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Maximum fine handed to Rust film for major safety failures

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The film production company behind Rust is being ordered to pay the maximum fine over the fatal shooting by a prop gun involving actor Alec Baldwin

New Mexico’s Environment Department says Rust Movie Productions must pay close to 137,000 dollars for failing to follow safety guidelines.

It released a scathing report of safety failures in violation of standard industry protocols.

The department says that production managers took limited or no action to address two misfires onset prior to the fatal shooting.

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed in October last year when a gun Alec Baldwin was holding fired and shot her.

The actor, who was also a producer on the film, has previously said he did not pull the trigger and has no idea how a live bullet came to be on the set.

Also documented in the occupational safety report were gun safety complaints made by crew members that were ignored.

The company said it disagreed with the findings and would appeal.

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OpenAI terminates AI risk protection team

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Less than a year after its inception, OpenAI has made the decision to dissolve its team dedicated to researching long-term risks associated with AI.

The team, formed with the intention of studying and mitigating potential risks stemming from advanced AI systems, was a notable part of OpenAI’s broader mission to ensure that AI is developed and used responsibly.

Dr Karen Sutherland from University of the Sunshine Coast #featured

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What are the biggest takeaways from the Second global AI summit?

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Top executives from leading tech companies committed to prioritising safety in the development and deployment of artificial intelligence technologies at the Second Global AI Summit.

During the summit, representatives from major corporations such as Google, Microsoft, and IBM outlined specific measures they will take to ensure that AI systems are developed and deployed responsibly.

Tom Finnigan from Talkingbrands.ai joins to discuss. #featured #trending

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Microsoft reporting for duty with top tier title

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Major Gamepass addition are on the way, with Call of Duty: Black Ops title.

Reports suggest this as the largest addition to the service since its launch, indicating a strategic effort to boost subscription numbers in a challenging market. The decision, likely to be officially announced during the upcoming Xbox Games Showcase on June 9, reflects a shift in the gaming landscape and Microsoft’s commitment to Game Pass. Despite potential drawbacks such as upsetting existing subscribers and sacrificing direct sales revenue. #Featured #Trending

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