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August 14, 2023, 10:15 AM

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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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Mac security researcher Patrick Wardle says Apple's macOS Background Task Management tool is “trivially” bypassed by “any malware that's somewhat sophisticated”  —  The macOS Background Task Manager tool is supposed to spot potentially malicious software on your machine.
Reuters:
Sources: SoftBank is in talks to acquire Vision Fund 1's 25% stake in Arm, ahead of the chip designer's Nasdaq IPO in September; SoftBank owns the remaining 75%  —  SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) is in talks to acquire the 25% stake in Arm Ltd it does not directly own from Vision Fund 1 (VF1) …
Financial Times:
Analysis: a basket of the top US streaming services will cost $87 per month this fall, vs. $73 a year ago; the average US cable TV package costs $83 per month  —  Top studios turn screws on customers with price rises that rival expensive cable TV bundles  —  The era of cheap streaming is ending …
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