Near-Majority of Canadians Feel Government Should Back Down on News Links: Angus Reid Institute Survey

Oh, Canada.😞 This Angus Reid Institute survey finds that 48% of Canadians think the government should “back down” on making Big Tech companies pay for news links while just 26% think it should “stand firm” – even though 61% agree that Big Tech should pay up.  On the other hand, it seems that Microsoft is planning to comply and there is some talk about Canadians shifting searches to Bing.

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Adobe Firefly Accepts Prompts in 100+ Languages

July 13, 2023

It’s debatable whether any enhancement to a generative AI product is worth singling out as news, given how many happen each day.  But that Adobe Firefly now supports prompts in over 100 languages, and will be localized in 20 languages, seems worth a nod.  Let’s also note that Adobe is paying more attention than most to clarifying the source of content that Firefly creates – a shamefully rare example of responsible Big Tech behavior.

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Threads Posts Generate More Engagement Than Twitter: Website Planet Study

July 13, 2023

The on-going Twitter train wreck, now with extra drama from Threads, is another story we can’t cover in any depth.  Some developments you may have missed: Website Planet found Threads posts get more engagement than posts on Twitter; an Ipsos poll found 58% of Americans who use Twitter have tried Threads or are likely to; and, in a characteristically childish and incompetent move, Twitter has made an ineffectual attempt at blocking links to Threads.

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Microsoft Lets Publishers Block Bing Chat Separately from Bing Search

September 26, 2023

Nearly one-third of major news publishers have blocked generative AI tools from reading their content.   But that’s a drastic measure which could also exclude their results from conventional search engines.  Microsoft has just given publishers the option to block access by Bing Chat without also removing their content from search results.  We’ll see if competitors do the same.

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