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March 6, 2024, 3:35 PM

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Bloomberg:
OpenAI fires back at Elon Musk's lawsuit, accusing Musk of suing when the company “started making meaningful progress towards OpenAI's mission without him”  —  Musk filed the lawsuit last week against OpenAI, Chief Executive Officer Sam Altman and President Greg Brockman …
The Verge:
OpenAI says that while discussing a for-profit structure, Elon Musk “wanted us to merge with Tesla” or “majority equity, initial board control, and to be CEO”  —  In a blog post published on Tuesday, OpenAI said it will move to dismiss “all of Elon's claims” …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Epic says Apple removed its iOS developer account, hampering its app store plans, and shares a letter from Apple lawyers calling Epic “verifiably untrustworthy”  —  After Epic CEO Tim Sweeney criticized how Apple is rolling out alternative app stores on iOS in the EU …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
In letter to Epic, Apple's lawyers cite Tim Sweeney's public attacks, including an X post, and say Epic is part of a “global effort to undermine” Apple's rules  —  In the latest installment of Things No One Should Lose Sleep Over, Epic Games says Apple has taken down its newly reinstated developer account in the EU.
Punchbowl News:
The White House is backing a bipartisan bill that would force ByteDance to sell TikTok if it wants to remain in US app stores  —  The Biden White House is backing a bipartisan bill that could lead to a ban on the hugely popular social media app TikTok in the United States.
Hayden Field / CNBC:
Microsoft engineer Shane Jones warns the FTC and Microsoft's board that Copilot Designer generates violent and sexual images, violates copyright laws, and more  —  - Shane Jones, who's worked at Microsoft for six years, has been testing the company's AI image generator in his free time and told CNBC he is disturbed by his findings.
Financial Times:
Email: Spanish data protection regulator AEPD demands Worldcoin cease collecting personal data in the country and gives the company 72 hours to prove compliance  —  Spain has moved to block Sam Altman's cryptocurrency project Worldcoin, the latest blow to a venture that has raised controversy …
Niléane / MacStories:
Apple releases iOS 17.4 with a new default browser prompt in the EU, support for third-party browser engines, transcripts for Podcasts, 118 new emojis, and more  —  Today, Apple released iOS and iPadOS 17.4, the fourth major updates to the operating systems that launched in September and Federico reviewed on MacStories.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Cat Zakrzewski / Washington Post:
NIST staff, US officials, congressional aides, and tech executives detail a massive resources gap between NIST, tasked with keeping AI safe, and tech companies  —  Funding challenges at the National Institute of Standards and Technology could jeopardize the Biden administration AI work
Dell Cameron / Wired:
In a letter, 41 state AGs call on Meta to address the “dramatic increase” in Facebook and Instagram account takeovers and say hackers buy ads on its services  —  A coalition of 41 state attorneys general says Meta is failing to assist Facebook and Instagram users whose accounts have been hacked …
Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
More than 100 top AI researchers sign an open letter imploring AI companies to provide a legal and technical safe harbor for researchers to study their products  —  Tech company policies have put a chill on independent AI research, says open letter  —  More than 100 top artificial intelligence …
Michael J. Totten / City Journal:
A look at the AI revolution, reminiscent of the industrial revolution but unfolding over years rather than centuries, and the views of AI optimists and doomers  —  Machines can now talk with us in ways that aren't preprogrammed.  They can draw pictures, write passable (if generic) …
Wall Street Journal:
An in-depth look at Nvidia's DGX H100 setup: 32 DGX boxes, each weighing ~300lbs and housing eight individual $25K H100 GPUs, a cooling system, and other chips  —  Built to drive the graphics of videogames including ‘Call of Duty, ’ they now also power ChatGPT and other AI tools

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