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March 9, 2024, 3:55 PM

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Scharon Harding / Wired:
Roku faces a backlash after it appears to lock devices of users who don't agree to its new Dispute Resolution Terms, asking them to write a letter to opt out  —  If you want to opt out of the new “Dispute Resolution Terms,” you have to write a letter.  —  Roku customers are threatening to stop using …
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OpenAI:
OpenAI announces Sam Altman will rejoin its board of directors, alongside three new members: Sue Desmond-Hellmann, Nicole Seligman, and Fidji Simo  —  Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann, Nicole Seligman, Fidji Simo join; Sam Altman rejoins board  —  We're announcing three new members to our Board …
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Steve Nadis / Quanta Magazine:
In two recent papers, researchers detail a new breakthrough to speed up matrix multiplication, potentially leading to savings in computational power and money  —  By eliminating a hidden inefficiency, computer scientists have come up with a new way to multiply large matrices that's faster than ever.
Sophia Cai / Axios:
A look at Trump's TikTok flip-flop, as he recognizes the app's appeal to younger voters and repairs his relation with ByteDance investor and GOP donor Jeff Yass  —  I don't want Facebook, who cheated in the last Election, doing better.  They are a true Enemy of the People!"  Trump posted on Truth Social Thursday.
Bruce Haring / Deadline:
Digital Marilyn, an interactive AI avatar of Marilyn Monroe that was created using GPT-3.5 by Soul Machines and Authentic Brands Group, was unveiled at SXSW  —  One of Marilyn Monroe's most famous quotes was, “I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it.”
Cade Metz / New York Times:
Over 100 scientists sign an agreement that seeks to prevent their AI-aided research for designing new proteins from being used for the development of bioweapons  —  An agreement by more than 90 said, however, that artificial intelligence's benefit to the field of biology would exceed any potential harm.
Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg:
A look at Europe's growing roster of female data regulators trying to rein in US big tech companies; 50%+ of EU's 30 data regulators are led by women  —  Over the past decade, data enforcement has exploded in prominence.  These are the regulators leading the charge.

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