Ilya Sutskever has not worked on AI safety.

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This week, Ilya Sutskever launched a new AI company, Safe Superintelligence Inc., just a month after officially leaving OpenAI. (SSI) started. Sutskever, along with Jan Leike, was integral to OpenAI's efforts to improve AI safety with the addition of “superintelligent” AI systems. Yet both Sutskever and Leike left the company after falling out dramatically with leadership over its approach to AI security.

In EV News, Fisker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, ending months of troubles with its Ocean SUV that included dozens of lemon lawsuits. This is the second vehicle company named after Henrik Fisker to go bankrupt. Its first attempt began in 2007 and it filed for bankruptcy protection in 2013.

Change Healthcare confirmed this week that a February ransomware attack that resulted in the theft of medical records affected a “substantial proportion of people in the United States.” The company processes patient insurance and billing for thousands of hospitals, pharmacies and medical practices, and nearly one-third of all Americans have access to vast amounts of health information.


Department of Justice v. Adobe: The US Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Adobe alleging that the company hides termination fees and makes it difficult to cancel subscriptions. Read more

OpenAI Gets Rock Set: OpenAI announced that it has acquired Rockset, which makes tools for running real-time search and data analytics, as the company continues to invest in its enterprise sales and tech organization. Read more

Buttons are back: Clicks released a nostalgic, BlackBerry-esque phone case that adds a keyboard with physical buttons to the bottom of your iPhone. We have to try one for ourselves. Read more

Where humans and AI coexist: Butterflies is a social network where humans and AI interact with each other through posts, comments and DMs to create more creative relationships with AI. Read more

Apple later ended up paying: After launching in late March 2023, Apple's Payletter feature is no more. Instead, Apple Pay users will be able to access loans through partnerships with third-party app firms. Read more

Beware, Outlook users: A researcher has found a bug that allows anyone to impersonate Microsoft corporate email accounts, making phishing attempts look more credible and more likely to deceive their targets. Read more

Confusion takes over Google: The AI-powered search startup now displays results based on fact-based queries such as the weather and time in a place, currency conversion, and answers to simple math questions through cards. Read more

Runway unveils Gen 3: The company's latest AI model for creating videos provides “huge” improvements in speed — as well as more control over the texture, style and movement of the videos produced. Read more


What should AI look like?: From black holes to colorful blobs, representing AI in user interfaces can be a challenge. While the approach is clearly different from the branding of all-seeing, all-knowing, all-doing intelligence, Devin Coldway explores how companies have united around the idea that AI The avatar should be non-threatening, abstract, but relatively simple and non-human. Read more

Why Fisker Failed: As Fisker files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, many are wondering what's next for the ill-fated EV startup. Sean O'Kane argues that whatever happens to Fisker or its assets, it won't change the underlying problem: that it wasn't willing to bring a flawed car to market. Read more

Pushing the Cultural Boundaries of ChatGPT: The current ChatGPT offers answers that are too general for specific questions that cater to certain communities, as its training appears to be Eurocentric and Western in its bias. While most AI models are not designed with people of color in mind, Dominic-Madori Davis and Tage Kene-Okafor report on black-owned chatbots and ChatGPT versions that specifically target black and brown communities. accomplish—and help founders capitalize on OpenAI's cultural slippage. Read more

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