The Obtain: Changing animal testing, and underwater drones


To know why, it is advisable to take into account the potential for battle between China and Taiwan, and the truth that the army implications of DJI’s business drones have change into a prime coverage concern for US lawmakers. Learn the total story.

—Zeyi Yang

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1 The EU has issued antitrust expenses in opposition to Microsoft 
For bundling Groups with Workplace—only a day after it introduced related expenses in opposition to Apple. (WSJ $) 
+ It appears seemingly it’ll be hit with a huge superb. (Ars Technica)
The EU has new powers to manage the tech sector, and it’s clearly not afraid to make use of them. (FT $)

2 OpenAI is delaying launching its voice assistant 
 (WP $)
It’s additionally planning to dam entry in China—however loads of Chinese language firms stand able to fill the void. (Mashable)

3 Deepfake creators are re-victimizing intercourse trafficking survivors
Non-consensual deepfake porn is proliferating at a terrifying tempo—however that is the grimmest instance I’ve seen. (Wired $)
3 ways we are able to combat deepfake porn. (MIT Expertise Evaluate)

4 Chinese language tech firm IPOs are a rarity lately
It’s turning into very arduous to keep away from the chance of all of it being derailed by political scrutiny, whether or not at residence or overseas. (NYT $)
International chip firm inventory costs have been on a rollercoaster journey lately, because of Nvidia. (CNBC)

5 Why AI isn’t about to exchange journalism
It may well crank out content material, certain—nevertheless it’s extremely boring to learn. (404 Media)
After all of the hype, it’s no surprise a number of us really feel ever-so-slightly upset by AI. (WP $)
Regardless of a troubled launch, Google’s already extending AI Summaries to Gmail in addition to Search. (CNET

6 This week of utmost climate is an indication of issues to return
Summers include a side-serving of existential dread now, as all of us really feel the results of local weather change. (NBC)
+ Scientists have noticed a worrying new tipping level for the lack of ice sheets in Antarctica. (The Guardian

7 Contained in the combat over lithium mine enlargement in Argentina 
Indigenous communities had been divided in opposition—however because the money began flowing, cracks began showing. (The Guardian)
Lithium battery fires are a rising concern for firefighters worldwide. (WSJ $)

8 What even is clever life?
We worth it, nevertheless it’s a slippery idea that’s nearly not possible to outline. (Aeon
+ What an octopus’s thoughts can train us about AI’s final thriller. (MIT Expertise Evaluate)

9 Tesla is recalling most Cybertrucks… for the fourth time 
You need to snort, actually. (The Verge
Fortunately, it’s not bought that lots of them anyway. (Quartz $)

10 The difficulty with Meta’s “good” Ray Bans 
Properly… principally they’re simply not very good. In any respect. (Wired $)