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Microsoft's AI Copilot, expanded lung cancer screening, global AI safety declaration, and EU's ad restrictions on Meta

Today ChatGPT read 1287 top news stories. After removing previously covered events, there are 4 articles with a significance score over 7.

[7.4] Microsoft introduces AI assistant Copilot to Microsoft 365 suite for $30/month. — Financial Times [$]

Microsoft has integrated its generative AI assistant, Copilot, into the enterprise version of Microsoft 365, potentially revolutionizing work for approximately 150 million users. However, the substantial additional cost of $30 per user per month raises questions about widespread adoption and the readiness of businesses to invest significantly in this technology.

[7.2] More former smokers are now eligible for lung cancer screening under new guidelines. — Reuters

The American Cancer Society has updated its lung cancer screening guidelines, now recommending annual tests for individuals aged 50 to 80 with a history of heavy or long-term smoking, regardless of how long it has been since they quit smoking. This change expands the previous age range for screening from 55-74 years and reduces the required pack-years from 30 to 20 (for example, a pack a day for 20 years or two packs a day for 10 years), potentially affecting nearly five million U.S. smokers and former smokers. The organization emphasizes that the risk of lung cancer in former smokers remains significantly higher than in never-smokers, even decades after quitting, challenging the traditional belief that the risk drops to low levels 15 years post-smoking.

[7.1] UK, US, EU and China sign declaration of AI’s ‘catastrophic’ danger. — The Guardian

The Bletchley declaration, a commitment to address the potentially catastrophic risks of artificial intelligence, was signed by 28 governments including major players like the UK, US, EU, Australia, and China during an AI safety summit. While all parties agreed on the need for collaborative AI safety research, underlying competition between the US and UK on leading new AI regulations was evident, and the summit did not conclude with a unified decision to establish a UK-based testing hub for AI models.

[7.0] European Data Protection Board extends ban on Facebook advertising practices. — Reuters

The European Data Protection Board has extended Norway's ban on "behavioural advertising" on Facebook and Instagram to cover all 30 countries in the European Union and the European Economic Area. Meta Platforms, the owner of the social media services, could face fines of up to 4% of its global turnover if it fails to comply with the ban. The decision affects approximately 250 million Facebook and Instagram users in Europe.

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