Figma halts new AI feature following Apple controversy

Welcome back to TechCrunch’s Week in Review, where we bring you a recap of the most significant news from the tech world. If you’re looking for the latest updates and insights into the ever-evolving technology landscape, you’ve come to the right place. From AI design controversies to policy changes on YouTube, the past week has been filled with intriguing developments that are sure to captivate tech enthusiasts and industry insiders alike.

AI Design Controversy:

Figma CEO Dylan Field recently announced the temporary disablement of the company’s "Make Design" AI feature following accusations of heavily training the tool on existing apps. The tool, unveiled at Figma’s annual Config conference, aimed to streamline the design process by generating UI layouts and components from text prompts. However, it faced backlash after appearing to mimic the layout of Apple’s Weather app.

YouTube’s New Policy:

In a quiet policy change, YouTube now allows users to request the takedown of AI-generated or synthetic content that simulates their face or voice. This shift marks a significant change in YouTube’s stance on deepfakes, viewing them as a privacy issue rather than purely a content moderation concern.

Fisker’s Inventory Sale:

Fisker, a prominent electric vehicle manufacturer, has sought approval from the Delaware Bankruptcy Court to sell its remaining inventory of all-electric Ocean SUVs. The proposed sale would enable the company to offload finished EVs to a New York-based leasing company at a substantially reduced price compared to their original starting price.

News Highlights:

In addition to these key developments, the tech world saw a surge in the popularity of a new app called noplace, described as a modern-day MySpace for GenZ. Meanwhile, concerns over AI-powered scams and the retirement of Amazon’s Astro for Business security robot made headlines, emphasizing the diverse range of topics shaping the tech industry.

Analysis Insights:

From Meta’s Threads platform celebrating its first birthday to a significant Supreme Court ruling affecting regulators, the analysis section delves deeper into the implications of these events on the tech landscape.

Whether you’re interested in the latest tech controversies, policy shifts, or industry insights, this Week in Review offers a curated selection of news and analysis to keep you informed and engaged. Stay tuned for more updates from the rapidly evolving world of technology. Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest news directly in your inbox every Saturday.

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