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January 14, 2024, 11:45 AM

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Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Anthropic researchers: AI models can be trained to deceive and the most commonly used AI safety techniques had little to no effect on the deceptive behaviors  —  Most humans learn the skill of deceiving other humans.  So can AI models learn the same?  Yes, the answer seems — and terrifyingly, they're exceptionally good at it.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources detail the Vision Pro's in-store sales process, which includes extensive fitting and calibration and an employee-guided demo lasting up to 25 minutes  —  The company is preparing an extensive sales pitch for the $3,499 device, including a demo lasting as long as 25 minutes.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple is shutting a 121-person San Diego team of the Data Operations Annotations group, responsible for improving Siri's accuracy, and moving staff to Austin  —  - Company will relocate key Siri data operations group to Austin  — Employees who can't transfer or find other jobs will be let go
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Google pulls Binance, Kraken, and other global crypto apps from the Play Store in India, after the country flagged them for operating illegally in December 2023  —  Google has pulled many crypto exchanges, including Binance and Kraken, from its Play Store in India, the latest blow …
Emilia David / The Verge:
CES 2024 was all about “AI”, with many companies rebranding anything involving algorithms as AI and running the risk of overpromising to consumers  —  This year at CES was the year AI took over. … It was a little too much.  —  It may be the year of AI at CES, but many of these …
Bloomberg:
The hack of the @SECGov X account highlights security gaps at the agency, which wasn't fully adhering to US federal cybersecurity standards as of September 2023  —  - Agency's X hack on Tuesday shines light on security gaps  — Watchdog said the agency wasn't adhering to all standards
Kevin Systrom / Artifact News:
Kevin Systrom says news sharing app Artifact will shut down, after concluding that “the market opportunity isn't big enough to warrant continued investment”  —  To our Artifact Users and Partners:  —  We've made the decision to wind down operations of the Artifact app.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Chainalysis analysis of ~400 crypto wallets of CSAM sellers: revenue is down since 2021, but sellers are using mixers and privacy coins to evade law enforcement  —  Crypto tracing firm Chainalysis found that sellers of child sexual abuse materials are successfully using “mixers” and …
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
David Karpf / The Atlantic:
OpenAI's GPT Store debut is reminiscent of Facebook Platform's 2007 launch, which allowed Facebook to use third-party developers' products to boost stickiness  —  The immediate future of generative AI looks a bit like Facebook's past.  —  ChatGPT has certainly captured the world's imagination since its release at the end of 2022.
Elizabeth Lopatto / The Verge:
Amazon sells products with titles like “I'm sorry, I cannot fulfill this request as it goes against OpenAI use policy”, as sellers use ChatGPT to write listings  —  Fun new game just dropped!  Go to the internet platform of your choice, type “goes against OpenAI use policy,” …

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