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August 14, 2023, 4:05 PM

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Lorena O'Neil / Rolling Stone:
A look at the years of warnings about AI from researchers, including several women of color, who say we need to take the problems and risks seriously today  —  Today the risks of artificial intelligence are clear — but the warning signs have been there all along  —  T  —  IMNIT GEBRU DIDN'T set out to work in AI.
Haleluya Hadero / Associated Press:
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
A look at publishers' legal fight against the Internet Archive's book lending program; the Internet Archive agreed to drop the publishers' “full book catalogs”  —  In the pandemic emergency, Brewster Kahle's Internet Archive freely lent out digital scans of its library.  Publishers sued.
Frank Chaparro / The Block:
Source: CoinDesk lays off 20 people, or 45%, of its editorial team as its parent company, Digital Currency Group, pursues the outlet's sale  —  - Crypto media company CoinDesk has reduced its workforce as parent company DCG's plans to bring in strategic investors.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is planning a major “Watch X” redesign for the 10th anniversary; a look at the M3 roadmap, including a top M3 Ultra with 32 CPU and 80 GPU cores  —  Apple's next line of smartwatches is expected to be a minor upgrade.  Behind the scenes, though …
Gary Marcus / The Road to AI We Can Trust:
Generative AI could be a dud, so we shouldn't build around the premise that the tech is world-changing, which in hindsight may turn out to have been unrealistic  —  With the possible exception of the quick to rise and quick to fall alleged room-temperature superconductor LK-99 …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Ashley Capoot / CNBC:
PayPal names Intuit SVP Alex Chriss as its CEO, replacing longtime CEO Dan Schulman on September 27; the board cited Chriss' work acquiring Mailchimp for $12B  —  - Alex Chriss, the executive who runs the Small Business and Self-Employed group for Intuit, is the new CEO of PayPal, members of PayPal's board announced Monday.
Joyce Lee / Reuters:
Anthropic raised $100M from South Korea-based SK Telecom, which also invested in Anthropic in May 2023, as the two aim to build a telco-focused multilingual LLM  —  South Korea's largest telco SK Telecom (017670.KS) said it will invest $100 million in U.S. artificial intelligence firm Anthropic …

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