February 20, 2023, 4:40 PM

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James West / Mother Jones:
New Bing offers marvelous responses, dangerously convincing falsehoods, direct quotes that appear to be made up, and shocking claims about its own capabilities  —  “You're in!” the email said.  “Welcome to the new Bing!”  Last Sunday, I joined a small wave of users granted early access …
Ethan Mollick / One Useful Thing:
A Wharton School professor whose classes required using ChatGPT to write essays says students fact-checked and quickly understood AI's accuracy and bias issues  —  (Spoiler alert: it has been very successful, but there are some lessons to be learned)  —  I fully embraced AI for my classes …
Gary Marcus / The Road to AI We Can Trust:
Exploring likely reasons the new Bing is reckless, like debuting with insufficient RLHF, or reinforcement learning with human feedback, compared to ChatGPT  —  And how did some prominent journalists utterly miss this initially?  —  A wild story in which I probe what Bing's chatbot is capable …
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Dow Jones' general counsel says OpenAI lacks a deal to use WSJ reporting to train its AI; a source says CNN plans to ask OpenAI to pay to license its content  —  Major news outlets have begun criticizing OpenAI and its ChatGPT software, saying the lab is using their articles to train …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Many Microsoft Outlook users say inboxes have been flooded with spam emails for many hours, as filters appear broken; others have reported the issue for months  —  According to reports from an increasing number of Microsoft customers, Outlook inboxes have been flooded with spam emails …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sources: Microsoft recently began testing a big Teams update, known as 2.0 internally, aiming to improve resource usage, and plans to release a preview in March  —  Microsoft is preparing to launch a new version of Microsoft Teams next month that has been rebuilt from the ground …
Chandraveer Mathur / Android Police:
Google rolls out new Memory Saver and Energy Saver features for Chrome on macOS, Windows, and ChromeOS that are enabled by default  —  Memory Saver and Energy Saver are here  —  Google Chrome is one of the best web browsers for Android, and it also offers feature parity with the desktop version.
Laurence Fletcher / Financial Times:
Hedge fund Galois Capital, which managed ~$200M in 2022, closes, returns investors' money, and sells claims for ~$0.16 after half its assets were trapped on FTX  —  Co-founder apologises in letter to investors and says fund is no longer viable  —  A hedge fund that was one of the highest-profile victims …
Wall Street Journal:
A look at Meta's “The Cube”, a cubicle made of felt-like recycled PET plastic that absorbs sound and blocks distractions, rolling out to Meta's offices globally  —  The Facebook and Instagram parent needed a new setup for the loud hybrid workplace.  Here's a first look at the quieter cubicle.
Emma Roth / The Verge:
SpaceX invites select Starlink customers to test its Global Roaming Service, a $200 per month option offering internet “almost anywhere on land in the world”  —  Starlink's testing a new satellite internet service it says will let you “connect from almost anywhere on land in the world …

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