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AI leaders warn Senate of twin risks: Moving too slow and moving too fast

Leaders from the AI research world appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss and answer questions about the nascent technology. Their broadly unanimous opinions generally fell into two categories: we need to act soon, but with a light touch — risking AI abuse if we don’t move forward, or a hamstrung industry if we […]

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Can Europe’s cannabis market avoid the US’ mistakes? Investors chime in

When it comes to Europe’s cannabis market, the biggest piece of news this year is what didn’t happen. Contrary to what a lot of people expected, Germany isn’t on the way to legalizing recreational use of marijuana. Instead, the EU’s most populated country watered down its law reform plans after liaising with regulators. Is Germany’s

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FTC reportedly finalizing its biggest Amazon antitrust case yet

The moment Amazon feared when FTC Chair Lina Khan was appointed may soon arrive: Bloomberg reports that the agency is putting the final touches on its most substantial antitrust case against the tech giant, and could file suit in the next few weeks. According to documents viewed by Bloomberg and sources familiar, the upcoming suit

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China bans Micron chips in key infrastructure over ‘national security’ risks

China has banned some sales of Micron products after launching a probe into the American memory chip giant for cybersecurity risks in early April. The decision is widely seen as part of the tit-for-tac in the ongoing U.S.-China economic competition, which has started to upend a deeply intertwined global tech supply chain. Last year, the

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Procedural justice can address generative AI’s trust/legitimacy problem

Tracey Meares Contributor Share on Twitter Tracey Meares is the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor and Faculty Director of the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School. More posts by this contributor Spotify must be more transparent about its rules of the road Sudhir Venkatesh Contributor Share on Twitter Sudhir Venkatesh is William B. Ransford Professor of

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EU warns Twitter over disinformation after Musk policy shifts found to boost Kremlin propaganda

Twitter was only confirmed yesterday as one of 19 major tech platforms subject to centralized oversight by the European Union’s executive starting this fall, when so-called very large online platforms (VLOPs) are expected to be compliant with the Digital Services Act (DSA). But the Commission has not wasted any time warning the Elon Musk-owned social

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