Week 6: What's Happening in AI

New Executive Order, GPTBot, US AI laws, bionics, democracy reimagined, and more.
Responsible Innovation Labs
August 9, 2023

Below: Executive Order on ‘national security technologies and products in countries of concern,’ state of US AI laws, bionic engineering, democracy reimagined, and more. First, this week’s big story: GPTBot: OpenAI releases new web crawler 



Europe and the Middle East:


International organizations and more:

Plus: The White House just announced a new Executive Order to guide rule-making on US investment into ‘technologies and products (e.g., semiconductors and microelectronics, quantum information technologies, and AI) in countries of concern’ (China, Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR).

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Security and safety:

Health and biomedical:

Data, language, and identity:


Plus: Inversion mindset, explained

Where AI is going

Information, democracy, and open societies:

Defense, transportation, and space:

Economy and workforce:

Compute and chips:

Plus: Twilio’s OpenAI partnership, Salesforce’s Einstein Studio, Huawei’s Voice Assistant Cecilia, Alibaba’s open-source models, Apple’s comments, Amazon’s comments

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