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April 15, 2024, 5:45 PM

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Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
Adobe says it is in the early stages of developing a way to let Premiere Pro users tap AI models from OpenAI, Runway, and Pika Labs to generate video  —  Adobe (ADBE.O) on Monday said it is in the early stages of allowing the use of third-party generative artificial intelligence tools …
Artificial Intelligence Index:
Stanford's AI Index report: training top AI models is way more expensive, AI still trails humans on complex tasks, people are more nervous about AI, and more  —  Welcome to the seventh edition of the AI Index report.  The 2024 Index is our most comprehensive to date and arrives …
Financial Times:
The US awards Samsung up to $6.4B in CHIPS Act funding and says the company plans to make 2nm chips at its Taylor, Texas plant by 2026, two years ahead of TSMC  —  South Korean group set to outdo rival TSMC with cutting-edge 2nm chip production in US by 2026 as part of $40bn investment
Bloomberg:
OpenAI opens a Tokyo office, releases a Japanese language GPT-4 model, and taps former President of AWS Japan Tadao Nagasaki to woo enterprises in the country  —  OpenAI named the former president of Amazon Web Services's Japan arm to spearhead its push to woo enterprise clients in the world's fourth-largest economy.
Vittoria Elliott / Wired:
ISD: fake footage of Iran's attack on Israel went viral on X, including AI-made videos and photos, with many posts from verified accounts and “OSINT experts”  —  Misleading posts including AI-generated videos, photos, and repurposed footage from other conflicts have been viewed millions of times.
Peter Kafka / Business Insider:
Impressions of Waymo's robotaxis after several rides: amazing tech that quickly feels “normal”, but it failed to understand a traffic cop's hand signals  —  An curved arrow pointing right.  — Unlike other hyped-up tech, self-driving taxis look like they could be the real thing.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
CISA said locks from RealPage's Chirp Systems, reportedly on ~50K US dwellings, can be unlocked via a hack; Chirp was told in 2021 but is quiet about the flaw  —  The U.S. government is warning that “smart locks” securing entry to an estimated 50,000 dwellings nationwide contain hard-coded credentials …
Bloomberg:
As Microsoft begins its most ambitious security reboot in two decades, critics question if the company has sufficient incentive to make deep and lasting changes  —  Company has embarked on biggest security reboot in two decades, but critics question whether it has wherewithal to complete the job.
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New York Times:
Sources: Instagram is in the early stages of testing “Creator AI” chatbots for top influencers, which would automate DM responses to fans in a creator's “voice”  —  Instagram is testing a program that offers its top influencers the ability to interact with their followers over direct messages using a chatbot.
Alexandra Sternlicht / Fortune:
Sources detail how China-based ByteDance and US TikTok operations remain intertwined: some US staff effectively report to ByteDance, share user data, and more  —  In January, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew faced an intense grilling by skeptical U.S. lawmakers about his company's ties to Beijing and its alleged risk to national security.

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