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October 24, 2023, 7:20 AM

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Reuters:
Sources: Nvidia has begun designing ARM CPUs for Windows PCs, and AMD also plans to build ARM chips; source: Nvidia and AMD could start selling them in 2025  —  Nvidia (NVDA.O) dominates the market for artificial intelligence computing chips.  Now it is coming after Intel's longtime stronghold of personal computers.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Melissa Heikkilä / MIT Technology Review:
A look at Nightshade and Glaze, UChicago researchers' tools that help artists “mask” or even “poison” their work to break AI models later trained on the data  —  A new tool lets artists add invisible changes to the pixels in their art before they upload it online …
Marissa Newman / Bloomberg:
Google disables live traffic conditions in Israel and the Gaza Strip for its Maps and Waze apps, a source says at the request of the Israel Defense Forces  —  - Israeli army asked tech giant to limit real-time information  — Google took similar action in Ukraine during war with Russia
Dan Milmo / The Guardian:
AI experts share a paper ahead of the UK's AI summit in Bletchley Park warning of worrying capabilities in current AI systems and seeking urgent governance  —  Authors and academics also warn development of advanced systems ‘utterly reckless’ without safety checks
NBC News:
The White House designates 31 communities across the US as regional Tech Hubs that can compete for $40M to $75M each in grants, under the CHIPS and Science Act  —  The hubs are located in 32 states and Puerto Rico and will be able to compete for $40 million to $75 million each in grants.
David Pierce / The Verge:
A look at POSSE, a decade-old idea that a user should Publish (on your) Own Site and Syndicate Elsewhere, and the challenges of building a system based on that  —  The platform era is ending.  Rather than build new Twitters and Facebooks, we can create a stuff-posting system that works better for everybody.
Karissa Bell / Engadget:
Meta is “listening to feedback” after some users noticed the company is cross-posting Threads posts to users' Facebook feeds without offering an opt-out option  —  The company said it's “listening to feedback” about the feature.  —  Meta is starting to ramp up its growth-hacking tactics …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Streaming services, including Hulu, Peacock, and Max, are increasingly showing “pause ads”, which appear a few seconds after a viewer pauses the programming  —  Time for a different sort of commercial break.  —  Any subscriber to the ad-supported version of Hulu is bound …
Bloomberg:
Sources: the UK is set to reject Big Tech calls to be able to appeal rulings by the CMA's Digital Markets Unit, expected to be able to levy fines and more  —  - Decision due within two months in new Parliamentary session  — Ministers seek to curb dominance of major technology companies
Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
Spotify reports Q3 revenue up 11% YoY to €3.4B, MAUs up 26% to 574M, Premium users up 16% YoY to 226M, and a €32M profit, beating estimates of a €44.6M loss  —  Spotify Technology SA, the music-streaming giant, reported third-quarter sales that exceeded analysts' projections …
Tyler Cowen / Marginal REVOLUTION:
Casey Newton / Platformer:
Hands-on with DALL-E 3: suggests more detailed prompts, restrictive, denies art requests in the style of living artists, and shows how quickly AI is improving  —  To understand how quickly AI is improving, forget ChatGPT — use an image generator  —  Earlier this month …
More: Synced, Mashable, and CNET
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Instagram is testing a toggle in its app that lets users only see posts from Meta Verified subscribers, as “a way for businesses and creators to get discovered”  —  Instagram is testing a toggle that lets you only see posts from Meta Verified users, according to Instagram head Adam Mosseri on Monday.
Jennifer Pattison Tuohy / The Verge:
Matter hits version 1.2, adding support for robot vacuums, refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers, smoke and CO alarms, air quality sensors, and more  —  One year in, and Matter is adding support for fridges, robot vacuums, smoke alarms, and more.  It's a major step toward a complete smart home …

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