COVID's lasting dangers, Altman back at OpenAI

Rising health risks post-COVID; Binance CEO faces legal heat; OpenAI, Microsoft in lawsuit tussle; Australia boosts cyber security; Sam Altman reinstated as OpenAI CEO

No significant news yesterday.

Today ChatGPT read 1234 top news stories. After removing previously covered events, there are 4 articles with a significance score over 7.

[7.6] COVID-19 linked to long-term health problems — ABC News

A growing body of scientific research is linking COVID-19 to long-term health problems, including cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and autoimmune conditions. Studies show a substantial increase in the risk of these diseases following a COVID infection. Research suggests that COVID may not directly cause these complications, but it significantly increases the risk in susceptible individuals.

[7.2] Binance CEO to step down, plead guilty — TechCrunch, WIRED

Binance's CEO, Changpeng Zhao, plans to step down and plead guilty to U.S. anti-money laundering violations, with Binance expected to pay $4.3 billion in fines. The exchange, founded in 2017, became the world's largest with over $11.6 billion in trading volume. This follows the SEC charging Kraken, the third largest exchange, and previous legal actions against Binance by the SEC and CFTC. Binance has faced various regulatory and operational challenges, including severed partnerships and legal disputes.

[7.1] OpenAI and Microsoft sued for alleged copyright infringement — Reuters

OpenAI and Microsoft are being sued for allegedly using nonfiction authors' work without permission to train AI models for services like OpenAI's ChatGPT. Author Julian Sancton filed the proposed class action in Manhattan federal court, claiming OpenAI copied tens of thousands of nonfiction books. This is the first lawsuit to also name Microsoft as a defendant. The companies have denied the allegations. The lawsuit seeks monetary damages and a court order to block the alleged infringement.

[7.0] Australia announces $382 million cyber security overhaul — Reuters

Australia announced a $382 million cyber security overhaul, including mandatory ransomware attack reporting, tougher rules for telecommunications firms, and increased funding for cyber law enforcement. Cybercrime reports in Australia rose by nearly a quarter, with the average cost to victims up 14%. The strategy aims to address vulnerabilities in small and medium-sized businesses, with a focus on unifying cyber security efforts and encouraging incident reporting.

(the algorithm is not yet good at highlighting major updates to previously covered stories, so adding article manually)

[6.2] Sam Altman reinstated as OpenAI CEO — CNBC

Sam Altman is reinstated as CEO of OpenAI after immense pressure from employees and investors. Former Salesforce co-CEO Bret Taylor and former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers join the board. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella supports Altman's return and plans to form a new AI lab with him. The rapid reinstatement follows a group of prominent investors working to reverse the board's decision.

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