December 9, 2023, 3:35 PM

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Adam Satariano / New York Times:
The EU reaches a deal on the AI Act, a comprehensive attempt to limit the use of the technology; the law still needs to go through a few steps for approval  —  The agreement over the A.I. Act solidifies one of the world's first comprehensive attempts to limit the use of artificial intelligence.
Washington Post:
The EU AI Act includes restrictions for foundation models, with some proprietary models classified as having “systemic risk” subjected to additional obligations  —  The regulation paves the way for what could become a global standard to classify risk, enforce transparency …
ChatGPT / @chatgptapp:
OpenAI says it is aware of feedback about GPT-4 getting “lazier” and is “looking into fixing it”, and explains 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 🫡
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/
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.
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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Zheping Huang / Bloomberg:
Tencent's Lightspeed LA studio reveals Last Sentinel, an ambitious console game by GTA veteran Steve Martin and part of Tencent's push to create IP from scratch  —  - Lightspeed LA reveals ‘Last Sentinel’ at The Game Awards  — AAA game sets the stage in a futuristic, cyberpunk Tokyo

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