April 15, 2024, 8:25 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
Jennifer A. Kingson / Axios:
Meta plans to launch a new education product for Quest that will let teachers access education apps for students ages 13+ and manage multiple headsets at once  —  - In time for the fall semester, it'll make available a suite of visually engrossing education apps that teachers can use with students ages 13+.
David Pierce / The Verge:
Limitless launches the $99 Limitless Pendant, a wearable AI gadget that transcribes meetings and provides real-time notes and summaries, shipping in August  —  The Limitless Pendant doesn't exactly scream “AI.”  As Dan Siroker, the CEO of the company behind the new device …
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
Global smartphone shipments grew 7.8% YoY to 289.4M in Q1 2024; iPhone fell 9.6% YoY, more than all top brands, Xiaomi grew 33.8% YoY, and Samsung retook first  —  Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker , global smartphone shipments increased 7.8% year over year to 289.4 million units in the first quarter of 2024 (1Q24).
Billy Perrigo / TIME:
Google's Jigsaw expands Perspective API, a set of ML tools that help moderators and researchers identify toxicity, with seven attributes, including nuance  —  In the 1990s and early 2000s, technologists made the world a grand promise: new communications technologies would strengthen democracy …

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