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February 24, 2023, 1:20 PM

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Meta AI:
Meta releases a new foundational LLM called Large Language Model Meta AI, or LLaMA, available in sizes ranging from 7B to 65B parameters, to help AI researchers  —  As part of Meta's commitment to open science, today we are publicly releasing LLaMA (Large Language Model Meta AI) …
Tim Hardwick / MacRumors:
Kuo: Apple plans a cheaper second-gen AR/MR headset with two high-end and low-end models, built by Luxcaseict and Foxconn, respectively, likely coming in 2025  —  Apple's cheaper second-generation AR/VR headset will come in two high-end and low-end models, according to Apple industry analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
Bloomberg:
Source: the US DOJ is preparing to file an antitrust lawsuit to block Adobe's $20B Figma acquisition as soon as March; Adobe expects to close the deal in 2023  —  The Justice Department is preparing an antitrust lawsuit seeking to block Adobe Inc.'s $20 billion acquisition of startup Figma Inc., people familiar with the matter said.
Joseph Cox / VICE:
A reporter says he used an AI-generated replica of a voice to bypass the voice verification system of the UK's Lloyds Bank and accessed an account's information  —  Banks in the U.S. and Europe tout voice ID as a secure way to log into your account.  I proved it's possible to trick such systems with free or cheap AI-generated voices.
Vauhini Vara / Wired:
How the founders of Buy Nothing, a project that grew via Facebook Groups of neighbors exchanging free stuff, built their own app and nearly killed the community  —  How an idealistic community for exchanging free stuff tried to break away from Facebook and ended up breaking apart.
Bloomberg:
The US says the focus of its $39B chip making fund, a part of the $52B CHIPS Act, is on strengthening national security, not subsidizing struggling companies  —  As President Joe Biden's administration prepares to accept requests for $39 billion in funding to jumpstart US production of microchips …
Bloomberg:
Financial institutions like BofA, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, and JPMorgan Chase are restricting internal use of tools like ChatGPT  —  Wall Street is clamping down on ChatGPT as a slew of global investment banks impose restrictions on the fast-growing technology …
Alex Pasternack / Fast Company:
Experts say combining deepfake audio and video, virtual avatars, and large language models like GPT could turbocharge the work of scammers and propagandists  —  Dozens of startups are using generative AI to make shiny happy virtual people for fun and profit.  Chatbots add a complicated new dimension.
MacKenzie Sigalos / CNBC:
Block reports Q4 revenue up 14% YoY to $4.65B, vs. $4.61B est., Square gross profit up 22% YoY to $801M, and Cash App gross profit up 64% YoY to $848M  —  - Block stock rose slightly in extended trading after the payments company reported fourth-quarter revenue and gross profit that beat Wall Street's expectations.

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