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What we're reading.
1/ Early prototypes of an IBM chip could drive proper declines to energy use from AI tooling. Perhaps an important advance in chip technology? Learn more at BBC >
2/ Fascinating, thought-provoking piece on how we address chatbots. What’s behind the human names we see from most AI companies? Why not a different way? Learn more at The Atlantic >
3/ Author Jane Friedman had a number of books removed from Amazon recently, but they were from AI generated likenesses. How are marketplaces deciding to handle identity-fringing content? A great look at the book industry. Learn more at Quartz >
4/ Off the standard beaten path of AI, here’s a look at Ukraine’s secret weapon – 3D printed bombs. Learn more at The Economist >
5/ In the game of AI, personalization feels like the standard aim. What’s that spell for personalized disinformation? Fake news for everyone. Learn more at WIRED >
6/ More on AI policy. We’re starting to see the shape of what’s to come. This is a shorter look with five direct suggested plans. Learn more at The Atlantic >
7/ An American bet on the heartland. What are the odds Indiana becomes a chip hub? Learn more at The New York Times >
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