April 29, 2023, 12:20 AM

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EU lawmakers push forward an AI Act draft, which includes requiring companies deploying generative AI tools to disclose copyrighted material used for training  —  Companies deploying generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT, will have to disclose any copyrighted material used to develop their systems …
Stephen Graves / Decrypt:
Bluesky sees an influx of new users including @dril and AOC; some have adopted “skeeting” to mean posting on the Jack Dorsey-backed decentralized social network  —  Instead of “tweeting,” the influx of new Bluesky users has coined a new term for sharing their thoughts on the decentralized social media app.
Kelvin Chan / Associated Press:
ChatGPT is available again in Italy after OpenAI met regulator Garante's demands, including a form for EU users to object to having their data used for training  —  ChatGPT's maker said Friday that the artificial intelligence chatbot is available again in Italy after the company met the demands …
Docs and sources: OpenAI closed a $300M+ share sale at a $27B-$29B valuation; backers include Tiger Global, Sequoia, a16z, Thrive, K2 Global, and Founders Fund  —  Updated to note that the Microsoft investment closed in January.  The money from VCs reported here, part of a tender offer, is separate to that.
New York Times:
Sources: Elon Musk shut off OpenAI's access to Twitter's data in December 2022, believing that the $2M/year licensing fee that OpenAI was paying wasn't enough  —  The billionaire plans to compete with OpenAI, the ChatGPT developer he helped found, while calling out the potential harms of artificial intelligence.
Didi, in its first annual report since its US delisting, reports 2022 net revenue down 19% YoY to ~$20.37B and a net loss of ~$3.44B, down from ~$7.13B in 2021  —  Chinese ride hailing giant Didi Global on Saturday reported a 19% year-on-year fall in 2022 revenue, as the country's COVID lockdowns and a regulatory crackdown took a toll.
Financial Times:
A profile of Sarah Cardell, the UK CMA's CEO who played a key role in shaping the mergers policy that led to the agency blocking Microsoft's Activision takeover  —  Former corporate lawyer has attracted the ire of the US group by blocking its $75bn acquisition of Activision
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