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OpenAI’s CEO, Sam Altman, warns that the company may withdraw its services from the EU due to concerns over the planned AI Act’s regulations. This highlights a growing transatlantic rift on AI control. US tech firms, including Google, are preparing for a potential clash with European regulators over AI regulation.
Microsoft President Brad Smith voiced concerns over deep fakes and called for regulations to combat foreign cyber-influence operations. He advocated licensing critical AI, implementing export controls, and holding individuals accountable for AI-related issues. OpenAI CEO Sam Altman emphasized the need for global cooperation and safety compliance.
OpenAI is launching a grant program to explore democratic inputs to AI decision-making. They seek diverse perspectives in shaping AI behavior and aim to develop innovative processes for public oversight. Selected teams will receive grants to conduct experiments and publish findings to establish democratic governance for AI.
North Korean threat actor, Kimsuky, has enhanced its reconnaissance malware, RandomQuery, according to cybersecurity firm Cyware. The malware targets government, military, and defense organizations, collecting sensitive information. It utilizes new techniques and evades detection to conduct covert espionage operations. Vigilance and strong security measures are crucial to mitigate the threat.
Security researchers have discovered a sophisticated Android spyware named “Predator” that has been active since 2021. The spyware targets government and military entities in South Asia, including India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. It can steal sensitive data, record audio, and video, and perform real-time location tracking. Users are advised to update their devices and be cautious of suspicious apps.
Microsoft caught Chinese government hackers in a campaign called Volt Typhoon, targeting critical infrastructure organizations in Guam, a U.S. territory. The campaign aimed to disrupt the communications infrastructure between the U.S. and Asia. CISA issued a warning, and Microsoft advised on mitigating the threat.
Dell Technologies introduces Dell NativeEdge, a software platform simplifying and securing Zero-Trust edge deployments. It enables streamlined edge operations, zero-touch deployment, and multi-cloud application orchestration. The platform aims to enhance efficiency and connectivity at the edge, supporting various industries and use cases.
NTT is strengthening its collaboration with Cisco to expand managed private networks for enterprise IoT, prioritizing sustainability and ease of use. The partnership utilizes Cisco’s IoT hardware, enabling actionable insights through AI and ML. The deal builds on their previous collaboration for Cisco’s Private 5G solution, offering IoT as a Service, including integrated services and infrastructure management.
Cloudflare, a leading-edge services provider, focuses on artificial intelligence (AI) after reporting strong growth in its edge services during the first quarter of 2023. The company aims to leverage AI to enhance its offerings and improve customer experience, particularly in DDoS mitigation and security. Cloudflare’s emphasis on AI aligns with its strategy to deliver innovative edge solutions to a growing customer base.