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⚖️ Michael Cohen's AI Blunder
🚀 GitHub Launches Copilot Chat for All
🇨🇳 Nvidia’s China-Specific RTX 4090D
⚖️ Michael Cohen's AI Blunder: Mistaking Chatbot for Research Tool in Legal Filing
Michael Cohen, former lawyer for Donald Trump, mistakenly used Google’s Bard, an AI chatbot, for legal research, resulting in the citation of non-existent court cases in a legal document presented to a federal judge. Cohen, who sought to reduce his probation period after a guilty plea for tax evasion, inadvertently included these fake cases, believing Bard to be an advanced search engine. This error led to a federal judge questioning the legitimacy of the cited cases and potential sanctions for Cohen’s lawyer, David Schwartz. Cohen acknowledged his lack of awareness about the evolving legal technology and its risks. This incident highlights the growing influence of AI in legal proceedings, sometimes leading to unintended consequences like the misuse of AI-generated content.
🚀 GitHub Launches Copilot Chat for All: A New Era in AI-Assisted Coding
GitHub recently announced the general availability of Copilot Chat, a ChatGPT-like programming chatbot, now accessible to all users, including those in paid tiers and certain free categories like students and teachers. Built on OpenAI's GPT-4, Copilot Chat aids developers with real-time programming guidance, such as explaining concepts or writing tests. Despite its advancement, concerns remain over potential copyright issues and the absence of an opt-out mechanism for codebase owners. Additionally, while GitHub claims improvements in reducing AI-generated errors, there's still a need for vigilant human review. Competitively, GitHub's Copilot faces challenges in profitability and competition from rivals like Amazon's CodeWhisperer and various startups.
See Copilot chat in action 👇️
eBook: How to minimize third-party risk with vendor management
A robust vendor management program isn’t just required by compliance frameworks like SOC 2 and ISO 27001. It’s also a critical part of a holistic trust management strategy.
Implementing a vendor management program, however, has become more complex and challenging with the proliferation of SaaS tools and shadow IT. And many overstretched security teams are being asked to do more with less.
To stay compliant and secure — and deepen trust with customers and partners — security teams need a way to proactively manage vendor risk.
This guide from Vanta, the leading trust management platform, brings together perspectives from the frontlines of vendor security management. Get insights and best practices from security and compliance leaders.
🇨🇳 Nvidia’s China-Specific RTX 4090D: A Compliance Move Amid US Restrictions
Nvidia has introduced a new graphics card, the RTX 4090D, exclusively for the Chinese market to adhere to US export controls. This version is less powerful than the standard RTX 4090, featuring fewer CUDA cores (14,592 compared to 16,384) and a lower power draw (425W versus 450W). Despite these reductions, most other specifications remain similar between the two models. Nvidia’s move follows tightened U.S. restrictions on high-end chip exports to China, which also affect the company’s less powerful H800 and A800 AI GPUs. The RTX 4090D, slightly slower in gaming and creation tasks, is set to be available in China starting in January for approximately $1,836 USD. This release aims to meet the high demand for advanced graphics cards in China, where factories have reportedly repurposed the banned RTX 4090 for AI applications.
See the video below for a rundown on the new specs 👇️
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