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Texas wins round against Google as antitrust lawsuit returned to Lone Star state

 Texas won the latest round in its antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet's Google on Monday as a U.S. judicial panel ordered the case returned to federal court in Texas.[link]

Vision Pro: Apple's new augmented reality headset unveiled

Apple has unveiled a much-anticipated augmented reality headset, Apple Vision Pro, in its first major hardware launch for almost a decade.[link]

In challenge to Meta, Apple expected to unveil mixed-reality headset

Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is widely expected to announce a new headset that will blend video of the outside world with the virtual one at its annual software developer conference next week.[link]

YouTube to stop removing content making false claims on past elections

Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) YouTube said on Friday that the platform would stop removing content that might have spread false claims related to U.S. presidential elections in 2020 and before.[link]

AI threats: Can The Matrix and other sci-fi films teach us anything?

In an apocalyptic warning this week, big-name researchers cited the plot of a major movie among a series of AI "disaster scenarios" they said could threaten humanity's existence.[link]

Powerful artificial-intelligence ban possible, government adviser warns

Some very powerful artificial-general-intelligence systems may eventually have to be banned, a member of the government's AI Council has said.[link]

Eating disorder group pulls chatbot sharing diet advice

A US organisation that supports people with eating disorders has suspended use of a chatbot after reports it shared harmful advice.[link]

Amazon to pay $30m over Alexa and Ring privacy violations

Amazon is to pay $25 million (£20 million) to settle allegations that it violated children's privacy rights with its Alexa voice assistant.[link]

AI 'godfather' Yoshua Bengio feels 'lost' over life's work

One of the so-called "godfathers" of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has said he would have prioritised safety over usefulness had he realised the pace at which it would evolve.[link]

Music streaming royalties to be discussed by government

The music streaming industry is to be investigated by the government over suggestions that artists do not receive their fair share of royalties[link]

Artificial intelligence could lead to extinction, experts warn

Artificial intelligence could lead to the extinction of humanity, experts - including the heads of OpenAI and Google Deepmind - have warned.[link]

Nvidia to build Israeli supercomputer as AI demand soars

JERUSALEM, May 29 (Reuters) - Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O) said on Monday it was building Israel's most powerful artificial intelligence (AI) supercomputer to meet soaring customer demand for AI applications.[link]

ChatGPT: US lawyer admits using AI for case research

A New York lawyer is facing a court hearing of his own after his firm used AI tool ChatGPT for legal research.[link]

US jury says Google owes Sonos $32.5 million in smart-speaker patent case

May 26 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google must pay $32.5 million in damages for infringing one of smart-speaker maker Sonos Inc's (SONO.O) patents in its wireless audio devices, a San Francisco federal jury decided on Friday.[link]

China deletes 1.4 million social media posts in crackdown on 'self-media' accounts

BEIJING, May 27 (Reuters) - China's cyberspace regulator said 1.4 million social media posts have been deleted following a two-month probe into alleged misinformation, illegal profiteering, and impersonation of state officials, among other "pronounced problems".[link]

OpenAI offers $100,000 grants for ideas on AI governance

May 25 (Reuters) - OpenAI, the startup behind the popular ChatGPT artificial intelligence chatbot, said Thursday it will award 10 equal grants from a fund of $1 million for experiments in democratic processes to determine how AI software should be governed to address bias and other factors.[link]

Chip giant Nvidia nears trillion-dollar status on AI bet

May 25 (Reuters) - Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O) surged 24 on Thursday in one of the largest one-day gains in value for a U.S. stock, after its stellar revenue forecast showed that Wall Street has yet to price in the game-changing potential of AI.[link]

UK to work with AI firms to ensure society benefits from the new technology

LONDON, May 24 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and the bosses of leading AI companies OpenAI, Google DeepMind, and Anthropic will work together to ensure society benefits from the transformational technology, they said in a statement after meeting on Wednesday.[link]

EU, Google to develop voluntary AI pact ahead of new AI rules, EU's Breton says

BRUSSELS, May 24 (Reuters) - Alphabet (GOOGL.O) and the European Commission aim to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) pact involving European and non-European companies before rules are established to govern the technology, EU industry chief Thierry Breton said on Wednesday.[link]

Microsoft appeals against UK block on Activision Blizzard deal

May 24 (Reuters) - Microsoft (MSFT.O) filed an appeal on Wednesday of Britain’s decision to block its $69 billion takeover of "Call of Duty" maker Activision Blizzard (ATVI.O), a company spokesperson said.[link]
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