Ilya Sutskever hasn’t stopped working on AI security


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This week, Ilya Sutskever launched a new AI company, Safe Superintelligence Inc. (SSI), just a month after he formally left OpenAI. Sutskever, along with John Leakey, were integral to OpenAI’s efforts to improve AI safety with the rise of “superintelligent” AI systems. Yet both Sutskever and Leakey left the company after dramatic differences with leadership over how to approach AI safety.

In EV news, Fisker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, ending months of problems with its Ocean SUV that included recalls and dozens of lemon law lawsuits. This is the second vehicle company Henrik Fisker created in his own name that has been mired in bankruptcy. His first attempt began in 2007 and filed for bankruptcy protection in 2013.

Change Healthcare confirmed this week that medical records were stolen as a result of a ransomware attack in February that affected “a significant number of people in the United States.” The company processes patient insurance and billing for thousands of hospitals, pharmacies and medical practices and has access to health information for about a third of Americans.


Department of Justice v. Adobe: The US Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against Adobe, alleging that the company hides termination fees and makes it difficult to cancel subscriptions. Read more

OpenAI acquires Rockset: OpenAI has announced it has acquired Rockset, which makes tools for real-time search and data analysis, as the company continues to invest in its enterprise sales and technology organizations. Read more

The buttons are back: Clix has released a BlackBerry-like phone case that adds a keyboard with physical buttons to the bottom of your iPhone. We tried it out ourselves. Read more

Where humans and AI co-exist: Butterflies is a social network where humans and AI interact with each other through posts, comments, and DMs in an effort to build more constructive relationships with AI. Read more

Apple ends Pay Later feature: After its launch at the end of March 2023, Apple’s Pay Later feature will no longer be there. Instead, Apple Pay users will be able to get loans through a partnership with third-party app Affirm. Read more

Outlook users beware: A researcher has found a bug that allows anyone to impersonate Microsoft’s corporate email accounts, making phishing attempts look credible and more likely to deceive their targets. Read more

The effect of confusion on Google: The AI-powered search startup now displays results for factual queries, such as the weather and time at a location, currency conversions, and answers to simple mathematical questions directly through cards. Read more

Runway Unveils Gen-3: The company’s latest AI model for generating videos offers “huge” improvements in speed — as well as more control over the structure, style, and speed of the generated videos. Read more


What should AI look like? From black holes to colourful blobs, representing AI in user interfaces can be a challenge. While approaches to branding this supposedly all-seeing, all-knowing, all-doing intelligence vary, Devin Koldewey explores how companies have coalesced around the idea that AI avatars should be non-threatening, abstract, but relatively simple and non-anthropomorphic. Read more

Why Fisker Failed: With Fisker having filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, many are wondering what’s next for this ill-fated EV startup. Sean O’Kane argues that whatever happens to Fisker or its assets, it won’t change the fundamental problem: that it was unwilling to bring a flawed car to market. Read more

Pushing the cultural boundaries of ChatGPT: The current ChatGPT provides answers that are too generalized for specific questions that cater to certain communities, as its training appears to be Eurocentric and Western in its bias. Most AI models are not built with people of color in mind, Dominic-Madory Davis and Tage Kene-Okafor report on Black-owned chatbots and ChatGPT versions that cater specifically to Black and brown communities — and help founders take advantage of OpenAI’s cultural fallacy. Read more


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