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March 3, 2024, 6:05 AM

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New York Times:
Elon Musk's OpenAI lawsuit repeatedly cites a contentious paper by Microsoft's research lab, which said GPT-4 showed “sparks” of AGI, to argue that GPT-4 is AGI  —  In his lawsuit against OpenAI and its chief executive, Sam Altman, Mr. Musk relies on a provocative paper from the start-up's closest partner.
Matt Levine / Bloomberg:
A look at Elon Musk's claims in his OpenAI lawsuit, which seeks to open up GPT-4's source code, end Microsoft's exclusivity, and stop OpenAI's for-profit work  —  Also a Harvard Business School alumni Ponzi scheme.  —  Elon vs. OpenAI  —  I wrote yesterday about reports that the US Securities …
Gareth Harris / Financial Times:
How AI is being used to evaluate the authenticity of paintings, amid conservators' concerns of whether the tech can account for wear, damage, and other factors  —  Machine learning can be the difference between a charming picture and a masterpiece worth millions
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
EU court rules that regulators should pay €786K of legal fees for Qualcomm, not the €12M the company sought after it won an appeal against a 2018 antitrust fine  —  Europe's second highest court has said EU regulators should pay 785,857.54 euros ($851,634) of legal fees for Qualcomm …
Michael Larabel / Phoronix:
AMD is unable to release an open-source HDMI 2.1 implementation after the HDMI Forum rejected its proposal; the forum closed public specification access in 2021  —  One of the limitations of AMD's open-source Linux graphics driver has been the inability to implement HDMI 2.1+ functionality …
Jatin Grover / FE Tech Bytes:
India's communications and IT minister says delisting of popular Play Store apps “cannot be permitted”; Google reinstates some apps without IAPs  —  Sources said reinstating some of the apps was not linked to the government's position but with the concerned apps complying with the Play Store Billing policies.
Washington Post:
Inside “Are We Dating The Same Guy?” Facebook groups, which have a reported 3.5 million members, as some users say the dating forums cause more harm than good  —  Some users say the dating forums cause more harm than good  —  She had cut off contact with her ex, put a thousand miles between them and started therapy.
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
How quick fixes and old code in systems compound technical debt and raise hacking risks, requiring an estimated $1.52T to fix and costing the US $2.41T per year  —  Old code piles up and raises the risk of hacks and other breaches, even on new devices.  Our compounding ‘technical debt’
Katrina Manson / Bloomberg:
A look at Project Maven, the US DOD's flagship AI effort which identifies battlefield targets, and at concerns, including adversaries poisoning training data  —  On a summer evening in 2020 at Fort Liberty, a sprawling US Army installation in North Carolina, soldiers from the 18th Airborne Corps pored …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify launches the Audiobooks Access Tier, which lets free US users stream 15 hours of audiobooks from its 200K+ catalog every month for $9.99 per month  —  After adding 15 hours of free audiobooks listening to its subscription plan late last year, Spotify today is introducing …

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