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News Corp and OpenAI ink historic global partnership 

News Corp and OpenAI have forged a historic, multi-year agreement granting OpenAI access to News Corp’s premier news content, including The Wall Street Journal, The Times, and The Australian. This partnership enables OpenAI to display this reliable content in response to user queries and enhance its products, aiming to empower people with informed choices. Additionally, News Corp will provide journalistic expertise to uphold high standards in OpenAI's offerings. “This landmark accord sets new standards for veracity and value in the digital age,” said News Corp CEO Robert Thomson. OpenAI CEO Sam Altman echoed this sentiment, highlighting the partnership as a proud moment for journalism and technology. 

The Atlantic and OpenAI announce strategic alliance 

It's been a significant week for OpenAI and its partnerships, as The Atlantic has announced a strategic collaboration with OpenAI. This alliance positions The Atlantic as a premium news source within OpenAI’s products, including ChatGPT. The partnership will enhance real-time news presentation and discovery, featuring The Atlantic’s articles with full attribution and links. Additionally, The Atlantic will collaborate on tech innovations with early access to OpenAI’s technology, improving future news experiences. This move aims to make The Atlantic’s high-quality journalism more accessible and influential. Recently surpassing one million subscriptions and achieving profitability, The Atlantic continues to excel, winning top honours and multiple awards for its reporting. 

AI boosts Mastercard's fight against card theft 


Mastercard is rolling out AI-powered fraud detection software to identify compromised credit and debit card numbers before they are used by cybercriminals. This update will help banks replace vulnerable cards faster, protecting consumers from potential fraud. Johan Gerber, Mastercard's EVP of security and cyber innovation, explained that generative AI will identify compromised credentials and trace their source, improving overall security. With billions of stolen card numbers available on the dark web, this proactive approach aims to minimise disruptions for consumers. Mastercard's efforts align with industry moves towards unique transaction numbers, reducing reliance on static card numbers. 

Google's AI search hits a snag 

Google's new AI search feature has hit a bump in the road, attracting publicity for delivering quirky and sometimes bizarre answers. From suggesting "non-toxic glue" to improve pizza to recommending humans eat rocks daily, the experimental "AI Overviews" tool has raised eyebrows. Google claims that "the vast majority of AI overviews provide high quality information, with links to dig deeper on the web” and teething problems with innovative new features are to be expected. Ultimately the problem is one that has been posed many times before, and is certainly not unique to Google – can generative AI be reliable or is hallucination/misinformation a feature of the way the technology works? 

Google announces $2B Malaysia investment for AI, Data Hub 

Google is investing $2 billion in Malaysia for its first data centre and cloud region, aligning with the country's "Cloud First Policy" and boosting cybersecurity. The move aims to support digital services and provide cloud solutions while fostering AI literacy. This follows similar investments by Microsoft, reflecting tech giants' focus on Southeast Asia's burgeoning demand for AI and cloud services. 

And Finally…Musk's AI creation, Grok, doesn't hold back on opinions about its creator
Screenshot of Grok