Maltese tech entrepreneur Sean Ellul featured on TIME magazine in ChatGPT debate

Maltese tech entrepreneur Sean Ellul featured on TIME magazine in ChatGPT debate
Jan 28 2023 Share

As the tech world continues to develop amid the global explosion in popularity of AI phenomenon chat GPT, Maltese tech entrepreneur and Metaverse Architects co-founder Sean Ellul gave TIME magazine his two cents on the matter.

Ellul was contacted by TIME with a question regarding ChatGPT, being asked whether his life has been impact by the artificial intelligence tool sweeping the global. Ellul then used artificial intelligence to write an email reply about how the company is using ChatGPT to “brainstorm code, prepare articles and ideate new projects. We even use it to write emails, such as this one!”

“How many times a day do you search something on Google?” The tech entrepreneur replied when asked how many times a day he uses ChatGPT. He went on to reveal that the phenomenon has been completely integrated in the company’s workflow.

When prompted with the question “What is ChatGPT?”, the AI tool stated that “ChatGPT is a large language model developed by OpenAI. It is trained on a dataset of conversational text and can generate human-like responses to a wide range of topics. It can be used for various natural language processing tasks such as text generation, language translation, and conversation simulation.”

What do you think of this phenomenon?


World’s oldest person reveals the secret to living longer is avoiding toxic people

World's oldest person reveals the secret to living longer is avoiding toxic people
Jan 28 2023 Share

Maria Branyas Morera, a California-born Spanish woman who was verified to be the world’s oldest person after the death of French nun Lucile Randon, has revealed the secret to living a long life.

From her nursing home in Catalonia, Spain, the 115-year-old revealed that the secret to living longer is “staying away from toxic people.”

Born on March 4th 1907, Morera has lived through two world wars, a civil war and two global pandemics, so her piece of advice may be as credible as ever.

Nowadays, the Guinness World Record holding woman even uses Twitter, with some help from her daughter.

“I need peace and tranquility”, the record-holder stated in a recent Twitter statement posted in late January.

“I am surprised and pleased by the expectation that the feat of being the oldest living person in the world has generated. Many thanks to everyone for the most interest, face that I have no merit. These days have been very tight and we have decided, with the Residence Management, that there will be no more interviews.”


Soup Kitchen OFM Valletta serves 118,350 meals in 2022

Soup Kitchen OFM Valletta serves 118,350 meals in 2022
Jan 28 2023 Share

In a recent communication detailing the voluntary organisation’s impactful work in 2022, the Soup Kitchen OFM Valletta has revealed how many guests and meals it served between January and December 2022.

Addressing guest demographics, the Soup Kitchen revealed that it served 30,450 guests in total and 220 children, with the main guest localities including Valletta, Floriana, Marsa, Qormi, Zebbug and St. Paul’s Bay.

A total of 91,350 lunch plates were prepared whilst 27,000 packed lunches were also made, all in all costing up to €710,000. The organisation is made up of just one full-timer and one part-timer, 7 board members, 95 helpers, 1 lawyer, 3 nurses, 2 social workers, 1 psychotherapist, 1 youth worker and 3 barbers or hairdressers.

In addition to 36 donor companies, 12 schools and 8 youth centres, the organisation also kept going thanks to the contribution of 1,256 individuals, expressing their gratitude to anyone who contributed in 2022.

If you want to contribute to the organisation, which has been serving those in need since August 2021, you can do so as follows:

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PAYPAL: http://www.soupkitchenofmvalletta.com

CHEQUES: Addressed to the Soup Kitchen OFM – Valletta, 40, St Ursula Street Valletta

CONTACT: +356 79227570


First Ukrainian soldiers receive amputee rehab in Malta

First Ukrainian soldiers receive amputee rehab in Malta
Jan 27 2023 Share

Steward Health Care Malta has just welcomed the first two Ukrainian soldiers who will be receiving treatment on the island as part of a Ukrainian amputee rehabilitation program.

The program is called Project Renew, and leading prosthetics provider Medical Center Orthotics & Prosthetics, Steward Health Care Malta, Steward Health Care International and the charitable foundation Future for Ukraine will be assisting up to 24 victims of the war in 2023. 

Supported by the Maltese Government and the Ministry for Health, the program welcomed Vitaly Tarusin, 32, and Andriy Konovalov, 45. 

They opened up about their wartime experiences and the treatment they are receiving in Malta. However, Vitaly and Andriy are just two of well over 3,000 Ukrainians who lost a limb in the war. 

The two soldiers are being treated using an advanced care model developed by SHCM and MCOPi professionals which will provide them with prosthetic legs and therapy and training. 

This will allow them to return to full function and even back home to Ukraine.