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The Holy See's representative called for urgent ethical considerations in AI integration, advocated for international oversight of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, and underscored the need for technology to combat climate change.
Tandi Dorji's address at UNGA78 reaffirmed Bhutan's commitment to utilising technology as a catalyst for sustainable development and realising the SDGs.
MIT researchers are pushing the boundaries of quantum computing with their groundbreaking fluxonium qubit architecture. Achieving over 99.9% accuracy in two-qubit gates and over 99.99% accuracy in single-qubit gates, this innovation is a game-changer for quantum error correction.
Delaware judge rules in favor of a jury trial for Thomson Reuters vs. Ross Intelligence copyright dispute. This case could set a precedent for AI and copyright issues.
The Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong plans to publish a list of licensed and unlicensed virtual asset trading platforms (VATPs) to help the public identify potentially unregulated platforms
Prime Minister Fiamē Naomi Mata'afa's address at UNGA78 echoed the shared commitment of nations to tackle complex global challenges while emphasizing the importance of harnessing the benefits of digitalization.
Vanderbilt University has decided to disable the AI detection tool provided by Turnitin due to concerns about its reliability and potential false positives. The tool was launched without providing detailed information on how it detects AI writing. Other companies offering AI detectors have either changed their business models or closed down. Instructors are advised to communicate with students about AI usage, establish guidelines, and consider revising assignments. They can look for inconsistencies in writing style and inaccuracies in sources to determine if a submitted text is AI-generated. AI tools are expected to become more prevalent, and resources are available to help instructors incorporate AI in teaching.
Five different voices are available to users to choose from to personalize the chatbot. ChatGPT can also process images and answer questions based on them. Over the next two weeks, the new functionalities will be first available to Plus and Enterprise paying members, with other groups to follow later.
OpenAI's CEO, Sam Altman, highlights the importance of AI regulation in a rapidly evolving landscape. While acknowledging the possibility of regulatory missteps, Altman emphasizes the need to address both over and under-regulation for powerful AI systems.
US public supports stricter AI regulation and accountability for tech companies
California Governor rejects bill requiring human drivers in autonomous trucks
New Zealand’s call for responsible technology governance at UNGA78
Singapore supports global AI norms | UNGA78
UK’s calls to action to address AI revolution | UNGA78
Germany contemplates ban on Huawei and ZTE in national networks
Key takeaways from the sixth UN session on cybercrime treaty negotiations
The 6th Session of the Ad Hoc Committee on Cybercrime finished its work, and one final round of inter-state negotiations left. Is there a treaty text yet, and are states close to a final agreement?Read more
5G Transformation: The power of good policy
From South Korea’s spectrum leadership to the EU’s harmonisation and Africa’s context-specific solutions, each of these approaches underscores the link between policies and 5G’s potential. These efforts are indispensable to foster optimal policies for future development.Read more
AI and copyright: USA, UK eyeing new rules
In our September issue #82 of the Digital Watch Monthly we look at how the arrival of generative AI models has wreaked havoc on copyright rules. We discuss the Brussels effect and the impact of the two new sets of rules. We also ask what will it take for robotaxis to earn or lose the public’s trust.Read more
DW Weekly #129 – 25 September 2023
Momentum for a new international AI governance body under the UN is growing. Last week’s UN General Assembly debate showed that it’s a matter of when, not if. In other news, OpenAI was sued for copyright infringement again, while competition authorities kept busy with new AI principles, merger reviews, and antitrust practices.Explore
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