April 8, 2024, 5:50 AM

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The US awards TSMC $6.6B in grants and up to $5B in loans to build a third Arizona fab, slated to make 2nm chips by 2030, alongside TSMC's $65B+ investment  —  - World's top chipmaker to add capacity with third fab in state  — Raimondo says latest US package aimed at AI, national security
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Spotify launches AI Playlist in beta for its Premium users in the UK and Australia, letting users generate playlists using a text prompt  —  Spotify already found success with its popular AI DJ feature, and now the streaming music service is bringing AI to playlist creation.
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Lawmakers share a draft of the American Privacy Rights Act, which would create a data broker registry, let consumers opt out of some data collection, and more  —  WASHINGTON - Since the dawn of the internet age, tech companies have developed increasingly sophisticated ways to collect …
Anthony Boadle / Reuters:
Elon Musk says X is “lifting all restrictions” imposed in Brazil after a court ruling to block “certain popular accounts”, and X is defying the court's ruling  —  Elon Musk is challenging a decision by a Supreme Court justice in Brazil who ordered his social media platform X …
New York Times:
Sources: OpenAI transcribed 1M+ hours of YouTube videos through Whisper and used the text to train GPT-4; Google also transcribed YouTube videos to harvest text  —  OpenAI, Google and Meta ignored corporate policies, altered their own rules and discussed skirting copyright law …
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Mathieu Dion / Bloomberg:
Canada unveils a CA$2.4B fund to boost its AI sector by giving access to computing capabilities and technical infrastructure and creates its AI Safety Institute  —  - The centerpiece is money for ‘technological infrastructure’  — Canada has yet to pass law regulating artificial intelligence
Samantha Murphy Kelly / CNN:
How some teachers are using AI tools like ChatGPT, Writable, Grammarly, and EssayGrader to help grade papers, make lesson plans, and create assignments  —  When Diane Gayeski, a professor of strategic communications at Ithaca College, receives an essay from one of her students …
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How company websites using unreliable AI accessibility widgets, often for blind users, to comply with regulations has prompted thousands of lawsuits globally  —  Unreliable software installed to comply with rules to help disabled people navigate online has prompted thousands of lawsuits
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Web Summit co-founder Paddy Cosgrave confirms returning as Web Summit CEO; Cosgrave resigned in October 2023 over controversial comments on the Israel-Hamas war  —  Paddy Cosgrave, the co-founder of the Web Summit tech conference, is returning to his role as CEO after resigning in October …
Natalie Lung / Bloomberg:
Lime plans to spend $55M in 2024 to expand its e-bike fleet, adding 30K+ bikes in North America and elsewhere, and reports 2023 gross bookings up 32% to $616M  —  - Lime is planning to add 30,000 net new bikes in 2024  — Rivals have gone bankruptcy or consolidated operations

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