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May 26, 2024, 3:15 PM

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Peter Kafka / Business Insider:
Google says the vast majority of AI Overviews provide high-quality information and many of the viral examples have been uncommon queries or have been doctored  —  Step 1: Google rolls out a new AI-powered product.  Step 2: Users quickly find the product's flaws and point them out with social-media posts, which become news stories.
Kylie Robison / The Verge:
Google says it is “taking swift action” to remove AI Overviews on certain queries “where appropriate under our content policies”  —  Social media is abuzz with examples of Google's new AI Overview product saying weird stuff, from telling users to put glue on their pizza to suggesting they eat rocks.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
A closer look at Apple's AI strategy: Project Greymatter, local and cloud LLM data processing, Siri, approach to the chatbot partnership with OpenAI, and more  —  Though Apple's first set of modern AI features won't be as impressive as rival offerings, the company is betting that its massive customer base can give it an edge.
Washington Post:
Two lawsuits filed on behalf of the Uvalde shooting victims allege Activision, Meta, and the gunmaker, Daniel Defense, are responsible for “grooming” the gunman  —  The lawsuits allege the companies are responsible for pushing the Robb Elementary shooter to acquire an AR-15-style weapon.
Louise Matsakis / Big Technology:
How Shein and Temu, which are spending billions on digital ads and offering steep discounts or free products, have become big threats to Amazon in the US  —  In the fall of 2020, Amazon looked unstoppable.  The pandemic lockdowns had supercharged its e-commerce business …
TIME:
LLMs aren't sentient; they lack the physiological states required for sensations like hunger and pain, and thus can't have subjective experiences of such states  —  Artificial general intelligence (AGI) is the term used to describe an artificial agent that is at least as intelligent as a human …
Viola Zhou / Rest of World:
How Threads became a gathering space for young progressives in Taiwan, who now use the app to organize protests against pro-China opposition parties  —  Despite Meta's promise to crack down on political content in the app, Taiwanese activists are using it to organize.
Bloomberg:
A significant amount of illicit crypto activity still remains in China, highlighting the continuing use of cryptocurrencies despite Beijing's digital asset ban  —  - Crypto tied to billions of dollars in underground transactions  — Cases are further signs of holes in China's digital-asset ban
Wes Davis / The Verge:
A US jury finds that Phoenix Digital, which owns the cheat mod site AimJunkies, is guilty of violating Bungie copyrights when it created cheats for Destiny 2  —  The landmark decision may be the first time a jury has agreed that a cheat creator violated a gaming company's copyrights.
Nikkei Asia:
IoT Analytics: Nvidia, whose Q1 data center revenue grew 427% YoY to $22.6B, has 90%+ market share for data center GPUs, as Intel and AMD scrap for second place  —  Chipmakers eye AI ‘inferencing’ and PCs as new battlegrounds  —  PALO ALTO, California — Nvidia is on a roll …

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