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March 29, 2023, 8:45 AM

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Future of Life Institute:
Over 1,000 people, including Elon Musk, sign an open letter urging AI labs to pause training of systems more powerful than GPT-4 for at least six months  —  We call on all AI labs to immediately pause for at least 6 months the training of AI systems more powerful than GPT-4.  —  Signatures
Gary Marcus / The Road to AI We Can Trust:
Delphine Strauss / Financial Times:
Goldman Sachs research: generative AI could increase annual global GDP by 7% over a 10-year period and expose 300M full-time jobs to automation globally  —  Technology could boost global GDP by 7% but also risks creating ‘significant disruption’  —  The latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers say North Korean hackers are likely laundering stolen crypto by renting cloud compute to mine fresh coins, avoiding more scrutinized crypto mixers  —  A spy group working for the Kim regime has been feeding stolen coins into crypto mining services in an effort to throw tracers off their trail.
Bloomberg:
The FDIC tells Signature's crypto clients that they have until April 5 to close their accounts, as Flagstar's bid excluded ~$4B in Signature's crypto deposits  —  The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. informed crypto clients with deposits at the failed Signature Bank that they have until April 5 …
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Google plans to add a “Perspectives” carousel, showcasing experts and others under Top Stories, and an “About this author” feature for US English searches  —  Google is introducing new ways for users to verify information on Search, the company announced on Tuesday.
BBC:
Clearview AI's CEO says the company has run nearly 1M searches for US police and now uses 30B images scraped without users' consent from sites like Facebook  —  Facial recognition firm Clearview has run nearly a million searches for US police, its founder has told the BBC
Mike Wheatley / SiliconANGLE:
Cerebras open sources seven GPT-based LLMs, ranging from 111M to 13B parameters and trained using its Andromeda supercomputer for AI, on GitHub and Hugging Face  —  Artificial intelligence chipmaker Cerebras Systems Inc. today announced it has trained and now released seven GPT-based large language models …
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
To compete with GitHub Copilot, Google partners with Replit, which used AI to make coding tools and will now rely on Google's LLMs for its Ghostwriter product  —  Alphabet Inc.'s Google is striking a partnership to combine its artificial intelligence language models with software …
Aisha Malik / TechCrunch:
Google plans to roll out extreme heat alerts in Search, including informing users about when to expect a heat wave, being safe, and tips to stay cool  —  Google is introducing new extreme heat alerts in Search that are designed to surface information to help people stay safe during heat waves, the company announced on Tuesday.
Emma Roth / The Verge:
Apple rolls out Apple Pay Later to select US users, for online and in-app purchases on iOS 16.4 and iPadOS 16.4, available to all US users in the coming months  —  Apple is finally launching Apple Pay Later, the company's take on the buy now, pay later (BNPL) business.
Malathi Nayak / Bloomberg:
A US federal judge finds Google flouted a court order requiring it to save records of employee chats in antitrust litigation over its Play Store policies  —  Alphabet Inc.'s Google flouted a court order requiring it to save records of employee chats in antitrust litigation …
Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft launches Security Copilot, a GPT-4-powered assistant to help security professionals with incident investigations, event summaries, reporting, and more  —  After announcing an AI-powered Copilot assistant for Office apps, Microsoft is now turning its attention to cybersecurity.
Sam Reynolds / CoinDesk:
A US court rules bZx protocol meets the definition of a general partnership and finds token holders of the DAO liable for losses from a $55M hack in 2021  —  Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) are beginning to look like general partnerships in the eyes of U.S. courts.
Reuters:
The UK CMA launches an in-depth probe, which can take up to six months, of Broadcom's $69B VMware acquisition, after Broadcom failed to address concerns  —  Britain said it would investigate Broadcom's (AVGO.O) acquisition of VMware (VMW.N) in depth after the U.S. chipmaker offered …

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