Apple wins U.S. appeal over patents in $502 mln VirnetX verdict

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) persuaded a U.S. appeals court on Thursday to uphold a patent tribunal's ruling that could imperil a $502 million verdict for patent licensing company VirnetX Inc in the companies' long-running fight over privacy-software technology.[link]

US court sanctions Google in privacy case, company's second legal setback in days

A U.S. court has sanctioned Google LLC for a second time in recent days, after a judge in a decision unsealed on Wednesday said the Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) unit took too long to comply with a ruling last year in a data-privacy class action.[link]

Elon Musk among experts urging a halt to AI training

Key figures in artificial intelligence want training of powerful AI systems to be suspended amid fears of a threat to humanity.[link]

US court sanctions Google for deleting evidence in antitrust cases

Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google LLC intentionally destroyed employee "chat" evidence in antitrust litigation in California and must pay sanctions and face a possible penalty at trial, a U.S. judge ruled on Tuesday.[link]

Alibaba: China tech giant shares jump after breakup plan announced

Shares of Chinese technology giant Alibaba have jumped after it announced a plan to break up the company.[link]

Elon Musk among experts urging a halt to AI training

Key figures in artificial intelligence want training of powerful AI systems to be suspended amid fears of a threat to humanity.[link]

AI computing startup Cerebras releases open source ChatGPT-like models

Artificial intelligence chip startup Cerebras Systems on Tuesday said it released open source ChatGPT-like models for the research and business community to use for free in an effort to foster more collaboration.[link]

Apple launches 'buy now, pay later' service in US

March 28 (Reuters) - Apple Inc (AAPL.O) on Tuesday launched its "buy now, pay later" (BNPL) service in the United States, a move that threatens to disrupt the fintech sector dominated by firms like Affirm Holdings (AFRM.O) and Swedish payments company Klarna.[link]

AI could replace equivalent of 300 million jobs - report

Artificial intelligence (AI) could replace the equivalent of 300 million full-time jobs, a report by investment bank Goldman Sachs says.[link]

U.S. issuing new childcare guidance for semiconductor chips subsidy program

WASHINGTON, March 27 (Reuters) - The Biden administration on Monday will release new guidance for its $52 billion U.S. semiconductor manufacturing and research program detailing how companies seeking major awards must provide affordable high-quality childcare.[link]

Musk's brain implant company in search of human trials partner

March 27 (Reuters) - Elon Musk's brain implant company Neuralink has approached one of the biggest U.S. neurosurgery centers as a potential clinical trials partner as it prepares to test its devices on humans once regulators allow for it, according to six people familiar with the matter.[link]

Why fun apps are banned on French officials' phones

Governments and institutions around the world have been banning TikTok from officials' phones and devices, over the past few months.[link]

Microsoft threatens to restrict data from rival AI search tools, Bloomberg reports

March 24 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) has threatened to cut off access to its internet-search data, which it licenses to rival search engines, if they do not stop using it as the basis for their own artificial intelligence chat products, Bloomberg News reported on Friday.[link]

US House speaker says lawmakers to move forward with TikTok bill

WASHINGTON, March 26 (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Kevin McCarthy said on Sunday lawmakers will move forward with legislation to address national security worries about TikTok, alleging China's government had access to the short video app's user data.[link]

Elon Musk puts $20 billion value on Twitter, The Information reports

March 25 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc CEO Elon Musk has offered the social-media company's employees stock grants at a valuation of nearly $20 billion, the Information reported on Saturday, citing a person familiar with an email Musk sent to Twitter staff.[link]

US firms 'more negative' about doing business in China

US companies are "more negative than they've been in a long time" about doing business in China, according to the president of the American Chamber of Commerce in China (AmCham China).[link]

ChatGPT bug leaked users' conversation histories

A ChatGPT glitch allowed some users to see the titles of other users' conversations, the artificial intelligence chatbot's boss has said.[link]

Into the ‘lion’s den’: Questions the TikTok CEO will face from Congress today over a possible ban

On Thursday, TikTok's CEO, Shou Zi Chew, will be opening a lion's mouth and placing his own head into it.[link]

Bill Gates: AI is most important tech advance in decades

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says the development of artificial intelligence (AI) is the most important technological advance in decades.[link]

Bard: Google's rival to ChatGPT launches for over-18s

Google has started rolling out its AI chatbot Bard, but it is only available to certain users and they have to be over the age of 18.[link]

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