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March 25, 2023, 7:10 PM

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Intel:
Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, the author of Moore's Law, dies at 94  —  Intel and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced today that company co-founder Gordon Moore has passed away at the age of 94.  —  The foundation reported he died peacefully on Friday, March 24, 2023, surrounded by family at his home in Hawaii.
Yoel Roth / Techdirt:
Some national security concerns about TikTok are valid, but forcing it to divest its US operations could undermine TikTok's ability to fight adversarial threats  —  from the when-government-demands-backfire dept  —  Back in August 2020, the Trump White House issued an executive order purporting …
Jameel Jaffer / New York Times:
A TikTok ban would have to satisfy the most stringent form of First Amendment review as the ban would operate as a prior restraint on speech of would-be users  —  The First Amendment has so far played only a bit part in the debate about banning TikTok.  This may change.
Chloe Xiang / VICE:
Microsoft researchers claim GPT-4 showed early signs of AGI, with performance close to human levels in tasks spanning coding, medicine, law, psychology, more  —  The eyebrow-raising claim from Microsoft—which is banking on GPT putting it ahead of Google—contrasts with the model's clear limitations.
Gary Price / LJ Infodocket:
A federal judge decides in favor of four publishers in their copyright infringement case against the Internet Archive and its Controlled Digital Lending program  —  This coverage is free for all visitors.  Your support makes this possible.  —  This coverage is free for all visitors.
Financial Times:
In his first visit to China since 2020, Tim Cook praises Apple's “symbiotic kind of relationship” with China, amid Apple's moves to diversify from the country  —  Chief executive's visit comes despite rising trade and geopolitical tensions between Beijing and US
Bloomberg:
Sources: Microsoft threatens to cut rivals' Bing search index access if they use it for their AI chat tools and warns at least two customers of violating terms  —  Microsoft Corp. has threatened to cut off access to its internet-search data, which it licenses to rival search engines …
Stratechery:
An interview with Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang about AI's iPhone moment, DGX Cloud service, export controls, Nvidia's position in the stack in an LLM world, and more  —  I first spoke with Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang after last March's GTC conference, and again after last fall's GTC …
Irregular Ideas:
LLMs will demolish barriers for software creation and unleash the next great technology cycle, marking a kind of Gutenberg moment for the software industry  —  There is immense hyperbole about recent developments in artificial intelligence, especially Large Language Models like ChatGPT.
Georgia Gee / The Intercept:
An investigation finds US homeowners associations teaming up with police to install Flock Safety's license plate surveillance cameras, without telling residents  —  At a city council meeting in June 2021, Mayor Thomas Kilgore, of Lakeway, Texas, made an announcement that confused his community.
Mike Wheatley / SiliconANGLE:
Databricks open sources Dolly, an LLM which the company says can be trained in less than three hours on one machine and is a clone of Stanford's Alpaca model  —  Big-data analytics firm Databricks Inc. has emerged as an unlikely player in the generative artificial intelligence space …
Alexa Corse / Wall Street Journal:
Email: Twitter offers new equity grants to staff, in addition to legacy equity, that will start to vest after six months and plans a liquidity event in a year  —  New stock will start to vest after six months, according to an email  —  Twitter Inc. is offering new equity grants to staff …

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