Jan. 27, 2023

Study: Trump’s return to Facebook; Buzzfeed moves to AI – Tech Law & Policy this Week

<p>Hey everybody, I&rsquo;m Joe Miller and here&rsquo;s what&rsquo;s going on in the world of tech law &amp; policy this week.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;ChatGPT is still at the top of headlines this week with...

Hey everybody, I’m Joe Miller and here’s what’s going on in the world of tech law & policy this week. 

 ChatGPT is still at the top of headlines this week with Buzzfeed announcing that it’s going to use generative AI to produce “select” content. Buzzfeed’s CEO Jonah Peretti says he wants BuzzFeed to lead the future of AI-powered content. This comes only days after CNET faced scrutiny for using AI to produce content for years. And a lot of writers and journalists are worried about their jobs, as they should be. Prominent BuzzFeed journalist Max Collins told Peretti to “get f*cked.” But shareholders loved the news, rose by just over 85 percent at today’s closing bell to $3.87 per share.

 And on the education front, NPR reports that a University of Pennsylvania Wharton professor, Ethan Mollick, told them that “everyone is cheating.” This comes after ChatGPT aced an MBA exam earlier last week.. But Mollick decided to go ahead and make using ChatGPT a course requirement. But prominent science journals like Elsevier and Springer Nature are prohibitting ChatGPT from being listed as a co-author. 

 And Google has text to music AI that makes songwriting a cinch with just one or two word prompts.

What else? Trump’s back on Facebook. Meta made the decision to reinstate Trump because a company Global Affairs Exec Nick Clegg says enough time has passed since the January 6th insurrection at the US Capitol. 

 On the medical mis and disinformation front, a California judge has blocked the state’s new law that prohibits doctors from giving COVID-19 misinformation. The judge rules that the misinformation standard is too vague.