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Back at OpenAI, Sam Altman outlines the company’s priorities
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Back at OpenAI, Sam Altman outlines the company’s priorities

OpenAI said Wednesday it has completed the first phase of a new governance structure that added Microsoft as a non-voting board member, as it works to end divisions that fueled the ouster of Sam Altman as general manager and prepares for a future as general manager. a bigger company.In a blog post, Mr. Altman, who was quickly reinstated last week, also outlined his priorities for OpenAI as he takes the reins of the high-profile artificial intelligence startup. He said the company would summarize its work in creating safe AI systems and products that would benefit its customers. He added that his board would focus on improving governance and overseeing an independent review of the events leading up to and following his removal as chief executive.Microsoft is expanding the three-person bo...
Here’s the DealBook Summit 2023 lineup and when to watch it
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Here’s the DealBook Summit 2023 lineup and when to watch it

The hype and hope behind artificial intelligence, the rise of anti-Semitism since the Hamas attack on Israel on October 7, inflation, dysfunction in Washington and ongoing wars – these topics and many more others will be discussed at the DealBook 2023 Summit.On Wednesday, for more than eight hours, Andrew Ross Sorkin will interview the biggest newsmakers in the world of business, politics and culture. The first interview will begin shortly after 9 a.m. Eastern Time. Interviews that will be conducted on nytimes.com are noted.Here is this year's program:9:15 a.m. Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase.9:45 a.m. Representative Kevin McCarthy, Republican of California, former Speaker of the House.10:45 a.m. Jensen Huang, CEO of Nvidia.11:10 a.m. Tsai Ing-wen, the president of Taiwan...
Russian women protest against long deployments of soldiers in Ukraine
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Russian women protest against long deployments of soldiers in Ukraine

The woman in the video, her face blurred, gave a blunt assessment of Russian military policy: Soldiers mobilized more than a year ago to fight in Ukraine deserved to return home. Why weren't they?“Our mobilized army has become the best army in the world, but that does not mean that this army must remain there until the last man,” she said. "If he did something heroic, sincerely shed blood for his country, then maybe it was time to return to his family, to make way for someone else, but that's not the case. is not the case."The speaker was part of a new grassroots movement that has gained momentum in Russia in recent weeks. In various cities, women are seeking to stage public protests, challenging the official argument that mobilized troops are needed indefinitely to secure their Russian...
Warnings Emerge Over Emirati A.I. Firm G42’s Ties to China
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Warnings Emerge Over Emirati A.I. Firm G42’s Ties to China

When the secretive national security adviser of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Tahnoon bin Zayed, visited the White House in June, his American counterpart, Jake Sullivan, raised a delicate issue: G42, an artificial intelligence firm controlled by the sheikh that American officials believe is hiding the extent of its work with China.In public, the company has announced its staggering growth with a steady cadence of news releases. They have included agreements with European pharmaceutical giants like AstraZeneca and a $100 million deal with a Silicon Valley firm to build what the companies boast will be the “world’s largest supercomputer.” Last month, G42 announced a partnership with OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT.But in classified American intelligence channels, there have been more conc...
Absence from COP28 summit complicates Biden’s climate credentials
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Absence from COP28 summit complicates Biden’s climate credentials

President Biden signed the nation's first major climate law and is overseeing record federal investment in clean energy. In each of the past two years, he has attended the annual United Nations climate summit, asserting American leadership in the fight against global warming.But this year, probably the hottest in history, Mr. Biden is staying home.Mr. Biden will not travel to the Dubai summit, according to a White House official who asked to remain anonymous to discuss the president's agenda. Aides says he is consumed with other global crises, including trying to secure the release of hostages held by Hamas in its war with Israel and working to persuade Congress to approve aid to Ukraine in his fight against Russia.At home, Mr. Biden’s climate and energy policies face competing political...
Absence from COP28 summit complicates Biden’s climate credentials
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Absence from COP28 summit complicates Biden’s climate credentials

