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Daily Archives: May 9, 2023

AI, Algorithmic, and Automation Incidents and Controversies initiative

Jeremy Singer-Vine: “The AI, Algorithmic, and Automation Incidents and Controversies initiative, founded by Charlie Pownall in 2019, maintains a repository of such events, as well as related systems (e.g., GPT-4) and datasets (e.g., Labeled Faces in the Wild). The project’s spreadsheet features 1,000+ entries, each listing a title, type, year, country, sector, operator, purpose, and more — and linking to more detailed descriptions on AIAAIC’s website.”

Google promised to create a better, faster web for media companies

The Verge: “In 2015, Google hatched a plan to save the mobile web by effectively taking it over. And for a while, the media industry had practically no choice but to play along…Sites were too slow, too hard to use, too filled with ads. As a result, he warned, people were flocking to the better… Continue Reading

CREW – Clarence Thomas must resign

“In order to preserve the legitimacy of the Supreme Court, Justice Clarence Thomas must resign. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington today sent a letter to Thomas calling on him to resign and outlining why his resignation is a necessity. “This is not something we do lightly,” CREW President Noah Bookbinder said. “This is… Continue Reading

Copyright Safety for Generative AI

Sag, Matthew, Copyright Safety for Generative AI (May 4, 2023). Forthcoming in the Houston Law Review, Available at SSRN: or “Generative AI based on large language models such as ChatGPT, DALL·E-2, Midjourney, Stable Diffusion, JukeBox, and MusicLM can produce text, images, and music that are indistinguishable from human-authored works. The training data for… Continue Reading

Threat of TikTok ban has creators scrambling to build followings on Instagram, YouTube

CNBC: “With U.S. officials threatening a nationwide TikTok ban, creators and small business owners who rely on the app are growing concerned. “They’ve captured the lightning in the bottle that other platforms just haven’t been able to do yet,” said Chad Spangler, who uses his large TikTok following to promote his art. Creators have been turning… Continue Reading

Government Begins to Ask: When Do We Leave Twitter?

Government Technology: “For years, Twitter has been an indispensable piece of government communications — especially during emergencies, public officials turn often to the app as one of the fastest options for telling people what’s happening. But last week at the annual Government Social Media Conference in Reno, Nev., a government communications professional stood up and… Continue Reading

Global policymakers don’t understand AI enough to regulate it.

The Print: “Tech companies must step up now When software is built to prioritise speed over safety, its creators delay dealing with possible negative consequences. On 11 April 2023, China released a comprehensive draft of measures to regulate Generative Artificial Intelligence, which can automatically turn basic user inputs into creative outputs like texts, images or videos. AI has dominated… Continue Reading