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April 29, 2023, 8:55 PM

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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Six months after Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter, an overview of its alternatives, including Mastodon, Bluesky, and Nostr, and how they might evolve and improve  —  Today is six months since Elon took over Twitter and began this bizarre speedrun of the content moderation learning curve …
Reuters:
Interviews with EU lawmakers and sources reveal how, over just 11 days, MEPs wrote a draft bill on generative AI, a rare example of quick consensus in Brussels  —  As recently as February, generative AI did not feature prominently in EU lawmakers' plans for regulating generative artificial intelligence …
Elon Musk / @elonmusk:
Elon Musk claims that Twitter plans to let media publishers charge users on a per-article basis, with one click, starting in May 2023  —  Rolling out next month, this platform will allow media publishers to charge users on a per article basis with one click. This enables users who would not sign up for a monthly subscription to pay a higher per article price for when they want to read an occasional article.... https://twitter.com/...
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Microsoft's Canva-like web app Designer, which leverages user-created content and OpenAI's text-to-image DALL-E 2 to ideate designs, launches in public preview  —  Microsoft Designer, Microsoft's AI-powered design tool, today launched in public preview with an expanded set of features.
Joanna Stern / Wall Street Journal:
A WSJ columnist used Synthesia, ElevenLabs, and ChatGPT to create an AI video clone that could trick her bank's voice biometric system, make a TikTok, and more  —  Our columnist replaced herself with AI voice and video to see how humanlike the tech can be.  The results were eerie.

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