Pursuant to the terms that will apply to borrowing under the CARES Act, the Postal Service will provide the Department of the Treasury with certain information regarding our costs, revenues, and overall financial position. This includes providing Treasury, under strict terms of confidentiality, with those contracts that generate the most revenue for the Postal Service. Providing this information is merely an acknowledgment of the fact that Treasury has been designated by Congress as the lender for the Postal Service, and it therefore has a legitimate interest under certain circumstances in understanding those factors that affect our current and projected financial position. Other conditions, such as the requirement that borrowed funds only be used for operating expenses, and not for capital expenses, were expressly mandated by Congress in the language of the CARES Act. Contrary to insinuations made in the Washington Post article, nothing in these terms confers upon Treasury any role whatsoever in Postal Service pricing, management, or strategy.
A group of 10 organizations, including The Associated Press and Gannett, is calling for a legal framework to protect journalism from unregulated AI use.
In an open letter titled, “Preserving public trust in media through unified AI regulation and practices,” the signees advocate regulatory and industry action to ensure:
*Transparency about the makeup of training sets used to create AI models.
*Consent of intellectual property rights holders on copying of their content in training data.
*Ability of media companies to collectively negotiate with AI model developers about use of their intellectual property.
*Requiring that generative AI models identify AI-generated content.
*Mandating that generative AI model providers eliminate bias and misinformation.
more at: https://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/388128/media-groups-sign-open-letter-on-ai-use.html