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December 9, 2023, 6:00 PM

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Adam Satariano / New York Times:
The EU reaches a deal on the AI Act, one of the world's first comprehensive attempts to limit AI use, including in law enforcement and critical infrastructure  —  The agreement over the A.I. Act solidifies one of the world's first comprehensive attempts to limit the use of artificial intelligence.
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Zack Abrams / The Block:
Tether freezes the wallets of people sanctioned by the US Treasury's OFAC to stop “potential misuse” of its tokens, one of its new CEO's first significant moves  —  - Tether has frozen its coins held in crypto wallets sanctioned by the U.S. Office of Foreign Asset Controls, the company announced today.
ChatGPT / @chatgptapp:
OpenAI says it is aware of feedback about GPT-4 getting “lazier” and is “looking into fixing it”, and notes that “model behavior can be unpredictable”  —  we've heard all your feedback about GPT4 getting lazier! we haven't updated the model since Nov 11th, and this certainly isn't intentional. model behavior can be unpredictable, and we're looking into fixing it 🫡
Erik Hoel / The Intrinsic Perspective:
A bear case for the AI industry, as the sectors LLMs seem capable of disrupting so far, like writing, digital art, and programming help, are not very lucrative  —  Gemini and the supply paradox of AI  —  Another day, another huge new AI model revealed.  This time it's Google's Gemini.
Daphne Keller / @daphnehk:
[Thread] Texas' and Florida's online speech rules for platforms cannot be justified, as less restrictive tools that give users control over online content exist  —  There was an amazing outpouring of S. Ct. amicus briefs opposing Texas's and Florida's online speech regulations yesterday. Here's what mine's about. 1/
Wes Davis / The Verge:
Tesla's 2023 Holiday Update, set for next week, includes a feature that automatically calls 911 if the car's airbags deploy in a crash, Apple Podcasts, and more  —  Tesla will release its 2023 Holiday Update next week with a few big changes, including one that lets Teslas call 911 automatically if the car's airbags deploy in a crash.
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
How parametric insurance startups use data science and AI to limit their liability, as climate change has made more typical kinds of coverage unprofitable  —  A new breed of insurer is finding opportunity as larger companies exit some markets  —  If floodwaters outside a warehouse in Freeport …
Cory Weinberg / The Information:
a16z-backed D2iQ, the cloud infrastructure startup formerly known as Mesosphere, is shutting down; D2iQ had raised $250M and was valued at $775M in May 2018  —  Andreessen Horowitz-backed D2iQ, a cloud infrastructure startup formerly known as Mesosphere and which was once popular with software developers, is shutting down.
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