How impact investments in Anthropic can strengthen responsible innovation in tech

April 23, 2024

(ImpactAlpha) In the realm of AI discourse, much attention is directed towards fostering responsible development of the technology itself (e.g. Is it free from bias? Transparent? Explainable?).  Whether or not AI is developed responsibly, it functions as an accelerant; it can be either a clean or dirty one.  Read more here.

Diversity Goals Are Disappearing From Companies’ Annual Reports

April 21, 2024

(WSJ) Spending $1.2 billion with diverse businesses. Doubling Black and Latino leadership. Increasing recruitment from historically Black colleges and universities. Those diversity goals were highlighted in companies’ annual reports in 2022. A year later, those references were gone. Read more here.

Meta’s battle with ChatGPT begins now

April 18, 2024

(Verge) Meta’s AI assistant is being put everywhere across Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook. Meanwhile, the company’s next major AI model, Llama 3, has arrived. Read more here.

When Does ‘Fake It Till You Make It’ Just Become ‘Faking It’?; The History of ‘Plagiarism’ in AI

April 16, 2024

(The Information) Fame can be a double-edged sword—a lesson some artificial intelligence startups are learning the hard way. Read more here.

Chatbots’ flaws aren’t stopping tech giants from putting them everywhere

April 16, 2024

(Washington Post) When tech entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa opened WhatsApp on Friday to talk with colleagues in India, the app popped up a message suggesting he try out its new AI chatbot, Meta AI. Wadhwa, a former Washington Post opinion contributor whose latest venture is a diagnostics start-up called Vionix Biosciences, thought he’d give it a spin.  Read more here.

Tech Leaders Once Cried for AI Regulation. Now the Message Is ‘Slow Down’

April 12, 2024

(Wired) Any dreams of a sweeping AI bill out of Congress are basically a hallucination. Read more here.

AI Governance Appears on Corporate Radar

April 11, 2024

(Harvard Law School Forum) Only about 15% of companies in the S&P 500 provide some disclosure in proxy statements about board oversight of AI. Disclosure of board oversight of AI and directors’ AI expertise is primarily found in the information technology sector, with 38% of companies providing some level of board oversight disclosure… Read more…

The Worst Part of a Wall Street Career May Be Coming to an End

April 10, 2024

(NYT) Artificial intelligence tools can replace much of Wall Street’s entry-level white-collar work, raising tough questions about the future of finance. Read more here.

‘Social Order Could Collapse’ in AI Era, Two Top Japan Companies Say

April 7, 2024

(WSJ) Telecommunications company NTT and leading newspaper Yomiuri will issue a manifesto calling for new laws to restrain generative AI.  Read more here.

Fake AI law firms are sending fake DMCA threats to generate fake SEO gains

April 4, 2024

(Ars Technica) How one journalist found himself targeted by generative AI over a keyfob photo. Read more here.