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April 14, 2024, 1:35 AM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Pilita Clark / Financial Times:
An analysis of 200M+ student papers submitted over the past year: ~11% of papers showed signs of AI help and ~3% of papers contained at least 80% AI writing  —  Students who outsource their thinking to AI tools pose a risk to future employers and more  —  The other day I met a British academic …
TechCrunch:
Meta says it is testing its Meta AI chatbot with WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger users in India and parts of Africa  —  Meta has confirmed to TechCrunch that it is testing Meta AI, its large language model-powered chatbot, with WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger users in India and parts of Africa.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Elon Musk's xAI previews Grok-1.5 Vision, its first multimodal model, and says the AI model will be available soon to “early testers and existing Grok users”  —  Elon Musk's OpenAI rival has introduced its first multimodal model.  Not only can it understand text …
Wes Davis / The Verge:
Bluesky says it is now allowing heads of state to sign up, and adds features including hashtags in profile bios and the ability to long press a link to share  —  Bluesky is apparently ready for a bigger challenge.  It says it's allowing heads of state to sign up now, a little over two months after it opened for general signups.
Anuj Ahooja / augment:
An experiment to see how a Threads feed would work on Mastodon, using lists and testing third-party clients, which shows the bright future of the fediverse  —  This is my journey that started as an experiment to see how my Threads feed would look like on Mastodon and ended with me finding experiences …
Cristiano Lima-Strong / Washington Post:
Sources detail how Senate Commerce Committee chair Maria Cantwell, who recently proposed a privacy bill, has undermined privacy negotiations for years  —  Many aides say Maria Cantwell, a powerful Democratic leader, has repeatedly upended privacy negotiations.
Zoë Schiffer / Platformer:
A look at the book The Anxious Generation, as some say author Jonathan Haidt falls short in showing that social media is causing a teen mental health crisis  —  Jonathan Haidt wrote a best-selling book about teens and social media.  Not everyone buys its thesis  —  I.
More: Vox and Washington Post
Threads: @crumblerX: @derekeb, @binarybits, and @mausellmoliLinkedIn: Bob Gower
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Airchat, Naval Ravikant's social media app built around audio recordings, which the app transcribes, relaunches on iOS and Android; it is currently invite-only  —  Airchat is a new social media app that encourages users to “just talk.”  —  A previous version of Airchat was released last year …
New York Times:
Q&A with Anthropic CEO Dario Amodei about AI models costing ~$10B to train, why AI models are close to being “able to replicate and survive in the wild”, more  —  Every Tuesday and Friday, Ezra Klein invites you into a conversation about something that matters, like today's episode with Dario Amodei.
Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
Roku says hackers accessed ~576K accounts using credential stuffing, and made purchases in ~400 cases, after a similar breach affecting ~15K accounts in March  —  The new security incident was discovered a month after the company learned that 15,000 accounts were impacted in a similar breach.

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