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This news item is part of the top 5 news (Week 3, Mar 2024) specially curated for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures. 

In what could be a significant milestone in the evolution of AI industry, MEPs – Members of European Parliament approved the ‘AI Act’ of European Union. BBC calls this act “the World’s first comprehensive framework for constraining the risks of AI, artificial intelligence”. Other countries like China have had some AI laws, US president Joe Biden announced an executive order a while ago, but none of the countries have had a comprehensive AI law that focuses on the risk. The way this AI act will work is by analyzing the risk or harm that any AI company or tool will pose to the society. Higher the risk, higher the constraint. The article also says that legal advisors in European Union are already getting calls from companies to help them understand the framework. If you operate in the European Union as a nonprofit, church or ministry, then pass this information on to your team.

Here is the full list of the news items from Week 3, Mar 2024 with source links from European AI Law, Meta, ChatGPT, X, Google.

🗞️ News 1: The European Parliament Approves the World’s 1st Comprehensive AI Act       

Source: BBC

🗞️ News 2: Meta Releases New AI-Powered eCommerce Ads & Optimization Tools     

Source: Meta

🗞️ News 3: Inflection AI Launches 2.5 Model with More Capability & Less Computing    

Source: Inflection

🗞️ News 4: Google Business Listings will Now Display Your Social Media Posts        

Source: Google

🗞️ News 5: X Launches ‘Articles’, the Long-Form Blog Content Option for Premium+  

Source: X

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