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May 28, 2024, 10:45 PM

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Shirin Ghaffary / Bloomberg:
In a podcast, former OpenAI board member Helen Toner says the board learned of ChatGPT's launch on Twitter, criticizes Sam Altman's leadership on safety, more  —  - Helen Toner spoke about Sam Altman's firing in a new podcast  — Toner has called for more regulation around AI safety
Cade Metz / New York Times:
OpenAI creates a Safety and Security Committee to explore AI risks and begins training its new flagship AI model, which won't arrive for at least nine months  —  The advanced A.I. system would succeed GPT-4, which powers ChatGPT.  The company has also created a new safety committee to address A.I.'s risks.
Rand Fishkin / SparkToro:
A leak purports to show thousands of pages of internal API documentation for Google Search, some of which appear to contradict Google's public statements  —  On Sunday, May 5th, I received an email from a person claiming to have access to a massive leak of API documentation from inside Google's Search division.
Emilia David / The Verge:
Microsoft launches Copilot for Telegram in beta; the bot is limited to text-based requests and cannot generate images for now  —  Microsoft has added an official Copilot bot within the messaging app Telegram, which lets users search, ask questions, and converse with the AI chatbot.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube's Playables, a collection of over 75 free games available on mobile and desktop, rolls out to all users  —  YouTube's “app store” for games is rolling out more broadly.  The company announced on Tuesday that its collection of lightweight, free games dubbed “Playables” …
Sarah Wynn / The Block:
A US judge sentences former FTX executive Ryan Salame to 7.5 years after he pled guilty to criminal charges over political contributions and more in 2023  —  - Former FTX executive Ryan Salame was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to criminal charges last year.
Maxwell Zeff / Gizmodo:
In a spat on X, Meta's Chief AI Scientist Yann LeCun calls out Elon Musk for saying xAI will pursue “truth” as Musk spreads “crazy-ass conspiracy theories” on X  —  Yann LeCun and Elon Musk got into it on X this weekend, exposing key disagreements on AI risks dividing the tech world.
Kate Irwin / PCMag:
The Internet Archive says it has been under an intermittent DDoS attack for the past three days, making access inconsistent, but “the data is not affected”  —  The California-based nonprofit that archives books and webpages online experiences distributed denial-of-service attacks …
Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Anthropic hires former OpenAI safety lead Jan Leike to head up a new “superalignment” team  —  Jan Leike, a leading AI researcher who earlier this month resigned from OpenAI before publicly criticizing the company's approach to AI safety, has joined OpenAI rival Anthropic to lead a new “superalignment” team.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft confirms Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 will be available day one on Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass; Activision typically sells 20M+ copies of a COD game  —  “We're excited to confirm that Game Pass members will be able to jump into Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 on day one with Game Pass …

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