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March 21, 2023, 4:55 PM

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James Vincent / The Verge:
Hands-on with Google's Bard, coming to waitlisted US and UK users: quick, fluid, more constrained than Bing, three responses per query, disclaimers, and more  —  Today, Google is opening up limited access to Bard, its ChatGPT rival, a major step in the company's attempt to reclaim …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft rolls out Bing Image Creator, powered by OpenAI's “very latest DALL-E models”, to Bing Chat and Edge, letting users generate images from text prompts  —  Microsoft today announced that its new AI-enabled Bing will now allow users to generate images with Bing Chat.
James Vincent / The Verge:
TikTok refreshes its Community Guidelines, expanding a section to cover “synthetic and manipulated media”, or deepfakes, as US political pressure increases  —  As the prospect of a US TikTok ban continues to grow, the video app has refreshed its content moderation policies.
Alexandra S. Levine / Forbes:
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Karl Bode / Techdirt:
Instead of myopically fixating on TikTok, the US should pass a real privacy law to regulate data brokers who sell info on US citizens to anyone, including China  —  from the you're-not-actually-fixing-the- problem dept  —  We've noted for a while now how the great TikTok moral panic of 2023 is largely a distraction.
David Shepardson / Reuters:
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Adobe announces Firefly, a “family” of creative generative AI models, and releases a DALL-E-like image generator and a WordArt-like stylized text generator  —  Adobe is finally launching its own AI image generator.  The company is announcing a “family of creative generative AI models” …
Paul Alcorn / Tom's Hardware:
Intel says Raja Koduri, who joined as Chief Architect in 2017, is leaving to found a startup focused on generative AI for gaming, media, and entertainment  —  Raja moves on after six years.  —  Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger announced on Twitter today that Raja Koduri, the company's current Chief Architect …
Bill Gates / GatesNotes:
The development of AI is as fundamental as the creation of the PC, the Internet, and the mobile phone, and can reduce global inequities if risks are mitigated  —  In my lifetime, I've seen two demonstrations of technology that struck me as revolutionary.  —  The first time was in 1980 …
Rachel Metz / Bloomberg:
OpenAI temporarily shut down ChatGPT after a bug in an open-source tool let some users see other users' chat history titles; some chat histories remain missing  —  OpenAI temporarily shut down its popular ChatGPT service on Monday morning after receiving reports of a bug that allowed some users …
Paul Alcorn / Tom's Hardware:
NVIDIA unveils cuLitho, a software library for computational lithography that TSMC and Synopsys have integrated into their tools and manufacturing processes  —  Faster masks, less power.  —  Nvidia announced its new cuLitho software library for speeding up a critical process in the semiconductor manufacturing workflow.
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Reykjavik-based Pearl Abyss' CCP Games raised $40M in financing led by a16z to develop a triple-A blockchain game set in the Eve Online universe  —  CCP Games has raised $40 million in funding to make a new triple-A blockchain game set in the Eve Online universe.
Bloomberg:
How Elon Musk's unilateral decision making at Twitter, SpaceX, and Tesla became a headache for the Biden administration, which worries about foreign influence  —  Argentina was headed toward its thrilling victory over France at the World Cup in Qatar, and Elon Musk, the Tesla Inc. CEO and Twitter owner …
Aaron Holmes / The Information:
An internal Microsoft document instructs Azure salespeople to say that OpenAI's licenses have “limited enterprise-grade capabilities” and fewer privacy features  —  OpenAI's ChatGPT has enraptured the business world since its November release and OpenAI is signing up customers eager …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / TechCrunch:
Google suspends Pinduoduo's Play Store app “for security concerns” and flags several of the company's apps as malware, alerting users who had installed them  —  On Monday, Google announced that it had flagged several apps made by a Chinese e-commerce giant as malware …

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