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Perplexity Raises Series B Funding Round of $73.6 million from investors including IVP, NEA, Elad Gil, Nat Friedman, Databricks, NVIDIA, Jeff Bezos

CEO Sam Altman met with Universal, Paramount, and Warner Bros Discovery. To show off Sora AI video generator - Ars Technica

Meta Unveils Emu Video: Instagram integrated AI Technology for High-Quality Text-to-Video Generation and Enhanced Image Editing Tools

Microsoft is bringing its AI Copilot to Windows 10 soon - The Verge

Volkswagen is adding ChatGPT to its infotainment system | Ars Technica

Nvidia’s “Chat With RTX” is a ChatGPT-style app that runs on your own GPU

Assistants API Overview (Python SDK) | OpenAI Cookbook

Data Extraction attack leaks several MB of Training Data from ChatGPT

Satya Nadella says Sam Altman, Greg Brockman, and OpenAI staff will join Microsoft's new “advanced AI research team” and Microsoft remains committed to OpenAI

Air Canada ordered to pay customer who was misled by airline’s chatbot | Canada | The Guardian

@lightspeedvp leading a $35M Series A in @pika_labs, the company that’s redesigning the entire video-making and editing experience with AI.

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YouTube now requires creators to label their realistic-looking videos made using AI (

No "malfeasance" behind Sam Altman's firing, per an internal memo from chief operating officer Brad Lightcap

X Lags Behind TikTok, Meta In Restricting ‘Nudify’ Apps for Non-Consensual AI Porn

Google Will Pay Reddit $60M a Year to Use Its Content for AI - The Verge

Deepfake scammer walks off with $25 million in first-of-its-kind AI heist

Meta will label AI-generated content from OpenAI and Google on Facebook, Instagram

NYC’s government chatbot is lying about city laws and regulations - Ars Technica

A New Kind of AI Copy Can Fully Replicate Famous People. The Law Is Powerless. - POLITICO

OpenAI in Upheaval: Sam Altman's Ouster Sparks Employee Resignation Threat, Microsoft's Satya Nadella Backs New Subsidiary as Interim CEO Emmet Shear Steps In

Report: Sam Altman seeking trillions for AI chip fabrication from UAE, others

ChatGPT’s new @-mentions bring multiple roles into your AI conversation

USPTO says AI models can’t hold patents

FCC officially declares AI-voiced robocalls illegal | TechCrunch

US, UK ink AI pact modeled on intel sharing agreements | Ars Technica

Google DeepMind Unveils 'Lyria' - A Breakthrough AI Music Generation Model, Launches Innovative Experiments with YouTube to Revolutionize Creative Music Making

Google says running AI models on phones is a huge RAM hog - Ars Technica

AI firms’ pledges to defend customers from IP issues have real limits | Ars Technica

The Super Bowl’s best and wackiest AI commercials

AI scientist Fei-Fei Li: ‘Maths is pretty clean. Humans are messy’

OpenAI's board vs Sam Altman and Greg Brockman; Altman would want significant governance changes if he were to return as CEO per The Verge sources

“The king is dead”—Claude 3 surpasses GPT-4 on Chatbot Arena for the first time | Ars Technica

Sam Altman's letter after his fire-rehire at OpenAI

GPT-4 architecture, datasets, costs and more leaked

@emad announces Stability AI Memberships with core models commercially licensed, a Netflix for generative AI models

Facebook Is Being Overrun With Stolen, AI-Generated Images That People Think Are Real

Rite Aid Banned from Using AI Facial Recognition After FTC Says Retailer Deployed Technology without Reasonable Safeguards | Federal Trade Commission

Salesforce will match any OpenAI researcher who has tendered their resignation full cash & equity to immediately join Einstein Trusted AI research team under Silvio Savarese per Marc Benioff on X

Google debuts more powerful “Ultra 1.0” AI model in rebranded “Gemini” chatbot

Deepmind launches SynthID for Identifying AI-generated content with digital watermarks

Google upstages itself with Gemini 1.5 AI launch, one week after Ultra 1.0

Microsoft agrees to union contract terms on AI use in the workplace

OpenAI in Sudden Leadership Shift: Mira Murati Steps Up as Interim CEO Amidst Uncertainty Over Sam Altman's Abrupt Departure

Unity opens closed beta for PolySpatial and visionOS support letting unity developers build for Apple Vision Pro

Reddit cashes in on AI gold rush with $203M in LLM training license fees | Ars Technica

Dudesy's AI Misfire: Admitting their Carlin special was human-penned, not AI, after lawsuit alleges routine rip-offs. | Ars Technica

Nvidia CEO calls for “Sovereign AI” as his firm overtakes Amazon in market value