Use this button to switch between dark and light mode.

NM AG Accuses Meta of Facilitating Sex Abuse, Push for Open-Source AI from Meta and IBM & More

December 11, 2023 (1 min read)

NM AG Sues Meta for Exposing Minors to Sex Abuse

New Mexico Attorney General Raul Torrez (D) filed a lawsuit alleging Facebook and Instagram parent company Meta gives sexual predators free access to minors. Torrez said other lawsuits filed against the company have focused mainly on the negative mental health affects of social media on minors, but his state’s suit is the first to also focus on the potential harms of sexual abuse and sex trafficking. (SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN)

Meta and IBM Push for Open-Source AI

Meta and IBM launched a new group they’re calling the AI Alliance to advocate for an open-source approach to the development of artificial intelligence. Companies like Google, Microsoft and ChatGPT developer OpenAI, instead, favor a proprietary approach to AI development. Meta’s chief AI scientist, Yann LeCun, has claimed Google and OpenAI aim to consolidate their power over development of the technology, while OpenAI’s chief scientist and co-founder, Ilya Sutskever, has contended that it would be dangerous to release details about such a powerful technology to the public. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Google Launching New AI Model

Google is releasing its most powerful artificial intelligence model, Gemini, this week. Company executives said the model performed better than OpenAI’s GPT 3.5. The company plans to license the technology for customers to use in their own applications through Google Cloud. (CNBC)

U.S. Senator Says Foreign Governments Spying on Apple and Google Smartphone Users

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland warning that foreign governments are using push notification records from Apple and Google to spy on users of the companies’ smartphones. Wyden said his office had investigated a tip claiming foreign government agencies had been “demanding” these records, which include news alerts, emails and social media alerts and can reveal insights about users. (CNBC)

FTC Scrutinizing Microsoft Investment in OpenAI

The Federal Trade Commission is looking into whether Microsoft Corp.’s investment in OpenAI violates antitrust laws. The agency hasn’t launched a formal investigation, however. (BLOOMBERG)

—Compiled by SNCJ Managing Editor KOREY CLARK

Please visit our webpage to connect with a State Net representative and learn how the State Net legislative and regulatory tracking solution can help you identify, track, analyze and report on relevant legislative and regulatory developments.


News & Views from the 50 States

Free subscription to the Capitol Journal keeps you current on legislative and regulatory news.