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Google now wants to limit the AI-powered search spam it helped create

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1. Google now wants to limit the AI-powered search spam it helped create

Google is addressing the issue of spammy, low-quality content on search results by implementing a March 2024 core update to its ranking algorithms. The update aims to show fewer results that are unhelpful, have a poor user experience, or feel like they were created for search engines instead of people.

Google plans to reduce low-quality, unoriginal content in search results by 40%. The company is also addressing emerging tactics like using automation to generate low-quality or unoriginal content at scale. However, Google's policies do not penalize AI-generated websites.

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2. Former Twitter execs sue Elon Musk for over $128 mln in severance

Four former Twitter executives, including former CEO Parag Agrawal, have filed a lawsuit against Elon Musk for over $128 million in unpaid severance. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in San Francisco, is the latest in a series of legal challenges the billionaire faces after acquiring the social media company for $44 billion in October 2022 and later renaming it X.

The plaintiffs allege that Musk falsely accused them of misconduct and forced them out of Twitter after they sued him for attempting to renege on his offer to purchase the company.

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3. Accenture partners with Cohere to bring generative AI to enterprises

Accenture has partnered with enterprise AI startup Cohere to offer generative AI solutions to businesses worldwide. The partnership will use Cohere's proprietary LLM Command and advanced enterprise search technologies Embed and Rerank to power the AI solutions.

Accenture's $3 billion investment in AI and its extensive client network will help businesses integrate AI into their operations at scale while prioritizing data privacy and security. The partnership will impact over 9,000 enterprise clients that rely on Accenture for AI solutions.

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4. MIT Scientist Raises $53 Million to Deploy AI for Dentists

Overjet has raised $53.2 million from investors led by March Capital to develop and expand an AI platform to help diagnose diseases from scans and other data. The company aims to make dental trips easier for patients and insurers.

General Catalyst Partners, Insight Partners, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s E14 Fund, and the American Dental Association joined the financing. Overjet's valuation is set at $550 million.

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5. Logitech unveils MX Brio AI-enhanced webcams for work and streaming

Logitech has introduced the MX Brio and MX Brio 705 for Business, two 4K webcams designed for work and streaming. The MX Brio is Logitech's most advanced webcam, offering superior performance for remote work and collaboration. It features a 70% larger pixel size and AI-enhanced image quality, providing better face visibility and finer image details.

The webcam is available for $200 and is compatible with major video conferencing platforms, including Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and Zoom. It also works seamlessly with Chromebooks.

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