President Biden signed the nation's first major climate law and is overseeing record federal investment in clean energy. In each of the past two years, he has attended the annual United Nations climate summit, asserting American leadership in the fight against global warming.But this year, probably the hottest in history, Mr. Biden is staying home.Mr. Biden will not travel to the Dubai summit, according to a White House official who asked to remain anonymous to discuss the president's agenda. Aides says he is consumed with other global crises, including trying to secure the release of hostages held by Hamas in its war with Israel and working to persuade Congress to approve aid to Ukraine in his fight against Russia.At home, Mr. Biden’s climate and energy policies face competing political...
Israel-Hamas War: Hamas and Israel finalize third exchange of hostages for prisoners
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Israel-Hamas War: Hamas and Israel finalize third exchange of hostages for prisoners

Here's what we know about the Israeli citizens released on Sunday.Avigail Idan, 4 years oldAvigail IdanCredit...Forum on hostages and missing familiesAvigail's parents, Roy Idan, 43, and Smadar Idan, 38, were killed in Kfar Aza during the October 7 attack. Her two siblings Michael, 9, and Amelia, 6, both survived.Avigail, who has dual Israeli and American citizenship, turned 4 while in captivity. Her name has also been spelled "Abigail" in American media. President Biden has discussed Avigail in his public remarks and expressed special gratitude for his release when he spoke to reporters Sunday before leaving for Washington from Nantucket, Massachusetts, where he celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday.Avigail's uncle and aunt, Amit and Tal Idan, have been caring for her siblings since the ...
At Meta, millions of underage users were an ‘open secret,’ states say
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At Meta, millions of underage users were an ‘open secret,’ states say

Meta has received more than 1.1 million reports of users under the age of 13 on its Instagram platform since early 2019, but it has "deactivated only a fraction" of those accounts, according to a recently unsealed legal complaint against the company filed by attorneys general from 33 states.Instead, the social media giant "regularly continued to collect" children's personal information, like their location and email address, without parental permission, in violation of a federal child privacy law. children, according to court records. Meta could face hundreds of millions of dollars or more in civil penalties if states prove the allegations.“Within the company, Meta's current knowledge that millions of Instagram users are under the age of 13 is an open secret that is regularly documented, ...
Can Taiwan continue to fight Chinese disinformation?
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Can Taiwan continue to fight Chinese disinformation?

Suspicious videos that began circulating in Taiwan this month appeared to show the country's leader advertising cryptocurrency investments.President Tsai Ing-wen, who has repeatedly risked Beijing's wrath by asserting her island's autonomy, appeared to claim in the clips that the government helped develop investment software for digital currencies, in using a term common in China but rarely used in Taiwan. His mouth appeared blurred and his voice unfamiliar, leading Taiwan's Criminal Investigation Bureau to consider the video almost certainly a deepfake - an artificially generated parody - and potentially created by Chinese agents.For years, China has bludgeoned Taiwan's information ecosystem with inaccurate narratives and conspiracy theories, seeking to undermine its democracy and divide...
Israel-Hamas war live: second group of hostages released
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Israel-Hamas war live: second group of hostages released

All but one of the Israeli hostages released Friday were taken from Kibbutz Nir Oz, an Israeli village near the border with Gaza where Hamas militants took more than 70 people on October 7.Family members said they were grateful that the 12 hostages taken on the kibbutz were repatriated to Israel, but it was just a "drop in the bucket," Larry Butler said. 73 years old, to a resident of Nir Oz who survived the attack. Of the 215 hostages remaining in Gaza, around 30 percent are from Nir Oz.Per capita, Nir Oz is the Israeli village most affected by the October 7 assault.On that day, around 100 residents of Nir Oz were killed or kidnapped, a quarter of the village's pre-war population.On Friday evening, survivors felt some sense of salvation as 12 of their neighbors and relatives – from 85-ye...