with its current state. Zoubin Ghahramani, who leads Google’s AI lab, Google Brain, stated that chatbots are “not something that people can use reliably yet,” signaling that the company is probably working full steam on other AI products, which we might get an early look at during Google’s annual developer conference, Google I/O, in May. But, on the other hand, the sky-rocketing adoption of ChatGPT might push for a swift reaction by Google that can come to the public earlier than expected.

In light of this, the Polkamarkets community is wondering if Google will launch a language-based model similar to ChatGPT before the end of Q1 2023, which, as of now, seems unlikely with the NO position priced at 0.436 GLMR. But the end of Q1 is still a couple of months away, and we know that Google will do whatever it can to have its share of the promising AI conversational future.

The awards season is heating up, and all eyes are on the biggest prize of all: the Oscar for Best Picture. Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s “Everything Everywhere All at Once” has dominated the nominations and has been deemed “the film to beat” by many in the industry. With 11 nominations, the multiverse flick is poised to make a strong showing, but as we all know, anything can happen on Oscars night.

Critics and fans are raving about the movie’s exceptional acting, with standout performances from Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Stephanie Hsu. The film has also been recognized in the artisan categories, including Costume Design, Original Score, and Original Song. These nominations are a testament to the film’s universal appeal and the talent of everyone involved in bringing this story to life.

But while “Everything Everywhere All at Once” may seem like the clear winner, it’s important to remember that this race is far from over. Industry heavyweights like the DGA, BAFTA, PGA, and SAG still need to weigh in, and their opinions can significantly impact the final outcome. Moreover, the fact that the film with the most nominations has only won four times in the expanded Best Picture era (since 2009) shows that it’s hard to predict what’s going to happen on Oscars night.

So, can “Everything Everywhere All at Once” go all the way and make Oscars history? Only time will tell, but one thing is for sure: this film will be talked about for years to come, regardless of its success on awards night. So, let’s all keep our eyes peeled, put the Oscars on Polkamarket’s radar, and be ready for twists and turns as Hollywood rolls out the red carpet.

About Polkamarkets

Polkamarkets is an Autonomous Prediction Market Protocol built for multi-chain information exchange and trading where users take positions on outcomes of real-world events–in decentralized and interoperable EVMs.








An Autonomous Prediction Market Protocol Built for multi-chain information exchange and trading, where users take positions on outcomes of real-world events. Find the Polkamarkets Protocol in decentralized and interoperable EVMs on Polkadot and Kusama.

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