Paramount Global is laying off about 25% of the staff within the division that oversees its domestic cable networks and Showtime/MTV Entertainment Studios, said Chris McCarthy, the head of that division, in a memo to employees. McCarthy said Paramount continues to “feel pressure from broader economic headwinds like many of our peers,” which he cited as a reason for the cuts. A week ago,...
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Well that’s one way to get attention. According to a statement issued today by a bunch of leading names in AI, “mitigating the risk of extinction from AI should be a global priority.” Right. It’s hard to imagine anyone out there disagrees—who but the most extreme misanthrope wants to extinguish the human race? The question, then, is why the very people responsible for AI’s development are...
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