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March 26, 2023, 5:05 AM

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Alexa Corse / Wall Street Journal:
Yoel Roth / Techdirt:
Some national security concerns about TikTok are valid, but a forced sale of its US operations may undermine the company'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 …
Chloe Xiang / VICE:
Microsoft researchers claim GPT-4 showed early signs of AGI and performance close to human levels in tasks spanning coding, medicine, law, psychology, and more  —  The eyebrow-raising claim from Microsoft—which is banking on GPT putting it ahead of Google—contrasts with the model's clear limitations.
Chloe Xiang / VICE:
A look at the community of users who “jailbreak” GPT models to generate unfiltered content and see themselves as fighting back against OpenAI's closed policies  —  “The problem is when GPT-X is released and we are unable to discern its values since they are being decided behind the closed doors of AI companies.”
Will Knight / Wired:
Norway-based 1X, which is developing humanoid robots, raised a $23.5M Series A2 led by the OpenAI Startup Fund with participation from Tiger Global and others  —  Autonomous machines are still too clumsy for delicate tasks.  But humans can operate mechanical arms from afar, turning physical labor into remote work.
Joe Brock / Reuters:
Sources: concerned about Chinese spying, the US helped SubCom win its $600M bid for an Asia-Europe subsea cable project through incentives and investor pressure  —  Subsea cables, which carry the world's data, are now central to the U.S.-China tech war.  Washington, fearful of Beijing's spies …
Eric Benjamin Seufert / Mobile Dev Memo:
How Meta could sidestep ATT's impairments by launching a mobile games store, as Apple reportedly prepares multiple app store support on iOS due to the EU's DMA  —  This week, Microsoft declared that it will launch a mobile games app store on both iOS and Android next year, should its acquisition of Activision Blizzard be approved.
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Q&A with Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang on AI's iPhone moment, the DGX Cloud service, the US' 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 …

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