May 23, 2023, 4:25 AM

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Chloe Xiang / VICE:
Some blue-check Twitter accounts, one pretending to be Bloomberg, spread an AI-generated image of an explosion at the Pentagon; the stock market briefly dipped  —  An AI-generated image of a fake explosion near the Pentagon went viral thanks to blue-check Twitter accounts.  —  Chloe Xiang
New York Times:
China's Micron ban could help the government boost its domestic memory chip industry, a sector where China has a toehold in its competition with the US  —  A Chinese government block on Micron Technology's memory chips marks how far apart the two economic powers are drifting on tech policy.
Wall Street Journal:
Leaked responses from 20 countries to an EU proposal show the majority favor some form of scanning encrypted messages, with Spain wanting an EU-wide E2EE ban  —  In response to an EU proposal to scan private messages for illegal material, the country's officials said it is “imperative that we have access to the data.”
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, President Greg Brockman, and Chief Scientist Ilya Sutskever say the world will likely need a regulatory body for superintelligence  —  AI is developing rapidly enough and the dangers it may pose are clear enough that OpenAI's leadership believes that the world needs …
Bobby Allyn / NPR:
TikTok sues Montana over its new law intending to ban the app, citing the First Amendment, the state's lack of authority on national security issues, and more  —  TikTok has filed a federal lawsuit against Montana after the state passed a law last week intended to ban the app from being downloaded within its borders.
James Vincent / The Verge:
Some users say Twitter is restoring tweets and retweets that they had deleted, in what appears to be a new bug  —  Earlier this year on the 8th of May I deleted all my tweets, just under 5,000 of them. … This morning, though, I discovered that Twitter has restored a handful of my old re-tweets …
Yossi Matias / The Keyword:
Google expands its AI flood forecasting tool Flood Hub to 460M people, from 20 countries up to 48 hours in advance to 80 countries up to seven days in advance  —  Flood Hub is expanding to 80 countries, providing forecasting up to 7 days in advance of a flood to 460 million people.
Rhiannon Williams / MIT Technology Review:
Meta unveils open-source AI models the company says can identify 4,000+ languages and produce speech for 1,000+ languages, a 40x and 10x increase, respectively  —  They could help lead to speech apps for many more languages than exist now.  —  Meta has built AI models that can recognize …
Siddharth Venkataramakrishnan / Financial Times:
Stop Scams UK, a group made up of banks, telcos, Meta, Google, Microsoft, and others, plans a pilot to gather intelligence on scammers and shut down their tools  —  Cross-industry body announces pilot after companies warn UK fraud strategy is too weak to tackle problem

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