Playing Catch Up: Amazon Enters AI Race with Custom Chips

Tech giant Amazon was one of the last big tech companies to join the generative AI gold rush, announcing its own Titan large language model in April, after Google announced Bard and Facebook launched LLaMA, following the massive success of OpenAI’s ChatGPT last year.

Jeff Bezos arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Virtual Talent: Google and Universal Music Group in Talks to Develop AI-Generated Song Platform

Google and Universal Music Group are reportedly negotiating to license artists’ melodies and vocals for AI-generated music, reflecting a growing trend that has stirred both excitement and controversy in the music industry. In response to the move, rock legend Sting says there is “going to be a battle” between “human capital” and AI, which he said “doesn’t impress me at all.”

Executive Producer US rapper Drake attends the Los Angeles premiere of the new HBO series "Euphoria" at the Cinerama Dome Theatre in Hollywood on June 4, 2019. (Photo by Chris Delmas / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images)

Lawsuit: Cigna Healthcare Misused AI to Deny Legitimate Insurance Claims

Cigna Healthcare, a major player in the health insurance industry, is now at the center of a federal class action lawsuit over claims that the company has been using AI algorithms to improperly deny claims to customers. The lawsuit claims that Cigna’s system denied about 300,000 pre-approved claims, spending an average of 1.2 seconds to deny each claim.

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Major Tech Companies Agree to Follow Joe Biden’s Rules for AI

Major tech companies including Amazon, Google, Facebook (now known as Meta), Microsoft, and ChatGPT developer OpenAI have agreed to adhere to a set of AI safeguards brokered by the Biden administration. One expert commented, “History would indicate that many tech companies do not actually walk the walk on a voluntary pledge to act responsibly and support strong regulations.”


Masters of the Universe: Google Says It Will Scrape Everything Posted Online to Train AI

Google has announced that it now reserves the right to scrape virtually all content posted online to enhance its AI tools. The internet giant’s privacy policy now doesn’t just describe how the Masters of the Universe will use all your personal data in its products to generate ad revenue, but also explains it considers the entire internet fair game for its relentless data collection systems.

Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Chrome, speaks at Google's annual developer conference, Google I/O, in San Francisco on 28 June 2012

Careful What You Tell AI: Hackers Target Private Info of ChatGPT Users

The increasing popularity of OpenAI’s AI chatbot, ChatGPT, has led to a surge in cybersecurity threats, with over 101,000 compromised ChatGPT account login credentials found on dark web marketplaces in the past year. Compromised accounts put ChatGPT users’ privacy at risk because the system keeps a record of chats which may include sensitive information and personal data.

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