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.
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.
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.
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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