Weekly News Rundown Stories – Sunday 14th August 2022

Weekly News Rundown Stories – Sunday 14th August 2022

Each week, Ben Hopkinson looks back at a serious, crazy, and happy news story from the past week.

Serious News

(Birmingham 2022)

The 2022 Commonwealth Games which took place in Birmingham came to an end on Monday. 5,054 athletes from 72 nations participated across 280 events in 20 sports.

Australia were overall champions, winning 179 medals, England were just behind with 176, while Scotland finished in 6th with 51, Wales in 8th with 28 and Northern Ireland in 11th with 18 medals.

The next games will be taking place in 2026 in the Australian State of Victoria.

Crazy News

(TikTok/Robot Overloards)

A terrifying AI-generated selfie has emerged from TikTok user Robot Overlords as they used the DALL-E 2 image generator to create the visions of the life for people during the final moments of life on Earth.

Mutant-like humans are holding up their phones for a quick photo as large fires and smoke can be seen behind them. Other photos created using the AI system are of what claustrophobia feels like, what hell looks like and what a serial killer’s mind looks like.

DALL—E 2 takes its name from the Disney film, WALL-E and apparently had one million people on the waiting list, as a spokesperson says: “We also used advanced techniques to prevent photorealistic generations of real individuals’ faces, including those of public figures”.

Happy News

(Maurice Bafunno/PA)

Last weekend, Brighton Pride returned after a two-year break due to the COVID pandemic. Thousands of people filled the streets in Brighton showing pride in themselves with the colourful LGBTQ+ flags.

The parade and concerts were headlined by Christina Aguilera and Paloma Faith on Saturday and Sunday respectively as the event celebrated its 30th anniversary with over 300,000 people in attendance.

A spokesperson for Brighton Pride said: “2022 will be a joyous commemoration of the brave trailblazers, campaigners and supporters who shaped the Pride movement in the city and helped us achieve the LGBT+ equality we all enjoy today.”