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China will be at UK AI summit despite objection from Japan, USA, and EU
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📰 News: China will be at UK AI summit despite objection from Japan, USA, and EU + major companies are blocking OpenAI from scraping their data
💰 Funding: Aily Labs, Scriptic, and Metroc
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📰 Today's Top Stories
(8 min read) (Source: POLITICO)
TLDR: U.K.'s top diplomat, James Cleverly, is expected to visit Beijing ahead of a major AI summit planned in November. The Rishi Sunak-led U.K. government aims to include China in the summit despite objections from Japan, the U.S., and the EU.
The British administration is exploring how to include China in the summit without upsetting its key allies. The aim is to make the AI summit broad-based, considering China is a leading power in AI technology, second only to the U.S.
The summit will focus on advanced AI or "frontier models," aiming to establish voluntary yet detailed guidelines for the safe development and deployment of these new models. The discussions will build upon existing international efforts, such as the OECD and G7 Hiroshima AI Process.
Japan has proposed an alternative: to include China through G7 ministerial meetings, as it chairs the G7 this year. This comes as BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) announce a new study group focused on AI technical collaboration and governance.
The Big Picture: Domestic and international tensions surround the decision to involve China. The U.K.’s efforts to involve China in global AI governance signals their optimistic view of one of the world’s most advanced tech powers. Striking a balance between open dialogue and geopolitical sensitivities is becoming a precarious but necessary task, especially as AI becomes a cornerstone of economic and societal advancements.
(2 min read) (Source: Bloomberg)
TLDR: In response to criticism over data scraping methods, OpenAI introduced a mechanism allowing websites to block ChatGPT from gathering their content.
Since the new feature was rolled out, major platforms like Amazon, Airbnb, Ikea, Glassdoor, and Quora have implemented code that acts as rules of engagement for the bots and prevents companies like OpenAI from scraping their data.
The Big Picture: The move to allow websites to block web crawlers signals a significant pivot in the data-gathering landscape for AI training. As businesses become more protective of their intellectual property, there's an emerging tension between AI innovation and data privacy, impacting how startups and tech investors approach AI development and data sourcing strategies.
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💰 Funding Alerts
Aily Labs is revolutionizing global business performance tracking and decision-making with a 360° integrated view of enterprise data and advanced AI/ML techniques.
Round led by Insight Partners (Hilary Gosher, Managing Director), a global software investor.
Funding will be used to scale operations, expand in the United States, accelerate innovation in digital solutions and applied GenAI, and become the number one AI decision intelligence platform.
Scriptic aims to reshape interactive entertainment by pushing the boundaries of interactive content with its scalable and efficient mobile-first approach.
Round led by BITKRAFT Ventures including a $500,000 investment from Sony Innovation Fund.
Funding will be used to support growth and the expansion of Scriptic's interactive phone-first shows and content. It also plans to create a community of creators through a cloud-based creator suite, empowering everyday storytellers.
Metroc's AI platform streamlines construction project discovery and market monitoring, potentially transforming how housing and real estate companies operate in the industry.
Round led by Lifeline Ventures and angel investors.
Funding will be used to expand Metroc's presence in Nordic countries and beyond. The company aims to grow its team in tech, sales, and marketing.
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