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Humans vs. Machines: The Fight to Copyright AI Art

 Last year, Kris Kashtanova typed instructions for a graphic novel into a new artificial-intelligence program and touched off a high-stakes debate over who created the artwork: a human or an algorithm. “Zendaya leaving gates of Central Park,” Kashtanova entered into Midjourney, an AI program similar to ChatGPT that produces dazzling illustrations from written prompts. “Sci-fi […]

White House to Midsized Banks: Boost Liquidity, Capital, Testing

The White House on Thursday issued a plan officials say would substantially reduce the risk of another crisis in the banking industry, after U.S. banks failed and a Swiss lender needed a government rescue earlier this month. The plan, which can be accomplished by regulators with their existing powers, mostly would put stricter requirements on […]

S. Korea’s Trade Minister to Raise Concerns over Chips Act in US Meetings

South Korea’s trade minister will meet with counterparts in Washington this week to express concerns that the U.S. Chips Act could make the U.S. a less attractive investment destination, its trade ministry said. During his trip, South Korea’s trade minister Ahn Duk-geun plans to meet with senior officials from the U.S. Commerce Department and White […]

White House Backs Bill to Strengthen U.S. Powers to Ban TikTok

The White House said Tuesday it backs a bill in Congress to give the Biden administration new powers to ban Chinese-owned video app TikTok and other foreign technologies that could pose security threats. White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said the bipartisan bill sponsored by a dozen senators “would strengthen our ability to address […]

White House Eyes Dynan, Eberly for Fed Vice Chair Post, WSJ Says

The White House is considering two economists who held senior Treasury Department posts in the Obama administration for the No. 2 job at the Federal Reserve, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Both Janice Eberly and Karen Dynan served as the chief economist at Treasury during Barack Obama’s presidency and are well regarded by […]