July 18, 2023, 9:50 PM

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Meta releases Llama 2, its open-source LLM with double the context length, for free for research and commercial use, and expands its Microsoft partnership  —  Recent breakthroughs in AI, and generative AI in particular, have captured the public's imagination and demonstrated what those developing …
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Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Qualcomm and Meta announce that Llama 2 will run on Qualcomm chips on phones and PCs in 2024; Qualcomm says Llama 2 will enable intelligent virtual assistants  —  - Qualcomm and Meta will enable the social networking company's so-called new large language model, Llama 2, to run on Qualcomm chips on phones and PCs starting in 2024
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Over 8,500 authors sign an Authors Guild letter asking AI leaders to get consent and fairly compensate writers when using copyrighted material for generative AI  —  If you ask GPT-4 to do a passage in the style of Carmen Machado or Margaret Atwood or Alexander Chee, it will do a fair job at it …
Will Shanklin / Engadget:
Microsoft announces Copilot for Microsoft 365 will cost $30 per user per month for business accounts, and debuts Bing Chat Enterprise, offering improved privacy  —  A version of Bing Chat with corporate-level privacy is also rolling out in preview.  —  At the Microsoft Inspire partner event today …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Rapid7: threat actors have exploited zero-day RCE flaws in Adobe ColdFusion and Citrix NetScaler; Citrix patched its flaw but Adobe issued an incomplete fix  —  The exploited code-execution flaws are the kind coveted by ransomware and nation-state hackers.  —  Organizations big and small …
Wes Davis / The Verge:
The FCC unveils the US Cyber Trust Mark, a voluntary cybersecurity label for smart devices that will signify that devices meet NIST-set security standards  —  In a press briefing, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chair Jessica Rosenworcel said the new label, called the US Cyber Trust Mark …
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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
An Ada Lovelace Institute report warns that the UK's approach to AI safety lacks credibility and makes 18 recommendations for improving the government's plans  —  The UK government has been trying to cultivate an image of itself as an international mover-and-shaker in the nascent field …
The Verge:
Logitech acquires Helsinki-based Loupedeck, which makes editing consoles and software for streamers and creative professionals, for an undisclosed sum  —  Logitech has acquired Loupedeck — the company behind the self-titled editing console beloved by streamers and creative professionals …
Natasha Mascarenhas / The Information:
Sources: Cameo tells staff it is laying off 80+ workers because of financial pressures, leaving fewer than 50, down nearly 90% from its peak headcount last year  —  Cameo, the video shoutout app that gained in popularity during the pandemic shutdowns, told employees on Tuesday that it was laying off …
Hannah Miller / Bloomberg:
Futureverse, a combination of 11 different startups from sectors including blockchain, AI, the metaverse, and gaming, raised a $54M Series A led by 10T Holdings  —  The startup formed out of a merger of 11 different companies.  —  An unusual company straddling a range of industries …
Peter Kafka / Vox:
Executives at G/O Media, which owns Gizmodo, Jezebel, and others, say the company plans to publish more AI-generated stories despite its botched first attempts  —  Why G/O Media thinks we should have more stories written by bots.  —  In early July, managers at G/O media …
Krystal Hu / Reuters:
McKinsey partners with Cohere to help enterprise clients adopt generative AI, after Deloitte partnered with Nvidia and Bain and Company teamed up with OpenAI  —  Consultancy giant McKinsey said it had struck a partnership with artificial intelligence startup Cohere in an effort to provide AI solutions to its enterprise clients.
More: VentureBeat
Inti Landauro / Reuters:
Spain's antitrust watchdog fines Amazon and Apple a combined €194.1M for colluding to limit the sale of Apple devices from competitors on Amazon's Spanish sites  —  Spain's antitrust watchdog CNMC on Tuesday said it had imposed fines worth 194 million euros ($218.2 million) in total on Amazon …
Andy Maxwell / TorrentFreak:
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rules that Instagram is not liable for copyright infringement related to embedded images on BuzzFeed News and Time  —  Two photographers who filed a copyright lawsuit against Instagram after their images posted to the platform appeared on BuzzFeed News …

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