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Annie Gugliotta

Exclusive Poll: AI rules wanted, but can you trust the digital cops?

A new poll on AI raises one of the most critical questions of 2024: Do people want to regulate AI, and if so, who should do it?

For all the wars, elections, and crises going on, the most profound long-term transition going on right now is the light-speed development of AI and its voracious news capabilities. Nothing says a new technology has arrived more than when Open AI CEO Sam Altman claimed he needs to fabricate more semiconductor chips so urgently that … he requires $7 trillion.

Seven. Trillion. Dollars. A moment of perspective, please.

$7 trillion is more than three times the entire GDP of Canada and more than twice the GDP of France or the UK. So … it may be pocket change to the Silicon Valley technocrat class, but it’s a pretty big number to the rest of us.

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FILE PHOTO: Taylor Swift attends a premiere for Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour in Los Angeles, California, U.S., October 11, 2023.

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Taylor Swift controversy sparks new porn bill

After nonconsensual deepfake porn of pop singer Taylor Swift bounced around the internet in recent weeks, US lawmakers have proposed a fix.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden walks across the stage to sign an Executive Order about Artificial Intelligence in the East Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 30, 2023.

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Biden plays big brother for AI

President Joe Biden is preparing to issue new rules to compel technology companies to inform the government when they begin building powerful artificial intelligence models.

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The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. is seen from snow-covered U.S. Capitol grounds on January 17, 2024.

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Will the Supreme Court throw government regulation overboard?

The Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could strip government agencies of their power to regulate industries.

The case was brought by fishermen in New Jersey and Rhode Island who contested a federal regulation that attempted to stop overfishing by requiring commercial fishermen to pay roughly $700 per day for federal monitors of their vessels.

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A Microsoft sign at the tech giant's offices in Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris.

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Governments sniff around Microsoft’s OpenAI deal

Are they playing fairly? That’s the question American and British antitrust regulators have about Microsoft’s $13 billion backing of OpenAI. The US Federal Trade Commission and the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority are gathering information about the nature of the deal between the two companies, but neither has yet launched a formal investigation.
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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the Bharat Mandapam to inaugurate the Indian Mobile Congress 2023, in New Delhi, India on Oct. 27, 2023.

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Should India roll the dice on AI regulation?

The United Kingdom and Japan recently hosted influential AI summits, spurring global conversations about regulatory solutions. Now, India wants in on the act, and it is set to host a major conference next month aimed at boosting trust in and adoption of artificial intelligence. But as concerns over the safety of AI grow, New Delhi faces a choice between taking a leading role in the growing international consensus on AI regulation and striking out on its own to nurture innovation with light regulatory touches.

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Did the US steal the UK’s AI thunder?

World leaders gathered last week at Bletchley Park, the former headquarters of Britain’s codebreakers during World War II, to make sense of what is perhaps the most important emerging technology. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak played host, attempting to position the United Kingdom at the forefront of regulating artificial intelligence.
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