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April 5, 2023, 7:55 AM

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Sasha Luccioni / Wired:
Instead of halting AI research, an unfeasible task, the industry must improve transparency and accountability by being open to external audits and to regulation  —  Tech leaders' Open Letter proposed a pause on ChatGPT.  But researchers already know how to make artificial intelligence safer.
Jeff Mason / Reuters:
Biden says tech companies have a responsibility to ensure AI products are safe before making them public and whether AI is dangerous remains to be seen  —  U.S. President Joe Biden said on Tuesday it remains to be seen whether artificial intelligence is dangerous, but underscored …
Tom Henderson / Insider Gaming:
Source: Sony is developing a handheld, codenamed Q Lite, which will use Remote Play with the PS5 and feature an 8-inch 1080p touchscreen and adaptive triggers  —  Following days of speculation, Insider Gaming can report that there's a new PlayStation Handheld in development.
Anne VanderMey / Bloomberg:
Alexander Martin / The Record:
The FBI and over a dozen global partners seize Genesis Market, one of the top cyber fraud forums that sold stolen credentials and tools to weaponize that data  —  Genesis Market was seized on Tuesday in an FBI-led operation involving more than a dozen international partners …
Katharine Gemmell / Bloomberg:
Ofcom says AWS, Azure, and Google may be limiting competition in the UK cloud computing market after a review since October 2022 and refers the case to the CMA  —  Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp.'s cloud services could face a full-blown antitrust probe in the UK after the country's digital regulator …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Twitter's new API tiers are useless for researchers; the $100/month plan is much worse than the old free plan, and the $42K-$210K/month plans are too expensive  —  Access to Twitter's API has been mostly free to researchers for more than a decade.  So how does $210,000 a month sound?
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Piper Sandler survey of 5,690 US teens in February: 29% owned a VR device, but of those, 14% used it weekly, flat compared to fall 2022, and 4% used it daily  —  - Virtual reality hasn't caught on with American teens, according to a new survey from Piper Sandler released on Tuesday.
Ethan Shanfeld / Variety:
Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto says “mobile apps will not be the primary path of future Mario games” after two moderately successful but dwindling iOS games  —  As Nintendo takes its shot at the box office with “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” the first animated film featuring …
Tim Hardwick / MacRumors:
Apple says its Weather app “may be slow or unavailable” due to an ongoing issue lasting nearly 24 hours; some users have had data issues for over a week  —  Apple is currently experiencing issues with its weather data provider, leaving many users unable to see live weather information …
Charlize Alcaraz / BetaKit:
Canada's privacy commissioner launches an investigation into OpenAI in response to a complaint alleging the non-consensual collection and use of personal data  —  The Canadian privacy commissioner has launched an investigation into OpenAI, the company behind the artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot ChatGPT.
Matt Novak / Forbes:
Twitter adds a “state-affiliated media” label to NPR's account, seemingly contradicting Twitter's own policies, which used NPR as an example of an exception  —  Twitter added a warning to NPR's Twitter account on Tuesday, declaring it as “state-affiliated media,” …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Chinese regulators have slowed merger approvals of deals by US firms, asking some to make products that they sell in other countries available in China  —  The U.S. encouraged China to set up a robust antitrust regime.  Now, Beijing is holding back its required green light for mergers …
Adnan Bhat / Rest of World:
How sound boxes, small speakers that read out payment confirmations, have become a lucrative revenue stream for Paytm and other digital payment firms in India  —  Vegetable carts, flower shops, mom-and-pop stores: Small speakers that read out digital payment receipts are making fintech companies big money.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
A look at BloombergGPT, an LLM announced on March 30 and trained on general purpose datasets and Bloomberg's archives of news, filings, financial docs, and more  —  The news and data giant has — with a relatively small team — built a generative AI that it says outperforms the competition on its own specific information needs.

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