Bipartisan Senate group urges $32 billion in emergency spending on artificial intelligence

Bipartisan Senate group urges  billion in emergency spending on artificial intelligence

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of four senators led by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is recommending that Congress spend at least $32 billion over the next three years to develop artificial intelligence and place safeguards around it, writing in a report released Wednesday that the U.S. needs to “harness the opportunities and address the …

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Anthropic Launches AI Assistant Claude in Europe

Anthropic Launches AI Assistant Claude in Europe

Artificial intelligence (AI) startup Anthropic has launched its AI assistant Claude in Europe. The web-based version Claude.ai, the Claude iOS app, and the subscription-based Claude Team plan that allows businesses to access the Claude 3 model family, are now available across Europe, the company said in a press release. These offerings join the Claude API, which was launched in Europe earlier this year and allows developers to integrate …

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Small browser market share surges post-Digital Markets Act

Small browser market share surges post-Digital Markets Act

Use of independent browsers in the EU has jumped since the implementation of the Digital Markets Act (DMA) on 7th March, shifting the digital landscape. Data six browser companies have shared with Reuters highlights the legislation’s immediate impact. The DMA requires tech giants like Google, Apple and Microsoft to make it easier to switch to …

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The Declaration for the Future of the Internet is for wavering democracies, not China and Russia

The Declaration for the Future of the Internet is for wavering democracies, not China and Russia

On April 28, the Biden administration announced a new global partnership that sets norms for the use of technology by nation-states: the Declaration for the Future of the Internet. While the declaration might seem like a reproach of the digital authoritarianism of Russia and China, it is far more likely to warn off wavering democracies …

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Big tech voices opposition to digital competition law in India

Big tech voices opposition to digital competition law in India

Apple articulated its stance during its submissions to the Committee on Digital Competition Law (CDCL), saying it “prefers a regulatory framework that fosters innovation” rather than imposing stringent pre-emptive measures. Last week, the CDCL unveiled a comprehensive report [pdf] alongside the draft Digital Competition Bill, 2024, prompting divergent views from stakeholders. Under the proposed bill, …

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EU AI Act reaction: Tech experts say the world’s first AI law is ‘historic’ but ‘bittersweet’

EU AI Act reaction: Tech experts say the world’s first AI law is ‘historic’ but ‘bittersweet’

In a world-first, the EU has passed legislation to regulate artificial intelligence but while some argue it does not go far enough, others say it could hurt companies with “additional constraints”. ADVERTISEMENT Europe’s policymakers have rushed to spin out rules and warnings to tech companies since the launch of ChatGPT and this week has been …

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