#ABC #Twitter #X #Australia #SocialMedia
Australia’s National Broadcaster Abandons X Citing Negative Changes Under Elon Musk
Australia’s national broadcaster the ABC has announced that it’s shutting down all but four of its X/Twitter accounts due to changes at the app as a result of Elon Musk’s leadership.
The government-funded ABC is a critical news source for many regional Australians, in particular, and has long been a key provider of updates in the app. But now, ABC no longer views the platform as providing significant value, with other social apps generating more engagement
#Google #UniversalMusic #AI
Google And Universal Music Reportedly Discuss AI-Generated Music
Google and Universal Music (and other music companies) may be in negotiations to license artists’ voices and melodies for songs generated by artificial intelligence (AI).
This development, initially reported by the Financial Times, emerges as the music industry faces new challenges and opportunities in monetizing AI-generated deepfake songs.
Google Downgrades Visibility of HowTo and FAQ Rich Results
Google officially announced that it is downgrading the visibility of two forms of rich results, the HowTo and the FAQ.
The FAQ rich results will essentially be phased out for most (but not all) websites while the HowTo will be completely removed from search results in mobile devices.
#OpenAI #GPTBot #AI
OpenAI Launches Web Crawling GPTBot, Sparking Blocking Effort by Website Owners and Creators
ChatGPT maker OpenAI launched a new website crawling bot this week for scanning website content to train its large language models (LLMs). But after news of the bot broke, a revolt ensued, as website owners and creators quickly traded tips on how to block GPTBot from scraping their sites’ data.
When OpenAI added the GPTBot support page, it also introduced a way to block the service from scraping your website. A small modification to a website’s robots.txt file would stop the content from being shared with OpenAI.