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After China's Micron ban, US lawmakers urge sanctions on chips from CXMT

After the Chinese government said it was banning the use of some Micron chips due to security risks, US lawmakers lobby for a ban on one of its biggest Chinese competitors.

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G7 leaders warn of AI dangers, say the time to act is now

Over the weekend, G7 members met to discuss a variety of issues, including one topic not normally on the agenda: the dangers of generative AI. They called for action to rein in the fast-evolving technology.

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Meta fined $1.3B for violating EU GDPR data transfer rules on privacy

The Irish Data Protection Commission has levied a record-breaking fine against Facebook's parent company, Meta, for transferring data to the US without data privacy safeguards.

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China bans chip maker Micron from key infrastructure projects

The US Commerce Department opposed the decision, saying the restrictions have no basis in fact.

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UK announces $1.2B chip strategy, faces criticism over funding size

Two years after the UK government promised it would introduce forward a national semiconductor strategy, a new policy paper outlines its efforts to make the UK an industry leader.

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Senate hearings see a clear and present danger from AI — and opportunities

Two Senate committees met separately Tuesday with industry experts, including OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, on how to control artificial intelligence as it barrels down the development highway, threatening privacy and rights as it goes.

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EU Commission OKs Microsoft’s $69B acquisition of Activision Blizzard

Less than a month after the UK's CMA ruled against the deal, the EU Commission has approved the acquisition, providing new licensing agreements by Microsoft are kept in place for the next decade.

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White House unveils AI rules to address safety and privacy

President Biden's rules are not legally binding, but they do offer guidance and begin a conversation at the national level about real and existential threats posed by generative AI technologies such as ChatGPT.

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UK competition regulator launches review of AI market

The UK Competition and Markets Authority is seeking to establish what consumer protections need to be placed on AI systems.

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Q&A: At MIT event, Tom Siebel sees ‘terrifying’ consequences from using AI

At MIT Technology Review's EmTech Digital conference, Tom Siebel, the CEO of C3 AI and founder of CRM vendor Siebel Systems, said he's been asked by government and military officials to create AI for what he sees as unethical...

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White House seeks information on tools used for automated employee surveillance

The information will be used to ascertain if employers are violating antitrust and privacy laws, including whether companies use technologies to artificially reduce wages.

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ChatGPT returns to Italy after OpenAI tweaks privacy disclosures, controls

OpenAI has relaunched ChatGPT in Italy after making changes requested by the country's data privacy regulator.

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EU closes in on AI Act with last-minute ChatGPT-related adjustments

Members of the European Parliament have reached an agreement on the EU's AI Act with a few last-minute adjustments and will go to committee voting in two weeks.

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UK expected to offer $1.25 billion for nation's semiconductor industry

A reported billion-pound subsidy for UK-based chipmaking falls short of US efforts, but follows similar logic in pushing for more domestic manufacturing capacity.

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UK regulators block Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard

Almost a year after it opened its investigation into the proposed $68.7 billion acquisition, the UK’s Competition Markets Authority (CMA) has ruled that gamers would suffer from reduced choice should the deal go ahead.

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Amazon, Facebook, Twitter on EU list of companies facing DSA content rules

The EU Commission has announced the 19 online companies and search engines, including Bing and Google, that will have to comply with new transparency and accountability regulations by August.

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UK to spend $124 million on task force for secure AI

Building on its commitment to make the UK a globally competitive player in artificial intelligence, the government has launched task force to support the safe and reliable development of AI.

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EU Chips Act to drive $47 billion investments in semiconductor manufacturing

EU Chips Act will aim to double Europe’s share of the global semiconductor market from 10% to 20% by the end of the decade.

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