March 5, 2023, 9:05 PM

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Pranshu Verma / Washington Post:
Scammers are using voice-cloning AI to impersonate family members in distress, sometimes spoofing specific numbers to further the ruse, and victims fall for it  —  Scammers are using artificial intelligence to sound more like family members in distress.  People are falling for it and losing thousands of dollars.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple's new 24" iMacs are in engineering validation testing, will likely launch in H2 2023 with the M3 chip and same exterior design as the old iMacs  —  Apple is gearing up to launch its next slate of laptops and desktops, including a new iMac.  Also: Its cloud chief is set to leave …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources and docs: Binance and Binance.US have been more intertwined than disclosed, sharing staff, finances, and an affiliated entity to buy and sell crypto  —  The exchange was intertwined with an American firm portrayed as independent.  Now, regulators are circling.
Charlie Warzel / The Atlantic:
An interview with Ask Jeeves' co-creator Garrett Gruener, who says his original idea was similar to the chatbots Microsoft and Google are trying to build today  —  Garrett Gruener, the co-creator of Ask Jeeves, couldn't beat Google, but he's feeling just fine about the dawn of the chatbot era.
Sergi Castella i Sapé / Zeta Alpha:
An analysis of the top 100 cited AI papers per year from 2020 to 2022 shows US-based AI research as the most impactful and Google the dominant organization  —  Who Is publishing the most Impactful AI research right now?  With the breakneck pace of innovation in AI, it is crucial to pick up some signal as soon as possible.
Dave Lee / Financial Times:
Siri co-creator Adam Cheyer says generative AI will spur an assistant voice renaissance; Satya Nadella says Cortana, Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant “don't work”  —  Teams working on the ecommerce giant's voice assistant have been hit hard by the largest cuts in company's history
Tracy Wang / CoinDesk:
Investor letter: Multicoin Capital's hedge fund lost 91.4% in 2022; in November it said 10% of assets were stuck on FTX and it had exposure to FTT, SOL, and SRM  —  The fund's performance was severely impacted by direct exposure to now-bankrupt crypto exchange FTX and holdings in FTT and Solana-based tokens.
Nelson Wang / CoinDesk:
A presentation in FTX's Chapter 11 case shows the exchange has identified assets of ~$2.2B in wallets and a ~$9.3B net borrowing by Alameda Research  —  So far, $2.2 billion in assets have been identified in the wallets of accounts associated with, of which only $694 million are in the most liquid assets.
Alex Cranz / The Verge:
Meta is good at making VR hardware but is ignoring its core gamer audience, as it's not clear the company realizes that games are driving its VR business  —  Meta seems very committed to making hardware to usher in a whole new world and racing away from the games that drive its VR business.
Bert Hubert / Bert Hubert's writings:
An analysis of the EU Cyber Resilience Act, which covers every connected device and almost all software, causing open-source developers to worry about its scope  —  The EU's new Cyber Resilience Act is admirable in its goal.  And the EU is not alone in thinking something needs to be done …
Andrew Duehren / Wall Street Journal:
Reports and sources: the US prepares a program that could ban US investment in some sectors in China, such as advanced semiconductors, quantum computing, and AI  —  Biden administration expected to seek money in its budget next week to set up program regulating investment abroad

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