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EU lists ‘gatekeepers’ to be regulated, opens iMessage and Bing investigations

The day after it was reported that Apple and Microsoft were contesting the proposed "gatekeeper" status of iMessage and Bing, the European Commission leaves them off the list of services to be regulated by the DMA but announces...

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Apple and Microsoft challenge regulatory scope of EU’s Digital Markets Act

The EU is set to release the list of so-called gatekeepers that will be regulated under the DMA on Wednesday, but Apple and Microsoft are arguing that some of their platforms should not be included.

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Baidu CEO’s remarks put LLMs in focus as US-China trade war escalates

Baidu last week secured regulatory approval in China to launch its AI chatbot, Ernie 3.5, which is seen as China's answer to OpenAI's ChatGPT.

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The Republican debate and ChatGPT — room for gen AI in politics?

When one candidate accused the other of being a 'ChatGPT' candidate in this week's GOP presidential debate, he intended the comment as a slam. But maybe there's more to it than that.

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China reportedly paying big bonuses for semiconductor expertise

China has quietly rebranded a once-shuttered program designed to entice chipmaking experts to the country, according to a Reuters report.


Huawei is attempting to avoid US chip sanctions, trade body alleges

Semiconductor Industry Association has alleged that Huawei is attempting to circumvent US export restrictions by building a secret network of chip-making facilities.

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Meta employees who flout new return-to-office mandate face termination

Weeks before Meta’s new return-to-office policy is set to come into force, the company’s human resources chief wrote to employees warning of serious consequences for workers who repeatedly violate the rules.

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Intel’s Tower Semiconductor acquisition fails, as China withholds OK

Intel's planned $5.4 billion acquisition of Israel-based Tower falls apart, as China fails to approve the deal before the companies' agreement deadline.

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Amazon chastises staff for failure to comply with in-office work mandate

In an email to some US-based employees, Amazon sends a stern reminder about its requirement for staff to be physically present in the office three days a week.

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Biden fuels tech trade war with China, banning AI, chip, and quantum system investments

US President Joe Biden is escalating the tech trade war with China with an executive order to restrict investment in specific sectors including semiconductors and microelectronics, quantum information technologies, and AI.

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Zoom requires employees to get back to the office

Zoom — the company that became synonymous with working from home during the COVID pandemic — has issued a return-to-the-office mandate for the majority of its workers.

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Gamers: Corporate America wants you

Companies struggling to find tech talent are keenly focused on hiring workers with skills, not just a computer science degree. Soft skills, in particular, are highly sought after — especially those gamers acquire while gaming.

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What is generative AI? Artificial intelligence that creates

Generative AI models can carry on conversations, answer questions, write stories, produce source code, and create images and videos of almost any description. Here's how generative AI works, how it's being used, and why it’s more...

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Gen-AI HPC infrastructure provider CoreWeave scores $2.3 billion financing deal

CoreWeave, a specialized, AI-focused cloud provider offering high performance compute services, has landed a whopping $2.3 billion in debt financing from several private equity firms.

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AMD to invest $400 million in new design center in India

The new design center is expected to be opened before the end of 2023 and add approximately 3,000 engineering roles by the end of 2028, the company said.

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AI tools could leave companies liable for anti-bias missteps

Companies deploying AI technology are responsible for any biases that run afoul of anti-discrimination laws, so it's critical to establish a management framework now to head off legal problems later.

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Is generative AI mightier than the law?

The seemingly unstoppable juggernaut launched by OpenAI late last year might soon run into headwinds from the FTC, the EU — and in court.

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Major generative AI players join to create the Frontier Model Forum

Four of the biggest companies working with generative AI unveiled plans to form an umbrella industry group to assuage safety and regulatory concerns about the still-evolving technology.

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Companies that trialed a 4-day workweek continue to reduce time on the clock

Six months after the end of a four-day workweek study, companies that participated continued to cut back on hours, claiming employees are happier and just as productive.

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Cisco says this week’s layoffs were announced last November

But employees say whether the layoffs are fresh or previously announced, they’re still losing their jobs.

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